Brazilians Evandro & Loyola net world champion title
VIENNA, Austria, August 6, 2017 - For the seventh-time, a men’s
team from Brazil climbed atop the podium at the FIVB Beach
Volleyball World Championships at Evandro Goncalves and Andre
Loyola defeated Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst of Austria
in the gold medal match before more than 10,000 fans on the
Donauinsel center court.
Seeded fourth in the 48-team field, Evandro and Loyola posted a
2-0 (23-21, 22-20) win in 57 minutes over the 12th-seeded
Doppler and Horst, who were seeking to become the second team to
win a world championship on their “home” sand.
With the win, Evandro and Loyola join compatriots Para Ferreira/Guilherme
Marquez (Los Angeles 1997), Emanuel Rego/Jose Loiola (Marseille
1999), Emanuel/Ricardo Santos (Rio de Janeiro, 2003), Marcio
Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes (Berlin 2005), Alison Cerutti/Emanuel (Rome
2011) and Alison/Bruno Oscar Schmidt (The Hague, 2015).
Evandro and Loyola, who split the US$60,000 first-place prize,
won their first gold medal together as the 2017 FIVB Beach
Volleyball World Championships presented by A1 was the
Brazilians eighth FIVB World Tour event together. The 2017
Vienna event was the Austrians’ 50th FIVB event as Doppler and
Horst split $45,000 for placing second for the third time on the
World Tour silver medal finish.
In the bronze medal match, sixth-seeded Viacheslav Krasilnikov
and Nikita Liamin of Russia posted a 2-0 (21-17, 21-17) win in
42 minutes over 45th-seeded “wild card” entrant Maarten van
Garderen and Christiaan Varenhorst of The Netherlands. The
third-place win netted US$35,000 for the Russians while van
Garderen and Varenhorst shared $28,000 for the fourth-place