FIVB World Tour
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
August 6 - 17, 2016
(6) Madelein Meppelink/Marleen Van Iersel, Netherlands
 
Madelein Meppelink
Netherlands
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Nov 29, 1989 (32 yrs old)
Home Town: Rhenen
Resides: The Hague
Height: 183 cm (6'0")
Weight: 73 kg (161 lb)
Seasons: 15
Tournaments: 125
Career Wins: 2
Career Winnings: US$475,627.50
Marleen Van Iersel
Netherlands
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Jan 7, 1988 (33 yrs old)
Home Town: Breda
Resides: Amsterdam
Height: 178 cm (5'11")
Weight: 69 kg (152 lb)
Seasons: 18
Tournaments: 156
Career Wins: 4
Career FIVB WT Wins: 2
Career Winnings: US$587,927.50
Team Career Summary 
TourPlayed1234579131725Money
FIVB310442808023 US$467,375.00
Previous Rio de Janeiro Results 
YearPartner - ResultPartner - Result
FIVB Age Group WC 2005 Did not play Marloes Wesselink - 9th
2015 Marleen Van Iersel - 3rd Madelein Meppelink - 3rd
2016 Marleen Van Iersel - 9th Madelein Meppelink - 9th
Recent Results 
TourDateTournamentSeedFinishPointsMoney
FIVB 7/5-9/2016 Gstaad Major 7 4 560 US$24,000.00
FIVB 6/28-7/2/2016 Porec Major 5 17 240 US$7,000.00
FIVB 6/14-18/2016 Poland Grand Slam 6 5 480 US$17,000.00
FIVB 6/7-11/2016 Major Hamburg 8 5 480 US$17,000.00
FIVB 5/24-29/2016 Moscow Grand Slam 7 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 4/27-5/1/2016 Fortaleza Open 3 5 300 US$3,375.00
FIVB 3/8-13/2016 Rio de Janeiro Grand Slam 7 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 2/23-28/2016 Maceió Open 5 2 450 US$8,000.00
FIVB 9/29-10/4/2015 2015 World Tour Finals Ft. Lauderdale 6 5 0 US$10,000.00
FIVB 9/2-6/2015 Rio Open 4 3 400 US$6,000.00
FIVB 8/25-29/2015 Olsztyn Poland Grand Slam 7 2 720 US$43,000.00
FIVB 8/18-23/2015 Long Beach Grand Slam 5 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 7/21-26/2015 Yokohama Grand Slam 5 5 480 US$17,000.00
FIVB 7/6-11/2015 Gstaad Major Series 5 25 160 US$4,000.00
FIVB 6/26-7/4/2015 Netherlands World Championships 1 9 500 US$11,000.00
FIVB 6/8-13/2015 Stavanger Major Series 2 3 640 US$32,000.00
FIVB 6/1-6/2015 Porec Major Series 6 25 160 US$4,000.00
FIVB 5/25-31/2015 Moscow Grand Slam 7 2 720 US$43,000.00
FIVB 5/11-17/2015 Lucerne Open 5 2 450 US$8,000.00
FIVB 9/23-28/2014 São Paulo Grand Slam 9 3 640 US$32,000.00
FIVB 8/19-23/2014 Stare Jablonki Grand Slam 6 9 360 US$11,000.00
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Matches
DateBracketOpponentScoreTime
Sat, 8/6/2016 Pool F Norisbeth Agudo / Olaya Pazo, Venezuela (19) Won 21-17, 21-11 0:33
PlayerGameAttacksKillsErrorsHitting Pct.BlocksDigsAcesService Errors
Madelein MeppelinkTotal181500.8332325
 1181500.8332325
 20000000
Marleen Van IerselTotal171300.7650745
 1171300.7650745
 20000000
Mon, 8/8/2016 Pool F Natalia Alfaro / Karen Charles, Costa Rica (18) Won 21-16, 21-16 0:36
PlayerGameAttacksKillsErrorsHitting Pct.BlocksDigsAcesService Errors
Madelein MeppelinkTotal211200.5713513
 1211200.5713513
 20000000
Marleen Van IerselTotal231700.739010110
 1231700.739010110
 20000000
Wed, 8/10/2016 Pool F Louise Bawden / Taliqua Clancy, Australia (7) Lost 25-27, 21-18, 14-16 1:00
PlayerGameAttacksKillsErrorsHitting Pct.BlocksDigsAcesService Errors
Madelein MeppelinkTotal281300.4646445
 1281300.4646445
 20000000
 30000000
Marleen Van IerselTotal442400.5450628
 1442400.5450628
 20000000
 30000000
Sat, 8/13/2016 Winner 1 Joana Heidrich / Nadine Zumkehr, Switzerland (17) Lost 21-19, 13-21, 10-15 0:58
PlayerGameAttacksKillsErrorsHitting Pct.BlocksDigsAcesService Errors
Madelein MeppelinkTotal371400.3786334
 1371400.3786334
 20000000
 30000000
Marleen Van IerselTotal241100.45801503
 1241100.45801503
 20000000
 30000000
Overall Tournament Stats
PlayerAttacksKillsErrorsHitting Pct.BlocksDigsAcesService Errors
Madelein Meppelink1045400.51917151017
Marleen Van Iersel1086500.602038726
