Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar have given Australians some hope in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games having won gold in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event in Mexico.
The duo won a tense three-set battle 19-21, 22-20, 16-14 against highly-rated Brazilians – Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda ‘Duda’ Lisboa.
“It always comes down to our side of the net and our good teamwork,” Clancy said.
“We did a great job in coming back, taking a moment and just committing to our game. I’m so proud of Mariafe for the great fight she put up with me at the end.”
After a long absence from international competition, Clancy and Artacho del Solar were eager to get back to test their training against the best in the world after earlier this year taking out the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour.
The two women both played in Rio in 2016 but not as partners.