The 8th Beach Handball World Championships in Kazan wrapped up on 29 July. Gold medals of the men's event were at stake during the last match of the tournament.Teams of Brazil and Croatia encountered each other at the crucial game. The final repeated the last game of the previous world championships. Then, two years ago, team Croatia had climbed the podium.
The winner of the gold medals at the Beach Handball World Championship among women’s teams is known. Teams Greece and Norway played in the final match.
Yesterday in the semifinals the Greek team beat Spain in the shout-outs, and Norway defeated the team Brazil.
Winner of the bronze medal is determined at the Beach Handball World Championships in Kazan. The third place of the championships was contested between teams of Hungary and Sweden.
On Sunday 29 of July the bronze medal match between Brazil and Spain women’s teams took place at the Beach Handball World Championship in Kazan.
Based on the outcome of the matches played on Saturday, 28 July, the teams to continue their medal hunt have been decided.
Beach Sports Complex is located on the right side of the Kazanka river near to the Aquatics Palace on the Sibgat Hakim street, 70. It was created for the XXVII World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan.
This Complex is a multifunctional center for beach sport events like beach volleyball, handball, rugby, football, badminton, frisbee competitions. Aside from tournaments, Beach Sports Complex is also used for leisure activities of the Kazan’s locals and tourists, who are provided with an access to the beach handball and beach football courts, dressing rooms with showers and the parking.
The Complex is actively used for national and international beach sport tournaments. Every year the Summer “Zenit” cup and Beach Sports Festival are held on this site. Last year this venue hosted the Russian beach games and the 2017 U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship.
During the 2018 Beach Handball World Championships there will be five sand courts for the teams (three competition courts and two training courts). The central court has a capacity of 2000 people, two other courts have a capacity of no less than 400 spectators.
On the territory of the Complex a temporary infrastructure will be created for organizers’ offices, a press-center, athletes’ dressing rooms and leisure zones, referee rooms, a medical office, a doping-control zone. The Aquatics Palace facilities will be used for the organization of an accreditation center, volunteer office and for the holding of press conferences.