Beach volleyball World Cup 2019 in live stream + TV: World Cup shock! Ludwig / Kozuch out already - Borger / Sude in the round of 16!
From Friday, June 28, 2019, there are in Hamburg See the finest beach volleyball art when the Beach Volleyball World Cup 2019 begins. By the finals on July 7, 2019, 48 women's and men's teams from 38 nations will compete for the titles and a total of one million dollars prize money at the 12th World Championships in the tennis stadium on Rothenbaum. In addition, there are important points in the Olympic qualification. The new World Champion duos book directly a seat for Tokyo 2020. Ten teams represented Germany, Olympic champion and world title holder Laura Ludwig (Hamburg) starts with her new partner Margareta Kozuch.
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Sports enthusiasts who want to experience the beach volleyball World Cup 2019 from Hamburg live and in color, without spending extra time in the Hanseatic city, can make themselves comfortable in front of the TV. All 216 games of the Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg will be shown on TV and in the livestream. Sport1 transfers from Friday to July 2 from Hamburg over 25 hours numerous games also with German participation. ARD / ZDF enter the final weekend with a live coverage. The German Olympic champions Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann will comment on the World Cup events as experts.
DAZN streaming service shows all games on the center court and the two side courts. Thus there is a TV presence at the second beach world championship in Germany after Berlin 2005 like never before at a tournament in their own country. On the official homepage of the World Championships (hamburg2019.com) also a Livestream is offered.
For world title and Olympic starting place: Beach World Cup begins in Hamburg
The Beach Volleyball World Championship kicks off in Hamburg on Friday. Sandra Ittlinger and Chantal Laboureur (Berlin / Stuttgart) are the first of ten German duos to play at the center court at 1 pm. Ten teams represent the host. The championship takes place for the second time after 2005 (Berlin) in Germany. After so far rather weak season results, the German ladies go to defending champion Laura Ludwig not as a favorite in the tournament. For men, Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler want to confirm the upward trend in their adopted country. Overall, prize money of one million dollars will be distributed. For the title of women and men, there are each $ 60,000 and a starting place at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Beach volleyball World Cup 2019 in Hamburg: So are the German beach volleyball players set up before the World Cup
Time is running out for the German teams before the start of the Beach Volleyball World Championship on Friday in Hamburg. After the injury failure of Alexander Walkenhorst, the Berliner Jonathan Erdmann has to prepare with Sven Winter in a fast-paced race for his fifth World Cup. World Champion Laura Ludwig has improved her physical condition, but her partner Margareta Kozuch continues to be more stable.
For the 31-year-old Erdmann it is already the fifth World Cup participation. The biggest success so far was the third place together with Kay Matysik 2013 in Stare Jablonki, Poland. At the 2012 Olympics in London, the duo took ninth place. "For me, it is an honor to be able to represent the German colors at the home World Cup," said the native of Potsdam to his unexpected chance.
Erdmann's interim partner Winter (Dusseldorf) is one of the talents on which the German Volleyball Federation is already focusing with its 2024 Olympic Games. "For us it is important that Sven can gain experience at the home World Cup," said men's coach Martin Olejnak.
The 21-year-old winter and the two-time German champion Erdmann are in Hamburg already in the group stage before heavy tasks. They meet the Brazilian top team Pedro Solberg and Vitor Felipe, on the world rankings first Anders Mol and Christian Sorum Norway and to the Cubans Gonzalez / Reyes.
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A total of ten German duos are fighting for $ 1 million in prize money at the Hamburger Stadion am Rothenbaum starting Friday. Block player Walkenhorst had to adjust due to a tendon injury in the wrist, which he had suffered in a collision with partner Winter at a tournament on Norderney. The World Federation FIVB then forgave the wildcard to Erdmann / Winter.
World title holder Ludwig and her new partner Kozuch are in the final stages of preparation. "She has taken another step forward in the past few weeks, she is in good shape," said coach Jürgen Wagner. The 33-year-old Olympic champion Ludwig had to fight back to top level after a 20-month baby break. Only since the beginning of the year she plays with the former indoor international Kozuch (32) together.
