Sport "RIGHT COOL!" Thole / Wickler reach two of three teams in the K.O. Round: Thole / Wickler make it Ludwig / Kozuch. The Japanese are chanceless.
Olympic Adventure for Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler continues
Tokyo. The Olympic Adventure for Vice World Champions Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler continues. The beach volleyballers could not be removed from a backlog in the second round of the round. Now comes to reunion with the world masters. © Marijan Murat Julius Thole (L) and Clemens Wickler in action. The BeachVolleyball Vice World Champion Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler stand in their first Olympics in the quarterfinals.
© Provided by Sport1.de "RIGHT COOL!" Thole / Wickler reach overthropes The Vice World Champion from Hamburg defeated the Saturday in her last preliminary game the Siegless Japanese Yusuke Ishijima / Katsuhiro Shiratori Locker with 2: 0 (21:16, 21:11) and secured second place in group F. The round of the best 16 starts on Sunday. "It's an incredible feeling of standing in the third round in our first Olympics. That's really cool, "said Thole in the Mixed Zone. After three difficult months with two injuries and a short tournament preparation, the entry into the K.O. Round "a Giantending". The preliminary round with two wins and a defeat would have been a "very good warm-up". "The K.O. Round has its own laws."
Beach Duo Thole / Wickler brings the first victory in Tokyo
The Beach Volleyball Vice World Champion Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler have recovered a game for the first time in Olympic Games and improves their chances on the second round. © Oliver Weiken / DPA were welcome about the first victory in Tokyo: Julius Thole (R) and Clemens Wickler. against the strong Poland Piotr Kantor / Bartosz Losiak, the Hamburger picked up on Tuesday in good external conditions in Tokyo 2: 0 (22:20, 21:16).
too far did not want to look for the duo. "We are now in the second round and do not have much capacity free to concentrate on more. We do not go badly, "said Thole.
Thole / Wickler and Ludwig / Kozuch in the ObstelfinaleTwo of three teams of the German Volleyball Association (DVV) survived the group stage in Shiokaze Park. Rio-Olympic champion Laura Ludwig and Margareta Kozuch (Hamburg) had already solved their eighthlist ticket on Monday, Karla Borger / Julia Sude (Düsseldorf) separated with three defeats. Against the Underdogs from Japan, the German men's top duo never got seriously in danger. Again and again succeeded in playing the size advantages of 2.06-m-M-Mann Thole on the net. In the second sentence, the class difference became even clearer. The Olympic debutants Thole / Wickers could even experiment something and warm themselves for the K.O. Phase.
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