Tokyo Olympics beach volleyball: Ed Chan’s best photos from Thursday’s semifinals

Norway’s Anders Mol kicks up his heels for a shot/Ed Chan, VBshots.com What a Thursday at the Tokyo Olympics beach volleyball. The women’s semifinals were in the morning at Shiokaze Park and then the men played at night. VolleyballMag.com photo editor was their to capture the action for all four matches. Now the finals are… Continue reading Tokyo Olympics beach volleyball: Ed Chan’s best photos from Thursday’s semifinals

Monday’s Tokyo Olympics photo gallery of USA beach, USA women and more

Tri goes air “Bourne” for the save/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Monday the intensity ratcheted up significantly in Olympic beach volleyball as the competition hit full force. The round of 16 concluded as April Ross and Alix Klineman kicked off the morning with a straight-set win over Cuba’s Lidiannis Echeverria and Leila Martinez. Jake Gibb and Tri… Continue reading Monday’s Tokyo Olympics photo gallery of USA beach, USA women and more

Tokyo Olympics photo gallery from a rough Sunday for USA Volleyball

Erik Shoji passes the ball into his head/Ed Chan, VBshots.com It was a challenging Sunday in Tokyo as three of the USA’s finest teams went down in defeat, one after another. First Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil lost their first quarterfinal to Canadians Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson, then Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena fell… Continue reading Tokyo Olympics photo gallery from a rough Sunday for USA Volleyball

Olympics beach volleyball playoffs set; USA women lose match and player; men must win

Jordan Thompson and Justine Wong-Orantes collide while going for the tip/Ed Chan, VBshots.com The intensity level for USA Volleyball rose considerably Saturday at the Tokyo Olympics as the beach playoffs were set, the USA women not only got swept but perhaps lost a star player, and the USA men prepared for a must-win match Sunday.… Continue reading Olympics beach volleyball playoffs set; USA women lose match and player; men must win

Olympics volleyball Friday: A Team wins, but Gibb-Bourne, USA men come up short

TJ DeFalco stabs at a Brazilian jump serve/Ed Chan, VBshots.com For the first time in the Tokyo Olympics the USA had a day with a losing record in volleyball. In Friday’s beach action, American teams went 1-1, as April Ross and Alix Klineman opened play on the Shiokaze Park sand with a victory, but the… Continue reading Olympics volleyball Friday: A Team wins, but Gibb-Bourne, USA men come up short

Photo gallery from Wednesday’s Olympics beach volleyball action

Japan’s Megumi Murakami scoops up a dig/Ed Chan, VBshotscom VBM photo editor Ed Chan had a day at the beach Wednesday at Shiokaze Park. Tri Bourne and Jake Gibb defeated Switzerland’s Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson, Switzerland’s Tanja Huberli and Nina Betschart downed home team favorites Megumi Murakami and Miki Ishii, and Latvians Anastasija Kravcenoka… Continue reading Photo gallery from Wednesday’s Olympics beach volleyball action

Volleyball photo gallery from Tuesday’s USA action in Tokyo

ROC’s Maxim Mikhaylov rips an overpass in the middle of three USA defenders/Ed Chan, VBshots.com The A Team and Dalcena were back in action on the beach Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympics, and both won, and the USA women swept China indoors. VolleyballMag.com photo editor Ed Chan put together his best photos from a rainy… Continue reading Volleyball photo gallery from Tuesday’s USA action in Tokyo

Olympics volleyball Monday: Team Slaes rallies to win in 3, USA men fall to ROC

Taylor Sander wipes the Russian block for a point/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Team Slaes — Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil — finished on a 6-0 run in the third set and won their first beach volleyball match of the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. But the USA men lost in four to the Russia Olympic Committee to… Continue reading Olympics volleyball Monday: Team Slaes rallies to win in 3, USA men fall to ROC

Volleyball photo gallery from Sunday at the Tokyo Olympics

China’s Mengjie Wang stretches for the defensive save/Ed Chan, VBshots.com VolleyballMag.com photo editor caught three indoor matches Sunday at the Tokyo Olympics and two at the beach. At Ariake Arena, he photographed the USA’s victory over Argentina, Serbia’s win over the Dominican Republic, and Turkey’s win over China. Then at Shiozake Park, he made it… Continue reading Volleyball photo gallery from Sunday at the Tokyo Olympics

The breakdown of the six USA volleyball teams in Tokyo, with some scene-setting

The USA women celebrate winning the 2016 bronze medal in Rio/FIVB photo These are the Sensory-Deprivation Olympics: No fans. No natural crowd noise. No touching.— Dave Sheinin, The Washington Post Ah, the sound of silence … One of the really cool things in volleyball is the Boom! Boom! you get when someone absolutely crushes a ball,… Continue reading The breakdown of the six USA volleyball teams in Tokyo, with some scene-setting