Lausanne, Switzerland, December 24, 2018 – Browse through our selection of photos from the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships and the Youth Olympic Games as we look back on a memorable year in women's beach volleyball.
Olympic medallist April Ross and former volleyball star Alix Klineman’s first time as a team turned into a golden run at The Hague (The Hague, Netherlands, January 7).
Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda "Duda" Santos Lisboa got their home fans on their feet as they captured gold at the Itapema 4-star (Itapema, Brazil, May 20).
Canada’s Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan were jumping for joy after winning Gstaad gold in a tie-break set (Gstaad, Switzerland, July 15).
A spectacular view of the court, the fans and the action was a recurring highlight of beach volleyball in 2018 (Gstaad, Switzerland, July).
Russia’s Maria Voronina and Mariia Bocharova seized the top podium spot in the FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championship (Nanjing, China, July 15).
Germany’s Teresa Mersmann demonstrated how it feels to win gold in Tokyo – the host city of the next Olympic Games (Tokyo, Japan, July 29).
The Czech Republic’s Barbora Hermannova and Marketa Slukova were the centre of attention after winning their second World Tour title in 2018 at the Vienna 5-star (Vienna, Austria, August 4).
Duda celebrated her luck in the Hamburg sand as she claimed World Tour Finals gold with partner Agatha Bednarczuk (Hamburg, Germany, August 19).
Russian youngsters Maria Voronina and Mariia Bocharova again celebrated winning gold this year, this time at the Youth Olympic Games (Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 17).
Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson celebrated as they came out on top in the all-Canadian final of the World Tour 4-star event in Las Vegas (Las Vegas, United States, October 21).Quick links - Beach volleyball:FIVB Beach Volleyball World TourFIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World ChampionshipsYouth Olympic Games - Beach volleyballFIVB.com - Beach volleyballLatest VideosFacebookTwitterInstagram