Just two weeks after falling out of the top 10 in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Ranking, Ondrej Perusic & David Schweiner came back swiftly and directly into number five. The Czech pair had not been this high in the chart since early November.
After winning gold at last week’s Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite16 event in Uberlandia, Perusic & Schweiner pocketed 1,200 points, while dropping only 36 from their ninth best score over the past 12 months. Their new total of 6,920 points lifted them seven positions up from number 12 to number five.
The team that lost to the Czechs in the Uberlandia final, Norway’s Anders Mol & Christian Sorum, collected 1,100 points with their silver medals, netting 380 of them towards an impressive total of 9,600 and standing firmly on top of the ranking, while Uberlandia bronze medallists Michal Bryl & Bartosz Losiak of Poland moved a spot up to number six on 6,900 points, after netting 400 of the 1,000 points that came with the third place.