Natalie Cook and Tamsin Hinchley have absolutely dominated the beaches of St.Kilda at the National Beach Volleyball Series held last weekend. With 6 Olympic games between them the pair are definately looking the goods as they near their peak as a team in August for the 2012 London Olympics.
2 weeks prior in Surfers paradise the girls suffered a shock loss early in the draw which took them through the contenders brackett meaning they played 8 matches to come back and win the tournament. No easy task for even the fittest athlete. You might have seen Nat using a makeshift ice bath in her hotel to help her muscles recover. However that wasnt the case last weekend as they went through undefeated and didnt even lose a set on their way to pumping everyone and winning the final 21-16 / 21-13 in rd 4 of the tour.
The girls next head to New Zealand to play on their National series in the lead up to the Continental Cup which counts towards olympic qualification. So a big few weeks ahead for Nat and Tamsin.
In the mens there was a massive upset and possible changing of the guard as Will Mercer and Cedric legrande battled through their matches winning some close 3 setters at the business end of the draw and beating rd 3 champions Josh Slack and Chris Mchugh in the mens final 14-21 / 21-18 / 15-12. Cedric Legrande was stoked to win on his home beach and commented on facebook "Cant get the smile off my face !"