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2016-09-11 20:00:00 CEST

Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi oi oi!

Can the wildcards cause wildfire on the sand in Toronto?

Aussie grit on Canadian sand is guaranteed when Lou and Taliqua are around. Photocredit: Martin SteinthalerAussie grit on Canadian sand is guaranteed when Lou and Taliqua are around. Photocredit: Martin Steinthaler

Team: Bawden/Clancy

Nation: Australia

2015/16 FIVB World Tour ranking points: 2,230 – qualified as wildcards

2016 medals: 0

2015 Asian Champions Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy go into this year’s finale off the back of an excellent Olympics which saw them reach the quarterfinals before losing to eventual bronze medalists Ross/Walsh Jennings.

Successive ninth-place finishes at the Gstaad Major and the A1 Major Klagenfurt were the ideal preparation for their Rio adventure.

The Australians might have the furthest to travel than any other team but that hasn’t hindered their performances in the past – as shown by the fifth-place finish at last year’s World Championships.

Did you know? The Aussies travel more miles than any other team on the FIVB World Tour, with their base in Adelaide. 

LOUISE BAWDEN

  • NameLouise Bawden
  • Nationality Australian
  • Date of birth1981-08-07
  • Height183 cm
  • ResidenceAdelaide

TALIQUA CLANCY

  • NameTaliqua Clancy
  • Nationality Australian
  • Date of birth1992-06-25
  • Height184 cm
  • ResidenceAdelaide