Cinja Tillmann

Date of birth: 13.07.91

Sport: Beach volleyball

Sporting successes: World Championship bronze medalist, European Championship runner-up

Occupation/education: Sports soldier, bachelor in psychology and mathematics

Cinja Tillmann was third in the 2022 World Championships and runner-up in the 2020 European Beach Volleyball Championships. She does not mourn the missed match point. Instead, it is a challenge and motivation for more.

You certainly have to be born to deal with close defeats like that, but who knows, maybe Cinja's background will help a little: Cinja has a bachelor's degree in psychology (and mathematics) under her belt.

Otherwise, the parallels in the curriculum vitae between Svenja and Cinja are numerous: Cinja also earned her first spurs in indoor volleyball, but is "on fire" for beachen. She lives as a squad athlete at the Olympic beach volleyball base in Hamburg and is a member of the German Armed Forces' sports support group.

Only since 2022, Cinja forms one of three national teams with Svenja Müller. It is all the more impressive that they have already achieved an outstanding third place at the World Championships in Rome. Makes desire on more.