No Luck for the FIVB Heroes in Klagenfurt!

Chen Xue and Xi Zhang, who won the Berlin Grand Slam, finished fourth in Austria due to a semi-final forfeit. The Netherlands’ Meppelink/van Gestel passed through to the gold medal match, while Brazilian duo Maria Antonelli and Talita Antunes went on to win the bronze medal for the same reason.

The tournament proved unlucky for the German duo too. Sara Goller and Laura Ludwig came ninth, losing 2-1 (16-21, 21-18, 15-13) to the Netherlands’ Sanne Keizer and Marleen Van Iersel in the second round.

Leaving this disappointing Grand Slam in Klagenfurt behind, our FIVB Heroes are fully focused on the Olympics now. With a few days to go and a little time to improve their game, we wish them a better performance and the best of luck in London!

Stay tuned at to find out how the FIVB Heroes are doing in London!