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Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals | 29 September - 4 October 2015

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Team: Doppler/Horst




Doppler and Horst are at the end of the most successful season for an Austrian men’s team on the FIVB World Tour with $140,000 in earnings and seven top-nine placements. In 32 FIVB World Tour events together starting in 2012, Doppler and Horst have appeared in one final (Poland 2012) with two podium placements and four “final four” finishes. Doppler and Horst have a 78-68 match mark together on the FIVB World Tour (53.4 winning percentage). The pair placed ninth at the London 2012 Olympics after netting a Summer Games berth by winning seven-straight matches at the 2012 Continental Cup Finals in Moscow. Doppler and Horst won the bronze medal at the 2014 European continental championships. For 11 European events, Doppler and Horst have posted a 42-15 match mark (73.7%) with two gold medals and five podium placements. The pair won a 2013 tour stop in Serbia (Novi Sad) and 2012 challenger event in Austria (Baden). For 44 FIVB and European events together, Doppler and Horst have a 127-83 match record (60.5%).

Horst started playing on the FIVB World Tour in 2003 with 99 total appearances highlighted by three podium placements and eight “final four” finishes. He has a 199-197 FIVB World Tour match record (50.3%). Horst placed fifth with Florian Gosch at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Doppler has competed in two Olympics and qualified for a third, but missed the Athens 2004 Summer Games with Nik Berger due to a knee injury. He placed ninth at the Beijing 2008 Olympics with Peter Gartmayer and ninth in London with Horst. Doppler has played in more FIVB World Tour events (145) than any other Austria player. Since playing in his first world tour event in 1998, Doppler has three podium placements and seven “final four” finishes to his credit. He has played 650 FIVB World Tour matches with 362 wins (55.7%). Doppler has topped the European continental championship twice with Berger (2003) and Gartmayer (2007).

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