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2016-09-07 10:44:00 CEST

Gstaad champions' tilt at Toronto glory

Last year's brilliant bronze medalists pursue gold at Polson Pier

Pedro (left) and Evandro pose after their stunning win at the Gstaad Major. Photocredit: Mihai StetcuPedro (left) and Evandro pose after their stunning win at the Gstaad Major. Photocredit: Mihai Stetcu

Team: Pedro/Evandro

Nation: Brazil

2015/16 FIVB World Tour ranking position: 7

2015/16 FIVB World Tour ranking points: 4,690

2016 medals: 4 (Two gold, two silver)

The highest-ranked Brazilian team on the FIVB World Tour, Pedro Solberg and Evandro Goncalves have been in fine form in 2016.

Not content with two silver medals earlier in the season, they struck gold at the Gstaad Major in July before warming up for Toronto with another first place at the Long Beach Grand Slam.

No strangers to success, the 2016 Olympians won bronze in the Swatch World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale 12 months ago and picked up a medal of the same color at the World Championships in the Netherlands in 2015.

Fun fact! No player has recorded more aces than Evandro at the four Swatch Major Series stops this season.

Watch the best bits from Evandro and Pedro's glorious gold medal-winning performance at the Gstaad Major

PEDRO SOLBERG SALGADO

  • NamePedro Solberg Salgado
  • Nationality Brazilian
  • Date of birth1986-03-27
  • Height194 cm
  • ResidenceRio de Janeiro

EVANDRO GONCALVES OLIVEIRA JUNIOR

  • NameEvandro Goncalves Oliveira Junior
  • Nationality Brazilian
  • Date of birth1990-07-17
  • Height211 cm
  • ResidenceRio de Janeiro