2016-09-18 02:50:00 CEST
What the athletes had to say after another busy day at the office
As the serious business of Super Sunday draws closer, the stars of the Swatch World Tour Finals who are no longer in the tournament have been thanking their fans after a long, hard season on the sand on social media. Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy, who lost in the quarterfinals yesterday, reflect on the fun times they’ve had in Toronto and on tour during 2016.
Such a cool group of athletes at the #TorontoFinals #funtimes #selfie #Repost @philcollin1 with @repostapp ・・・ Wait, hold on! @aprilrossbeach needs a selfie with @kerrileewalsh & a couple dozen of their BFFs at the #torontofinals @swatchmajors @FIVBWorldTour @usavolleyball
See this Instagram video by @loubawden * 28 likes
5th place at #worldtourfinals 🏐 2016 season has come to an end so thankful for my amazing team @loubawden Steve Tutton & @simonnaismith 😍
See this Instagram photo by @taliqua * 282 likes
Canadians Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson also exited the tournament early but both players send their love to the people around them that made their new partnership blossom after they almost knocked out finalists Ludwig/Walkenhorst in the last 16.
Had SO MUCH FUN playing at home this week beside this stud, @brandiewilks! Toronto, your support has been amazing 🙌
What a week it's been! Thank you to all my friends and family, support team, coach, and everyone in between that's made this #torontofinals exhilarating. VERY special thanks to @heatherbansley for making this a dream come true, so honoured to be playing and learning alongside the worlds best! 😍🇨🇦
See this Instagram photo by @bvuilleumier * 271 likes
Friday also saw the exit of the tournament from American Kerri Walsh Jennings, who together with April Ross also lost to Ludwig/Walkenhorst. Now it’s the off season, Kerri has more important things to think about than winning medals…
New house, no furniture 😳 no problem. Off season has officially begun & I'm right where I want to be ❤️😍😍😍❤️🙌
See this Instagram photo by @kerrileewalsh * 13 likes
ANOTHER team to lose to Ludwig/Walkenhorst also posted on social media on Saturday. Larissa/Talita went down to the Olympic champs in the semifinals but their season isn’t over as their next port of call is their own home tournament.
4º Lugar ! Vitória das suíças Forrer/Vergé Depré por 2x0 ! Próximo torneio inicio da temporada do Circuito Brasileiro em Campo Grande !
Annnnnnnnnd finally…Let’s not forget, a team won a medal today! Yes, congratulations are in order for Swiss pair Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Vergé-Dépré who beat Larissa and Talita to scoop bronze and guarantee Switzerland two places on the podium!
🎊 BRONZEEEEE vs Larissa/Talita @ the WORLD TOUR FINALS!!! 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼🎉🎉🎉🎉
Tomorrow is guaranteed to be full of thrills and spills on the sand as Super Sunday takes over Polson Pier. The first game, the first of the men’s semifinals, is at 10am. So get down here or log on to our website for live coverage as it happens!
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