David Ahman & Jonatan Hellvig are closer than ever to the top of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Ranking. After their triumph at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Joao Pessoa Elite16 in Brazil last week, the Swedish jump-setters zoomed in on the number one position and are now standing only 400 points below leaders Anders Mol & Christian Sorum of Norway.
The gap between the two Scandinavian pairs has never been this narrow. In fact the last time Mol & Sorum had someone that close behind them in the number two spot was way back in early November 2022, when the distance between them and second-ranked Alexander Brouwer & Robert Meeuwsen of the Netherlands was just 180 points.
Ahman & Hellvig collected 1,200 points with their first place in Joao Pessoa and, after dropping 460 points from their ninth best result, they net-gained 740 towards a new total of 8,460 points. The Beachvolley Vikings, who did not take part in Joao Pessoa, have 8,860.