Rio de Janeiro, August 8, 2016 - Louise Bawden/Taliqua Clancy of Australia will try to win their second match in pool F against Venezuela's Norisbeth Agudo/Olaya Pazo, who lost their opening round match.
Head to Head
The two teams have not met in FIVB World Tour competition.
Historically the #7 seed has won two of the three pool play matches against the #19 seed in the Olympic Games. The higher seed won in three sets in London (2012) and straight sets in Athens (2004), while the lower seed pulled the upset in three sets in Beijing (2008).
Louise Bawden/Taliqua Clancy, Australia, Seed #7, Pool F, 1-0, MAX Set Ratio, 1.4483 Point Ratio, Qualified 7th with 5,470 Points in the 2015-16 Olympic qualification period
• Louise: August 7, 1981 (34y11m30d), 184 cm (6'0"), 72 kg (160 lbs.), Hometown Melbourne, 79th FIVB World Tour event, $285,987 career winnings (ranks 58th)
• Taliqua: June 25, 1992 (24y1m12d), 184 cm (6'0"), 68 kg (151 lbs.), Hometown Kingaroy, 43rd FIVB World Tour event, $180,737 career winnings (ranks 96th)
• Louise and Taliqua have been playing together since 2013. They are playing in their 39th FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour tournament together with $357,225 in career winnings (ranks 43rd).
• Louise has played in five FIVB World Tour final fours with one silver medal, one bronze medal and three 4th place finishes.
• Taliqua has played in three FIVB World Tour final fours with one bronze medal and two 4th place finishes.
• Louise and Taliqua have played in three Final Fours in 2015-2016 (Bronze Porec Major 2015, 4th Long Beach Grand Slam 2015, 4th Vitória Open 2016).
• Louise finished 19th in the Olympic Games with Becchara Palmer in 2012 (London).
• Louise and Taliqua finished 17th in the FIVB World Championships in 2013 (Stare Jablonki) and 5th in 2015 (The Hague).
• Louise finished 9th in the FIVB World Championships with Becchara Palmer in 2011 (Rome).
• Louise and Taliqua are currently ranked 32nd in FIVB World Tour points in 2016 with 2,230 points and 23rd in winnings with $62,500.
• Louise and Taliqua have a career 82-91 (47.4%) match record in FIVB World Tour Events and a 50-35 (58.8%) record in 2015-16.
• Louise and Taliqua won gold medals at the Asian (AVC) Continental Championships in 2014 (China) and 2015 (Hong Kong).
• Taliqua won the bronze medal at the U19 World Championships with Eliza Hynes in 2010 (Porto, Portugal).
• Taliqua won the bronze medal at the U21 World Championships with Mariafe Artacho in 2012 (Halifax, Canada).
• Louise was named the FIVB World Tour Top Rookie in 2009.
• Defeated Natalia Alfaro / Karen Charles, Costa Rica (18), 21-15 and 21-14 in 40 minutes
Norisbeth Agudo/Olaya Pazo, Venezuela, Seed #19, Pool F, 0-1, 0.000 Set Ratio, 0.667 Point Ratio, Qualified through South American Confederation (CSV) Continental Cup
• Norisbeth: May 22, 1992 (24y2m15d), 169 cm (5'7"), 53 kg (118 lbs.), Hometown Carabobo, 24th FIVB World Tour event, $13,387 career winnings
• Olaya: June 7, 1983 (33y1m30d), 180 cm (5'11"), 70 kg (155 lbs.), Hometown Caracas, 31st FIVB World Tour event, $12,787 career winnings
• Norisbeth and Olaya have been playing together since 2014. They are playing in their 20th FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour tournament together, $24,775 career winnings.
• Norisbeth and Olaya finished 17th in the FIVB World Championships in 2015 (The Hague).
• Norisbeth and Olaya are currently ranked 47th in FIVB World Tour points in 2016 with 940 points and 60th in winnings with $5,600.
• Norisbeth and Olaya have a career 23-40 (36.5%) match record in FIVB World Tour Events and a 19-34 (35.8%) record in 2015-16.
• Norisbeth and Olaya won a gold medal in the CSV Continental Championships in 2016 (Cochabamba, Bolivia).
• Norisbeth and Olaya won one gold, three silvers, and four bronze medals on the CSV Continental Tour in 2014-16.
• Norisbeth and Gabriela Brito won one silver medal and one bronze medal on the CSV Continental Tour in 2014-15.
• Olaya won the bronze medal in the CSV Continental Championships with Rebeca Pazo in 2015 (Argentina).
• Norisbeth and Olaya are the first team from Venezuela to compete in the Olympic Games for beach volleyball.
• Norisbeth is the lightest player competing in the Rio Olympics at 53 kg (118 lbs.). She ranks second behind Mexico's Teresa Galindo at 52 kg (115 lbs.) who played in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
• Norisbeth and Olaya played with different partners in the South American Continental Cup competition in Rosario, Argentina. Team Venezuela went undefeated in five matches with Olaya playing with her twin sister Rebeca and Norisbeth paired with Gabriela (Gabi) Brito. With team victories over Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay, Argentina, the Venezuela women won 16 of 20 matches in Rosario with each team posting 8-2 records.
• Lost to Madelein Meppelink / Marleen Van Iersel, Netherlands (6), 17-21 and 11-21 in 33 minutes