FIVB: Shanghai - Men's Finals (Live Video)
Today marks the end of the men's event with semi final and final action concluding this evening. The last leg of the main draw playoffs put two American teams through the upper bracket. Rogers-Dalhausser defeated Fuerbringer-Lucena to move into the first semi final match against Herrera-Gavira of Spain. The Spaniards (I've always wanted to use that word in writing) defeated the fifth seeded home team of Xu-Wu in the lower bracket to get there.
The other team from the United States is Gibb-Rosenthal, who ended up in the semi final after battling through compatriots Fuerbringer-Lucena in the upper bracket. Fuerbringer-Lucena was the duo that took care of the only Canadian men's team in the main draw, Redmann-Saxton back in round one to send them on to their elimination by Brazil in the lower bracket. Gibb-Rosenthal will play Brink-Reckermann of Germany in the other semi final action. Matchups, brackets and links to the live streams below.
Men's Semi Finals
|Rogers-Dalhausser USA||vs.||Herrera-Gavira ESP|
|Gibb-Rosenthal USA||vs.||Brink-Reckermann GER|
Semi Final #1 (USA vs. ESP) Live Stream 10:05 p.m. EST
Semi Final #2 (USA vs. GER) Live Stream 11:05 p.m. EST
Bronze Medal Live Stream 2:05 a.m. EST (May 7th)
Gold Medal Live Stream 3:05 a.m. EST (May 7th)