Stephanie Pohl (beach volleyball player)

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Stephanie Pohl Volleyball (beach)
Stephanie Pohl Austrian Masters 2008.jpg
at the Austrian Masters 2008 in St. Pölten
birthday May 7, 1978
place of birth Finsterwalde, GDR
size 1.86 m
Partner Martina Stoof
Ines Pianka
Okka Rau
society Hamburger SV
2001 - Third place in the championship in
2002 - German champion in
2003 - goldEuropean champion in
2004 - German runner-up in
2004 - fifth in the
2005 Olympics - bronzethird in
2005 - German runner-up in
2006 - third in the championship in
2008 - World Tour victory in Marseille
2008 - ninth in the Olympics
(As of November 21, 2012)

Stephanie Pohl (born May 7, 1978 in Finsterwalde ) is a former German beach volleyball player .


Stephanie Pohl started playing indoor volleyball in 1985 . In 1997 she switched to beach volleyball. After two tournaments in 1998 with Martina Stoof , she formed a duo with Ines Pianka in 1999 and 2000 , who finished seventh at the 1999 European Championships on Mallorca . In 2001 Pohl got together with her partner Okka Rau . In the very first year the duo came third in the German championship in Timmendorfer Strand and came 17th in the world championship in Klagenfurt . At the first World Tour tournament in Osaka it was enough for seventh place. In 2002, Pohl / Rau became German champions and made several fifth places on the World Tour. They finished the European Championship in seventh place. At the next continental tournament in Alanya they won the title after a German final against Andrea Ahmann and Jana Vollmer . They finished the 2003 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro in ninth place. In 2004, the German runners-up and fifth of the European Championship played in Timmendorfer Strand at the Olympic Games in Athens and also came fifth there. The following year, the women trained by Bernd Schlesinger took second place in the German championship and third place at the World Tour tournament in Milan, bronze at the European Championships in Moscow , but had to be content with ninth place at the World Cup in Berlin . In 2006 they reached third place in the German championship and the World Tour tournament in Klagenfurt and first place in the European rankings. They finished fifth at the 2007 World Cup in Gstaad . In 2008 they finished fourth in the European Championship and became the first German team to ever win a World Tour tournament in Marseille . This also qualified them for the Olympic Games in Beijing , where they reached the second round.

After nine successful years, Stephanie Pohl and her partner Okka Rau announced in November 2009 that they would end their beach volleyball career in order to be able to concentrate fully on their law studies.


Stephanie Pohl lives in Hamburg and studies law .

Web links


  1. ^ Pohl and Rau end beach career - FOCUS Online, November 10, 2009