Sunday, May 11, 2008

Gibb & Rosenthal win gold in Prague, qualify for Beijing

by Unknown at 2:12 PM

Americans Jake Gibb & Sean Rosenthal (13) have shown their mettle for medal, winning gold at the FIVB Prague Open over Germans Brink-Dieckmann (11), 21-13, 23-21. The duo defeated the FIVB Tour's top-rated team, Emanuel-Ricardo, to make the finals.

With this finish, Gibb-Rosenthal are the first American team to qualify for the Beijing Olympics. Todd Rogers & Phil Dalhausser lead in qualifying points, but have yet to play in their 8th and final qualifying tournament. The deadline is July 20.

photo: fivb