CHAMPIONS AIM FOR THE GOLD
Christian Sandlie Sorum and Runar Torsvik Sannarnes are
the Men U22 reigning European Champions as well as the
Polish tandem Jagoda Gruszcynska/Karolina Baran who took
the gold of the women’s tournament in 2014 at Fethiye,
This year, at Macedo de Cavaleiros, both
of the teams are expecting heavy competition but they
are ready to defend their titles.
expecting to play well and give everything in every
match, although there are many good teams which will
benefit the tournament”, starts Sorum, adding “this
event is the main competition for us this year, so we
are highly motivated”.
Sannarnes who teams up
with U19 World Championship silver medalist Sorum,
curiously won at Porto, Portugal, thinks this
partnership has much to hope for.
“It will be
difficult to win again, the competition is very good,
but we will do everything to have good results”, said
the Norwegian who has said “many beach volleyball
players from around the world had influence me”. As for
Christian Sorum, “my favorite players of all time are
the Brazilian Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos.
Also motivated by last year’s victory, the Polish duo
wants another run to the gold against their countrywomen
Katarzina Kociolek and Dorota Strag, who had to settle
for silver in an all Polish final.
“We want to do
our best to be the best. We have been working to take on
the competition and win the gold medal once again,
hopefully. We think that our main competitors are our
partners Katarzina and Dorota, so it would be beautiful
to reach the final against them again”.
first look at the venue, we think that is really nice
and we hope to take good memories of it”, they