The German team met the beach volleyball elite at the Grand Slam in Berlin on the Washington Square in front of the Berlin Hauptbahnhof on the duo from overseas and Europe to excavate in the Berlin sand titles and coveted qualifying points for the Beijing Olympics. The playing field equipment Erhard ensured international, as in previous years, sports. The net posts of the renowned sports equipment manufacturer from Rothenburg ob der Tauber, among the best assets worldwide recognized mass. Used regularly at the main beach events, including at the last year’s Beach Volleyball World Championships in Gstaad, Switzerland. “Quality and the constant technical development at the location Germany feature sports branded Erhard”, so Jochen Koppl, Managing Director of the company. The sporting highlight of summer in Berlin of this time once again offered Beachvolleyballsport of the extra class and party atmosphere in the stands after the dramatic final weekend last year. In a high-class and exciting The Olympic champion from Athens, Emanuel/Ricardo from Brazil prevailed, men’s final in the tiebreak against the reigning world champions Todd Rogers/Phil Dalhausser of the United States. Julius Brink and Christoph Dieckmann reached the fourth spot as in the previous year and are located in the German Olympic qualifying front.
In the women’s competition, Steffi Pohl and Okka Rau at the victory of the U.S. duo Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh reached the fifth place and remain well in the race for the Olympic participation. By their success, the ladies from the United States set a new world record. With 32 won gold medals they are now the most successful women’s team in the history of the FIVB World Tour. At the beach volleyball practice, admission to all days of the game was free. Despite changing weather, almost 60,000 beach volleyball fans ranked Washington came during the tournament.
In the final days, the Center Court with each 5,000 spectators was filled up to the last place. “The numbers speak for themselves. The euphoria of the Berlin audience for the beach volleyball is undiminished and we are the Grand Slam proudly, this year again to align”, says Werner von Moltke, President of the German volleyball Federation. More information about the event: about Erhard sport international: Erhard sport international based in Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a leading manufacturer and supplier of sports equipment industry. With more than 200 employees that manufactures sports equipment and equipment components of 125-year-old family-owned company for the global market. With more than 10,000 articles, innovative sports equipment and products, Erhard sports is one of the market leaders in the industry. In particular, the planning and equipment for sports halls and sports facilities all over the world is one of the core competencies of the company. International major events such as World Championships and the Olympic Games are regularly equipped sport by Erhard.