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Beach Volleyball, Spectacular at the 2017 Managua Games

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, December 9, 2017. - The Beach Volleyball double-gender tournament at the 2017 Managua Central American Games was spectacular at the Salvador Allende beach volleyball arena in Paseo Xolotlan.

A perfect ending for a spectacular competition on Friday night with more 1500 spectators roaring as hosts Ruben Mora and Danny Lopez won the gold medal match, was the closing day of the beach volleyball tournament.

Hundreds of spectators that showed up at the Salvador Allende beach volleyball arena were left out on the side walk on the side of Lake Managua. And to make things even better, the weather conditions were beautiful the entire last day of competition.

Ruben Mora and Danny Lopez defeated Guatemala’s Andy Leonardo and Luis Garcia in the men’s gold medal match in a thriller 2-1 (19-21, 21-17, 15-10), followed by the convincing performance of the Olympic team of Karen Cope and Natalia Alfaro of Costa Rica over Kathya Vasquez and Maria Fernanda Vargas of El Salvador 2-0 (21-13, 21-15) winning the women’s competition.

Managua’s city hall with the full support of Nicaragua’s central government constructed the Salvador Allende beach volleyball arena for the eleventh edition of the Central American Games and will be left as a permanent venue for beach volleyball practice in Managua.

The NORCECA confederation not only contributed with all the logistics in organizing the competition but with full sport equipment, including Molten balls, antennas and nets, among others.

The beach volleyball tournament was a complete success with the highest standard and will keep on making headlines of the Games for future editions.