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Humana-Paredes - Pavan

Melissa Humana-Paredes

Nationality Canadian
Age 25
Best results • 1st place Gstaad Major Series 2018
• 1st place Commonwealth Games, Australia 2018
• 1st place Porec Major Series 2017
Biography I started playing beach volleyball when I was 12 because my dad coached the Canadian men’s team to a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics. I started representing Canada when I was 15 at Youth/Junior events (U21 silver medalist, U23 back-to-back bronze medalist) and was excited to partner with Sarah Pavan in 2016, after the Olympics. The rest is history…
Opinion KotC format The KOTC format is such a unique twist to our game. It showcases the best of the sport: Constant action, speed, athleticism and fun!

Sarah Pavan

Nationality Canadian
Age 31
Best results 1st Place Gstaad Major 2018
1st Place Porec Major 2017
1st Place Commonwealth Games 2018
Biography I was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario and attended the University of Nebraska, where I won an NCAA Championship. I started playing beach volleyball in 2013 after a long career with Canada’s indoor national team and represented Canada in the 2016 Rio Olympics, where I finished 5th. I was voted the 2015 and 2017 FIVB World Tour Best Blocker, won 4 gold medals with Melissa Humana-Paredes and am looking to win gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Opinion KotC format The King of the Court format will give both players and fans a unique view of beach volleyball and bring a new level of excitement to the sport. I am really excited to give it a try!

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