Aussies upset world No.1 pair in beach volleyball

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Australia's Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy person upset the satellite No.1 brace to beforehand to the semi-finals of the women's formation volleyball astatine the Tokyo Olympics.

The Aussies bushed the Canadian duo of Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes, 21-15, 19-21, 15-12.


They'll present play Latvia successful the semi-finals, wherever the Australian brace volition commencement red-hot favourites to beforehand to the golden medal match.

Mariafe Artacho del Solar #1 and Taliqua Clancy #2 of Team Australia during their formation volleyball quarter-final against Canada astatine the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty)

It's the archetypal clip an Australian duo has made the semi-finals of the women's formation volleyball since Athens 2004, wherever Natalie Cook and Nicole Sanderson yet finished fourth.

Pavan and Humana-Paredes had not dropped a acceptable astatine the Tokyo Games anterior to this match.

Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy clasp aft defeating Team Canada during the Women's Quarterfinal formation volleyball connected time eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Getty)

For Artacho del Solar, the accidental to triumph a medal this clip goes immoderate mode to making up for the disappointment of Rio successful 2016, wherever she and spouse Nicole Laird failed to triumph a azygous match.

Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes of Team Canada. (Getty)

The Australian duo besides enacted immoderate measurement of revenge connected the Canadians, who bushed them successful the golden medal playoff astatine the 2018 Commonwealth Games connected the Gold Coast.

Semi-Finals: (to beryllium played Wednesday)

Mariafe Artacho del Solar / Taliqua Clancy (Australia) vs Anastasija Kravčenoka / Tīna Graudiņa (Latvia)

Joana Heidrich / Anouk Vergé-Dépré (Switzerland) vs April Ross / Alix Klineman (USA)

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