Sunday, August 19, 2018

Bolivia & Mexico win doubles at 2018 IRF World Championships

Valeria Centellas and Yasmine Sabja of Bolivia are the first women racquetball World Champions from South America as they captured gold in Women’s Doubles at the 19th International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Championships in San José, Costa Rica. The Bolivians defeated Mexicans Monserrat Mejia and Alexandra Herrera, 8-15, 15-14, 11-2, in the final.

While there were new champions on the women’s side, Mexican Alvaro Beltran won his 4th Men’s Doubles World Championship, as he and Daniel De La Rosa came back from a game down to defeat racquetball legends Rocky Carson and Sudsy Monchik of the USA, 10-15, 15-9 11-2. It marks the first time Carson is without a gold medal at Worlds since 2006, as he won gold in Men’s Singles at the last five events. Beltran has now won Men’s Doubles in three of the last four World Championships.

If you missed the finals, you can view them again via the IRF Facebook page.

18th IRF World Championships
August 10-18, 2018
San José, Costa Rica

Men's Doubles - Final

1) Alvaro Beltran & Daniel De La Rosa (Mexico) d. 3) Rocky Carson & Sudsy Monchik (USA), 10-15, 15-9, 11-2

Women's Doubles - Final

7) Valeria Centellas & Yasmine Sabja (Bolivia) d. 1) Monserrat Mejia & Alexandra Herrera (Mexico), 8-15, 15-14, 11-2

Follow the bouncing ball....

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