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WCH: Melissa Humaña-Paredes & Sarah Pavan are WORLD CHAMPIONS

Sarah Pavan & Melissa Humaña-Paredes are the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Champions after defeating the USA’s April Ross and Alix Klineman 23-21, 23-21 in the Gold Medal Match in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday July 6th.

Their World Championship is the first FIVB World Championship medal ever for Canada, indoor or beach.

A Homecoming of Champions - 2019 FIVB Edmonton July 17th - 21st

A Homecoming of Champions - 2019 FIVB Edmonton July 17th - 21st

The win is even sweeter as the two teams had previously met twice this season - in the finals of the AVP Hermosa event and the Finals of the Itapema 4-Star in Brazil, with the Americans taking both matches in 3 sets.

Pavan & Melissa went undefeated through pool play despite some rocky play - going to three-sets twice with Russia and the USA. Including the nail bitter 2-1 win over the surprise Swiss team of Nina Betschart & Tanja Hüberli, which the pair called “one of the toughest matches we’ve ever played”, they were 3-0 in third-sets, and 7-0 during the 10-day tournament.

On top of all that - the pair will be playing their first event in Canada July 17th - 21st when the FIVB World Tour comes to Northlands Park in Edmonton.

Head over to our Edmonton 2019 Homepage to get your Entourage passes and for more information!