2016-09-04 14:00:00 CET
Meet the entertaining Italian duo set to entertain Canada
2015/16 World Tour ranking position: 4
2015/16 FIVB World Tour ranking points: 5,060
2016 medals: 2 (Two gold)
Crowd-pleasing Italians Alex Ranghieri and Adrian Carambula booked their place in Toronto with a number of ultra consistent performances which earned them a fourth-place finish in the FIVB World Tour ranking.
Carambula, aka Mr Skyball, and Ranghieri, aka The Net Patroller, won two tournaments – in Antalya, Turkey and Doha, Qatar – and earned a ninth-place finish at the Rio Olympics.
The duo, in their second season together, will make their debut at the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals after missing out last year’s tournament in Fort Lauderdale.
Fun fact! The Italians won the first match of the beach volleyball competition at this summer’s Olympic Games, beating Austria’s Doppler/Horst.