Humana-Paredes and Wilkerson win bronze at Ostrava Elite16 beach volleyball event
The Canadian duo left nothing to chance against the Swiss team of Nina Brunner and Tanja Hüberli, winning in straight sets of 21-16, 21-14, to secure bronze in Sunday’s third-place draw.
“The teams here are elite calibre, but we’ve been working very hard,” Wilkerson said in a post-match interview. “We have an amazing team [and] an amazing coach, so every game we were focused and we had our eye on the prize.”
The Toronto athletes, who joined forces in late October in a quest for a medal at Paris 2024, are playing in just their third tournament together.
They went undefeated at the tournament until their semifinal match to Americans Terese Cannon and Sarah Sponcil (19-21, 23-21, 15-13).
Previously in their quarterfinal match, the Canadians topped Kristen Nuss and Taryn Kloth of the United States 2-1 (21-19, 13-21, 15-12).