28 July 2022 – 8 Aug 2022
The Aussie duo of Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett have held their nerve to win the men’s beach volleyball gold medal at Birmingham 2022. “It’ s hard to put it into words – being back-to-back Commonwealth Games gold medallist in beach volleyball is something really special,” McHugh said.
McHugh and Burnett edged ahead before landing the crucial blow to take the final set 20-18 and with it the gold medal. “It feels good. It is crazy. To came from two match points down, it is a surreal experience,” McHugh said. “That is why we play, for moments like this, feelings like this. You just want to savour it, because it doesn’t last forever and there will be another tournament in no time. I just want to enjoy this one with my family and friends.”
Both of Australia’s beach volleyball teams have advanced to the gold medal matches at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett earnt their gold medal match berth after a convincing win over Rwanda’s Venuste/Olivier. “We stayed really patient throughout that whole game – even though the score might have shown something different,” Clancy said. “We showed a lot of intensity and focus and I’m happy the result ended up falling in our favour.
AUSTRALIA’S golden superstars have returned home after dominating in the pool at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.O’Callaghan, 18, who bagged seven medals, was all smiles as she pulled out an armful of medals. “It’s really nice to head back home and settle back in and celebrate with my family,” she said. “I’m really happy to see Mum and my sister.”
The Australian Men’s beach volleyball duo has progressed to the gold medal match at Birmingham 2022. Chris McHugh wasn’t a popular man in Birmingham as Australia put Rwanda’s Commonwealth Games dream on ice to qualify for the men’s volleyball gold medal game. The Australian veteran, partnering fresh-faced Paul Burnett, will gun for back-to-back titles on Sunday against Canada.