ÖVV men narrowly miss Olympic ticket

ÖVV men narrowly miss Olympic ticket

Alexander Horst and Julian Hörl are the only Austrian beach volleyball players taking part in the Olympic Games in Paris. Due to a narrow defeat in the final of the Nations Cup in Jurmala, Austria’s men’s team, weakened by the absence of Martin Ermacora and Robin Seidl, missed out on a possible second ticket.

Beach volleyball players miss Olympic ticket

In the final of the tournament for an Olympic starting place, there was a 1:2 defeat against France on Sunday after a golden set. Timo Hammarberg/Moritz Pristauz celebrated a 2:1 victory against Remi Bassereau/Julien Lyneel, Christoph Dressler/Philipp Waller lost their match against Arnaud Gauthier-Rat/Teo Rotar 1:2. In the deciding match, Waller/Hammarberg had to admit defeat to Gauthier-Rat/Rotar 10:15 after an early lead.

Before that, there was a 2-0 win against host Latvia in the semifinals. The ÖVV women were eliminated in the semifinals on Saturday.


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