Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ludwig, Walkenhorst Reach World Tour Finals; Looking to Add to Their Rio Gold

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ludwig, Walkenhorst Reach World Tour Finals; Looking to Add to Their Rio Gold

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Ludwig, Walkenhorst reach World Tour finals

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TORONTO - The German duo of Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst haven't slowed down since winning gold at the Rio Games.

Ludwig and Walkenhorst, who won the European and the German titles this season on top of Olympic gold, have reached the championship match at the 2016 Swatch beach volleyball FIVB World Tour finals after a semifinal victory on Saturday over Brazilians Larissa Maestrini and Talita Da Rocha Antunes.

They will face Swiss partners Joana Heidrich and Nadine Zumkehr on Sunday.

Ludwig and Walkenhorst defeated Heidrich and Zumkehr in the final of the A1 Major Klagenfurt earlier this season, but were beaten by the Swiss tandem at this week's event in Toronto.

"We know Nadine and Jo very well, we've played against each other and practiced with them a number of times. …

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