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Beach volleyball : Kira Walkenhorst: A medical file as thick as a phone book

The view goes back to the 18. August 2016, with two German women in Rio de Janeiro beyond itself grew: Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst disputed to this day, the finals of the Olympic tournament, the beach volleyball players and not had to only have your Brazilian challengers Barbara Seixas de Freitas and Agatha Bednarczuk, but got it in the massive stadium to Copacabana to do with treacherous fall winches, and more than 10,000 spectators, who roared to the local Team to the front.

The German defied all the odds in a way that seemed so sure and confident, as if this were the most natural thing in the world. One-sided as this 2:0-success, run an Olympic final, dominant, no other Team has occurred at such an important event. Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst have been courted afterwards in Germany and enjoyed their appearances in the spotlight. Beach volleyball players of the year, team of the year – two girls from a maximum at the edge of perceived sports were to be seen for a few months, almost as often on the red carpet, such as in the Sand.

Almost two years later, the magnificent Duo Ludwig/walkenhorst history. Over and out, Kira Walkenhorst no longer can. The block is a player formed six years with the gifted defensive artist Laura Ludwig, a congenial double, need to pay tribute to their endless medical history. Injuries and setbacks mark the path of the 28-Year-old from eating, fighting, in spite of a cruciate ligament tear, Pfeifferschem glandular fever and a meniscus damage.

injuries gnaw at the morale

This Time it didn't work, after a long forced break. At the beginning of December walkenhorst announced via Facebook that it will be the beginning of the new year announced Comeback nothing: due to problems at the hip and the shoulder.

It seems as a curse in the case of Germany's beach volleyball players on winning the Olympic gold medal. After the Triumph of London, Jonas reckermann and Julius Brink had to give up her career because of persistent injuries. Now Kira walkenhorst.

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The medical file is now as thick as a phone book "At some point", says Niclas Hildebrand, who cares as sports Director of the German Volleyball Federation (DVV) to the sand division, "gnaws such eternal history of morality." Coach Jürgen Wagner adds, "you're going to make the Cut, if no significant improvement occurs". In fact, the condition for all Concerned was liable to a serious stress test. Walkenhorst suffered because she was fit, in addition, Ludwig scratched with the feet, the sprayed urge for your baby to pause before action.

in November, there were Considerations in the new constellation. Now the Wait for improvement. "My body is not allowing me to power the sport more," said walkenhorst on Monday: "Everything other than Laura to find a partner, you can achieve your goals, seemed to me to be unfair."

Ludwig already has a new partner

The new player is already found, Ludwig will be able to see in the future on the side of Margareta Kozuch, you are already in Hamburg together through the Sand, dived, and a training camp in Tenerife completed.

the new Tandem of Jürgen Wagner, who's worked for Brink and reckermann, 2012 in London and four years later in Rio de Janeiro with Ludwig/Walkenhorst again a German beach volleyball team led on the Olympus is Trained. As expected, walk Horst's resignation in the German scene triggered a medium-sized quake. Kozuchs previous partner Karla Borger will play, ' he said, the two times German champion Julia Sude, together, the partner Chantal Laboureur must then look for a new player.

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Olympic champion in beach volleyball at the "Hardest decision": Kira Walkenhorst finished with a career

all of This does not have to be interested walkenhorst, who can now focus on without the pressure to your health. And to your family after your wife Mary has brought in October, the triplets, Emma, Pepe and Mo to the world. The decision to quit, referred to Walkenhorst as "by far the hardest of my career. Fortunately, I have private just the best Support you could wish for. Maria and our three Little ones give me an incredible amount.“

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