Top 4 Moments from the Swatch Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals

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The Swatch Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals welcomed 24 of the best beach volleyball pairs in the world to Toronto to battle for their share of a $1 million prize purse. Here are the top four moments from the season-ending event.

1. Olympic gold medalists claim gold again.


Talk about the best season ever. Germans Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst and Brazilians Bruno Oscar Schmidt and Alison Cerutti took the World Tour Finals gold medals and the $100,000 first-place prize only a month after claiming Olympic gold. Ludwig and Walkenhorst won the last three tournaments they competed in this season and will head into the offseason as the undisputed top team in the world.

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2. Nadine Zumkehr wins silver in the final tournament of her career.


Eleven-year FIVB tour veteran Nadine Zumkehr of Switzerland knew she would officially retire following the World Tour Finals in Toronto. What she couldn't have known is that she would cap her career with a silver medal. Zumkehr and partner Joana Heidrich went undefeated in pool play, including snagging a three-set victory over eventual champions Ludwig and Walkenhorst. They then defeated fellow Swiss squad Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre in the semis before falling in a rematch with Ludwig and Walkenhorst in the final. The 31-year-old said she is retiring to focus more on family.

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3. Tri Bourne and John Hyden finish season with a bang.


Tri Bourne and John Hyden failed to qualify for the Olympics, but they gained entrance to the World Tour Finals thanks to a No. 5 World Tour Ranking. The duo went 2-0 in pool play and then knocked off Americans Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena in the quarters. A loss to Pedro Solberg Salgado and Evandro Goncalves in the semis sent them to the bronze medal match where they defeated Canadians Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk 21-14, 22-20.

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4. Fifth for Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross.


The rollercoaster continued for top American women's pair Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross. After taking bronze at the Olympics in Rio and gold in Long Beach, they came up short in the quarterfinals when faced with Olympic gold medalists and eventual World Tour Finals champs Ludwig and Walkenhorst. The fifth-place finish marked only the second tournament this year in which the duo did not medal.

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A5 Sweeps Open Divisions At 2021 Lil Big South

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A5 Volleyball Club of Atlanta dominated its hometown tournament over Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, winning every Open division and three other divisions at the 2021 edition of Lil’ Big South, even with most of their teams playing up an age group. 

Everything You Need To Know About 2021 Lil Big South

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Action is returning to FloVolleyball this weekend with 2021 Lil Big South. Nearly 300 teams across 20 divisions will go head-to-head in Atlanta, GA for the ninth consecutive year for one of the earliest tournaments of the club season. 

2021 Lil Big South Team List & Schedule

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Three days of action are quickly approaching as nearly 300 teams are set to take the courts of the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta for 2021 Lil Big South.

Top Players & Teams To Watch At 2021 Lil Big South

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If you’re a high-level club volleyball player in the Southeastern United States, odds are you’re going to be playing in the 2021 Lil’ Big South tournament this Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. 

3 Major Storylines Of 2021 Lil Big South

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Martin Luther King Jr. weekend always marks the unofficial start of a new club volleyball season, and it’s no different this year  despite a lot of unknowns from week to week.

20 Clubs Returning For 2021 Lil Big South

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At this year's 2021 Lil Big South, there will be 20 clubs making a return to the event. These clubs have brought multiple teams to compete in past years and will do so again this year. 

How To Watch: 2021 Lil Big South

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Action is returning to FloVolleyball this weekend with 2021 Lil Big South. Nearly 300 teams across 20 divisions will go head-to-head in Atlanta, GA for the ninth consecutive year for one of the earliest tournaments of the club season. 

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CAA Announces All Teams Will Compete In 2020-21 Conference Tournaments

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The Colonial Athletic Association will provide every team in every sport the opportunity to participate in their respective conference tournaments during the 2020‐21 season as the league announced its championships schedule on Tuesday.

We Stand With You

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The events of the last week have been tremendously painful to us all.