Canadian beach volleyball twins Megan, Nicole McNamara reach podium at King of the Court

Canadian beach volleyball twins Megan and Nicole McNamara earned a podium finish at the King of the Court tournament in Hamburg, Germany on Sunday with a third-place finish in the final round.

The 24-year-old Richmond, B.C., natives finished behind winners Pleun Ypma and Emi van Driel of the Netherlands, and runners-up Alice Zeimann and Shaunna Polley of New Zealand.

Unlike regular beach volleyball, King of the Court matches involve five rotating teams playing against each other in three rounds on one court.

The first and second rounds last 15 minutes, with the team with the least points eliminated following each. In the third and final round, the first team with 15 points is the winner, or the duo with the highest score at the time of the final buzzer.

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Canada’s McNamara twins reach podium at King of the Court in Hamburg

Beach volleyball twins Megan and Nicole McNamara from Richmond, B.C., finish third at the King of the Court beach volleyball tournament in Hamburg, Germany.

The Canadians finished the final round at Active City Arena with seven points, while the Dutch and Kiwi duos racked up 14 and 12 points, respectively before time expired.

The McNamaras turned pro after decorated collegiate careers that saw them lead the UCLA Bruins to back-to-back NCAA national championships during their junior and senior years in 2018 and 2019.

They recently represented Canada at the FIVB beach volleyball world championships earlier this month in Rome, Italy, where they came up short in the round of 32 against Italy’s Claudia Scampoli and Margherita Bianchin.

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