Ludwig/Walkenhorst Add World Tour Win to Olympic Gold

  0 Braden Keith | September 18th, 2016 | Beach, News, Pro, Pro Beach


Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst (Germany) def. Nadine Zumkehr/Joana Heidrich (Switzerland) 2-0

  • 21-18, 21-16
  • Ludwig/Walkenhorst win 2016 FIVB World Tour Finals gold medal and win $100,000; Zumkehr/Hedrich take silver and win $50,000

Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst have won a grand slam of sorts, winning their 4th massive title of the year:

  • Rio 2016 Olympic champions.
  • 2016 European champions
  • 2016 German champions
  • 2016 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals

This completes a huge comeback for the Olympic Champs, who started the tournament with a pair of losses in pool play and had to fight their way back through the round of 16 to eventually win the title.

For Nadine Zumkehr, this will be the last match of her career, having announced her retirement at the end of this season.

See highlights of the match, along with the medal presentation ceremonies, below:

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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