Canada's McNamara twins ascend to podium finish at King of the Court tournament

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Canadian beach volleyball siblings Megan, left, and Nicole McNamara finished third at the King of the Court beach volleyball tournament in Utrecht, Netherlands on Saturday.  (VolleyballWorld.com - image credit)
Canadian beach volleyball siblings Megan, left, and Nicole McNamara finished third at the King of the Court beach volleyball tournament in Utrecht, Netherlands on Saturday. (VolleyballWorld.com - image credit)

Canadian beach volleyball siblings Megan and Nicole McNamara reached the podium at the King of Court beach volleyball tournament in Utrecht, Netherlands on Saturday.

The 24-year-old twins from Richmond, B.C. finished third in the 20-team per gender tournament.

Brazil's Carolina Solberg Salgado and Barbara Seixas de Freitas came second, while the Spanish-Italian team of Maria Carro and Marta Menegatti were crowned winners.

Success, however, is no stranger to the McNamara sisters.

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The sand-loving siblings, who made their debut on the beach volleyball world tour in 2018, helped lead UCLA its first Pac-12 and NCAA titles.

Still, the sisters, born and raised in British Columbia, had to battle through four days of competition to reach the final.

On the men's side, David Åhman & Jonatan Hellvig of Sweeden were crowned champions.

Unlike a standard beach volleyball tournament, King of the Court is a new and highly energetic format that is marking its third edition in Utrecht.

Instead of the standard two teams, each match features five teams rotating in and out on a single court. A frantic affair to retain control of the "kings" side of the court and score as many points as possible before time expires.

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