This is the seventh episode of the Road to Paris, where Travis Mewhirter breaks down the Olympic beach volleyball race for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. We also have our first guest appearance from Australian Olympian and Volleyball World commentator Damien Schumann, who provides a little background on the gold medalists. This episode follows the @BeachVolleyballWorld Jurmala Challenge, where Australians Zach Schubert and Thomas Hodges won gold, and Brazilians George Wanderley and Andre Loyola, Evandro Goncalves and Arthur Mariano, and Renato Lima and Vitor Felipe all made the semifinals.
In this episode, Mewhirter covers:
– The big gold medal won by Schubert and Hodges
– How Melissa Humana-Paredes and Brandie Wilkerson have become the best defensive team in the world
– A huge breakthrough silver medal for Esmee Bobner and Zoe Verge-Depre
– Tina Graudina and Anastasija Samoilova getting back on the map with a bronze
And a whole lot more!
Travis Mewhirter and Kent Steffes just published a seminal work on the history of beach volleyball in their new book, Kings of Summer: The Rise of Beach Volleyball. Check it out on Amazon!! https://www.amazon.com/Kings-Summer-rise-beach-volleyball/dp/B0B3JHFKM7/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1WGJFWHPBGPQ2&keywords=kings+of+summer+book&qid=1658922972&sprefix=kings+of+summer+book%2Caps%2C1328&sr=8-1
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