Ludwig/Walkenhorst to win World Tour in beach volleyball


World Champions, Olympic victory to stop the inside and now Gold at the World Tour in Hamburg, Germany, Laura Ludwig and Kira walkenhorst are in beach volleyball.

The German team prevailed on Saturday in the jam-Packed tennis stadium am Rothenbaum against the Brazilians Agatha and Duda with 2:1 (21:17, 19:21, 15:10) . Thus defended, Ludwig and Walkenhorst in your home tournament a year ago in Toronto, Canada, won the title and conceded the win bonus of $ 100,000. “The Olympic victory was cool, the world champion title even cooler. But that was sensational” he said to Ludwig, the nearly 10,000 Fans.

“This is a Moment you can handle it all, what it has achieved in the past few years,” said Blocker Walkenhorst, which had to come up with a variety of injuries through the Hamburg days: “This was a cruelty.” Even a task had been during the tournament, in the room. In the final, the German Nationalduo could also be from the first lost set of the tournament not out of the upset. Ludwig made two aces in the victory.

mrl/sw (sid, dpa)