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2016-09-01 15:15:00 CEST

The Olympic champs going for gold again

Ludwig/Walkenhorst aiming to complete magical season at #TorontoFinals

Laura (left) and Kira won Olympic gold but have one last prize to play for in Toronto. Photocredit: Mihai StetcuLaura (left) and Kira won Olympic gold but have one last prize to play for in Toronto. Photocredit: Mihai Stetcu

Team: Ludwig/Walkenhorst

Nation: Germany

2015/16 FIVB World Tour ranking position: 1

2015/16 FIVB World Tour ranking points: 5,980

2016 medals: 7 (Six golds, one bronze)

Has there been a better year for any team on the FIVB World Tour? Olympic champions Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst have swept all before them on their way to glory in 2016.

The Rio triumph was their sixth FIVB gold of the campaign and seventh in total following their victory at the European Championships.

Their medal collection includes two Swatch Major Series titles – the smart Major Hamburg and the A1 Major Klagenfurt.

Runners-up in the Swatch World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale 12 months ago, can the German girls go one better and seal an incredible season with yet another gold?

Fun fact! The team have reached the semifinals of the last seven competitions they have entered. Watch out Toronto!

Watch Laura and Kira storm to smart Major Hamburg gold on home sand back in June

LAURA LUDWIG

  • NameLaura Ludwig
  • Nationality German
  • Date of birth1986-01-13
  • Height181 cm
  • ResidenceHamburg

KIRA WALKENHORST

  • NameKira Walkenhorst
  • Nationality German
  • Date of birth1990-11-18
  • Height184 cm
  • ResidenceHamburg