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Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré claim first World Tour Gold as a team

Joana Heidrich & Anouk Verge-Depre are the new champions of the Moscow four-star event on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. The Swiss pair won the women’s final to claim the gold, their first on the Tour as a pair so far. Congrats Joana and Anouk. We are proud of you! 

Heidrich also received an individual award for tournament’s best server. Bravo!

Swatch Major Gstaad! Highly ranked and well loved; since 20 years!

The 5-star Beach Volleyball tournament Gstaad is considered by the international athletes as the most beautiful. The world's top beach volleyball players will competing there this week shortly after the World Championships for high level matches in the unique ambience of the Alpine scenery.

Kerri Walsh, Evandro, Anders Mol, Heather Bansley will participate in Gstaad.  Our Swiss team Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich will compete against these Beach Volleyball stars! We wish them lots of success in the "Gstaader sand"!

 

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FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg

Hamburg will welcome the cream of the beach volleyball world when the German port city hosts the Hamburg 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships from June 28-July 7, the 12th edition of the competition.

Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich won their their two first pool matches and are already qualified for the next round. Congratulations! 

All matches can be watched live on Volleyball TV:

https://welcome.volleyballworld.tv/beach-volleyball

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Heidrich/Vérgé-Dépré win tournament

Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré win the tournament of the Coop-Beachtour in Olten ! Contratulations !

 

They beat Michaela Kubickova and Michala Kvapilov in the final,  19-21, 21-16, 15-12.

Team selection for the season 2019/20

Here are the Team's selection for the season 2019/20:

Women
National Team: Mélanie Meillard
Team A: Estelle Alphand, Meta Hrovat, Marta Bassino, Elena Curtoni, Irene Curtoni
Team B: Charlotte Chable, Camille Rast

Men
National Team: Loïc Meillard
Team A: Luca Aerni, Mattia Casse
Team B: Marc Rochat

Hüsler Nest: New sponsor for the Beach Volleyball team

Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich are delighted with the collaboration with Hüsler Nest. The individually adjustable system from Hüsler Nest allows the two athletes to recover really well at night.

 

Thank you Hüsler Nest for this precious partnership!

20th edition of the Verbier High Five

Thanks to Verbier’s great late-season skiing, the Verbier High Five by Carlsberg has celebrated the closing of ski racing season for the last 20 years. Loïc Meillard, Charlotte Chable, Estelle Alphand, Luc Alphand, Irene Curtoni, Didier Défago were this weekend in Verbier. The public could compete with the stars of the white circus in Giant Slalom, Speed Skiing run, Ski Cross and Trampoline.

Mélanie Meillard: Back on the skis

After a long period of 410 days Mélanie Meillard is back on the skis! We are so happy for you Mélanie et wish you all the best for your trainings!

Camille Rast injured on her right knee

Cruel end of season for Camille Rast: She got injured on Sunday by falling just before the finish line in the first leg of the BRACK.CH slalom at the Swiss Championships in Hoch-Ybrig. Medical examinations on Monday morning revealed a rupture of the ACL and of the interior ligament in the right knee. 

 

Camille, we wish you a good recovery!

2019 Rising Stars award goes to Meta Hrovat

Congratulations to Meta Hrovat for her “Longines Rising Star 2019” award!

 

Longines rewards the best female skier under the age of 21 and the best male skier under the age of 23 in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup overall standings for the season. Two-time slalom winner at the FIS Junior World Championships in 2018 and 2019, Meta Hrovat ended her third FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season with four top-10 results in the disciplines of slalom and giant slalom. 

Good performances at European Cup Finals

Camille Rast and Charlotte Chable performed very well at the last European Cup slalom of the season! Camille Rast finished 6th and Charlotte Chable 8th at the European Cup Finals. Congratulations!

World Junior Champion and silver medalist

Meta Hrovat is the new Junior World Champion 2019 in slalom! What an incredible performance! Camille Rast also showed an amazing performance finishing second at giant slalom. 

Alpine World Ski Championships in Are

We cheered so strongly for our athletes at World Championships in Are! Marta Bassino and Irene Curtoni won the bronze medal in Team Event - a historic result for the Italians. With his 4th place in the giant slalom, Loïc Meillard showed an excellent performance. Mattia Casse was also very satisfied with his 8th place in the Super G.

Swatch Major Gstaad

We are pleased to be the official marketing agency for the sponsoring and the VIP hospitality of the Swatch Major Gstaad for the next few years.   

 

For the last 20 years, the tournament has stood out for an exceptional blend of Swiss authenticity coupled with beach volleyball at the highest level.

 

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Charlotte Chable: Wins FIS race

Charlotte Chable wins FIS race in giant slalom in Thyon. Congratulations! Charlotte, we believe in you!

Alpine World Championships in Aare

Loïc Meillard, Luca Aerni, Marta Bassino, Irene Curtoni, Mattia Casse and Meta Hrovat have been selected by their country for the alpine World Championships in Aare. Congratulations and we wish all of them good luck for the races!

Hyundai Motor extends World Archery title sponsorship

We are pleased to have reached a partnership renewal between Hyundai Motor Company and World Archery Federation.

The renewed three-years agreement will see Hyundai Motor retain title sponsorship rights to multiple prestigious competitions: Hyundai Archery World Cup in 2019, 2020 and 2021, as well as the biennial Hyundai World Archery Championships in 2019 and 2021.

Marta Bassino: Best result of her Super-G career

Marta Bassino has signed in Garmisch-Partenkrichen her best result of her Super-G career. Congratulations for this 9th place!
Mattia Casse also showed a good performance in Super-G by finishing on 20th place in Kitzbühel.

Alpin ski: Races in Wengen and in Cortina

Our athletes did not show their best performance in Wengen and in Cortina. Loïc Meillard finished 11th in Slalom, Luca Aerni 26th, Marc Rochat didn’t cross the finish line in the 2nd run. In downhill, Mattia Casse achieved a 20th place. It also didn’t went as planned in alpine combination: Luca Aerni (17th), Mattia Casse (28th).

Our italians athletes finished in Cortina on following places:
Downhill: Marta Bassino (21), Elena Curtoni (35)
Super G: Elena Curtoni (14), Marta Bassino (31)

Podium in World Cup for Marta Bassino

It is with great joy and emotion that we congratulate Marta Bassino on her brilliant third place won in the giant slalom in Kronplatz/ITA.

 

Amazing seventh place achieved by Meta Hrovat, who signs her second best result of her career.

 

Alpin ski: Races in Adelboden

Our athletes did not manage to attack the legendary Chuenisbärgli as they wanted. Loïc Meillard finished 14th in giant slalom. On Sunday, it didn’t go as planned for our athletes: Marc Rochat, Luca Aerni and Loïc Meillard didn’t finished the slalom.

 

Next race is scheduled in a few days. We wish you good luck!

Camille Rast: New head sponsor

The new head sponsor of Camille Rast is PREMA cash handling systems! The PREMA company has been the premium Swiss supplier in the field of cash handling since 1976. For Camilles World Cup comeback last week in Kronplatz, Italy, she was wearing the PREMA helmet for the first time.

Thank you PREMA cash handling systems for this precious partnership!

Loïc et Mélanie: Membres Longines Family

We are happy to announce that Loïc and Mélanie Meillard are now member of the Longines Family.

Thank you to Longines for this precious support!