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MELISSA HUMANA-PAREDES & SARAH PAVAN - PROUD MIKASA CANADA AMBASSADORS


Mikasa Canada is very proud to announce a new partnership with Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan - the beach volleyball duo occupying the third spot in the FIVB ranking. They are the first women and first Canadians to have won a gold medal in beach volleyball at the Commonwealth Games. With their eyes on the top spot of the podium at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan represent a model of perseverance and determination for young Canadian athletes. Mikasa Canada is honored to offer them the best beach volleyball equipment on the market and to support them as they climb to the highest peaks of their discipline and to the Olympic podium. 

MELISSA HUMANA-PAREDES

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Born and raised by her phenomenal parents, a Chilean national ballet dancer and Olympic volleyball coach, in the beautiful city of Toronto, Melissa has set out to make a path of her own. She first represented Canada at the age of 15. She then joined team Canada in 2011.

Melissa accomplishments include winning FIVB Rookie of the Year in 2014 as well as FIVB’s Most Improved Player in 2017. After just one season with Sarah Pavan, they were able to finish the 2017 FIVB earning a gold, two silvers, and a bronze medal on the World Tour.

Currently, she and her partner are ranked number three in the world and their sights are set on the next 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The talented duo also wrote a new chapter in the 2018 Commonwealth Games history by becoming the first Canadian women to win a gold medal in beach volleyball.

As a recent Communications graduate from York University, she fills her new found free-time with helping out the women’s varsity volleyball team.

 

 

 

 

SARAH PAVAN

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Sarah Pavan has been in the world of volleyball since childhood. As a passionate woman, she began playing volleyball at the age of 10 and beach volleyball at the age of 26 as she wanted to pursue her dream of competing in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. At the age of 16, Sarah became the youngest player to join the Canadian National Volleyball Team.

She attended the University of Nebraska, where her team won the NCAA Championship in 2006. The four-time First-Team All-American was named the AVCA National Player of the Year in 2006, and was the Honda Broderick Cup Winner for the top female athlete in the NCAA in 2007.

Sarah was able to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, earning a 5th place finish. Sarah's most recent accomplishments includes winning FIVB Best Blocker title in 2015 and 2017.  

With her current partner, Melissa Humana-Paredes, she finished the 2017 FIVB earning a gold, two silvers, and a bronze medal on the World Tour in their first season together. The pair is currently ranked number 3 in the world, with the sights set on a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

COMPETITIONS SCHEDULE

DATES

EVENT

COUNTRY

TYPE

April 24-28, 2019

Xiamen Open 

China

World Tour 4*

May 15-19, 2019

Itapema Open

Brazil

World Tour 4*

May 29 - June 2, 2019

Ostrava Open

Czech Republic

World Tour 4*

June 12-16, 2019   

Warsaw Open 

Poland

World Tour 4*

June 28 - July 7, 2019

World Championships Hamburg

Germany

World Championship

July 9-14, 2019

Gstaad Open

Switzerland

World Tour 5*

July 24-28, 2019

Tokyo Open

Japan

World Tour 4*

July 31 - August 4, 2019

Vienna Open

Austria

World Tour 5*

August 14-18, 2019

Moscow Open

Russia

World Tour 4*

September 4-8, 2019

Rome (World Tour Finals)

Italia

World Tour Finals

 

As a major sponsor of the sports duo Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan, Mikasa Canada is honored to offer them the best beach volleyball equipment on the market. Over the next years, Mikasa Canada will support this duo of athletes' path towards success and the achievement of their greatest goals. Mikasa Canada will follow its ambassadors’ performances with great enthusiasm and wishes them much success for their next 4-star tournament, the Xiamen Open, to be held in China from April 24 to 28, 2019.

 

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