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Beach volleyball World Cup 2019: All results of the 1. Gameday of the men and women at a glance
As the beach volleyball athletes beat on the first match day of the 2019 World Cup, here you will find an overview of all matches at the end of the matches.
+++ 03.07.2019: World Cup shock: Ludwig / Kozuch already out - Nur Borger / Sude in the second round +++
The Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg must now give up the biggest fan favorites. Defending champion Laura Ludwig and her partner Margareta Kozuch were eliminated in the first knockout round. The 33-year-old Olympic champion Ludwig and the former indoor international Kozuch remained without chance on Wednesday at the stadium Rothenbaum against US-Americans Summer Ross and Sara Hughes, lost despite loud support from around 10 000 fans surprisingly clear with 0: 2 (15 : 21, 12:21). Also four other teams of the German Volleyball Association have already stuck to the start of the all-or-nothing phase.
The after the injury-related career end of Ludwig's Olympic and World Cup victory partner Kira Walkenhorst At the beginning of the year, the newly formed team with "Maggie" Kozuch was unable to stabilize after a mixed performance of strong and weaker performances in the group stage. From the start, the US duo pushed the Hamburg women their game and won in the end clear.
So Karla Borger and Julia Sude are the only German women's team to continue in the World Championship race. The Stuttgart duo defeated in the German duel Kim Behrens and Cinja Tillmann (Münster) just with 2: 1 (19:21, 21:17, 15:13) and now meets on Thursday in the fight for the quarterfinals on the Brazilians Barbara / Fernanda.
+++ 02.07.2019: Thole / Wickler secure group victory +++
Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler have secured the group victory at the Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg and can hope in the first round of knockout on a lighter form of paper ago opponents. The Hamburg national team defeated on Tuesday also previously unbeaten US Tri Bourne and Trevor Crabb 2-0 (21:16, 21:17).
Even a weak phase in the second set did not bring Thole / Wickler out of the rhythm. Philipp Arne Bergmann and Yannick Harms (Hamburg) as well as Jonathan Erdmann (Berlin) and Sven Winter (Dusseldorf) have got the chance to progress with their first victories in the World Cup tournament. Bergmann / Harms beat the Moroccans Zouheir Elgraoui and Mohamed Abicha 2: 0 (21:16, 21:16). Erdmann / Winter came to a hard fought 2-0 (21:19, 21:19) against the Cubans Gonzalez / Reyes.
+++ 02.07.2019: Ludwig / Kozuch still World Cup group winner - Now against US Beach Team +++
In their group, Ludwig / Kozuch still secured the top spot. The prominent German national team, which still struggles for stability half a year after its re-founding, defeated the outsiders Tochukwu Nnouruga and Francisca Ikhiede from Nigeria to 2-0 (21:10, 21: 9) and needed only 33 minutes to complete the preliminary round ,
The second victory at the Rothenbaum was enough thanks to the best points quotient for first place, as the Brazilians Maria Antonelli / Carol were defeated by US-Americans Kelley Larsen and Emily Stockman. Ludwig / Kozuch had previously lost to the Brazil duo and won against the USA. Thus, the three teams were tied.
"We played better than in the last weeks and months and we try to go on and on and show our best beach volleyball," said World Cup title holder and Olympic champion Ludwig after the group stage. On Wednesday, the all-or-nothing games start for the women. "We have a lot of potential and we have to bring in consistency," declared block player Kozuch. At the beach volleyball World Championships in Hamburg, Laura Ludwig and Margareta Kozuch will meet American women Sara Hughes and Ross Summer in the sixteenth finals on Wednesday (17.00 hrs). That resulted in the draw on Tuesday. So far, the US duo has been able to claim victory on the world tour of the four-star tournament in Moscow in 2018 as the biggest success.
For the first internal German showdown, it comes in the same round of the best 32 teams between Karla Borger / Julia Sude (Stuttgart) and Kim Behrens / Cinja Tillmann (Münster). Despite a narrow 1: 2 defeat against the favored Canadians Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson managed Behrens / Tillmann direct qualification for the knockout round. Borger, Vice World Champion of 2013, and her new partner Sude won all three group matches.
