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SHANGHAI hydro flask wine tumbler sale , April 29 (Xinhua) -- After wasting four match points, last year's Berlin Grand Slam champions Vitor Goncalves Felipe and Evandro Oliveira of Brazil finally converted on the fifth here Tuesday afternoon to collect an important qualifying victory that secured their berth in the men's Main Draw of the US$800,000 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Shanghai Grand Slam.
Fuzhou Open bronze medallists Jon Stiekema and Christiaan Varenhorst from the Netherlands, Qatar's Tiago De J Santos and Jefferson Santos and five other teams also advanced to the 32-team Main Draw tournament which will start on Wednesday.
Taking the first set 22-20 and leading 20-16 in the second over Jonas Kissling and Mats Kovatsch of Switzerland, VitorEvandro allowed their opponents level it at 20-all despite calling a time-out at 20-18. Then Vitor came up big with a kill to make it 21-20 and Evandro stopped ice Kovatsch to wrap up the match in 41 minutes.
Vitor, who had paired with Evandro win the Berlin Grand Slam before taking the Xiamen Grand Slam title together with Alison Cerutti in 2013 12 oz hydro flask kids sale , reunited with Evandro at the start of this season, but failed to make the Main Draw of the Fuzhou Open last week. Shifting from Fuzhou to Shanghai, VitorEvandro are pretty sure they will perform much better in the first Grand Slam event of the season.
""We prepared much better for this tournament, we will do our best in Shanghai,"" said Evandro.
StiekemaVarenhorst, the second seeds in the 24-team qualification tournament hydro flask 64 oz sale , eliminated Norway's Morten KvamsdalHordvik Oivind 2-0 (22-20, 21-19).
Playing for Qatar for the first season, De J SantosSantos Pereira recorded the country's best result at any FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event, a ninth, at the Fuzhou Open last week and continued their impressive run in Shanghai, beating Venezuela's Igor Hernandez and Jesus Villafane in straight sets (21-13 hydro flask 18 oz sale , 21-13) and Swiss duo Alexei PrawdzicSebastian Chevallier 2-0 (21-15, 21-12) to join the winners of the 24-team qualification tournament.
""As the only team from Qatar, we are fortunate and proud to win this match,"" said Santos Pereira. ""My wife is a model and she must be waiting for my good news at home. I can not wait to call her.""
Other teams making it to the men's Main Draw are Paolo IngrossoMatteo Ingrosso (Italy), Nicholas LucenaRyan Doherty (USA), Iver Andreas HorremGeir Eithun (Norway) hydro flask 21 oz sale , Robin SeidlAlexander Huber (Austria) and Armin DollingerClemens Wickler (Germany).
Featuring newly crowned Fuzhou Open champions Paolo NicolaiDaniele Lupo of Italy and Shanghai Grand Slam title holders Jacob GibbCasey Patterson of the United States, the men's Main Draw tournament will start on Wednesday morning. Thirty-two teams will play a single round robin in eight groups with top three finishers from each group to advance to the 24-team knockout stage.
Last week's season-opening US$150,000 FIVB Fuzhou Open got things go in resounding fashion. Italy, Brazil and the Netherlands won the men's medals and the United States, Brazil and China captured the podium in the women's competition. The FIVB Fuzhou Open was the season opener for the 2014 FIVB World Tour and the first of seven double-gender FIVB Open tournaments on the 2014 calendar.
The 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar features a record purse of US$10.2 million with a season that extends from late April to mid-December competing at 21 venues in 18 countries. This year's FIVB World Tour includes a record 10 FIVB Grand Slam events, the inaugural Grand Slam Finale and 11 FIVB Open Tournaments throughout the world hydro flask 24 oz sale , helping expand the door for development of the sport even further.
The 10 FIVB Grand Slam competitions, all double-gender, have eight with $800,000 in total purses while both The Hague, Netherlands and the Long Beach, Calif. hydro flask 40 oz sale , USA event will have $1 million each in prize money, the most in FIVB Grand Slam history.
NAIROBI, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- A Kenyan who was recently elected secretary general of the World Amputee Football Federation said on Monday he will oversee the spread of the game in Africa.
Steve Muli, who was elected last December as secretary general of the federation during the World Amputee World Cup held in Culiacan, Mexico told Xinhua in Nairobi that he will use his new position as a vehicle to promote the sport in Africa, which he described as a region where the sport was extremely under- developed.
""Only eight countries in Africa have been participating in amputee football for the last 15 years. The growth has been slow but the task of structuring the game in the continent is surmountable hydro flask 32 oz sale ,"" Muli told Xinhua in an exclusive interview.
""My vision is to promote the sport in the region starting with Kenya, where it has been in existence for less than a decade,"" said Muli, who is also the President of Kenya Amputee Football Federation.
Muli was nominated by Kenya and elected SG of the federation after he garnered over 90 percent of the total votes cast during an election that pitted him against candidates from Russia, Ghana and Liberia.
""I will form the Africa Amputee Federation and use it as a springboard to make the sport popular like it is in Europe and the Americas. In Africa, amputee football is most developed in Angola hydro flask 12 oz coffee mug sale ,"" Muli, whose tenure will run for four years, said.
He is charged with running the day-to-day operations of the world body and overseeing the permanent staff of the federation in addition to handling the correspondences of the federation globally.
NAIROBI， Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Kenya said Tuesday it has embarked on a mission to charm nations that have announced their boycott of the 2017 World Under-18 Athletics Championships scheduled for July to review their stand over security fears.
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