Olympic Games, World Championships Results 
YearLocationPartner - ResultPartner - Result
2009Stavanger Did not play Sanne Keizer - 5th
2011Rome Marloes Wesselink - 37th Sanne Keizer - 9th
2012London Sophie van Gestel - 9th Sanne Keizer - 9th
2013Stare Jablonki Sophie van Gestel - 17th Sanne Keizer - 9th
2015The Hague Marleen Van Iersel - 9th Madelein Meppelink - 9th
2017Vienna Sophie van Gestel - 17th Manon Nummerdor-Flier - 17th
2019Hamburg Sanne Keizer - 9th Joy Stubbe - 9th
2021Tokyo Sanne Keizer - 19th Did not play
Head to Head Results
Meppelink/Van Iersel lead the series against the field 46-38
DateTourTournamentRoundWinning TeamSeedLosing TeamSeedScoreTime
Trail the series against # 1 Antunes/Maestrini, Brazil 0-7
7/9/16FIVBGstaad Major Semi-Finals Antunes/Maestrini 1 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 21-18, 21-19 0:39
6/10/16FIVBMajor Hamburg Winner 3 Antunes/Maestrini 2 Meppelink/Van Iersel 8 21-18, 21-12 0:35
9/30/15FIVB2015 World Tour Finals Ft. Lauderdale Pool B Antunes/Maestrini 2 Meppelink/Van Iersel 6 21-17, 15-21, 15-13 0:48
9/5/15FIVBRio Open Semi-Finals Antunes/Maestrini 1 Meppelink/Van Iersel 4 21-17, 21-18 0:35
8/29/15FIVBOlsztyn Poland Grand Slam Gold Medal Antunes/Maestrini 1 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 21-12, 25-23 0:37
5/31/15FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Gold Medal Antunes/Maestrini 1 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 21-17, 21-14 0:40
8/22/14FIVBStare Jablonki Grand Slam Winner 2 Antunes/Maestrini 13, Q1 Meppelink/Van Iersel 6 21-16, 21-13 0:32
Trail the series against # 2 Bednarczuk/Seixas, Brazil 3-4
3/11/16FIVBRio de Janeiro Grand Slam Winner 2 Bednarczuk/Seixas 1 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 21-19, 18-21, 15-10 1:00
2/27/16FIVBMaceió Open Semi-Finals Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 Bednarczuk/Seixas 1 21-14, 21-17 0:41
10/2/15FIVB2015 World Tour Finals Ft. Lauderdale Winner 1 Bednarczuk/Seixas 4 Meppelink/Van Iersel 6 21-13, 26-24 0:49
8/28/15FIVBOlsztyn Poland Grand Slam Winner 3 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 Bednarczuk/Seixas 2 21-17, 24-22 0:43
7/25/15FIVBYokohama Grand Slam Winner 3 Bednarczuk/Seixas 2 Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 16-21, 21-19, 15-9 0:58
6/27/14FIVBStavanger Grand Slam Winner 3 Meppelink/Van Iersel 11 Bednarczuk/Seixas 4 21-13, 21-23, 15-12 0:53
6/20/14FIVBBerlin Grand Slam Winner 2 Bednarczuk/Seixas 6 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 21-16, 23-21 0:42
Trail the series against # 3 Ross/Walsh Jennings, United States 1-2
8/27/15FIVBOlsztyn Poland Grand Slam Pool G Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 Ross/Walsh Jennings 10 21-19, 23-21 0:41
7/26/14FIVBASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Winner 3 Ross/Walsh Jennings 1 Meppelink/Van Iersel 8 21-16, 21-16 0:38
6/15/14FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Semi-Finals Ross/Walsh Jennings 2 Meppelink/Van Iersel 13 21-14, 21-17 0:33
Lead the series against # 4 Ludwig/Walkenhorst, Germany 4-3
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 # 5 Bansley/Pavan, Canada 3-1
5/27/16FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Winner 2 Bansley/Pavan 5 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 19-21, 21-12, 15-8 0:46
10/1/15FIVB2015 World Tour Finals Ft. Lauderdale Pool B Meppelink/Van Iersel 6 Bansley/Pavan 3 21-15, 21-17 0:37
6/25/14FIVBStavanger Grand Slam Pool F Meppelink/Van Iersel 11 Bansley/Pavan 22 21-13, 21-15 0:31
6/18/14FIVBBerlin Grand Slam Pool G Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 Bansley/Pavan 23 21-17, 21-17 0:37
Trail the series against # 7 Bawden/Clancy, Australia 2-6
8/10/16FIVB2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Pool F Bawden/Clancy 7 Meppelink/Van Iersel 6 27-25, 18-21, 16-14 1:00