Sandra Ittlinger and Chantal Laboureur (Berlin / Stuttgart) will meet Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil from the USA in the first knockout round. The Hamburg duo Victoria Bieneck and Sarah Schneider are dealing with the Dutch Marleen van Iersel and Joy Stubbe.
+++ 01.07.2019: Thole / Wickler pull in K.o. round +++
Despite persistent nervousness at their first World Cup participation, the German champions Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler have prematurely booked the ticket for the knockout round at the Beach Volleyball World Cup. The Hamburg national team defeated on Monday the Iranian Bahman Salemiinjehboroun and Arash Vakili with 2: 0 (21:18, 22:20). "We are satisfied with the results, we still want to work on our game, there is still room for improvement," said 2.0-meter-tall Thole. As was the case with the 2-0 win against Rwanda, the best German duo could not quite put off the excitement and even had to go into overtime in the second set.
"We have to take that a bit further, we already realize that many eyes are on us," said 22-year-old block player Thole: "But the second victory at the first home World Cup and then in their own city is cool." Victoria Bieneck and Isabel Schneider (Hamburg) recorded their first victory on Monday in the third World Cup match. Leonie Körtzinger and Sarah Schneider (Hamburg) lost in their groups for the second time. Both duos could get ahead as third parties over the back door.
+++ 30.06.2019: First world championship damper for Ludwig / Kozuch: 1: 2 against Brazil +++
Germany's beach volleyball star Laura Ludwig and her partner Margareta Kozuch lost their first defeat at the home World Cup. The national duo defeated the Brazilian top team Maria Antonelli / Carol on Sunday evening at the home tournament with 1: 2 (21:13, 13:21, 11:15) and must now make sure in the third group match the entry into the knockout round. The approximately 6000 spectators in the stadium on Rothenbaum saw an outstanding first set of World Cup titleholder Ludwig and the ex-hall top player Kozuch. But then, especially at Kozuch, too many mistakes and lack of concentration crept in.
In the last group match on Tuesday against outsiders Nigeria Ludwig / Kozuch also need the support of the audience. "You're in a bell to be fully focused, but you still take an energetic boost with you", said the 32-year-old Kozuch the home advantage. "This is now Laura's home, because she has built a life here, I came back to where I grew up," added the native of Hamburg Kozuch.
Karla Borger and Julia Sude (Stuttgart) and Chantal Laboureur (Stuttgart) and Sandra Ittlinger (Berlin) are already in the knockout round after winning two games each. Sude / Laboureur defeated Mendoza Reyes Swan and Lolette Rodriguez from Nicaragua 2-0 on the heated center court. Previously, the Swabian duo defeated China with former World Champion Chen Xue. "Mega, that we are now playing for the group win," said Borger, who defeated Chen Xue in the final at the 2013 World Cup in Poland and won silver together with Britta Büthe.
+++ 30.06.2019: Borger / Sude as second German team prematurely in knockout round +++
Karla Borger and Julia Sude have prematurely reached the knockout round as the second German team at the Beach Volleyball World Championship. The Stuttgart national duo beat on Sunday at Hamburg Rothenbaum the outsider team Mendoza Reyes Swan and Lolette Rodriguez from Nicaragua clearly with 2: 0 (21:14, 21:14). "That's what we had hoped for," said 30-year-old Borger after the second victory at the 2019 World Cup tournament. Previously, the Swabian duo beat China with former World Champion Chen Xue. "Mega, that we are now playing for the group win," notes Borger, who was inferior to Chen Xue at the 2013 World Championships in Poland in the final and won silver together with Britta Büthe.
In Hamburg, Borger is in position 19 with her block player Sude (31), but wants more. An advantage over the other German women's teams in addition to Olympic champion Laura Ludwig and Margareta Kozuch both see in their many years of experience in the sand, although they also play only since the beginning of the year: "Everyone knows exactly what we need, we try to get into a flow . " Sude's former partner Chantal Laboureur (Stuttgart) is also in the knockout round with Sandra Ittlinger (Berlin) after two games won.
