This is Episode No. 2 of The Road to Paris, a monthly Olympic Beach Volleyball breakdown hosted by Travis Mewhirter.

The Doha Elite 16 marked the opening event of the Olympic qualifying process, and while it might prove to be relatively inconsequential in the long run, big moves were still made, namely by Italians Adrian Carambula and Alex Ranghieri, the European women, and Kristen Nuss and Taryn Kloth.

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PHOTO CREDITS: Volleyball World Episode No. 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYbRdFFZBR4&t=206s

Mewhirter’s 2024 Olympic predictions: https://volleyballmag.com/2024-olympic-beach-volleyball-predictions-013123/

SHOOTS!

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