7/7/16FIVBGstaad Major Pool G Bawden/Clancy 10 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 21-19, 21-18 0:36
6/9/16FIVBMajor Hamburg Pool H Bawden/Clancy 9 Meppelink/Van Iersel 8 23-21, 21-11 0:35
7/2/15FIVBNetherlands World Championships Winner 2 Bawden/Clancy 17 Meppelink/Van Iersel 1 24-22, 16-21, 15-12 1:03
6/12/15FIVBStavanger Major Series Winner 3 Meppelink/Van Iersel 2 Bawden/Clancy 15 22-20, 21-19 0:39
6/11/15FIVBStavanger Major Series Pool B Meppelink/Van Iersel 2 Bawden/Clancy 15 21-10, 26-28, 15-12 0:54
6/3/15FIVBPorec Major Series Pool F Bawden/Clancy 22 Meppelink/Van Iersel 6 22-20, 22-20 0:39
7/18/14FIVBThe Hague Grand Slam Winner 1 Bawden/Clancy 15 Meppelink/Van Iersel 1 15-21, 21-17, 15-13 0:52
Trail the series against # 8 Borger/Buthe, Germany 3-4
6/10/16FIVBMajor Hamburg Winner 2 Meppelink/Van Iersel 8 Borger/Buthe 7 21-11, 23-21 0:39
5/26/16FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool G Borger/Buthe 10 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 32-30, 21-17 0:51
3/10/16FIVBRio de Janeiro Grand Slam Pool G Borger/Buthe 10 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 17-21, 21-18, 15-10 0:53
7/25/15FIVBYokohama Grand Slam Winner 2 Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 Borger/Buthe 10 By Forfeit  
6/4/15FIVBPorec Major Series Pool F Borger/Buthe 11 Meppelink/Van Iersel 6 21-19, 18-21, 15-11 0:53
5/17/15FIVBLucerne Open Gold Medal Borger/Buthe 4 Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 16-21, 21-16, 15-13 0:55
7/25/14FIVBASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Winner 2 Meppelink/Van Iersel 8 Borger/Buthe 6 26-24, 21-19 0:47
Lead the series against # 10 Forrer/Verge-Depre, Switzerland 2-0
5/27/16FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Winner 1 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 Forrer/Verge-Depre 14 21-11, 21-16 0:31
2/26/16FIVBMaceió Open Winner 2 Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 Forrer/Verge-Depre 17 16-21, 21-19, 15-8 0:48
Series tied with # 11 Baquerizo/Fernandez, Spain 3-3
6/30/16FIVBPorec Major Winner 1 Baquerizo/Fernandez 14 Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 21-17, 16-21, 18-16 0:52
8/21/15FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Winner 2 Baquerizo/Fernandez 11 Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 21-13, 21-19 0:37
7/24/15FIVBYokohama Grand Slam Pool E Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 Baquerizo/Fernandez 12 16-21, 21-19, 15-6 0:52
6/12/15FIVBStavanger Major Series Winner 2 Meppelink/Van Iersel 2 Baquerizo/Fernandez 9 21-15, 21-19 0:36
6/28/14FIVBStavanger Grand Slam Semi-Finals Baquerizo/Fernandez 5 Meppelink/Van Iersel 11 17-21, 21-17, 15-12 0:54
6/15/14FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Bronze Medal Meppelink/Van Iersel 13 Baquerizo/Fernandez 7 21-19, 18-21, 15-12 0:52
Lead the series against # 12 Brzostek/Wojtasik, Poland 3-1
8/29/15FIVBOlsztyn Poland Grand Slam Semi-Finals Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 Brzostek/Wojtasik 8 21-16, 21-19 0:36
7/23/15FIVBYokohama Grand Slam Pool E Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 Brzostek/Wojtasik 21 21-13, 17-21, 16-14 0:48
6/3/15FIVBPorec Major Series Pool F Brzostek/Wojtasik 27 Meppelink/Van Iersel 6 20-22, 22-20, 15-10 0:52
6/12/14FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool D Meppelink/Van Iersel 13 Brzostek/Wojtasik 29, Q10 21-17, 21-18 0:36
Lead the series against # 13 Fendrick/Sweat, United States 4-1
7/8/16FIVBGstaad Major Winner 3 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 Fendrick/Sweat 15 17-21, 21-16, 15-13 0:49
6/30/16FIVBPorec Major Pool E Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 Fendrick/Sweat 12 19-21, 27-25, 15-13 0:59
6/10/15FIVBStavanger Major Series Pool B Meppelink/Van Iersel 2 Fendrick/Sweat 18 15-21, 21-18, 15-7 0:50
