2016-09-09 20:30:00 CEST
The one home women’s team we can count on!
2015/16 FIVB World Tour ranking points: 2,140 – qualified as wildcards
2016 medals: 0
Torontonian Kristina Valjas and teammate Jamie Broder are Canadian women’s longest-serving partnership having played together since 2011/12.
The home favorites won their first gold medal at the Fuzhou Open last year but this summer’s wildcards reserved their best performance of the season with a last-16 finish at the Olympics in Rio – where they lost to fellow Canadians Pavan/Bansley.
The pair also took part in last summer’s Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale - but can they make home advantage count here at Polson Pier?!
Fun fact! The team built-up their Olympic qualification points early in the 2015 season with three top four finishes in the first five tournaments.