Currently the most “experienced” tandem in the FIVB World Tour with 91 starts, Gavira and Herrera qualified for their second SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals via the international ranking process. The Spaniards placed ninth in the inaugural SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals. Gavira and Herrera, who have earned more than US$1-million together on the FIVB World Tour, placed fifth at the recently-completed FIVB World Championships in Vienna. A four-time Olympian and silver medal winner with Javier Bosma at the Athens 2004 Summer Games, Herrera has partnered with Gavira since 2009. As the most productive team from Spain in FIVB World Tour history, Gavira and Herrera have captured two FIVB World Tour gold medals with 15 podium placements, 21 “final four” finishes, 46 “elite eight” appearances and 310 matches wins (65.5 percent). A 2002 FIVB under-21 world champion with Raul Mesa, Herrera played in his first world tour event in 2001 with 154 appearances to date. Gavira, who collected two FIVB youth world championship silver medals and played in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics with Herrera, entered his first world tour event in 2007 with has now appeared in 111 tournaments.