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2016-06-10 15:13:00 CEST

The Germans seal Olympic place on German sand!

Perfect day for Flüggen and Böckermann

Böckermann/Flüggen made it to the Olympics! Photocredit: Joerg MitterBöckermann/Flüggen made it to the Olympics! Photocredit: Joerg Mitter

Now here’s a story we love! German heroes Lars Flüggen and Markus Böckermann booked their spot at the Olympics at smart Major Hamburg!

And there were tears of joy on Center Court as they beat countrymen Kay Matysik and Jonathan Erdmann as the duo celebrated in front of their family and friends in Hamburg.

“Unbelievable,” Flüggen told us when we asked him for just one word to describe his emotions.

“We’ve put in over two years of practice for this moment.”

Winning against a fellow German team in Hamburg did make it extra special for the two, although the feeling was mixed with Matysik and Erdmann now hoping that Mexicans Ontiveros and Virgen can lose in their last 16 match. It’s nail-biting stuff!

“You never know what the draw will throw up but I think it was a bit sad, Germany vs Germany in Germany but it would have been the same if we had played the Mexicans or Canadians,” added Lars.

“It is a bit bittersweet, I hope Jon and Kay both have some luck to go to the Olympics too.

“But it is extra special for us because Markus was born in Hamburg and I’ve lived here for two years and we sense the crowd pushing us on. It feels great.

“The fact it was such a do or die game here in Hamburg was really special.”

So there you go…one of the first big stories of the smart Major Hamburg. We just couldn’t be able to create better drama here!

In other winners in the men’s first round of qualification there were wins for our popular Italians Carambula/Ranghieri, Dutch duo Nummerdor/Varenhorst, Brazilians Pedro Solberg/Evandro and Latvians Samoilovs/Smedins.

It’s non-stop action and we can’t take our eyes off it! And there’s plenty of drama to come later today.

We don’t like beach volleyball…we love it!