Sam O'Dea and Mike Watson have recorded their best result of the international season at the pretigious Asian Beach Volleyball Championships held in Jinjiang, China.
O'Dea/Watson defeated Taipei, Iran, and China on their way to the semi-finals. In the semi they faced Kapa/McHugh from Australia, who placed 9th at the recent World Tour event in Shanghai, the match was a tight battle going to a tie breaker where NZL went down, 19-21, 21-11, 12-15.
The boys then had to regroup to face Qatar in the Quater-finals, another team who have been delivering solid results on the World Tour. With a place on the podium at stake the Sam and Mike fought hard but unfortunately came up just short losing 19-21, 25-27.
This result comes as a great reward for the months of hard training at Mount Maunganui.
To keep up to date with O'Dea/Watson's progress check out their website : http://www.odeawatson.com/
Photo by Owen Hammond Photography