2016-07-27 20:59:00 CET
Rio-bound girls not having it all their own way in the Pool Play
The youngsters stunned top seeds from Germany Ludwig/Walkenhorst in their opening match of the day and their debut in the Swatch Major Series tasted even sweeter when they put Canadians Broder/Valjas to the sword late on a wet Wednesday afternoon.
There are 12 women’s teams heading to Rio on the shores of Lake Wörthersee this week and those flying to South America had a mixed day on a dramatic day of Pool Play.
Yesterday we highlighted Pool C as the group of death as it contained no less than three Olympic-bound teams. Polish pair Brzostek/Kolosinska ended the day smiling after two wins from two but Australians Laird/Artacho weren’t feeling the love after two defeats.
Many of the soon-to-be-Olympians had to settle for one win and one defeat on Wednesday, including Australians Bawden/Clancy, Czech duo Hermannová/Slukova, Forrer/Vergé-Dépré of Switzerland and Spain’s Liliana/Elsa.
But it wasn’t all doom and gloom on a stormy day in Carinthia as Germany’s Borger/Büthe and Argentina’s Gallay/Klug won both of their matches to put them in pole position for a place in the second elimination around – as did Poreč Major gold medalists Laboureur/Sude.
Of course the beauty of beach volleyball means that can all change tomorrow – but Wednesday belonged to Kelly and Sara. Sleep well, girls! Good job!