First RefereeGiuseppe CURTOITASecond RefereeTobias MARKFELDGER
Fans and players will find this year’s tournament at the Austrian capital different from previous seasons, especially those set to attend matches or play at the Red Bull Beach Arena. The event’s main court has moved from its traditional location at the Danube Island, where only the A1 5G Side Courts are placed this year, to the heart of the Austrian capital at the Heumarkt. The stadium has also a completely different layout, developed to ensure the safety and security of all fans, with its 2,500 seats split over three levels. The new format, Austrian legend Clemens Doppler says, will make of the venue a really special place to play at. The stadium was built in a 6,000m² area and it took nearly two months to put its 460-ton structure in place. Additionally, 600 tons of sand, the equivalent to 30 fully-loaded trucks, were used for the court. The impressive structure required 1,300 steel poles to be placed underground the stadium in order to support all its weight. Capacity: 2500
How To Attend
Lothringerstraße 22, 1030 Vienna, Vienna, Capacity: 2500
We recommend travelling by public transport. Thanks to the metro line U4 (green line), the event location is perfectly connected and can be reached easily. Get off at station Stadtpark and use the exit “Johannesgasse” for the fastest route. Once you leave the station, cross the street and follow Lothringer Straße to get directly to the Beach Arena. If you are planning to arrive by tram, take line 2 and get off at Schwarzenbergplatz. Follow Pestalozzigasse, which leads you past the Brazilian embassy right to Lothringer Straße. Turn left here and you can already see our location. When arriving by bus, we recommend to take bus line 4A and get off at Akademietheater and follow Lothringer Straße in direction of the city center. Figure out your easiest route by using the WienMobil App!
Mol, A./Sørum, C.
- Birth Date: 7/2/1997
- Height: 202 cm
- Weight: 87 kg
- Birth Date: 12/3/1995
- Height: 194 cm
- Weight: 82 kg
Mol, A./Sørum, C. v Brouwer/Meeuwsen
Reigning Olympic champions Anders Mol and Christian Sørum came to Austria for the A1 CEV EuroBeachVolley Vienna 2021 presented by Swatch determined to become the first team to win the event four times in a row and now the Norwegians are just one victory away from it.
The BeachVolley Vikings, who won the 2018, 2019 and 2020 editions of the tournament without dropping a single match, are back in the final in 2021 after they defeated Dutch Olympic medalists Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meewusen of the Netherlands in three sets (17-21, 21-17, 15-13) at the Red Bull Beach Arena.
“I don’t know if their plan was to tire me out, but they served a lot of short balls,” Mol explained. “It was really tiring, but we managed to stabilize our side out at some point and that brought us back to the game. We’re tired, but still have some energy left, so now let’s rest and refocus so we can fight for gold again.”
In the final, which will be played later this afternoon in Vienna, the Vikings will play not only to get their fourth continental title but also their country’s seventh, adding to victories of Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide and Jorre Kjemperud/Vegard Hoidalen in the 1990s.
“We’re both really tired,” Sørum added. “I’m so proud of Anders, he fought really hard and did a great job, especially in getting some aces in important moments. It’s really impressive considering how tired he is, but Anders is always impressing me and today he did it again.”
The match in numbers
The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.
The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.
Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.
The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.
An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.
The number of successful point winning blocks of Mol, A./Sørum, C. compared to Brouwer/Meeuwsen.
Mol, A./Sørum, C. number of service aces compared to Brouwer/Meeuwsen
Errors leading to points of Mol, A./Sørum, C., next to those from Brouwer/Meeuwsen