All the stats and facts you need to know from the smart Major Hamburg
Battle of the blockers: Kira Walkenhorst and Kerri Walsh Jennings go head-to-head at the new at smart Major Hamburg. Photocredit: Daniel Grund.
We engage our inner geek again and calculate the nerdiest numbers from last week’s smart Major Hamburg.
Here’s the best stats and facts from what was a wonderful women’s tournament:
- Home favorite and champion Kira Walkenhorst was the best blocker. She made more blocks (29) than any other player in the competition, seven more than the next highest blockers (Walsh Jennings and Talita).
- There were 4,126 kills in the women’s tournament, with American Kerri Walsh Jennings responsible for 127 of these – more than any other player.
- Of the 74 matches, 41 were two-set affairs, while 33 went the distance.
- Australian Taliqua Clancy hit 16 aces – one more than gold medal winner Laura Ludwig. Clancy also averaged more attack points per set (7.85) than any other player.
- Canadian Kristina Valjas enjoyed the highest ace-to-serve ratio (15.38%) – 2% more than the next best.
- Eight more players scored more attacking points than gold medalists Walkenhorst and Ludwig.
- No individual scored more points than Brazilian Agatha Bednarczuk (154) but Germany’s Britta Büthe averaged more points per set than any other player (9.33 scores per set).
- There were more service errors (748) than services aces (431).
- Bronze medalists Larissa/Talita enjoyed the highest sideout ratio (77.22%).
- At 39 Anne Lie Rininsland was the oldest player in action. The Swede was also the smallest player, standing just 168 cm tall – 12.8 cm shorter than the average height of all the women at the tournament.
No player score more individual points than Brazilian Agatha (right) at smart Major Hamburg. Photocredit: Daniel Grund.