+++ 29.06.2019: Curious World Cup prelude for Thole / Wickler: network breakdown and victory +++
The German champions Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler have experienced a curious prelude to the beach volleyball World Cup. The Hamburg tortured in their adopted home with much nervousness to a 2: 0 (21:10, 21:15) against the blatant outsider Rwanda. At the beginning of the second set, the net had to be exchanged on Saturday at the stadium on the Rothenbaum, which resulted in a quarter of an hour compulsory break for both teams. "It was a strange game for me, too, and I could not shake off the nervousness all along," said defensive player Wickler after the unsuccessful success over the internationally unknown Patrick Kavalo and Olivier Ntagengwa.
"It's a new situation when you suddenly hear Thole / Wickler have to rip it off for Germany," said 2.06-meter Thole. For the 22-year-old block player and his partner Wickler (24) it is the first World Cup. In the previous year they had also surprised at the World Tour final in Hamburg with fourth place and brought together for the first time the national title. In the meantime, they have climbed to world number twelve with good results on the world tour. "As carefree as last year, we could not play here at the start," admitted Wickler: "I did not feel so well." That should change now after the opening victory.
+++ 28.06.2019: Ludwig / Kozuch start with victory in Beach World Cup: 2: 0 against USA +++
Defending champion Laura Ludwig started with her partner Margareta Kozuch with a victory in the home world championship of beach volleyball. The Hamburg duo beat on Friday in their adopted home Hamburg in the first group match the US team Kelley Larsen and Emily Stockman with 2: 0 (21:19, 21:15). In the stadium on Rothenbaum showed the 33-year-old Ludwig and her one year younger blocker Kozuch a lightning start, then sneaked still some mistakes. But at the end of the second sentence, both again demonstrated old sovereignty.
With this, Olympic champion Ludwig, who has formed a team with the 336-time international Halle international Kozuch since the start of her long-term partner Kira Walkenhorst's career, will start the second match on Sunday evening against Brazilian top team Maria Antonelli / Carol with a new self-confidence a new wave of euphoria in Hamburg.
"Everyone around us would like to have a good finish and I want to see a development, but we are a bit far from the best in terms of quality," said coach Jürgen Wagner, who brought Ludwig / Walkenhorst to the Olympics and World Cup , explained before the World Cup start.
Apart from Ludwig / Kozuch, only Chantal Laboureur and Sandra Ittlinger (Stuttgart / Berlin) won their first group match on the first World Cup day. Leonie Körtzinger and Sarah Schneider (Hamburg) as well as Philipp Arne Bergmann and Yannick Harms (Hamburg) as well as Victoria Bieneck and Isabel Schneider (Hamburg).
+++ 28.06.2019: German kick-off successful: Laboureur / Ittlingen win clear +++
The first appearance of a German team at the beach volleyball World Cup in Hamburg has succeeded. Chantal Laboureur and Sandra Ittlinger, who were placed first, defeated Patra Pena and Michelle Amarilla from Paraguy at the Stadion am Rothenbaum on Friday (2-1, 21:15, 21:10). The national team from Stuttgart and Berlin had no trouble with the outsider duo, which is number 43 in the seedlist of 48 participating teams. "A clear victory, 2: 0, all right," commented the 25-year-old Ittlinger her first World Cup match ever. "Every game is important for importing," added the 29-year-old Laborer.
The national team has only been together for four and a half months after the big rotation in German women's beach volleyball. "We are still in the introductory phase", Ittlinger reported: "We have only played ten or twelve matches together, which is not much." The first and second placed and the four best third qualify directly for the knockout round, which starts on Wednesday (women) and Thursday (men). A total of ten German duos will participate in the World Cup, which runs until 7 July.
