• Home
  • News
  • Double gold at Asian Championships

Double gold at Asian Championships

10 June 2014

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Australia has won double gold at the Asian Beach Volleyball Championships in Jinjiang in China. 

Taliqua Clancy and Lou Bawden won the women's, and Chris McHugh and Isaac Kapa the men's, both in straight sets. 

Clancy and Bawden proved too powerful for Thailand's Radarong and Udomchavee, 23-21, 21-14, while McHugh and Kapa beat Kazakhstan's Yakovlev and Kuloshev. 

It's the second Asian Championship title for McHugh and Kapa, but the first for Bawden and Clancy. 

"What a memorable day for our team," Bawden said. 

"We beat China's Xue and Xi for the first time in our semi final and followed with a strong game against Thailand in the final. It is so exciting to finish the tournament with a Gold medal for Australia and as Asian Champions."

All four players are based in Adelaide at the Volleyball Australia High Performance centre.

Related News

Australia takes third at Kitakyushu Sevens

Australia takes third at Kitakyushu Sevens

23 April 2018

The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens side have defeated Spain 19-5 to claim bronze at the HSBC Kitakyushu Sevens and maintain their lead on the World Series ladder.

GC2018 great step towards Tokyo 2020

GC2018 great step towards Tokyo 2020

16 April 2018

After 11 days of hot competition, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games came to an end last night and the future of Australian Olympic sport is looking bright.

Sailing Olympian recruited for key coaching role

Sailing Olympian recruited for key coaching role

12 April 2018

Olympic representative Carrie Smith has been appointed as Head of State Coaching in Victoria, Australian Sailing Performance Director Iain Murray announced last night.