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Bello Twins win gold for England


NASSAU, Bahamas, July 22, 2017 – Twin brothers Luis Javier Bello and Joaquin Bello representing England won the boys’ gold medal of beach volleyball at the Youth Commonwealth Games Bahamas 2017 on Saturday.


The Spaniard-born Bello brothers defeated Constantinos Skordis and Sotiris Siapanis of Cyprus 2-0 (21-16, 21-14) to claim the top place on the podium at the award ceremony.


The Bello family moved from Madrid to London six years ago when the kids were just 11 years-old. They turned 17 last Wednesday, so they had reasons to celebrate.


“It was a spectacular tournament well organized and I want to thank the volunteers and all who made possible this competition,” Luis Javier said.


“Parts of our game were created in both countries so I feel very proud of representing England and also Spain,” he added.


“We have been playing together since we were 6 years-old and train almost every day. I want to dedicate this medal to all the juniors of our countries,” Joaquin said.


Australia’s Mark Nikolaidis and James Takken took home the boys’ bronze medal with a 2-0 (21-12, 21-21-16) over Ghana’s Kelvin Carboo and Eric Tsatsu.