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Canadian beach volleyball duo Heather Bansley, left, and Brandie Wilkerson celebrate after advancing to the quarter-finals at Tokyo 2020 with an upset win over Americans Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)What happened to Bansley and Wilkerson?
Bansley and Wilkerson improved to 2-2 in the tournament following the upset victory, and they will face Latvia's Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka on Tuesday at 8 a.m. ET. The Canadians regained composure and focused on their gameplan after losing a set that was initially going their way.What is Brandie Wilkerson known for?
Brandie Wilkerson (born July 1, 1992) is a Canadian beach volleyball player who plays as a right-side blocker. With teammate Heather Bansley, she achieved a career-high world ranking of No. 1 in November 2018. She is the 2018 FIVB Best Blocker. She has also competed on the AVP .Did Bansley and Wilkerson do their job in Doha?
“Finally,” Bansley said, “we were able to do our job.” Theirs was a job done well. Bansley and Wilkerson finished ninth in Doha, losing a three-set battle with fellow Canadians and eventual silver medallists Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes.