A new pairing on the international circuit this season with medal placements in their first four FIVB World Tour events in 2017, Agatha and Duda netted a spot in the FIVB World Championships via their international ranking. Agatha is playing in her fourth world championship with a 2015 gold medal finish with Barbara Seixas at The Hague. Duda, who will celebrate her 19th birthday (August 1) in Vienna, will be participating in her first senior world championship. She has won four FIVB youth world titles along with the gold medal at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China with Ana Patricia Silva. Duda played in her first FIVB World Tour event in 2013 as a 15-year old and placed fifth at a South African stop with Thais Rodrigues Ferreira. Duda has amassed three gold medals, eight podium placements and nine “final four” finishes in her first 19 world tour events. Agatha, who started playing internationally in 2005 with the legendary Sandra Pires, has played in over 100 events and captured the silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with Barbara.