Men’s Olympic Beach Volleyball Tournament

July 24
1:00am GMT
Alison/Álvaro Filho
Brazil
Azaad/Capogrosso
Argentina
Beach
Men
July 24
7:00am GMT
Herrera/Gavira
Spain
Semenov/Leshukov
Russia
Beach
Men
July 24
12:00pm GMT
Brouwer/Meeuwsen
Netherlands
Lucena/Dalhausser
USA
Beach
Men
July 24
1:00pm GMT
McHugh/Schumann
Australia
Mol/Sørum
Norway
Beach
Men
July 25
1:00am GMT
Gottsu/Shiratori
Japan
Kantor/Losiak
Poland
Beach
Men
July 25
2:00am GMT
Evandro/Bruno Schmidt
Brazil
Grimalt M./Grimalt E.
Chile
Beach
Men
July 25
7:00am GMT
El Graoui/Abicha
Morocco
Fijalek/Bryl
Poland
Beach
Men
July 25
8:00am GMT
Cherif/Ahmed
Qatar
Heidrich/Gerson
Switzerland
Beach
Men
July 25
11:00am GMT
Nicolai/Lupo
Italy
Thole/Wickler
Germany
Beach
Men
July 25
1:00pm GMT
Carambula/Rossi
Italy
Gibb/Crabb
USA
Beach
Men
July 26
1:00am GMT
Gaxiola/Rubio
Mexico
Krasilnikov/Stoyanovskiy
Russia
Beach
Men
July 26
6:00am GMT
McHugh/Schumann
Australia
Semenov/Leshukov
Russia
Beach
Men
July 26
8:00am GMT
Perusic/Schweiner
Czech Republic
Plavins/Tocs
Latvia
Beach
Men
July 26
1:00pm GMT
Herrera/Gavira
Spain
Mol/Sørum
Norway
Beach
Men
July 27
1:00am GMT
Gottsu/Shiratori
Japan
Nicolai/Lupo
Italy
Beach
Men
July 27
3:00am GMT
Alison/Álvaro Filho
Brazil
Lucena/Dalhausser
USA
Beach
Men
July 27
6:00am GMT
El Graoui/Abicha
Morocco
Evandro/Bruno Schmidt
Brazil
Beach
Men
July 27
8:00am GMT
Fijalek/Bryl
Poland
Grimalt M./Grimalt E.
Chile
Beach
Men
July 27
11:00am GMT
Kantor/Losiak
Poland
Thole/Wickler
Germany
Beach
Men
July 27
12:00pm GMT
Azaad/Capogrosso
Argentina
Brouwer/Meeuwsen
Netherlands
Beach
Men
July 28
12:00am GMT
Gibb/Crabb
USA
Heidrich/Gerson
Switzerland
Beach
Men
July 28
8:00am GMT
Herrera/Gavira
Spain
McHugh/Schumann
Australia
Beach
Men
July 28
11:00am GMT
Carambula/Rossi
Italy
Cherif/Ahmed
Qatar
Beach
Men
July 28
1:00pm GMT
Mol/Sørum
Norway
Semenov/Leshukov
Russia
Beach
Men
July 29
2:00am GMT
Azaad/Capogrosso
Argentina
Lucena/Dalhausser
USA
Beach
Men
July 29
7:00am GMT
Gaxiola/Rubio
Mexico
Perusic/Schweiner
Czech Republic
Beach
Men
July 29
8:00am GMT
Krasilnikov/Stoyanovskiy
Russia
Plavins/Tocs
Latvia
Beach
Men
July 29
1:00pm GMT
Alison/Álvaro Filho
Brazil
Brouwer/Meeuwsen
Netherlands
Beach
Men
July 30
1:00am GMT
Carambula/Rossi
Italy
Heidrich/Gerson
Switzerland
Beach
Men
July 30
2:00am GMT
El Graoui/Abicha
Morocco
Grimalt M./Grimalt E.
Chile
Beach
Men
July 30
7:00am GMT
Kantor/Losiak
Poland
Nicolai/Lupo
Italy
Beach
Men
July 30
12:00pm GMT
Evandro/Bruno Schmidt
Brazil
Fijalek/Bryl
Poland
Beach
Men
July 30
1:00pm GMT
Cherif/Ahmed
Qatar
Gibb/Crabb
USA
Beach
Men
July 31
2:00am GMT
Gottsu/Shiratori
Japan
Thole/Wickler
Germany
Beach
Men
July 31
6:00am GMT
Gaxiola/Rubio
Mexico
Plavins/Tocs
Latvia
Beach
Men
July 31
7:00am GMT
Krasilnikov/Stoyanovskiy
Russia
Perusic/Schweiner
Czech Republic
Beach
Men

