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FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
MAZURY 2013 MEDIA GUIDE
MEPPELINK & VAN GESTEL
Together: 2009 (1) // from 2011 (21)
Sophie van Gestel and Madelein Meppelink won their first FIVB World
Tour medal when they claimed silver at the 2012 Klagenfurt Grand
Slam.The pair then appeared in their first Olympic Games and reached
the last 16 at London 2012.This year they won gold in the final of the
Corrientes Grand Slam with victory over Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk
and Maria Antonelli. Van Gestel made her name a successful junior
player before linking up with Meppelink at the 2011 Klagenfurt Grand
Slam. In 2008 she won silver at the FIVB U19 World Championships
alongside Rimke Braakman, and then teamed up with Michelle
Stiekema at the U21 World Championships, where she added another
silver medal. She returned to the U21 World Championships in 2011
with Braakman and left with a bronze medal for her collection.Then in
2012
she was voted Most Improved Player on the World Tour circuit.
MOST RECENT TEAM RESULTS
Year Tournament
Country Category Rk Prize money
2013
Rome
ITA
GS
5
10,000
2013
The Hague
NED GS
9
5,500
2013
Münster
GER
NT
1
0
2013
Corrientes
ARG GS
1
33,000
2013
Shanghai
CHN GS
4
12,900
2013
Fuzhou
CHN OPEN
4
4,500
2013
Antalya
TUR
SAT
1
1,200
2012
Stare Jablonki
POL
GS
17
5,100
2012
London
GBR
OG
9
0
2012
Klagenfurt
AUT
GS
2
29,500
2012
Gstaad
SUI
GS
9
8,000
2012
Moscow
RUS
GS
5
13,200
2012
The Hague
NED CCH
5
4,000
2012
Beijing
CHN GS
9
8,000
2012
Shanghai
CHN GS
17
5,100
2012
Sanya
CHN OPEN 17
2,800
2012
Brasilia
BRA OPEN
7
7,600
2011
Phuket
THA OPEN 25
2,000
2011
The Hague
NED OPEN 17
2,800
2011
Aland
FIN
OPEN 17
2,800
2011
Klagenfurt
AUT
GS
17
5,100
2009
Blackpool
ENG U21WC 5
0
NED