Portugese Open 2003
Espinho, Portugal July 23-27 2003
Hat-trick golds for Ricardo and Emanuel
Portugal, July 27, 2003 - Brazil's Ricardo Alex Costa
and Emanuel Rego won their third consecutive gold medal
on the 2003 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour on Sunday when the
fought back from a set down to defeat Norway's Jorre
Andre Kjemperud and Vegard Hoidalen in a thrilling final
at the Portugal Open in Esphino.
Stadium at Espinho
First Place: Ricardo
Alex Costa Santos and Emanuel Rego (Brazil)
Second place: Jorre André Kjemperud and Vergard
Third place: Andrew Schact and Josh Stack
Ricardo Alex Costa Santos wins the
'Speedo Most Valuable Player Award'
Vergard Hoidalen received the
'SWATCH-Fastest Service Award'
for the semifinals and finals with a
time of 94.4 kmh