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Mol/Berntsen out of the world tour in Brasilia – lost to American duo

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Hendrik Mol participates together with Mathias Berntsen in the beach volleyball tournament in Brazil. On the night of Saturday, the Norwegian duo quit. Archive photo: Lise Åserud / NTB

Of NTB | 05/04/2024 01:24:47

Sport: Saturday night, Mol and Berntsen lost 21-19, 21-15 against Miles Partain and Andy Benesh. The winner got a place in the cup game.

Thus, the Norwegian duo is out.

The Norwegians met the American pair after losing clearly to the Brazilian home favorites George and Andre – which was their second straight loss in the group stage.

The Norwegians qualified for the main tournament by winning two matches on Wednesday.

Norway’s star duo Anders Mol and Christian Sørum miss both this and several other tournaments after Mol broke his leg during training in March. He has had surgery to insert a splint into his calf.

Mol and Sørum are reigning Olympic champions and have the Games in Paris as this year’s main goal.

The tournament in Brasilia is this year’s third of nine elite-16 tournaments.

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