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The first season Podium

Mar del Plata, Argentina, January 15, 2012 – The first stop of the Argentine National Beach Volleyball summer season, “Argentina, Un País con Buena Gente - Presidencia de la Nación” (Argentina, A country with nice people – National Presidency) Cup, carried out at Resort 8 Biología - Playa Grande, was won by Martín Conde-Facundo Del Coto. The local team, in their return as playing mates, overcame another local team, Pablo Suárez-Santiago Etchegaray – first ranked national team by 2-0 (21-11, 21-17). The bronze medal was won by Ronconi-Jacob.

The outstanding organization carried out by the Argentine Volleyball Federation allowed that Sunday's competition, once more, was overcrowded with fans cheering all the teams during the whole afternoon. Today, the match "four against four" with the best beach volleyball players against indoor Buenos Aires Unidos players, added a special seasoning to the great party. It was a broadcasting of both volleyball activities with host citizens and tourists enjoying something "different".

In the final match, the experience of Conde-Del Coto overwhelmed the field. During the first set they got a quick lead and that annoyed their rivlas. Del Coto just touching the ball and the short hits were killing balls for the bronze team at the Pan-American Games. On the second set it seemed Suárez-Etchegaray would react but the strong digging of Conde and two consecutive spikes of the former world champion stopped any chance of reaction. The third place won by the Entre Ríos Ronconi-Jacob team was also a very exciting match played against Ian Mehamed-Julián Azaad and ending 25-23.

This next week FeVA together with Buenos Aires Province Sport Secretariat are organizing two stops of the grass-root categories. First on Tuesday, January 17th it will be the time to compete for the U 16 boys teams while on the following day, Wednesday, January 18th, the U 18 will have its competition.

From the organization, FeVA President and person in charge of beach volleyball all over the country, Mr. Juan Antonio Gutiérrez pointed out the thoroughness, professionalism and capacity of the entity to carry out the event and underlines that "to chose Mar del Plata as the first stop of the season it was a very important decision for the growth and development of beach volleyball".

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