FIVB World Tour
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
August 6 - 17, 2016
(4) Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst, Germany
 
Laura Ludwig
Germany
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Jan 13, 1986 (35 yrs old)
Home Town: Berlin
Resides: Hamburg
Height: 181 cm (5'10")
Weight: 70 kg (154 lb)
Seasons: 16
Tournaments: 159
Career Wins: 13
Career FIVB WT Wins: 12
Career Winnings: US$996,487.50
Kira Walkenhorst
Germany
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Nov 18, 1990 (31 yrs old)
Home Town: Essen
Resides: Hamburg
Height: 184 cm (6'0")
Weight: 75 kg (165 lb)
Seasons: 7
Tournaments: 53
Career Wins: 12
Career FIVB WT Wins: 11
Career Winnings: US$517,387.50
Team Career Summary 
TourPlayed1234579131725Money
FIVB4311343809041 US$991,275.00
Other10001000000 US$8,000.00
Overall4411344809041 US$999,275.00
Previous Rio de Janeiro Results 
YearPartner - ResultPartner - Result
FIVB Age Group WC 2005 Jana Kohler - 5th Did not play
2016 Kira Walkenhorst - 5th Laura Ludwig - 5th
Recent Results 
TourDateTournamentSeedFinishPointsMoney
FIVB 7/25-30/2016 A1 Major Klagenfurt 1 1 800 US$57,000.00
FIVB 7/5-9/2016 Gstaad Major 3 3 640 US$32,000.00
FIVB 6/28-7/2/2016 Porec Major 2 4 560 US$24,000.00
FIVB 6/14-18/2016 Poland Grand Slam 3 1 800 US$57,000.00
FIVB 6/7-11/2016 Major Hamburg 1 1 800 US$57,000.00
FIVB 5/24-29/2016 Moscow Grand Slam 4 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 5/10-14/2016 Antalya Open 1 1 500 US$11,000.00
FIVB 4/27-5/1/2016 Fortaleza Open 2 9 240 US$2,000.00
FIVB 3/8-13/2016 Rio de Janeiro Grand Slam 4 5 480 US$17,000.00
FIVB 2/23-28/2016 Maceió Open 3 5 300 US$3,375.00
FIVB 10/7-11/2015 Puerto Vallarta Open 1 1 500 US$11,000.00
FIVB 9/29-10/4/2015 2015 World Tour Finals Ft. Lauderdale 5 2 0 US$60,000.00
FIVB 8/25-29/2015 Olsztyn Poland Grand Slam 5 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 8/18-23/2015 Long Beach Grand Slam 6 3 640 US$32,000.00
FIVB 7/21-26/2015 Yokohama Grand Slam 11 1 800 US$57,000.00
FIVB 7/6-11/2015 Gstaad Major Series 12 5 480 US$17,000.00
FIVB 6/26-7/4/2015 Netherlands World Championships 11 17 400 US$7,000.00
FIVB 6/17-21/2015 St. Petersburg Grand Slam 7 5 480 US$17,000.00
FIVB 6/8-13/2015 Stavanger Major Series 12 4 560 US$24,000.00
FIVB 6/1-6/2015 Porec Major Series 12 17 240 US$7,000.00
FIVB 5/25-31/2015 Moscow Grand Slam 12 17 240 US$7,000.00
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Matches
DateBracketOpponentScoreTime
Sun, 8/7/2016 Pool D Doaa Elghobashy / Nada Meawad, Egypt (21) Won 21-12, 21-15 0:34
PlayerGameAttacksKillsErrorsHitting Pct.BlocksDigsAcesService Errors
Laura LudwigTotal181100.61101004
 1181100.61101004
 20000000
Kira WalkenhorstTotal161100.6884044
 1161100.6884044
 20000000
Tue, 8/9/2016 Pool D Jamie Broder / Kristina May, Canada (16) Won 21-17, 21-11 0:32
PlayerGameAttacksKillsErrorsHitting Pct.BlocksDigsAcesService Errors
Laura LudwigTotal15900.6000822
 115900.6000822
 20000000
Kira WalkenhorstTotal211300.6196314
 1211300.6196314
 20000000
Thu, 8/11/2016 Pool D Laura Giombini / Marta Menegatti, Italy (9) Won 21-18, 18-21, 15-9 0:51
PlayerGameAttacksKillsErrorsHitting Pct.BlocksDigsAcesService Errors
Laura LudwigTotal322000.62501522
 1322000.62501522
 20000000
 30000000
Kira WalkenhorstTotal372000.5413217