+++ 28.06.2019: Beach World Championship is running: Association boss Hecht relies on German medal +++
Despite the unsatisfactory results in the season so far hopes the German Association boss René Hecht on precious metal for the hosts at the beach volleyball World Cup in Hamburg. "Of course, our goal is to win a medal, if you organize so much money and effort a home World Cup," said Hecht on Friday at the opening of the lavishly organized tournament in the stadium on Rothenbaum the German Press Agency.
Of course, the problems of the women's duo for Olympic champion and world title-defending champion Laura Ludwig had reduced the expectations, admitted the President of the German Volleyball Federation (DVV): "But you can not say we're just there but everyone can easily. "
Hecht relies on the home advantage and a developing team spirit in the host duo: "That will push them," believes Hecht. "We are not ten teams here, but a team." Everyone should help each other, share experiences, demanded the record national player. Overall, Germany has won six medals at the eleven World Cup tournaments to date: twice gold, once silver and three times bronze.
For the Champions 2019 are waiting 60 000 dollar prize money and a starting place for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. A total of one million dollars will be distributed. The budget of the event is seven million euros. "It's the biggest beach volleyball tournament after the Olympics," said organizer Hannes Jagerhofer, head of Beach Majors GmbH. For Hamburg's indoor and sports senator Andy Grote, the World Cup is a "new category" for the Hanseatic city until 7 July. The city of Hamburg contributes 3.5 million euros to the World Cup budget.
+++ 28.06.2019: Ludwig / Kozuch brakes expectations: "Satisfied with Top 10" +++
Before their first game at the Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg, defending champion Laura Ludwig and her partner Margareta Kozuch have slowed expectations. "For us, the World Cup is a success, if we bring that to the field, what we can do, and we focus on our own performance, which will be the result, it will show," said former indoor star Kozuch ( 32) of the German Press Agency. Still lacking the consistency in the new cast, added Olympic champion Ludwig (33).
"We currently want to make the best of the situation," said coach Jürgen Wagner, who led the duo Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst to World Cup and Olympic Gold. After the injury-related farewell from Walkenhorst moved Kozuch, who played 336 international matches in the hall, only at the beginning of this year to the side of Ludwig.
"Everyone around us would like to have a good placement, I want to see a development, but in terms of quality we are a bit far from the best in the world," explained Wagner. "But there are phases, half sentences or whole, in which we play at the highest level." The goal is especially Olympia 2020, but in the development of the new team is missing him a year, noted the coach. "I would be very happy with a top 10 finish at the World Cup."
In the first tournament game Ludwig / Kozuch at 18.00 o'clock immediately against the up-and-coming US-Americans Kelley Larsen and Emily Stockmann ran, against which they recently at the World Tour tournament in Warsaw. However, Wagner also emphasized: "So far I have had the best results with my teams against strong opponents."
+++ 26.06.2019: Despite deep problems: Beach Director hopes for World Cup surprises +++
After a so far mostly weak season sets DVV sports director Niclas Hildebrand at the home World Cup of beach volleyball players in Hamburg on a surprise effect. "Of course we had hoped for better results and overall it was surprising that we could really observe this in almost all teams," said Hildebrand on the performance of the German team. The "depth of the problems" was not to be expected despite the many new appointments with the women. Even Olympic champion and world title holder Laura Ludwig could not repeat the top level of earlier years after a 20-month baby break with her new partner Margareta Kozuch.
"I am nevertheless optimistic that we will achieve good to very good results at the World Cup now," explained the director responsible for the beach area in the German Volleyball Association before the World Cup start on Friday. "I just remember the surprising success of Karla Borger and Britta Büthe 2013 in Poland, which nobody had on top of the list, but in the end they even had a World Cup match point and were sensationally runner-up."
Borger, who now plays with Julia Sude (Stuttgart), took third place this season for the only podium finish of the German women in a higher endowed World Tour tournament. "I think since Karla is the Vice World Champion and I've been at the top of the league in recent years, we're both on a good level," said Sude. Ten German duos face the World Cup homework. In the eleven World Cup tournaments to date, Germany has won a total of six medals. Julias Brink and Jonas Reckermann (2009) as well as Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst (2017) won the title.