Beach volleyball players Dries Koekelkoren and Tom van Walle have to put aside their hopes of qualifying for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Belgians lost on Thursday in The Hague in the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the final round of the CEV Continental Cup against the home country 2-0.
Martijn Colson and Dennis Deroey went down in three sets (21-12, 19-21, 15-12) against Yorick de Groot and Stefan Boermans. Dries Koekelkoren and Tom van Walle were unable to match Christiaan Varenhorst and Ruben Penninga afterwards and lost the crucial game in two sets (21-19, 21-17).
The CEV Continental Cup is a continental country tournament in which two teams from each country compete against each other. In the event of a tie, a Golden Match is played. The country that wins both matches or the Golden Match qualifies for the next round. One more Olympic ticket will be handed out to the winner of the tournament in The Hague.