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2016-09-09 20:30:00 CEST

Consistent Canadians can’t wait for #TorontoFinals

The one home women’s team we can count on!

Will the Canadians be celebrating on home sand at the #TorontoFinals? Photocredit: Mike RanzWill the Canadians be celebrating on home sand at the #TorontoFinals? Photocredit: Mike Ranz

Team: Broder/Valjas

Nation: Canada

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.

JAMIE LYNN BRODER

  • NameJamie Lynn Broder
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Date of birth1985-06-08
  • Height172 cm
  • ResidenceToronto

KRISTINA VALJAS

  • NameKristina Valjas
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Date of birth1987-06-02
  • Height187 cm
  • ResidenceToronto