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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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L&K Merchandise

­The  DVD/Bluray Ludwig/Walkenhorst Der Weg zu Gold is now available to purchase from the official shop. Well worth a watch! Unfortunately the audio is entirely in German and there are no English subtitles.


Ludwig/Walkenhorst Der Weg Zu Gold


September 2017

No further website updates are planned until the new season starts. You'll have to find something else to do while BVB takes a break. Thank you for sending me your news updates and I look forward to an exciting 2018 season! 


5th August 2017

FIVB Vienna WC - Match 8 (Final) L&W vs Ross/Fendrick (USA)

​Result: 2-1 (19:21, 21:13, 15:9)

*** ​World Championship Gold Medalists ***


4th August 2017

FIVB Vienna WC - Match 6 (QF) L&W vs Sweat/Summer (USA)

Result: 2-0 (21:14, 21:15)


FIVB Vienna WC - Match 7 (SF) L&W vs Larissa/Talita (BRA)

Result: 2-0 (21:19, 21:16)


3rd August 2017

FIVB Vienna WC - Match 5 (Final 16) L&W vs Hughes/Claes (USA)

​Result: 2-0 (21:16, 21:16)


2nd Augst 2017

FIVB Vienna WC - Match 4 (Final 32) L&W vs Yue/Wang (CHI).

​Result: 2-0 (21:14, 21:19)


31st July 2017

​FIVB Vienna WC - Match 3 - Borger/Kozuch

Result: 2-0 (21-19, 21,18)

​L&K finish Pool D in 1st position! 


29th July 2017

​FIVB Vienna WC - Match 2 - L&W vs Glenzke/Grossner

Result: 2-1 (17:21, 21:15, 15:12)


28th July 2017

FIVB Vienna WC - Match 1 L&W vs Mahassine/Zeroual

Result: 2-0 (21:10, 21:12)


15th July 2017

WSOBV ​Match 5 (SF): Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs Talita/Larissa. Result: 0-2 (16:21, 16:21)

WSOBV Match 6 (3rd Place) Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs Hughes/Claes. Result: 0-2 (17:21, 14:21)

L&K finish the tournament in 4th Position. Well done! :) 


14th July 2017

WSOBV Match 3: Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs Talita/Larissa. Results: 1-2 (12-22, 21-17, 15-17) [YouTube Video]
WSOBV Match 4 (QF): Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs Bansley/Wilkerson. Results: 2-0 (23-21, 21-16)


13th July 2017

World Series of Beach Volleyball (WSOBV) tournament. Kira & Laura are both well enough to play a tournament together!

Pool Play Match 1: Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs Whitaker/Pavan: 2-0 (21-9, 21-11)
Pool Play Match 2: Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs Lili/Josi:


10th July 2017

FB Update - Laura is showing off her new Nike Bra and says that all is good for participating in the Kerrie Walsh Boot Camp tournament later this week. [Source]


3rd July 2017

​Kira announced that they will not be playing in Gstaad as she is still having problems with her shoulder. Hopefully they will be fit for the next tournament. [Source]


30th June 2017

Match 5: Ludwig/Kozuch vs Kolocova/Kvapilova (CZE) Result: 0-2 (14:21, 15:21). They finish the tournament in 9th place and are awarded 360 points and $8000.


29th June 2017 

Match 3: Ludwig/Kozuch vs Larissa/Talita (BRA) Result: 1-2 (21:19, 16:21, 15:32)

Match 4: Ludwig/Kozuch vs Schwaiger / Schutzenhofer. Result: 2-1 (25:23, 19:21, 15:9)


28th June 2017

​Match 1:  Ludwig/Kozuch vs Bieneck/Schneider (GER)

9.30GMT -  Result: 1-2 (14:21, 21:16, 16:18)


Match 2: Ludwig/Kozuch vs Becic, D./Radanovic (CRO)

17:00GMT - Result: 2-0 (21:6, 21:11)

​A very long match as play had to be abandoned for an hour due to bad weather! 


26th June 2017

Kira has confirmed that she will not be playing with Laura in the Porec tournament. Her recent bout of flu has caused problems with her shoulder. She is hoping to be fit again for the following tournament in Gstaad. [Source]


21st June 2017

A lovely 1 minute behind the scenes video of Laura & Kira's recent photoshoot in Germany. It certainly looks chilly outside! [Video link]


16th June 2017

​The Hague - Match 3: Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs May/Pischke (CAN). Result: 2-0 (21:18, 21:19)

​Match 4: Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs Heidrich & Vergé-Dépré (SUI) Result: 0-2 (16:21, 16:21)


15th June 2017
​The Hague - Match 1: Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs Meppelink/Keizer NED).

​Result: 2-0 (21:19, 21:15). A convincing performance.




[Older news can be found archived in the forum]


Have you seen this epic prank on Laura Ludwig?

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.

gallery/munster result

SMART Beach Tour - Münster 2017

Seven months without the Ludwig-Walkenhorst partnership playing a competitive game together. Laura still recovering from the shoulder op  and limited to underarm serving. This tournament was all about getting match-ready for events later in the year. 

But of the Golden Girls played brilliantly and despite all the hurdles came away with the Gold Medal!

Ludwig Walkenhorst Beach Towel
FIVB World Tour - The Hague 2017 (Laura Ludwig & Kira Walkenhorst)


The new Ludwig/Walkenhorst Special Edition ball by Mikasa is now available to purchase from the Mikasa store!

Mikasa Ludwig/Walkenhorst S.E. Beach Volleyball - FIVB Approved
Mikasa Ludwig/Walkenhorst S.E. Beach Volleyball - FIVB Approved
2017 FIVB World Tour - Swatch Major Series - Porec