By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, August 6th, in front of 10,000 hostile fans in Vienna, Austria, Brazilian duo Evandro Goncalves and André Loyola (known locally as Evandro and André) stunned hometown favorites Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst to win the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship, 23-21, 22-20.
“It was the biggest experience of my life in a beach volleyball game,” exclaimed André, who is only in his first season partnering with Evandro.
The imposing presence of the 6-foot-11 Evandro loomed large in the match as he brought the . . .