 1372000.5413217
 20000000
 30000000
Sat, 8/13/2016 Winner 1 Isabelle Forrer / Anouk Verge-Depre, Switzerland (10) Won 21-19, 21-10 0:34
PlayerGameAttacksKillsErrorsHitting Pct.BlocksDigsAcesService Errors
Laura LudwigTotal241000.4170614
 1241000.4170614
 20000000
Kira WalkenhorstTotal241900.7921431
 1241900.7921431
 20000000
Sun, 8/14/2016 Winner 2 Heather Bansley / Sarah Pavan, Canada (5) Won 21-14, 21-14 0:35
PlayerGameAttacksKillsErrorsHitting Pct.BlocksDigsAcesService Errors
Laura LudwigTotal281600.57101743
 1281600.57101743
 20000000
Kira WalkenhorstTotal181000.5562334
 1181000.5562334
 20000000
Tue, 8/16/2016 Semi-Finals Talita Antunes / Larissa Maestrini, Brazil (1) Won 21-18, 21-12 0:36
PlayerGameAttacksKillsErrorsHitting Pct.BlocksDigsAcesService Errors
Laura LudwigTotal211400.66701321
 1211400.66701321
 20000000
Kira WalkenhorstTotal181200.6675124
 1181200.6675124
 20000000
Wed, 8/17/2016 Gold Medal Agatha Bednarczuk / Barbara Seixas, Brazil (2) Won 21-18, 21-14 0:40
Overall Tournament Stats
PlayerAttacksKillsErrorsHitting Pct.BlocksDigsAcesService Errors
Laura Ludwig1388000.5800691116
Kira Walkenhorst1348500.63421131424
Olympic Games, World Championships Results 
YearLocationPartner - ResultPartner - Result
2005Berlin Sara Niedrig - 17th Did not play
2007Gstaad Sara Niedrig - 17th Did not play
2008Beijing Sara Niedrig - 9th Did not play
2009Stavanger Sara Niedrig - 9th Did not play
2011Rome Sara Niedrig - 9th Did not play
2012London Sara Niedrig - 5th Did not play
2013Stare Jablonki Kira Walkenhorst - 5th Laura Ludwig - 5th
2015The Hague Kira Walkenhorst - 17th Laura Ludwig - 17th
2017Vienna Kira Walkenhorst - 1st Laura Ludwig - 1st
2019Hamburg Margareta Kozuch - 17th Did not play
2021Tokyo Margareta Kozuch - 5th Did not play
Head to Head Results
Ludwig/Walkenhorst lead the series against the field 54-26
DateTourTournamentRoundWinning TeamSeedLosing TeamSeedScoreTime
Lead the series against # 1 Antunes/Maestrini, Brazil 4-1
8/16/16FIVB2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Semi-Finals Ludwig/Walkenhorst 4 Antunes/Maestrini 1 21-18, 21-12 0:36
6/18/16FIVBPoland Grand Slam Gold Medal Ludwig/Walkenhorst 3 Antunes/Maestrini 2 21-18, 15-21, 15-10 0:41
10/4/15FIVB2015 World Tour Finals Ft. Lauderdale Gold Medal Antunes/Maestrini 2 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 5 21-17, 21-18 0:39
7/25/15FIVBYokohama Grand Slam Winner 3 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 11 Antunes/Maestrini 1 21-18, 21-18 0:37
6/20/15FIVBSt. Petersburg Grand Slam Winner 2 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 7 Antunes/Maestrini 1 12-21, 23-21, 17-15 0:56
Lead the series against # 2 Bednarczuk/Seixas, Brazil 5-1
8/17/16FIVB2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Gold Medal Ludwig/Walkenhorst 4 Bednarczuk/Seixas 2 21-18, 21-14 0:40
6/11/16FIVBMajor Hamburg Gold Medal Ludwig/Walkenhorst 1 Bednarczuk/Seixas 4 21-19, 19-21, 15-12 0:55
10/3/15FIVB2015 World Tour Finals Ft. Lauderdale Semi-Finals Ludwig/Walkenhorst 5 Bednarczuk/Seixas 4 21-15, 20-22, 15-13 0:55
10/2/15FIVB2015 World Tour Finals Ft. Lauderdale Pool A Ludwig/Walkenhorst 5 Bednarczuk/Seixas 4 21-17, 21-19 0:39
7/25/15FIVBYokohama Grand Slam Gold Medal Ludwig/Walkenhorst 11 Bednarczuk/Seixas 2 21-14, 21-17 0:38
