Germany Be Proud!
Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst made history over the weekend in Vienna as THE first European team to win the Beach Volleyball World Championship. Ther German duo are the reigning Olympic champions and they have also won the 2016 SWATCH World Tour Finals.
To sum up their 4 year old partnership, Lara and Kira have won the “Triple Crown” titles.
Most Valuable Player Laura Ludwig Says:
“It was definitely a tight match, it was going back and forth. They definitely did a good job and we just had to focus on our side. We knew we could touch every ball and serve better. It was one of our best serving games of the tournament. After the break we said we can do better. I think we can’t realize what we achieved the last 10 days. We wanted to play as much as we can. We’re just happy to play together and find our self confidence together. A lot of Germans came, a lot of Germans were cheering. Every player loves it, to be on centre court. It gave me goose bumps.”
Kira Walkenhorst Says:
“I really can’t believe it and we really wanted to do good here. We believed it and game by game we got better. It was really tough against the Americans. They’re a good team, for sure. They haven’t played that long together right now. They were really good in this match and we played the first set and really had the focus on our reception. We had to work together and play our game.”
USA’s April Ross and Lauren Fendrick finished in second while Larisa and Talita went home with the bronze medal.
The champions were also awarded $60,000, runner-ups with $45,000, 3rd with $35,000.
Congrats to all the winners and to all the teams who competed!
THANK YOU VIENNA FOR BEING SUCH A GREAT HOST!!!