HAVANA.- Cubans Leila Martinez and Mailen Delis became the first Cuban women’s pair to win gold on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour when reaching the title in the Aydin 1-star event, in TurkeyAccording to the contest website, they beat 2-0 (21-18 and 21-16) top-seeded Russia´s Mastikova and Dabizha, result that earned them 200 points to the world ranking.

Previously, in semifinals, the Cuban duet defeated 2-0 (21-16 and 21-9) Sweden's Yoken-Simonsson.

The bronze medal went to the Swedish duo made up by the Thurin sisters, who won 2-1 (18-21, 26-24 and 15-11) over Yoken and Simonsson.

This event was attended by 19 pairs from 9 countries, all from Europe but Cuba.