Germany’s Laboureur/Sude Claim Gold In Gstaad Over Brazilians

  0 Carly DeMarque | July 08th, 2017 | Beach, FIVB Majors Series, FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach


German’s Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude took the gold medal at the Gstaad Major over Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca of Brazil. As the winners of the event, Laboureur/Sude will take home the $40,000 top prize to share while Antunes/France will split $32,000 for placing second. Laboureur/Sude took down the Brazilian squad 2-0, (21-18, 22-20), with the final set going into extra points to determine the winner.

This is the second medal that Laboureur/Sude have earned on the SWATCH Major Series, with a third place finish in Fort Lauderdale to kick off the 2017 season. Laboureur/Sude are just the second German pair to win gold in Gstaad, with Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler winning the title in 2014.

Antunes/Franca were seeking out their third-straight Gstaad Major gold medal. Since forming their partnership in July 2014, Antunes/Franca are 15-3 in gold medal matches on the FIVB World Tour. Earlier this season, the Brazilian duo won the Fort Lauderdale Major, kicking off their season, where the German’s that defeated them earned the bronze medal.

Over the course of the 25 years of the FIVB World Tour, there have been 326 FIVB women’s events, with Brazil and Germany meeting in the finals 21 times at any given event. Despite the outcome of this match in Gstaad, Brazil holds a 16-5 lead in victories in the finals over German duos.

Semifinal matches

The German’s fought tooth and nail to get into the finals match in Gstaad. They overcame a first set setback to take down the second Swiss pair to ever make it to the semifinals in Gstaad in a grueling three set match.

The Brazilian powerhouse crew had no troubles making it to the finals over the Porec champions from Canada.

Bronze Medal Match

  • Humana-Paredes/Pavan def. Heidrich/Verge-Depre 2-0, (21-15, 21-12)

Unable to win the gold medal, the Canadian pair were able to run through the Swiss duo to take the bronze medal in Gstaad.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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