Qualified Pairs / Pools

Pool A

Team
P
W
L
PTS
Spain
Herrera/Gavira
0
0
0
0
Australia
McHugh/Schumann
0
0
0
0
Norway
Mol/Sørum
0
0
0
0
Russia
Semenov/Leshukov
0
0
0
0

Pool B

Team
P
W
L
PTS
Mexico
Gaxiola/Rubio
0
0
0
0
Russia
Krasilnikov/Stoyanovskiy
0
0
0
0
Czech Republic
Perusic/Schweiner
0
0
0
0
Latvia
Plavins/Tocs
0
0
0
0

Pool C

Team
P
W
L
PTS
Italy
Carambula/Rossi
0
0
0
0
Qatar
Cherif/Ahmed
0
0
0
0
USA
Gibb/Crabb
0
0
0
0
Switzerland
Heidrich/Gerson
0
0
0
0

Pool D

Team
P
W
L
PTS
Brazil
Alison/Álvaro Filho
0
0
0
0
Argentina
Azaad/Capogrosso
0
0
0
0
Netherlands
Brouwer/Meeuwsen
0
0
0
0
USA
Lucena/Dalhausser
0
0
0
0

Pool E

Team
P
W
L
PTS
Morocco
El Graoui/Abicha
0
0
0
0
Brazil
Evandro/Bruno Schmidt
0
0
0
0
Poland
Fijalek/Bryl
0
0
0
0
Chile
Grimalt M./Grimalt E.
0
0
0
0

Pool F

Team
P
W
L
PTS
Japan
Gottsu/Shiratori
0
0
0
0
Poland
Kantor/Losiak
0
0
0
0
Italy
Nicolai/Lupo
0
0
0
0
Germany
Thole/Wickler
0
0
0
0

Potential Men’s Beach Volleyball Medal Winners

Can Norway’s Vikings convert ranking?

Who would’ve thought that some of the best men’s beach volleyball players would be from a cold, Scandinavian country? Yet, sitting at the top of the Beach Volleyball World Rankings right now is Christian Sørum and Anders Mol from Norway. They took third place in the World Championships but have many first place titles behind them. Even with Mol’s recent hip injury in 2020, this Viking duo is looking a strong team and could very well secure the gold medal this year.

World Championship / Olympic double for Russians?

Speaking of World Championships, Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Oleg Stoyanovskiy from Russia secured their spot in the Olympics after winning it back in 2019. They have some serious skills with the experienced Krasilnikov and the young, talented Stoyanovskiy who became the youngest world champion for beach volleyball at age 22.

Italian Pair to go one step further?

A returning pair to watch out for is Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolo from Italy. They unfortunately fell to the Brazilians in the finals last Olympics and had to settle for a silver medal, but this year they’re back and ready to secure the gold.

Rio 2016 Gold Medalists return separately

The Brazilian duo, Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt won the gold in the 2016 Olympics in their home country, and this year they are coming back, each with different partners. It will be interesting to see how they play without each other, but each player is so good and their new partners are as well, so they both have a shot at another gold medal.

Cerutti is playing with Álvaro Morais Filho, a great beach player who earned the title of Most Valuable Player at the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship. Filho played with Brazilian beach volleyball legend Ricardo Santos for a few years so all the skills he learned from him will come in handy. On the other side of the coin, Schmidt is playing with Evandro Olivera Junior who played in the 2016 Olympics but lost in the first round of the quarterfinals against an Italian team.

Czech pair to surprise?

A team to look out for is Ondrej Perusic and David Schweiner from the Czech Republic. After medaling in just one event above a 3-star, they dominated the 4-star Doha tournament, dropping only one set as they won the gold, the first gold medal they’ve won as a team.

They then won a bronze medal in the Cancun tournament just a few weeks later. They ended up playing Mol and Sorum, taking one of just two sets the Norwegians dropped all weekend, so they can feel really good about that bronze medal. This two-some is one to watch as we head into Tokyo.