Brouwer and Meeuwsen walk final mass on EK beach volleyball
Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen are there Saturday in the Latvian Jurmala failed to qualify for the final of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of beach volleyball.
In the semi-final battle were the second-placed Italians Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo just a little stronger than the Dutch: 25-23, 15-21 and 11-15.
Brouwer and Meeuwsen are not done yet in Latvia. The winners of bronze at the Olympics of 2016 games yet against the Belgians Dries Koekelkoren and Tom van Walle in the battle for third place.
The Belgians are not unfamiliar opponents for Brouwer/Meeuwsen. In the group stage of the european CHAMPIONSHIP was still won in two sets (21-17 and 21-16).
At the beginning of August was the Belgian pair of surprisingly strong in the second round of the world CHAMPIONSHIP in Vienna. Brouwer and Meeuwsen were in 2013 world champion.
When the women is there any other champion. Titelverdedigers Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst have been in the quarter-finals surprisingly turned off by their landgenotes Nadja Glenzke and Julia Grössner: 21-17, 14-21, and 17-19.
Ludwig and Walkenhorst won not only the last european CHAMPIONSHIP, but also the world CHAMPIONSHIPS and in the Olympic Games.
The three participating vrouwenteams from the Netherlands were at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS already for the quarter-finals off.