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Brighton to host 2008 SWATCH FIVB Junior World Championships

 

With the London 2012 Olympic Games in the future Great Britain will host its first-ever international Beach Volleyball event, with Brighton the site for the 2008 SWATCH FIVB World Championships for players under 21 years old.  The eighth annual event will be September 3-7 in Brighton, which is located 45 minutes from London on the south coast of England and is one of the most famous cities by the sea in the United Kingdom.  The 2008 Under-21 gold medal team will be rewarded a "wild card" by the FIVB for a future SWATCH FIVB World Tour event during the final two months of 2008 or in 2009.

 

With a population of more than 250,000, Brighton is a popular place to visit, welcoming over 8 million tourists each year.  With its hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment facilities, Brighton additionally serves a substantial business conference industry.  The City of Brighton and Hove is also an educational centre with two universities and many English language schools.

 

Of the seven previous SWATCH FIVB World Championships for players under 21 years old, Brazilians have captured three men's and six women's titles.  Brighton will be the sixth European site for the championships after Modena hosted the 2007 event, where the teams of Francesco Giontella/Paolo Nicolai of Italy and Lili Maestrini/Barbara Seixas of Brazil captured the men's and women's titles, respectively.  With Giontella named the top men's player in Modena, the Under-21 title was the first-ever youth Beach Volleyball gold medal for Italy.  At the 2006 Under-19 event in Bermuda, Giontella and Nicolai claimed the silver medal with compatriots Matteo and Paolo Ingrosso placing third for Italy.  Seixas successfully defended her Under-21 crown after winning the 2006 gold medal in Poland with Carolina Aragao in Myslowice.  The young Brazilians also won the 2005 Under-19 title in Saint Quay Portrieux, France.

 

"The FIVB is very proud to stage a world event in a country like the United Kingdom, aiming to increase the awareness of Beach Volleyball leading towards the smooth preparation of the Beach Volleyball tournaments at the 2012 Olympic Games, which will be held in the centre of London in Horse Guards square," said Angelo Squeo, the FIVB Beach Volleyball Events Director.

 

 


2007 Women's Junior champions Lili Maestrini and Barbara Figueiredo Seixas from Brazil

 
 

PAST WOMEN’S SWATCH FIVB JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS “FINAL FOURS”

 

Italy, Modena (September 5-9, 2007)

1.        Lili Maestrini/Barbara Figueiredo Seixas, Brazil

2.        Becchara Palmer/Alice Rohkamper, Australia

3.        Marleen Van Iersel/Maloes Wesselink, Netherlands

4.        Elsa Baquerizo/Liliana Steiner, Spain

Gold - Lili-Seixas def. Palmer/Rohkamper, 25-27, 21-17, 15-7 71

Bronze - Van Iersel/Wesselink def. Baquerizo/Liliana, 21-16 21-19 (43)

 

Poland, Myslowice (August 24-27, 2006)

1.        Carolina Aragao/Barbara Figueiredo Seixas, Brazil

2.        Julia Sude/Jana Kohler, Germany

3.        Marleen Van Iersel/Maloes Wesselink, Netherlands

4.        Carolina Salgado/Julia Caldas, Brazil

Gold – Seixas/Aragao def. Sude/Kohler, 21-13, 20-22, 15-6 (55 minutes)

Bronze - Van Iersel-Wesselink def. Carol-Julia 19-21, 21-12, 18-16 (58)

 

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (September 7-10, 2005)

1.        Carolina/Camillinha Saldanha, Brazil

2.        Ruth Flemig/Ilka Semmler, Germany

3.        Stefanie Schwaiger/Doris Schwaiger, Austria

4.        Nadine Zumkehr/Muriel Graessli, Switzerland

Gold - Carolina/Camillinha def. Flemig/Semmler, 11-21, 21-17, 17-15 (58)

Bronze - Schwaigers def. Zumkehr/Graessli, 21-18, 21-19 (34)

 

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

1.        Taiana Lima/Carolina, Brazil

2.        Marion Castelli/Eva Hamzaoui, France

3.        Sarka Nakladalova/Veronika Opravilova, Czech Republic

4.        Arjanne Stevens/Marleen Van Iersel, Netherlands

Gold - Taiana/Carolina def. Castelli/Hamzaoui, 21-11, 21-12 (29)

Bronze - Nakladalova/Opravilova def. Stevens/Van Iersel, 21-16, 21-17 (38)

 

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

1.        Anna Morozova/Alexandra Shiryaeva, Russia

2.        Katrin Holtwick/Maria Kleefisch, Germany

3.        Carolina/Maria Clara Salgado, Brazil

4.        Tanya Schmocker/Melanie Schoneberger, Switzerland

Gold - Morozova/Shiryaeva def. Holtwick/ Kleefisch, 21-19, 21-16 (37)

Bronze - Carolina/Maria def. Schmocker/Schoneberger 21-12, 21-18 (34)

 

Italy, Catania (July 10-14, 2002)

1.        Juliana Felisberta Silva/Taiana, Brazil

2.        Isabelle Forrer/Melanie Schoneberger, Switzerland

3.        Talita Rocha/Maria Clara, Brazil

4.        Vassiliki Arvaniti/Efthalia Koutroumanidou, Greece

Gold - Juliana/Lima def. Forrer/Schoneberger, 21-18 and 21-15 (34)

Bronze - Rocha/Maria def. Arvaniti/Koutroumanidou, 21-15 and 21-9 (33)

 

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

1.        Shaylyn Bede/Maria Clara, Brazil

2.        Anna Bobrova/Anna Morozova, Russia

3.        Katerina Tychnova/Markiea Tychnova, Czech Republic

4.        Jeaqueline Alvares/Norma Perez, Mexico

Gold - Shaylyn/Maria def. Bobrova/Morozova, 21-16 and 21-10 (29)

Bronze - Tychnova/Tychnova def. Alvares/Perez, 21-13 and 21-15 (29)

 

Women’s Final 4s

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Medals

4ths

Final 4s

Brazil 

6

0

2

8

1

9

Germany 

0

3

0

3

0

3

Czech Republic 

0

0

2

2

0

2

Russia 

1

1

0

2

0

2

Switzerland 

0

1

0

1

2

3

France 

0

1

0

1

0

1

Austria 

0

0

1

1

0

1

Netherlands 

0

0

2

2

1

3

Greece 

0

0

0

0

1

1

Spain 0 0 0 0 1 1

Mexico 

0

0

0

0

1

1