2018-06-24 20:42:00 CET

Silver for Kira on German Tour

The Olympic and world champion made it to the podium in the second tournament after her return

Kira Walkenhorst returned to the podium after ten months with a silver in the German Tour (Photocredit: Die Techniker Beach Tour)Kira Walkenhorst returned to the podium after ten months with a silver in the German Tour (Photocredit: Die Techniker Beach Tour)

Beach volleyball star Kira Walkenhorst had a taste of stepping in to the podium again after ten months as the Olympic and world champion won the silver medal in third event of the German Tour in Dusseldorf with temporary partner Leonie Körtzinger this weekend.

Playing just their second tournament together, Kira, who recently recovered from hip and shoulder injuries, and Körtzinger advanced to the final in Dusseldorf with four straight victories, but they couldn’t handle the team of Melanie Gernert and Elena Kiesling, who prevailed 2-0 (21-17, 21-14) to claim gold.

Second place in Duesseldorf. Feels great to be back on the court.

2,342 Likes, 10 Comments - Kira @ Laura (@lauraludwig_kirawalkenhorst) on Instagram: "Second place in Duesseldorf. Feels great to be back on the court."

Sabrina Karnbaum and Natascha Niemczyk finished third after a three-set (21-13, 17-21, 15-9) victory over Lana Overlander and Sarah Overlander.

In the men's tournament, Yannick Harms and Phillipp Bergmann won their first title in the season with a two-set (21-12, 27-25) victory over Manuel Lohmann and Qatari World Tour veteran Jefferson Pereira.

In the bronze medal match, Paul Becker and Jonas Schroder came out on top of their three-set duel (21-23, 21-19, 17-15) with World Tour veterans Sebastian Fuchs and Mischa Urbatzka.

First podium on German tour. 🍾🥈 #dusseldorf #deutschland #Germany #Beachvolley #Brazil

116 Likes, 5 Comments - Jefferson Pereira (@jeffersonalphapereira) on Instagram: "First podium on German tour. 🍾🥈 #dusseldorf #deutschland #Germany #Beachvolley #Brazil"

The German Tour continues next weekend with the fourth event of the 2018 season happening in Nürnberg.

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