7/10/14FIVBGstaad Grand Slam Pool E Fendrick/Sweat 12 Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 21-15, 18-21, 16-14 0:55
5/3/14FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Winner 2 Meppelink/Van Iersel 8 Fendrick/Sweat 13 24-22, 21-16 0:36
Series tied with # 14 Gallay/Klug, Argentina 1-1
7/30/14FIVBKlagenfurt Grand Slam Pool G Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 Gallay/Klug 23 21-13, 21-19 0:29
5/1/14FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Pool H Gallay/Klug 25, Q5 Meppelink/Van Iersel 8 21-15, 21-19 0:38
Lead the series against # 15 Wang/Yue, China 4-1
6/10/16FIVBMajor Hamburg Winner 1 Meppelink/Van Iersel 8 Wang/Yue 27, Q3 21-17, 19-21, 15-8 0:48
3/11/16FIVBRio de Janeiro Grand Slam Winner 1 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 Wang/Yue 22 21-13, 26-24 0:43
8/20/15FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Pool E Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 Wang/Yue 12 21-17, 19-21, 15-9 0:55
5/28/15FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool G Wang/Yue 10 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 21-18, 21-16 0:41
7/24/14FIVBASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Pool H Meppelink/Van Iersel 8 Wang/Yue 9 21-15, 21-15 0:37
Lead the series against # 16 Broder/May, Canada 4-1
9/4/15FIVBRio Open Pool D Meppelink/Van Iersel 4 Broder/May 9 By Forfeit  
5/27/15FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool G Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 Broder/May 23, Q2 21-19, 21-18 0:42
5/16/15FIVBLucerne Open Semi-Finals Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 Broder/May 10 17-21, 21-18, 15-12 0:55
9/24/14FIVBSão Paulo Grand Slam Pool H Broder/May 25 Meppelink/Van Iersel 9 21-18, 21-19 0:36
7/23/14FIVBASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Pool H Meppelink/Van Iersel 8 Broder/May 24 21-15, 21-19 0:39
Lead the series against # 17 Heidrich/Zumkehr, Switzerland 4-1
8/13/16FIVB2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Winner 1 Heidrich/Zumkehr 17 Meppelink/Van Iersel 6 19-21, 21-13, 15-10 0:58
8/26/15FIVBOlsztyn Poland Grand Slam Pool G Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 Heidrich/Zumkehr 23 21-17, 21-19 0:36
8/19/15FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Pool E Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 Heidrich/Zumkehr 21 21-13, 24-22 0:45
5/15/15FIVBLucerne Open Winner 2 Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 Heidrich/Zumkehr 1 21-16, 21-11 0:36
7/16/14FIVBThe Hague Grand Slam Pool A Meppelink/Van Iersel 1 Heidrich/Zumkehr 17 21-15, 11-21, 15-13 0:47
Lead the series against # 18 Alfaro/Charles, Costa Rica 1-0
8/8/16FIVB2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Pool F Meppelink/Van Iersel 6 Alfaro/Charles 18 21-16, 21-16 0:36
Lead the series against # 19 Agudo/Pazo, Venezuela 1-0
8/6/16FIVB2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Pool F Meppelink/Van Iersel 6 Agudo/Pazo 19 21-17, 21-11 0:33
Lead the series against # 20 van der Vlist/van Gestel, Netherlands 2-0
5/25/16FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool G Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 van Gestel/van der Vlist 23, Q2 21-17, 21-12 0:33
8/19/15FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Pool E Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 van Gestel/van der Vlist 28, Q12 21-17, 21-18 0:36
Trail the series against # 23 Hermannova/Slukova, Czech Republic 1-2
5/25/16FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool G Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 Hermannova/Slukova 26, Q6 21-19, 21-17 0:38
3/9/16FIVBRio de Janeiro Grand Slam Pool G Hermannova/Slukova 26, Q3 Meppelink/Van Iersel 7 21-16, 12-21, 15-11 0:51
2/25/16FIVBMaceió Open Pool E Hermannova/Slukova 21 Meppelink/Van Iersel 5 20-22, 21-17, 15-11 1:01