KSL OLYMPICS

Norway Men Beat Russia For Beach Volleyball Gold; Qatar Bronze

Aug 7, 2021, 4:22 PM
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Norway's Christian Sandlie Sorum (L) and Anders Berntsen Mol celebrate victory in the men's beach volleyball gold medal match against ROC Team at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, at Shiokaze Park. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)
(Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

TOKYO (AP) — Christian Sorum and Anders Mol beat Russia in the men’s beach volleyball gold medal match to give Norway its first Olympic medal in the sport.

The top-seeded Norwegians beat the reigning world champions 21-17, 21-18 in an intermittent rain at the Shiokaze Park venue overlooking Tokyo Bay.

With Qatar’s victory over Latvia for the bronze, all three countries on the podium and all six players are first-time medalists.

In fact, the only repeat medalist in either the men’s or women’s divisions was American April Ross.

She won gold with Alix Klineman on Friday.

Ross had also won silver in London and bronze in Rio de Janeiro.

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