Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Isabelle Forrer are the best chance for a medal in the Beach Volleyball that the Swiss have in the Olympic Games this summer so we take a closer look at this prospective Olympian and the career that has got her on the plane to Rio.
- U15 Swiss Champion
- U18 Swiss Champion
- U21 Swiss Champion
Ranked just 10h in the World Anouk Vergé-Dépré along with her partner Isabelle Forrer heads into the Olympic Games hoping this will be her year to win gold on the aptly hued sands of Brazil’s capital in the Women’s Beach Volleyball. I feel certain I will not be alone amongst those heterosexual males that like to bet on sports in Switzerland from time to time who will be keeping an eye on her in Rio.
Beach Volleyball was a demonstration sport at the 1992 Barcelona, Olympics the year Anouk Vergé-Dépré was born and Women’s Beach Volleyball only got in on the act in Atlanta in 1996 alongside the men’s competition. The number of teams has increased since those early appearances and there’s stiff competition to be had, this year staged in the massively atmospheric and quite iconic Copacabana.
Barry Manilow may have made the location a household name however Anouk Vergé-Dépré is yet to break into that sort of fame but at just 24 years of age she’s had a meteoric rise as she’s played her way towards this dream rendezvous with destiny on the beaches of South America. Of course if you’re in
Switzerland gambling news coverage will all be about a Chinese or Brazilian victory, think again.
Anouk Vergé-Dépré And Isabelle Forrer
Hitting their form Anouk Vergé-Dépré and her partner Isabelle Forrer have a good medal chance at the Rio Olympics, despite both the competition from other teams and the myriad of minor glitches the host city has had to deal with in the run up to this most massive of sporting events. Certainly there has been a somewhat dubious record for security and safety on the beaches of Rio, but they’ll sort it, right?
Some teams aren’t sure and, with some participants already robbed in the streets, have suggested they’ll institute curfews for their athletes for their own safety which is a shame because that may mean Anouk Vergé-Dépré won’t get to see the nightlife of Brazil’s capital city. The question is; Should you risk some of your hard earned money on backing Anouk Vergé-Dépré at the Rio Olympics at Bet365 and the like?
Well Anouk Vergé-Dépré has been developing over time and this may well be when she hits her stride as her confident performances of late have demonstrated, that fourth place in the Fuzhou Open in April showing that they’re right up there with the front runners just when they need to be to make a march on the medals come the Summer games, it’s something her career has been working towards.
Beach Volleyball In Rio
Beach Volleyball In Rio
- The Copacabana
- 24 teams
- 6 Pools
With both parents Volleyball players, Jean-Charles Vergé-Dépré and Sandra Bratschi, perhaps it is no surprise that Anouk Vergé-Dépré began playing at an early age, nor that she managed three Swiss championship wins in her teen years in both the Under-15 and Under-18 levels and it was no surprise that more than a few ignored Swiss gambling laws to back her at the U-19 world Championships in Alanya.
She came a credible fifth and it was only in 2010 that she got the U-21 title, then the following year Anouk Vergé-Dépré got together with Isabelle Forrer and began their campaign towards not the London games but the ones in Rio. Along the way they grabbed at Swiss Championship win in Bern back in 2012, but in the 2013 World Championships were knocked out in their first elimination matched to Ross and Pavlik of the USA.
So then as the differing gangs of the favela compete to see who can rob the most medalists on the streets of Rio and the sailing participants all get so poisoned even Zika infected mosquitoes won’t go near them you may, this summer, want to call over to Bet365 to check out the odds of Anouk Vergé-Dépré in the beach volleyball at the Olympic Games because she’s definitely one to watch. Closely.