Canadian pair win women's beach volleyball world championship

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Published on July 7, 2019 - Duration: 01:26s

Canadian pair win women's beach volleyball world championship

Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes beat Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman to win world beach volleyball title.

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Canadian pair win women's beach volleyball world championship

SHOWS: HAMBURG, GERMANY (JULY 7, 2019) (QUATTRO MEDIA - NO ARCHIVE.

NO RESALES) 1.

CANADA'S SARAH PAVAN AND MELISSA HUMANA-PAREDES WIN POINT AFTER LONG RALLY IN FIRST GAME 2.

GOLD MEDAL POINT - SARAH PAVAN AND MELISSA HUMANA-PAREDES WIN THE MATCH 3.

CELEBRATIONS 4.

MEDAL WINNERS ON PODIUM 5.

CLOSE UP OF SARAH PAVAN AND MELISSA HUMANA-PAREDES SINGING NATIONAL ANTHEM 6.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) SARAH PAVAN SAYING: "This is a dream come true.

This is something we will carry with us forever and this was our big goal for this particular season was to be world champions.

And to overcome the adversity we have had this week.

We had a lot of tough battles, a lot of ups and downs and we've fought through it.

It was lot of grit and resilience and we were relentless.

The next big one for us is the Olympics and this is the perfect starting point for that." 7.

PAVAN AND HUMANA-PAREDES HOLDING AND KISSING TROPHY 8.

CHAMPAGNE CELEBRATIONS STORY: Canadian duo Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes won the women's beach volleyball world championships to become the first ever Canadian winners of the title.

In front of a crowd of 12,000 spectators at the Hamburger Rothenbaum stadium they beat the USA's April Ross and Alix Klineman in straight sets 23-21 23-21.

With the two set win, the duo also clinched a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics .

Pavan and Humana-Paredes were ranked sixth in the world before the event, but after winning their country's first ever medals at the world championships, they will now be considered one of the favourites for Tokyo next year.

(Production: Oliver Regan)

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