Aussies Ingram and Van Rensburg win Girls’ Gold Medal in Nassau
NASSAU, Bahamas, July 22, 2017 – Rebecca Ingram and Carrie Van
Rensburg of Australia made history on Saturday by winning the
first ever gold medal in beach volleyball at the Youth
Commonwealth Games in Bahamas.
The Australian duo defeated New Zealand’s Ella Akkerman and
Jasmine Pepi-Milton 2-0 (21-13, 21-13) to take home the gold
“It is amazing because it is the first time beach volleyball is
ever introduced to the Youth Commonwealth Games and go out as
the first gold medalists is great,” said Rebecca.
Carrie added: “We have been playing together for three years now
and this is the peak of our careers. It is a great victory and
here we have had the chance to see different styles and learn
about different cultures in the commonwealth.”
Rwanda’s Valentine Munezero and Penelope Musabyimana outdueled
Scotland’s Emma Waldie and Jennifer Lee 2-1 (15-21, 26-24,
15-10) in 1 hour and 2 minutes to take home the bronze medal,
the first ever for the country in beach volleyball at any
category in this kind of level.
“It was so funny to play and win a medal”, said Valentine trying
to hold back her tears. “I am very happy about winning the
Penelope added: “We played very hard to win this medal when we
were down in the second set.
It means a lot for our country.”