6/13/15FIVBStavanger Major Series Semi-Finals Bednarczuk/Seixas 1 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 12 24-22, 21-16 0:43
Trail the series against # 3 Ross/Walsh Jennings, United States 1-5
7/9/16FIVBGstaad Major Semi-Finals Ross/Walsh Jennings 2 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 3 18-21, 23-21, 15-11 0:54
6/11/16FIVBMajor Hamburg Semi-Finals Ludwig/Walkenhorst 1 Ross/Walsh Jennings 3 21-16, 19-21, 16-14 0:59
3/12/16FIVBRio de Janeiro Grand Slam Winner 3 Ross/Walsh Jennings 8 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 4 16-21, 29-27, 15-6 0:56
8/22/15FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Semi-Finals Ross/Walsh Jennings 8 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 6 21-19, 21-17 0:53
10/27/13FIVBXiamen Grand Slam Semi-Finals Ross/Walsh Jennings 5 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 4 21-15, 21-10 0:33
10/13/13FIVBSão Paulo Grand Slam Gold Medal Ross/Walsh Jennings 10 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 5 19-21, 31-29, 15-12 1:05
Trail the series against # 5 Bansley/Pavan, Canada 2-4
8/14/16FIVB2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Winner 2 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 4 Bansley/Pavan 5 21-14, 21-14 0:35
7/2/16FIVBPorec Major Semi-Finals Bansley/Pavan 4 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 2 21-17, 21-15 0:41
7/24/15FIVBYokohama Grand Slam Pool F Bansley/Pavan 6 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 11 18-21, 21-16, 15-8 0:48
6/4/15FIVBPorec Major Series Winner 1 Bansley/Pavan 17 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 12 17-21, 21-14, 15-12 0:51
5/24/14FIVBPrague Open Winner 3 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 2 Bansley/Pavan 9 21-11, 21-8 0:25
8/8/13FIVBBerlin Grand Slam Pool H Bansley/Pavan 25, Q3 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 8 21-16, 21-17 0:34
Trail the series against # 6 Meppelink/Van Iersel, Netherlands 3-4
7/9/16FIVBGstaad Major Bronze Medal Ludwig/Walkenhorst 3 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 21-13, 21-16 0:33
2/27/16FIVBMaceió Open Winner 3 Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 3 28-26, 21-16 0:51
7/9/15FIVBGstaad Major Series Pool E Ludwig/Walkenhorst 12 Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 21-11, 21-14 0:31
6/13/15FIVBStavanger Major Series Bronze Medal Meppelink/Van Iersel 2 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 12 21-17, 16-21, 15-13 0:51
5/29/15FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Winner 1 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 12 22-20, 21-19 0:41
6/27/14FIVBStavanger Grand Slam Winner 1 Meppelink/Van Iersel 11 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 2 19-21, 21-16, 15-6 0:47
5/3/14FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Winner 3 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 2 Meppelink/Van Iersel 8 21-15, 21-17 0:32
Lead the series against # 7 Bawden/Clancy, Australia 2-1
8/23/15FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Bronze Medal Ludwig/Walkenhorst 6 Bawden/Clancy 7 21-17, 21-13 0:47
7/25/15FIVBYokohama Grand Slam Winner 2 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 11 Bawden/Clancy 9 22-20, 18-21, 17-15 1:00
