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Rio 2016 - GOLD

Have a look at the 'Rio 2016' section where there is a compilation of match reports, pictures, statistics, vidoes, articles, and much more. Relive the epic Summer of 2016 all over again! 

Ludwig Walkenhorst Rio 2016 Gold Medal

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New Merchandise

­The eagerly awaited DVD/Bluray Ludwig/Walkenhorst Der Weg zu Gold is now available to purchase from the official shop. Go on, buy yourself a copy today! Also new to the official shop are t-shirts signed by Laura & Kira.


Ludwig/Walkenhorst Der Weg Zu Gold
Laura Ludwig - Happy

24th April 17 - Two training pictures and two short training vidoes from the pair preparing for their first tournament next month. [Picture] [Picture] [Video] [Video]

20th April 17 - Another training update. A very short video cycling on their way to train with April & Keri. And in the afternoon they will be training with the Czech duo Makki & Ba. [Video] [Picture]

19th April 17 - Update video from Laura & Kira showing them training hard in preperation for their first tournament together this year. [Video]

17th April - L&K at the beach watching some BVB. But of course, they'd rather be playing..... :)  [Picture]

16th April 17 - Laura & Kira  give a Happy Easter to their fans from their current location in America and share a picture of their lunch which is complete with hidden Easter Eggs! [Picture]

15th April 17 - Ludwig shares a video and picture of her 16 days in 'paradise' training with Kerrie Walsh & April Ross and Barbora Hermannova & Marketa Slukolova. [Video] [Picture].

13th April 17 - Article in Hamburger Abendblatt which discusses L&Ws latest award and their upcoming tournaments. [English translation]

10th April 17 - Laura and Kira pick up the "Team 2016" category award in the Sport1 awards at the REWE Final Four in the Barclaycard Arena Hamburg [Article - English Translation]

9th April 17 - Laura & Kira try their hand at being coaches yesterday when they training 8 young BVB players. [Video] [Picture]

Today the duo have been watching the Handballers. A mega atmosphere and an exciting game apparently. [Picture]

28 March 17 - Laura (Translation):  Finally the sun shines again in Hamburg! Are you looking forward to the summer? Your girlzzzzz [Photo]

24th March 17 - L&K conclude their training camp in Bern with Hüberli/Betschart and Anouk/Heidrich [Image] [Video]

15th March 17 - Laura & Kira are offering the opportunity for 13-18 year olds to train with them. An excellent way to promote youngsters to get involved with the sport. It also shows Capri Sonne is back on their tops. Is the brand still involved or is this an error? [Video]

13th March 17 - FB Update (Translated extract) 
A super camp is coming to an end. We spent two weeks in Tenerife and have taken our first big outdoor training camp behind us. The first week we did with Helke, the second with Jonas [...] The shoulder was very good, it all went according to plan.

Also two new photos [here] and [here]

10th March 17 - SMS published an article last week entitled "More Than Sports: Laura’s back on track" where Laura talks about Fort Lauderdale and the latest on her shoulder recovery. [Source]

9th March 17 - The FIVB have announced that the World Tour Finals will be taking place in - Hamburg. Laura & Kira managed to win playing at home last year, let's hope the same happens again.... [source

5th March 17 - Recent pictures: Laura & Kira taking a break on the sand from training [here]. The duo enjoying a well earned meal after all that training [here]. Finally, Laura enjoying a pedicure [here].

4th March 17 - Short BVB segment from ZDF featuring Laura & Kira. As this was shown when there is no current tournaments it's a good sign that BVB is growing in popularity. [Video link]

3rd March 17 - A very short video showing Laura & Kira now training together for the 2017 season. It appears that the Canarian Sun was a good location to choose! [Link]

3rd March 17- Interview with Laura Ludwig in DVV. She talks about her shoulder injury and her first tournament of the season with Kira Walkenhorst in Münster (5-7 May)!

24th Feb 17 - Laura Ludwig - Better stick to the day job Laura. I think this might be a cooking fail!

23rd Feb 17 - Laura Ludwig helps "Elitschule des Sports" celebrate it's 10th anniversary my being a celebrity guest. She says that the kids asked her some interesting questions! [Source | Source]

13th Feb 17 - Laura & Kira do the Apple Break challenge for charity. Well done Kira! [Video - German]

13th Feb 17 - Update from Kira (Translation):
Very windy... Too bad - actually Jule and I were good on it. But in our last game against the Dutch women van Gestel / Meppelink the wind did not really help us. It was still great to be back on the pitch. Thanks also to Jule, it was huge fun. Now I'm looking forward to going home and especially to the first joint ball training with Laura. [Source]

10th Feb 17 - That's the end of Fort Lauderdale Major for Kira & Julia. It was always going to be a tough ask getting together at short notice, but they did manage to win a few games during their brief partnership. Don't forget to check out the day-by-day review of the tournament.

10th Feb 17 - Walkenhorst/Grossner (GER) - Meppelink/Van Gestel (NED)
Result: 0-2. [Match video]

9th Feb 17Walkenhorst/Grossner (GER) - Sweat/Summer (USA) Result: 0-2. [Match video]

9th Feb 17 - Update from Laura: She's jealous of the weather Kira and Julia are enjoying, and the fact that they are playing on court. But she says that she'll soon be up there playing again..... [Source]

9th Feb 17 - Update from Kira (Translation): Super start in Fort Lauderdale. Jule and I have won the first two games. Tomorrow is against the Americans Sweat/Summer. Keep your fingers crossed. [Source]


[Older news can be found archived in the forum]


Have you seen this epic prank on Laura Ludwig yet?­

New PC Beach Volleyball Game out now!

Retail price:  £10.99 (Steam Store) The game is currently in 'Early Access' which means that there are still a few bugs to be ironed. However, having played the game for many hours I can say that it is a very good Beach Volleyball simulation. Physics have been accurately simulated and the gameplay is smooth, making it a very enjoyable game to play.


Volleyball Unbound - Pro Beach Volleyball
Fort Lauderdale Major News

Monster Block Kira!

Here comes the Boom­­

­Still tapping your feet to the tunes played at Rio 2016?

­The chances are you're thinking of the music played by DJ Roueche. He has released a special 36 minute "Thank You Rio" megamix featuring the most popular tunes from the arena. Well worth a listen.

Thank You Julia

Many thanks to Julia for postponing her own partnership with Glenzke to assist Kira in Fort Lauderdale Major to finish a credible 17th. 

Kira Walkenhorst