Australia’s Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy have been ranked at number two in the world in the lead-up to the World Championships, which get underway this weekend in Hamburg, Germany.
Mariafe and Taliqua have had an incredible run of success this year and head into the world’s following victory in the FIVB 4 Star World Tour Event in Poland.
They have won gold five times on the World Tour and are now one of the hot favourites for the World Titles, which start on 28 June and conclude on the 7July in Hamburg.
The Brazilian combination of Agatha and Duda are the number one ranked team heading into the worlds, with very little separating the top two sides in terms of points, which determine rankings.
Australia has three teams competing at the World Championships.