5/27/15FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool E Bawden/Clancy 21 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 12 21-19, 21-19 0:39
Series tied with # 8 Borger/Buthe, Germany 2-2
7/2/16FIVBPorec Major Bronze Medal Borger/Buthe 10 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 2 21-19, 21-23, 15-11 0:51
6/21/15FIVBSt. Petersburg Grand Slam Winner 3 Borger/Buthe 11 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 7 21-17, 21-16 0:44
10/11/13FIVBSão Paulo Grand Slam Winner 2 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 5 Borger/Buthe 6 22-24, 21-13, 15-12 0:47
6/19/13FIVBRome Grand Slam Pool A Ludwig/Walkenhorst 17 Borger/Buthe 16 21-14, 21-15 0:35
Lead the series against # 9 Giombini/Menegatti, Italy 1-0
8/11/16FIVB2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Pool D Ludwig/Walkenhorst 4 Giombini/Menegatti 9 21-18, 18-21, 15-9 0:51
Lead the series against # 10 Forrer/Verge-Depre, Switzerland 5-0
8/13/16FIVB2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Winner 1 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 4 Forrer/Verge-Depre 10 21-19, 21-10 0:34
7/29/16FIVBA1 Major Klagenfurt Winner 3 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 1 Forrer/Verge-Depre 10 21-19, 10-21, 20-18 0:50
3/9/16FIVBRio de Janeiro Grand Slam Pool D Ludwig/Walkenhorst 4 Forrer/Verge-Depre 20 21-17, 21-18 0:38
8/27/15FIVBOlsztyn Poland Grand Slam Pool E Ludwig/Walkenhorst 5 Forrer/Verge-Depre 21, Q3 21-19, 21-16 0:33
5/27/15FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool E Ludwig/Walkenhorst 12 Forrer/Verge-Depre 28, Q10 17-21, 28-26, 15-11 1:00
Lead the series against # 11 Baquerizo/Fernandez, Spain 6-1
6/17/16FIVBPoland Grand Slam Winner 3 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 3 Baquerizo/Fernandez 10 21-18, 16-21, 15-8 0:40
6/9/16FIVBMajor Hamburg Pool A Ludwig/Walkenhorst 1 Baquerizo/Fernandez 16 21-19, 21-18 0:32
5/26/16FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool D Ludwig/Walkenhorst 4 Baquerizo/Fernandez 13 21-15, 22-20 0:35
9/29/15FIVB2015 World Tour Finals Ft. Lauderdale Pool A Ludwig/Walkenhorst 5 Baquerizo/Fernandez 8 21-9, 23-25, 15-9 0:46
8/26/15FIVBOlsztyn Poland Grand Slam Pool E Ludwig/Walkenhorst 5 Baquerizo/Fernandez 12 21-12, 21-18 0:34
8/20/15FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Pool F Ludwig/Walkenhorst 6 Baquerizo/Fernandez 11 21-16, 18-21, 16-14 0:47
8/9/13FIVBBerlin Grand Slam Pool H Baquerizo/Fernandez 9 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 8 25-23, 21-14 0:38
Lead the series against # 12 Brzostek/Wojtasik, Poland 2-1
5/27/16FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Winner 2 Brzostek/Wojtasik 11 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 4 21-15, 16-21, 15-8 0:46
2/26/16FIVBMaceió Open Winner 2 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 3 Brzostek/Wojtasik 8 21-14, 14-21, 15-10 0:45
7/10/15FIVBGstaad Major Series Winner 2 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 12 Brzostek/Wojtasik 24 21-14, 21-13 0:27
Lead the series against # 14 Gallay/Klug, Argentina 6-0
6/16/16FIVBPoland Grand Slam Pool C Ludwig/Walkenhorst 3 Gallay/Klug 14 11-5 Retired 0:08
6/8/16FIVBMajor Hamburg Pool A Ludwig/Walkenhorst 1 Gallay/Klug 17 21-16, 21-19 0:34
5/25/16FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool D Ludwig/Walkenhorst 4 Gallay/Klug 20 17-21, 21-16, 21-19 0:49
