24 | Joana Heidrich
Professional Beach Volleyball
Forget about Martina Hingis – here’s the real Swiss Miss. At 6’3”, Joana towers over most people and dominates the sand with her powerful spikes. Not only that, at the innocent age of 24 she managed to qualify for the Rio games with partner Nadine Zumkehr. Although only seeded 14th, the team managed to almost topple world champions Brazil in the longest match of the Olympics.
Coming from the cosmopolitan financial capital of Switzerland, Zurich, all of that fresh alpine air must have helped her achieve the physical and career heights that she has. She comes from a family of volleyball players – both of her brothers play professionally – she has a bright future ahead of her. Though it might be tough finding a man who can match up.