Reigning world champions Eduarda Santos Lisboa (Duda) & Ana Patricia Ramos topped the podium at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite16 event in Ostrava to collect their third gold and ninth overall medal on the Tour. For Duda, it was the second time to emerge victorious at the Lower Vitkovice industrial heritage site, after she and Agatha Bednarczuk defeated Ana Patricia & Rebecca Cavalcanti in the 2019 4-star final on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. Now, Duda & Ana Patricia conquered Ostrava together.
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The silver medals went to Terese Cannon & Sarah Sponcil of the United States, who started their Ostrava campaign from Wednesday’s qualifiers and made it all the way to Sunday’s final. It was the fourth Beach Pro Tour podium for their team. Tokyo 2020 Olympian Sponcil had already been on the Ostrava podium once, as she and her previous partner Kelly Claes (now Cheng) took the 2021 4-star gold in the Czech city, which is when they qualified for the Games in Japan.
Another duo that started their Ostrava campaign from the qualifiers, Melissa Humana-Paredes & Brandie Wilkerson, completed the podium with bronze. It was only the third Beach Pro Tour appearance for the recently formed pairing of Canadian Olympians and they already have their first medal. Brandie had a 2018 4-star silver from Ostrava with Heather Bansley.