Julia Grossner - Beach Volleyball
Ludwig Walkenhorst Happy Christmas

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

Latest News

New Merchandise

­The eagerly awaited DVD/Bluray Ludwig/Walkenhorst Der Weg zu Gold is now available to purchase from the official shop. Go on, buy yourself a copy today! Also new to the official shop are t-shirts signed by Laura & Kira.


Ludwig/Walkenhorst Der Weg Zu Gold
Laura Ludwig - Happy

22nd Jan 17 - Update from Laura: Her shoulder brace has now gone, cannot train at full power but the sand feels great! The Physios promise that after Fort Lauderdale she will be able to train properly with Kira again. [Source - German]

13th Jan 17 - Today is Laura Ludwig's birthday. I'm sure we all send her many birthday wishes and a speedy shoulder recovery!

9th Jan 17 - Laura & Kira start 2017 as they finished 2016 - by winning! This time the 2016 Die Sport1 competition in the Team Sport category. [Source - German]

9th Jan 17 - Zeit Magazine have published an article on Laura & Kira's daydreams! An unusual topic and it makes an interesting read. An English translation of the article is provided. [Source - German]

8th Jan 17 - Voting closes today for 'The Sport1' competition - Sports Team of the Year. Laura & Kira currently are well in the lead with 40%  compared to their nearest competitors at 27% so another win for the duo looks likely..... [Source]

4th Jan 17 - Kira Walkenhorst has found herself a new partner for the start of the 2017 campaing in Julia Grossner. Laura Ludwig is still recovering from her shoulder surgery and will not be fit it time. [Source - German].

4th Jan 17 - A facinating interview with Kira Walkenhorst was published by RuhrNachrichten.de this week. An English translation of the article is available here.

3rd Jan 17 -  Time to get voting again. This time for the Sport1 Athlete of the Year. At the time of writing Laura & Kira are joint first with 29%. Let's get them off to a flying start in 2017 with a win, even with Laura not being fit to play! [Voting link]­

30th Dec 16 - Laura Ludwig chats in the Frankfurt General Newspaper about how past successes, her future, and the shoulder injury.... This is an English translation

23th Dec 16 - Christmas message from Laura & Kira. English translation: Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!!! We thank you for a lot of support last year and hope that we will get it all together again in 2017.; Your girlzzzzz

21st Dec 16 - New merchandise has arrived in the official shop. You can now buy a signed t-shirt for only 5 Euros more than a unsigned t-shirt. All sizes are currently available, but I suggest you buy quickly!
[Website link]

18th Dec 16 - Laura & Kira - Sports Team of the Year 2016!! They arrived by private jet, then won the prestigious award. They really are living the dream at the moment.

17th Dec 16 - The Golden Girlz continue their string of TV appearances and nominations. This Sunday we find out whether they are Team of the Year. ZDF is broadcasting the event from 10pm onwards. [Source - German]

16th Dec 16 - Laura Ludwig is back in action. Well Ok, not back to BVB yet, but able to do promotional work. Any Laura is better than no Laura.  :) [Source]

16th Dec 16 - Don't forget to watch 'ZDF-Jahresuckblock Menschen 2016' on 22nd December. Guests include a certain Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst. [Source -German]

15th Dec 16 - Kira/Laura pick up Hamburg athletes of the year on Wendesday evening at the 11th Hamburger Sportgala in the Volksbank Arena. [Source - German] Yet more awards to bring to a close an epic 2016 season of the Golden Girlz!

13th Dec 16 - Kira/Laura pick up Hamburger des Jahres 2016 Award. The title in the category "Sport" went to the beach volleyball players Kira Walkenhorst and Laura Ludwig, who won at the Olympic Games in Rio. [Source - German]

11th Dec 16 - Laura has shoulder op and is curently recovering. [Source - Official FB] Everything crossed that she'll be fit in time for the season opener in February...

8th Dec 16 - Laura & Kira sing an extract from The Lion King Musical to celebrate its 15th anniversary. [Link - Facebook]­

30 Nov 16 - FIVB Announce 2017 Beach Volleyball Calendar. Make sure you get all these dates written up in your diary! [Source]

18th Nov 16 - Twitter Beachvolleyball old faces in the off season...was fun hanging out at the #Bambi @holtwicksemmler

Have you seen this epic prank on Laura Ludwig yet?­

New PC Beach Volleyball Game out now!

It is currently retailing for £10.99 in the Steam store.The game is currently in 'Early Access' which means that there are still a few bugs to be ironed out but is largely completed.

Review: Attention to realism and detail in the game is very good. As a player you are able to do different types of Serve (jump, float, etc), Spike, Set, aim, adjust power, etc.­

Other notable features included a referee gives the correct hand signals, players react to each other, the ability to customise the players appearance and attributes, co-op mode, multi-player mode, Smart AI and much much more!­

And most importantly, using the player editor and custom names you can get a pretty good likeness of Laura & Kira!­


Volleyball Unbound - Pro Beach Volleyball

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.

New Addition

Please welcome Julia Grossner as  a welcome extension to the ludwig-walkenhorst website.