Australia’s top beach volleyballers competing in the FIVB 3 Star tournament in China this week

World championship bronze medallists, Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar, headline the Australian campaign this week at the FIVB 3 Star Beach Volleyball tournament in Qinzhou, China.

They enter the tournament as the top seed.

Taliqua and Mariafe are using the tournament as vital preparation for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

After the China tournament they head to Mexico for a FIVB 4 Star event.

They will be joined in China by three other Australian teams: Nikki Laird and Becchara Palmer in the women’s; and in the men’s, it will be Damien Schumann and Cole Durant in one team; with Zac Schubert and Max Guehrer in the other.

All Australian teams will be starting in the main draw.