2/25/16FIVBMaceió Open Pool C Ludwig/Walkenhorst 3 Gallay/Klug 14 21-16, 21-13 0:36
8/24/13FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Winner 1 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 10 Gallay/Klug 20 19-21, 21-16, 15-10 0:47
7/10/13FIVBGstaad Grand Slam Pool C Ludwig/Walkenhorst 14 Gallay/Klug 30, Q11 21-16, 21-15 0:32
Lead the series against # 15 Wang/Yue, China 2-1
2/25/16FIVBMaceió Open Pool C Ludwig/Walkenhorst 3 Wang/Yue 19 21-16, 21-16 0:33
6/26/14FIVBStavanger Grand Slam Pool B Wang/Yue 15 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 2 By Forfeit  
5/4/14FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Gold Medal Ludwig/Walkenhorst 2 Wang/Yue 10 23-21, 19-21, 15-9 0:54
Lead the series against # 16 Broder/May, Canada 6-1
8/9/16FIVB2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Pool D Ludwig/Walkenhorst 4 Broder/May 16 21-17, 21-11 0:32
7/28/16FIVBA1 Major Klagenfurt Pool A Ludwig/Walkenhorst 1 Broder/May 16 25-23, 21-18 0:40
9/30/15FIVB2015 World Tour Finals Ft. Lauderdale Pool A Ludwig/Walkenhorst 5 Broder/May 9 21-18, 21-17 0:36
8/28/15FIVBOlsztyn Poland Grand Slam Winner 2 Broder/May 19 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 5 18-21, 24-22, 18-16 0:56
4/25/14FIVBFuzhou Open Pool C Ludwig/Walkenhorst 3 Broder/May 14 21-19, 17-21, 15-9 0:46
10/24/13FIVBXiamen Grand Slam Pool D Ludwig/Walkenhorst 4 Broder/May 20 21-12, 21-14 0:32
8/9/13FIVBBerlin Grand Slam Winner 1 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 8 Broder/May 29, Q8 21-18, 21-17 0:32
Series tied with # 17 Heidrich/Zumkehr, Switzerland 1-1
7/30/16FIVBA1 Major Klagenfurt Gold Medal Ludwig/Walkenhorst 1 Heidrich/Zumkehr 5 24-22, 14-21, 15-11 0:51
6/25/14FIVBStavanger Grand Slam Pool B Heidrich/Zumkehr 18 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 2 21-13, 21-12 0:29
Lead the series against # 18 Alfaro/Charles, Costa Rica 1-0
6/28/15FIVBNetherlands World Championships Pool K Ludwig/Walkenhorst 11 Alfaro/Charles 38 21-9, 21-12 0:27
Lead the series against # 20 van der Vlist/van Gestel, Netherlands 1-0
7/7/16FIVBGstaad Major Pool C Ludwig/Walkenhorst 3 van Gestel/van der Vlist 19 21-16, 23-21 0:38
Lead the series against # 21 Elghobashy/Meawad, Egypt 1-0
8/7/16FIVB2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Pool D Ludwig/Walkenhorst 4 Elghobashy/Meawad 21 21-12, 21-15 0:34
Trail the series against # 22 Artacho/Laird, Australia 0-1
5/1/14FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Pool B Artacho/Laird 31, Q20 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 2 21-17, 21-19 0:36
Lead the series against # 23 Hermannova/Slukova, Czech Republic 1-0
6/30/16FIVBPorec Major Pool B Ludwig/Walkenhorst 2 Hermannova/Slukova 15 21-17, 21-17 0:33
Series tied with # 24 Birlova/Ukolova, Russia 2-2
7/1/15FIVBNetherlands World Championships Winner 1 Birlova/Ukolova 34 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 11 21-16, 21-16 0:36
6/3/15FIVBPorec Major Series Pool E Birlova/Ukolova 21 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 12 21-16, 21-17 0:35
7/5/13FIVBStare Jablonki World Championships Winner 2 Ludwig/Walkenhorst 19 Birlova/Ukolova 7 21-19, 21-16 0:38
6/13/13FIVBThe Hague Grand Slam Pool E Ludwig/Walkenhorst 12 Birlova/Ukolova 5 21-9, 21-16 0:30