Rwanda Girls Claim First Ever Medal in Beach Volleyball
NASSAU, Bahamas, July 22, 2017 – Rwanda girls Valentine Munezero
and Penelope Musabyimana scored one for the books when the duo
claimed the female bronze medal at the beach volleyball
tournament of the Youth Commonwealth Games Bahamas 2017 on
Munezero and Musabyimana outdueled Scotland’s Emma Waldie and
Jennifer Lee 2-1 (15-21, 26-24, 15-10) to take home the bronze
medal in 1 hour and 2 minutes, the first ever for the country in
beach volleyball at any category in this kind of level.
Munezero and Musabyimana saved a match-point at 23-24 and went
on to win the tie-breaker with a series of soft touches close to
“It is great for beach volleyball back in Rwanda since this is
the first medal ever for our country in beach volleyball,” said
team’s coach Christophe Mudahinyuka minutes after the historical
“It means that more victories can be achieved in the future at
higher levels,” he added.
“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.”