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Modena Hosts 2006 SWATCH-FIVB U-21 World Championships

 

The SWATCH-FIVB World Championships for players under 21 years old will be held in Europe for the fifth time as Italy hosts the sixth annual event from 4th - 9th September in Modena.  The first four SWATCH-FIVB U-21 World Championships were held in France at Le Lavandou (2001) and Saint Quay Portrieux (2003), Catania, Italy (2002) and Porto Santo, Portugal (2004).  Brazil's world famous Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro hosted the 2005 SWATCH-FIVB World Championships where Martins Plavins and Aleksandrs Samoilovs captured the gold medal as Latvia became the third country to win a U-21 men's title.  Brazil (2001 and 2003) and Spain (2002 and 2004) have each won two gold U-21 gold medals.  Overall, Brazil has four medals with a podium finish in each of the first four events before claiming a fourth-place in 2005.  Spain has three podium placements followed by two each for Germany, Latvia and Russia, and one each for the Czech Republic and Venezuela.  Two past men's SWATCH-FIVB U-21 Champions from Brazil have claimed titles on the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour.  Pablo Herrera (pictured left), the 2003 champion with Raul Mesa, won the 2004 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour event in China with Javier Bosma.  The pair also claimed the silver medal at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.  Pedro Cunha (pictured right), a three-time U-21 medal winner, captured his first SWATCH-FIVB World Tour event in 2004 with Para Ferreira at the Puerto Rico stop. At the 2006 SWATCH FIVB World Champioships in Myslowice, Poland became the first host country to win a medal at the event and the first to bag two medals at the same event.

 


2006 U21 World Champions Pedro (left) and Bruno

 

PAST MEN’S SWATCH-FIVB U-21 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS “FINAL FOURS”

 

Poland, Myslowice (August 24-27, 2006)

1. Bruno Oscar Schmidt/Pedro Solberg Salgado, Brazil

2. Tomasz Sinczak/Rafal Szternel, Poland

3. Piotr Marciniak/Krzysztof Orman, Poland

4. Janis Smedins-Toms Smedins, Latvia

Gold - Bruno/Pedro def. Sinczak Sternel 21-11 and 21-13 (31 minutes)

Bronze - Marciniak/Orman def. Smedins/Smedins 21-13, 17-21, 15-13 (56 minutes)

 

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (September 7-11, 2005)

1. Martins Plavins/Aleksandrs Samoilovs, Latvia

2. Jackson Henriquez/Jesus Villafane, Venezuela

3. Serguei Prokopiev/Yaroslav Koshkarev, Russia

4. Pedro Solberg Salgado/Tiago Santos, Brazil

Gold - Plavins/Samoilovs def. Henriquez/Villafane, 21-15 and 21-9 (39 minutes)

Bronze - Prokopiev/Koshkarev def. Salgado/Tiago, 21-16 and 29-27 (48)

 

Portugal, Porto Santo (September 16-19, 2004)

1. Miguel Angel Amo/Inocencio Lario, Spain

2. Valters Ramma/Toms Smedins, Latvia

3. Moisés Santos/ Solberg Salgado, Brazil

4. Tom Götz/Stefan Uhmann, Germany

Gold - Amo/Lario def. Ramma/Smedins, 21-19 and 21-12 (32)

Bronze - Santos/Salgado def. Götz/Uhmann, 21-17 and 25-23 (39)

 

France, Saint Quay Portrieux (August 7-10, 2003)

1. Pedro Cunha/Pedro Solberg Salgado, Brazil

2. Daniel Krug/Mischa Urbatzka, Germany

3. Ravel Rotreki/Pavel Kolar, Czech Republic

4. Gregoire Capitaine/Damien Quoirin, France

Gold - Cunha/Salgado def. Krug/Urbatzka , 21-12 and 21-18 (34)

Bronze - Rotreki/Kolar, def. Capitaine/Quoirin, 21-15 and 21-16 (39)

 

Italy, Catania (July 10-14, 2002)

1. Pablo Herrera/Raul Mesa, Spain

2. Cunha/Adriano Fonseca, Brazil

3. Matthias Karger/Maarten Lammens, Germany

4. Andreas Gortsianouk/Georgios Knapek, Greece

Gold - Herrera/Mesa def. Cunha/Fonseca, 21-21-11 and 21-19 (29)

Bronze - Karger/Lammens def. Gortsianouk/Knapek, 17-21, 21-19 and 15-11 (53)

 

France, Le Lavandou (August 24-26, 2001)

1. Cunha/Anselmo Sigoli, Brazil

2. Herrera/Mesa, Spain

3. Anton Koulinovski/Alexei Verbov, Russia

4. Alfredo Tabarini/Francesco Tabarini, San Marino

Gold - Cunha/Sigoli def. Herrera/Mesa, 17-21, 21-17 and 15-13 (55)

Bronze - Koulinovski/Verbov def. Tabarini/Tabarini, 22-20 and 21-17 (37)

 

Men’s Final 4s

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Medals

4ths

Final 4s

Brazil

3

1

1

5

1

6

Spain 

2

1

0

3

0

3

Germany 

0

1

1

2

1

3

Latvia

1

1

0

2

1

3

Poland

0

1

1

2

0

2

Russia

0

0

2

2

0

2

Czech Republic 

0

0

1

1

0

1

Venezuela

0

1

0

1

0

1

France 

0

0

0

0

1

1

Greece 

0

0

0

0

1

1

San Marino 

0

0

0

0

1

1