H. Bansley a left-side defender for the Canadian beach volleyball team, was born on September 13, 1987, in London, Ontario. Since 2015, she has held the title of FIVB World Tour’s Best Defensive Player both in 2015 and 2018.
H. Bansley Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
From 2005 to 2010, H. Bansley was a member of the CIS championship-winning Toronto Varsity Blues volleyball team. H. Bansley and his ex-wife Sarah Pavan represented Canada at the 2016 Summer Games.
After making it into the women’s tournament, the duo played in Pool E and came out on top, sweeping all three matches by a score of 2-0. They advanced to the quarterfinals by beating another Canadian duo, Broder and Valjas, in straight sets (21–16, 21–11).
After making it to the semifinals, they were eliminated by Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany in two tight sets (14-21, 14-21).
Canadian Beach Volleyball Duo H. Bansley, Wilkerson Advance to Quarter-Finals at Tokyo Olympics
H. Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson, representing Canada, defeated No. 3-ranked Americans Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil. 22-24, 21-18, 15-13 in their first knockout match on Sunday at Shiokaze Park in Tokyo.
Despite getting off to a great start, the No. 16 Canadians dropped the first set before coming back to win the second and third. With the victory, H. Bansley and Wilkerson evened their record at 2-2 for the tournament. And they will next play Tuesday morning against Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka of Latvia at 8 a.m. ET.
Two-Time Olympian H. Bansley Announces Retirement as a Player
H. Bansley, a beach volleyball athlete, is stepping out of the sand, but not too far out, after competing in back-to-back Olympics and more than a decade worth of donning the maple leaf. H. Bansley has stated that she will not be returning to compete for Team Canada after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where she and teammate Brandie Wilkerson finished in fifth place overall.
As of now, she is a member of Team Canada’s coaching staff, helping out with the Next Gen programme. The native of Waterdown, Ontario, who played indoor volleyball for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, took up beach volleyball as a summertime workout while in school.
She joined the national team after making her debut with Team Canada at the 2007 Junior World Championship, where she competed as Elizabeth Maloney’s doubles partner. H. Bansley and Maloney didn’t make the national team despite placing fifth at the 2011 Pan American Games and qualifying Canada for the London 2012 Olympics.
A top beach volleyball player in Canada has announced her retirement from the sport. H. Bansley, a veteran of two Olympic appearances for Canada, has decided to hang up her cleats and join the coaching staff.
The Waterdown, Ontario, native (age 34) has been added to the NextGen program’s coaching staff in Canada. H. Bansley explained that she had been thinking about this for a while. Thanks for reading our article H. Bansley Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.