Australia vs Germany - Women's Beach Volleyball Day 2 London 2012The Australian pair of Becchara Palmer and Louise Bawden are defeated by the German team in three sets on Day 2 of the London 2012 Games. Copyright IOC and Nine Network
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Bawden and Palmer Take on RomeLouise Bawden (right) and Becchara Palmer compete at the smart Grand Slam in Rome in June as part of the Swatch World Tour 2012.
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Beach BoundLouise Bawden (L) and Becchara Palmer (R) of Australia pose during an Australian Beach Volleyball portrait session at Manly Beach on April 2, 2012 in Manly, Australia.
Palmer and Bawden Take on ItalyAustralia's Becchara Palmer blocks against Italy's Giulia Momoli during the Shanghai Grand Slam in early May, 2012 Palmer and teammate Louise Bawden finished 17th overall.
Australian Beach Volleyball Champions(L-R): Josh Slack/ Chris McHugh (silver), Bo Soderberg/ Anders Hoyer (Denmark- gold), Louise Bawden/ Becchara Palmer (gold), Tamsin Hinchley/ Nat Cook (silver).
Huge Crowds At The Aussie FinalsNatalie Cook and Tamsin Hinchley play Becchara Palmer and Louise Bawden in the clash of Australia's top two women's teams in the Australian Beach Volleyball Championship final at Manly beach on 1 April, 2012.
An All Aussie ShowdownTamsin Hinchley serving with teammate Natalie Cook against Becchara Palmer and Louise Bawden in the clash of Australia's top two women's teams in the Australian Beach Volleyball Championship final at Manly beach on 1 April, 2012.
Australian Beach Volleyball ChampionshipsThe 2012 Australian Beach Volleyball Championships in Manly saw Louise Bawden and Becchara Palmer defeat Nat Cook and Tamsin Hinchley, with Danish pair Bo Soderberg and Anders Hoyer defeat Aussies Chris McHugh and Josh Slack in two tight finals.
Bawden/ Palmer serve up London treatLouise Bawden and Becchara Palmer have proven to be Australia's in-form beach volleyball duo leading to London. Bawden represented Australia in indoor volleyball at the Sydney Olympics and Palmer is a former World Junior Beach Volleyball Champion. They are now 15th in the world as at 8 Feb 2012.