Qualifying for the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals via their international rankings, Kolocova and Kvapilova placed ninth earlier this month at the FIVB World Championships in Vienna. After a split in 2015 with Marketa Slukova, Kolocova started playing with Kvapilova in 2016 as the pair has posted three fifths for their best finishes together. Kolocova, who placed fifth at the London 2012 Olympics with Slukova, has competed in 76 world tour events since 2009. She and Slukova won gold medals together in 2014 at Prague and Berlin. Kvapilova played in her first world tour event in 2010 and started playing full-time with Kolocova in 2016. Her best FIVB placements have been fifths this season with Kolocova in Fort Lauderdale, Porec and Olsztyn. The pair also had a fourth this season at the European tour’s stop in Baden, Austria. Kolocova and Kvapilova participated in the 2016 FIVB Continental Cup in Sochi, Russia. by defeating China for the final Copacabana in Sochi, Russia.