Now in her 8th season as a professional volleyball player, this 27 year old from The Netherlands who, together with her partner Marleen van Iersel has an Olympic ranking of 7, is definitely a contender for medal in London. With a 1st place in the European championships in Scheveningen and a 2nd place in Gstaad on the World Tour this year their Olympic preparations have been going well.
FIVB Heroes in Berlin for another FIVB Grand Slam! FIVB Beach Volleyball Heroes are back in action at the Gstaad Grand Slam! World Championship: FIVB Heroes tough battle to reach Round of 16 World Championship: FIVB Heroes to meet in Elimination Round! World Championships: FIVB Heroes make their debut at the women’s competition! FIVB Heroes heading to Poland for the 2013 World Championships! FIVB Heroes take gold and silver medals in Rome FIVB Heroes advance in Rome Grand Slam Gold and Bronze for the Brazilian Heroes in Shanghai FIVB Heroes meet for the first Grand Slam of the year 4 FIVB HEROES COUPLES ON TOP OF THE POOLS IN FUZHOU OPEN! FIVB Heroines reached the quarterfinals! Olympic FIVB Heroines in last 16 in beach volleyball! Olympic FIVB Heroines advance ahead of schedule London 2012, First Weekend Recap: A Real Olympic Party for Beach Volleyball Fans Olympic FIVB Heroines Ready to rock London 2012 No Luck for the FIVB Heroes in Klagenfurt!
The Grand Slam in Klagenfurt was the last stop before the Olympics and four of our FIVB Heroes decided to participate as a last-minute self-assessment a week before London. Unfortunately a podium position eluded all four of them!