The teams that met in the bronze medal match of the last Olympic Games in Tokyo headline an impressive line-up of women’s duos for next week’s Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour event in Latvia. Former Olympic and world champions are also set to grace the tournament in Jurmala from June 15 through 18, the fourth Challenge event of the 2023 season.
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Tokyo 2020 bronze medallists Joana Mader & Anouk Verge-Depre of Switzerland are on top of the list on entry points. They missed a great deal of the action after Mader’s heavy injury during last year’s FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship bronze medal match, so they are still hungry for their first Beach Pro Tour podium. Upon returning to the sand this year, they have shown consistency in reaching the quarterfinals at both Elite16 events they took part in, in Uberlandia in April and in Ostrava last week.