Reckermann believes Vienna will stage a 'spectacular' event


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 14, 2016 – How times have changed for Germany’s Jonas Reckermann. In Rio, Jonas can be found commentating for German TV broadcaster ZDF but back in 2012 in London he was winning Olympic gold with partner Julius Brink. 

On Sunday he took time out from his busy filming schedule to check out the Volleyball House and talk about the Austrian capital’s potential as World Championship hosts.

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“The stadium will be packed and the spectators will go crazy,” said Reckermann, speaking of Vienna who was recently announced as hosts of the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships. It is a host city which Reckermann believes will deliver a spectacular tournament.

"They know how to stage an event and I expect it to be similar to the 2001 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Klagenfurt, maybe even more spectacular. It is a good choice for the World Championships and we’re going to see a fantastic event,” said the current Olympic champion. 

Jonas Reckermann and his partner Julius Brink made beach volleyball history at the 2012 Olympic Games when they became the first Europeans to win the title.

And on his first visit to the Volleyball House, Reckermann expressed his admiration for the work done by the FIVB. 

Jonas Reckermann - Quick facts 

- The two-time Olympian won a London 2012 gold medal with Julius Brink 
- He was a Stavanger 2009 FIVB world champion with Brink 
- A seven-time FIVB World Tour gold medal winner, including two with Marcus Dieckmann and five with Brink 
- He competed in 104 FIVB World Tour events with four different partners and compiled a 398-176 match mark (69.3 winning percentage, including 77.9 percent with Brink) 
- He advanced to 44 FIVB World Tour final fours 
- He netted 36 FIVB World Tour podium placements, including 7 gold, 18 silver and 11 bronze medals 
- He was a 2009 FIVB World Tour champion with Brink 
- He was the 2009 FIVB World Tour best blocker 
- He teamed with Brink to win a then-record 25-straight FIVB World Tour matches in 2009


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