Beach volleyball: Netherlands, Japan crowned World Tour champions

Japan (men) and Netherlands, in women’s category, are winners of the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, which concluded Saturday at the Pearl Beach in Rubavu District.

Japan’s Kensuke Shoji and Masato Kurasaka lifted the title after edging Denmark (Nicolay Houmann/Jacob Stormly) in three sets 2-1 (12-21, 21-17 and 17-15) in the final.

In women’s fray, the Netherlands beat Denmark 21-17 and 23-21 to clinch gold.

Rwanda was taking part in the world-class tournament for a historic first time since its inception in 1989.

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