Altomare and Humana-Paredes win silver for Canada at under-21 world beach volleyball championships

HALIFAX - Top-seeds Victoria Altomare and Melissa Humana-Paredes of Toronto won the silver medal in women’s competition on Sunday to conclude the FIVB under-21 world beach volleyball championships.

In the women’s final, Altomare and Humana-Parades, seeded number-one, lost 21-16, 14-21, 15-11 to eighth seeds Nina Betschart and Joana Heidrich of Switzerland

The Canadian pair started the tournament with two losses in round robin and needed to win their last round robin match to sneak into the playoffs. They strung together four wins before Sunday’s match.

In the men’s bronze medal match, Garrett May and Danny Demyanenko of Toronto, seeded number-one, finished fourth falling to second seeds Vitor Felipe and Marcus Carvalhaes of Brazil 23-21, 14-21, 15-13.

In the gold medal match, 20th seeds Valeriy Samoday and Sergiy Popov of Ukraine completed their great run defeating Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak of Poland 22-20, 19-21, 15-12. 

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