23 May 2011

Olympic beach volleyball dream still alive for Vanuatu and Fiji

11:21 am on 23 May 2011

Vanuatu's mens and womens teams have made it through to the next round of qualifying for the London Olympic's beach volleyball competition.

Playing in front of a home crowd in Port Vila, Vanuatu won gold in both the mens and womens sections of the second Asian sub-zonal tournament, which also featured Fiji and the Solomon Islands.

Fiji's mens and womens teams also progressed to the next stage by finishing second.

The third and final sub-zonal event begins in Samoa on Tuesday with the top six qualifiers overall from Oceania to battle it out early next year for three postitions in the Asian Continental Cup Final.

The winner of that tournament will qualify for the London Games.