FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

Shanghai PPTV Grand Slam | 29 avril - 4 mai 2014


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World Championships medallists lead German teams at Shanghai Grand Slam

Britta Buthe (left) and Karla Borger were part of a successful year for German teams in 2013

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 3, 2014 – FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships medallists Karla Borger and Britta Buthe and Jonathan Erdman and Kay Matysik will spearhead the German teams’ challenge at the first Grand Slam of the season in Shanghai. 

The tournament runs from April 29 – May 4 and is the first of nine Grand Slams on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, which also features 11 Open tournaments and accrues points from continental and domestic tours. 

Borger and Buthe won silver at the 2013 World Championships in Mazury, Poland, while Erdman and Matysik overcame their disappointment at missing out on the final to claim the bronze medals. 

In total there are four female teams and four male sides taking to the beach in China’s financial capital.

Ilka Semmler and Katrin Holtwick and Laura Ludwig and Kia Walkenhorst are the other two teams and both sides enjoyed success on the beach in 2013.  

Semmler and Holtwick started the year by winning bronze at the season-opening Fuzhou Open, and then went on to win silver at the Berlin Grand Slam and bronze at the Long Beach and The Hague Grand Slams.

Ludwig and Walkenhorst meanwhile marked their debut season as a team in 2013 by winning silver at the Moscow and Sao Paolo Grand Slams and bronze at the Xiamen Grand Slam and the CEV European Championships. 

In the men’s draw Alexander Walkenhorst and Stefan Windscheif, Markus Bockermann and Mischa Urbatzka and Armin Dollinger and Clemens Wickler are the other three teams that will compete on Jinshan beach. 

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