Canadian duo takes back-to-back gold!
CHETUMAL, Mexico, October 28, 2018 – Heather Bansley and Brandie
Wilkerson of Canada convincingly defeated Caitlin Ledoux and
Geena Urango of the United States 2-0 (21- 12, 21-13) for gold
at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour three-star Women’s
Chetumal Open on Sunday.
Currently ranked number one in
the FIVB beach volleyball women’s world rankings, this is
Bansley and Wilkerson’s second gold medal in a row. Last week
they won the 4-star event in Las Vegas.
“It’s been long a two weeks,
we’re exhausted, but we really wanted to win today, that was our
goal coming here,” Bansley told FIVB.com. “We came here to get
some valuable Olympic qualification points and this is a big win
for us. The fans were amazing, they pushed us all the way to the
final and it was a really special tournament.”
In the Chetumal bronze medal match today, Canadian up and comers
Megan and Nicole McNamara were defeated by Kerri Walsh Jennings
and Brooke Sweat of the U.S. 1-2. The McNamaras finish a
respectable fourth overall in Mexico.