Future Stars Shine Bright at the MEVZA 2023 Beach Volleyball Championship in Prague

The Stage of Promising Volleyball Talent

PRAGUE – The future stars of beach volleyball battled it out from June 23rd to 25th in the Middle European Volleyball Zonal Association (MEVZA) Beach Volleyball Championship, U18 and U16 editions. This significant season highlight for young athletes from around Europe attracted a total of 48 teams from eight countries to BeachClub Strahov in Prague.

Fierce Competition During Group and Knockout Stages

The tournament kicked off with a group stage on Friday and Saturday morning. Each team strived to secure a strong position for the subsequent knockout rounds. As the championship progressed, the intensity of the competition increased. The knockout rounds were filled with electrifying matches that were nothing short of suspense and excitement. The climax of the tournament arrived on Sunday when the best teams competed in the finals.

Celebrating the Winners of the Championship

Days of intense competition culminated with the finals where the young athletes displayed their exceptional skills, leaving no room for error. Austria and Hungary each claimed two medals, while Israel and Slovakia earned one medal each.

A total of six medals stayed on home soil, rewarding the exceptional performances of these champions.

Victorious Moments in Each Category

In the U16 women’s category, Czech pair Nela Kinterová and Magdalena Bohmová edged out Austrian pair Lilli De Meersman and Anna Hammarberg in the finals. The U16 men’s category witnessed an all-Czech final with Theodor Vashut and Adrian Ibrahim celebrating their victory. The women’s U18 category was also dominated by a Czech pair, Lucie Knoblochová and Michaela Cyrani. The U18 men’s category saw Hungarian teams triumph in both final matches.

A Successful Tournament and Promising Future

Adam Stocek, director of the Prague tournament, highlighted the championship’s success not only in the level of play but also in creating an unforgettable experience for all participants. “The championship showcased the bright future of beach volleyball, emphasizing the immense talent and potential of these young athletes. Their dedication, sportsmanship, and passion for the sport were sights to behold. I want to thank everyone who made this event possible, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of these athletes in the upcoming years,” said Stocek.