Sweden’s David Ahman & Jonatan Hellvig and Switzerland’s Nina Brunner & Tanja Huberli earned their second CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship titles over the weekend in Vienna. While Ahman & Hellvig defended their trophy from last year, Brunner & Huberli reclaimed the crown, which they won in 2021, also in the Austrian capital, but then lost to Latvia’s Anastasija Samoilova & Tina Graudina in the 2022 final.
The 21-year-old Swedish jump-setters, currently number two in the men’s men’s FIVB Beach Volleyball World Ranking, went through their entire EuroBeachVolley campaign undefeated, losing only three sets in the six matches played. In Sunday’s final, Ahman & Hellvig mastered a 2-0 (21-16, 21-18) shutout of Netherlands’ Leon Luini & Yorick de Groot.
It was the second continental title for the Swedish duo at the senior level, but they have four age-category European Championship gold medals to show off as well. They also claimed the FIVB U21 World Championship crown in 2021 and the gold medals at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Their Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour collection features six medals – three gold, two silver and one bronze.