Photo: DVV/Justus Stegemann, Beach Volleyball World
The German Volleyball Association (DVV), which has a complete of seven nationwide seashore volleyball groups, will begin the qualifying spherical for the 2023 Olympics. Four girls’s and three males’s duets obtain nationwide crew standing, which suggests they’re supported by the DVV. There have additionally been modifications within the positions of the seashore volleyball crew, which reviews yearly to the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB).
German champions and 2022 World Cup third-place finishers Svenja Müller and Sinja Thielmann are competing once more because the nationwide crew for the third season collectively. Louise Lippmann and Laura Ludwig, who made their debut collectively in November 2022, may also begin the Olympic qualifiers as a nationwide crew. For Laura Ludwig, the 2016 Olympic champion, this is able to be the fifth Olympic Games. The 4 prepare on the central seashore volleyball facility in Hamburg.
The two nationwide groups that switched companions from final season may also have nationwide crew standing in 2023: Carla Borger/Sandra Ittlinger and Isabelle Schneider/Julia Sude are every competing within the 2024 Olympic Games. Both groups prepare primarily in Stuttgart.
The gamers will then be promoted as future gamers for the 2028 Olympic Games in 2023. This contains the brand new Hamburg-based duo Anna-Lena Grüne (b. 2001) / Sara Schulz (b. 1999). Sarah Schultz moved to Hamburg solely in November 2022.
Photo: DVV/ Justus Stegemann, Beach Volleyball World
Men’s nationwide groups
Clemens Wickler and Nils Ehlers begin the second season collectively once more as a nationwide crew, which continues to be lively on the DVV federal base within the Hanseatic metropolis. Together, the 2 will look to construct on final season’s Pro Tour medal success to qualify for the Olympics. Lukas Pfretzschner and Robin Sowa can be based mostly in Hamburg from 2021, in addition to Sven Winter and Paul Henning from 2022 in Hamburg because the nationwide crew in 2023. All 4 gamers ought to progress on the Pro Tour and attain the worldwide highlights in 2023. Philipp Huster/Simon Pfretzschner, born in 2002, leads the crew as a promising crew that has been on the seashore volleyball base in Hamburg because the fall of 2021.
The highlights of the season are 2023 and the beginning of the Olympic qualifiers
With the European Championships (August 2-6 in Vienna) and the World Championships (October 6-15 in Mexico), two necessary occasions await the German groups in 2023. Who will take part within the championship can be decided by the world rating factors by mid-2023. The first worldwide Beach Pro Tour 2023 event can be held in Doha on February 1. In addition, the qualifying interval for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris will start on January 1, 2023 and finish in early June 2024.
“Our principal aim is the utmost profitable qualification (two groups of every gender) for the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024 and the end result after that. We determined to place ourselves as broadly as attainable in each genders and guarantee a good beginning place for the athletes with a view to make the absolute best begin to Olympic qualification. We will focus extra on particular person groups later within the qualifiers. In addition, we’ve got the following Olympic Games in 2028 and 2032, and we need to promote our abilities as a lot as attainable,” says Julia Frauendorf, DVV board member.
Changes in positions of DOSB troops
At the top of the 12 months, the DVV should nominate athletes who will obtain one of many restricted spots within the DOSB squad and thus obtain funding as particular person athletes. To this finish, Benedikt Sagsetter and Louise Lippmann (already in autumn 2022) have joined the promising group of seashore volleyball, as have newcomers Jonas Sagstetter and Melanie Paul within the DVV NK1 seashore crew. Sinja Tillman/Svenja Müller will obtain DOSB Olympic Team standing from 2023 for his or her bronze medal on the 2022 World Championships in Rome.
Chantal Labor (finish of profession), Margaretha Kozuch (child go away) and Kira Walkenhorst, Rudy Schneider, Sarah Schneider, Yannick Harms will not maintain their positions inside the DOSB from 2023. 2016 Olympic champion Kira Walkenhorst has determined to not do one other Olympic cycle after the 2022 season, however can be there for seashore volleyball followers on the nationwide tour.
Decisions can be made by a brand new committee consisting of nationwide coaches, an athlete consultant and the OSP supervisor in Hamburg. The choice is predicated on a number of elements mentioned by a seven-individual choice committee for every athlete: sport-particular, bodily, private and efficiency elements.
Status of DOSB composition from January 1, 2023