A major FIVB beach volleyball tournament is being staged this week in Qinzhou, China, and among the players representing the USA is RSG! Olympian Nicole Branagh.
The competition is the first event to employ a new test rule that the block does not count as a touch. That will allow for three contacts after the block.
The FIVB said it hopes to lengthen rallies and that will help grow the sport.
In the 32-team single elimination main-draw that begins today, Branagh is partnered with Lauren Fendrick.
Good luck, Nicole!