2016-09-10 17:29:00 CEST
Silver medalists at Klagenfurt focused on the Finals
2015/16 FIVB World Tour ranking points: 3,940 – qualified as wildcards
2016 medals: 3 (One gold, one silver, one bronze)
Nadine Zumkehr and Joana Heidrich were one of the teams closest to the top eight automatic qualifiers for the season finale and were given a wildcard entry following a fine 2015/16 season.
However, the team roared back to form, claiming silver at the A1 Major Klagenfurt shortly before the Olympic Games where they went onto reach the quarterfinals.
Fun fact! Before the A1 Major Klagenfurt, no Swiss women’s team had ever won a medal at the capital of beach volleyball. But Heidrich/Zumkehr went onto win silver while Hüberli/Betschart claimed bronze.