International beach volleyball has returned to the iconic Rothenbaum stadium this week for the first time in three years. The German city of Hamburg, which staged the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship, hosts the fifth Elite16 event in the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour's inaugural season from Wednesday to Sunday.
Hamburg Elite16 - Qualification day in photos
Here are some of the best images of the first day of competition at the Rothenbaum
Gepubliceerd 10:03, 10 Aug 2022
The opening day of the tournament featured 23 matches in the qualifiers and saw four teams in each gender secure the final spots in the main draw, which begins on Thursday.
Here are some of the images that tell the story so far.