Hsieh Ya Jen Won Silver at FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour
Taiwanese Beach Volleyball player Hsieh Ya Jen and Wang Jin Ru had a good showing during the men’s final in Vizag Open India of FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
The Taiwanese duo started from qualifying competitions, and only lost one game in the first seven matches to advance into the final. However, in the final against a German team, Wang was seized with a cramp, forcing the Taiwanese duo to retire. Wang said after the match, “The results have been big for us to remember, and from here, we will be heading to the next tournament, hoping we will work harder in future competitions and bring back a gold medal for Taiwan."
Hsieh admitted that he was happy to get a silver medal but still feel pity that he didn’t finish the game. He thinks that there’s still room for them to improve and they have a bigger goal to achieve. Hsieh also thanks his supporters in Taiwan who cheered for them watching the live game.
The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships is the double-gender world championship for the sport of beach volleyball organized by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) the sport's global governing body. The first official edition of the event was held in Los Angeles, United States in 1997 and tournaments had been awarded every two years since then. Before 1997, ten unofficial championships not organized by the FIVB were all held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between 1987 and 1996. The most recent World Championships took place in Vienna, Austria in 2017