2016-09-12 23:39:00 CEST
We’ve got a very smiley, happy bunch of #TorontoFinals players!
The Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals crash lands in Canada on Tuesday with Toronto hosting an epic season finale at Polson Pier.
The world’s elite players will battle it out for the crown of Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals Champion to end yet another stunning past 12 months of action on the sand.
Heroes from the Rio Olympics are present and correct on the beach in Toronto – including both gold medalists – Alison/Bruno of Brazil and Ludwig/Walkenhorst of Germany.
As the countdown to the start of the competition drawers enticingly closer, here’s a look at what the players are posting on their social media channels – and there’s plenty of smiling in pictures taken in front of the iconic Toronto skyline!
First up, important business…Olympic champs Alison/Bruno appear live on Canadian television.
Entrevista aqui em Toronto Canal CP24!!!! Tudo pronto para World Tour Finals #alisonebruno #torontofinals #majorseries #beachvolleyball #2016 @redbullbr @oakley @bbnosesportes @visa @embratel
See this Instagram photo by @alisoncerutti * 2,157 likes
Isabelle Forrer of Switzerland gets her photo in front of the skyline!
Enjoyed our afternoon off on Toronto Islands. Great weather ☀️, best view in town 🏙 and cruising around on our 🚴🏻! #lifeisgood #TeamIsaAnouk #TorontoFinals
See this Instagram photo by @isabelleforrer
As does her partner Anouk Vergé-Dépré
See this Instagram photo by @anoukvergedepre * 2,041 likes
The Lion King, Aleksandrs Samoilovs, and partner Janis Smedins get some important weight-training in…
See this Instagram photo by @samoilovssmedins * 353 likes
Italian hopes in the women’s tournament lie in the hands of Marta Menegatti and Laura Giombini.
In partenza per il #canada!! #feelingpumped #energia #TorontoFinals #UEI #beabeacher #MartaeLaura #redbull #mikasaJP #smart #oakley
See this Instagram photo by @marta_menegatti * 1,311 likes
Last year’s Swatch World Tour Finals silver medalist Phil Dalhausser’s is on his way…
Here I come Canada! Ready for the #torontofinals. The last event of the year! #letsgo #onemore #swatchmajorseries #sweetgear #canada #beachvolleyball #travel @underarmour @oakley @rapidforcephs @redbull @66audio @swatchmajorseries
See this Instagram photo by @phildalhausser * 5 likes
The big question for Saxton/Schalk is: fist pump or chest pump on home sand?
@bensaxton13 and I are gonna go for some fist bumps this week. Check us out at the @swatchmajorseries #TorontoFinals - our first match is Thursday 3:30pm EST.. Also it's free to watch at the Polson Pier and will be on @tsn_official this weekend.
See this Instagram photo by @chaimer * 7 likes
Meanwhile on Twitter, Sarah Pavan says...
Tomorrow is the big day! #TorontoFinals kick off at Polson Pier at 5 pm! Can't wait to see you there! @SwatchMajors
We'll keep you updated on all of the athletes' social media posts throughout the tournament!
All of these posts included the hashtag of the event - #TorontoFinals - and if you're talking about it on social media, remember to use it too!
If you can't get to Polson Pier all the action will be streamed live on our website - including Tuesday's big country quota clash between Pavan and Bansley!
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