Valentine Munezero and Penelope Musabyimana delivered a rare medal for Rwanda by defeating Scotland in the bronze medal contest at the Commonwealth Youth Games Beach Volleyball in Nassau, Bahamas.
In an epic girl’s game, Rwanda beat Scotland’s Jennifer Lee and Emma Waldie 15-21, 26-24, 15-10 on Saturday, beforehand they national beach volleyball pair qualified to the semifinals in Commonwealth Youth Games 2017, in the first match they beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-
Penelope Musabyimana and Valentine Munezero lost their second match against the New Zealand 0-2 (10-21; 19-21). Rwandan side is the only African team in top 4.
Meanwhile, Australia entered the record books as the first nation to win a Commonwealth Youth Games beach volleyball gold medal as Rebecca Ingram and Carrie Van Rensburg beat New New Zealand’s Ella Akkerman Jasmine Pepi-Milton in straight sets today.
The Australian pair proved far too strong for their fierce rivals as they swept aside the New Zealand pair 21-13, 21-13 in 29 minutes at the Bahamas Football Association National Stadium.
The boy’s title was secured by England’s Javier and Joaquin Bello, who overcame Sotiris Siapanis and Constantinos Skordis of Cyprus 21-16, 21-14.
Beach volleyball will make its debut on the main Commonwealth Games program at Gold Coast 2018.