FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD TOUR 2003

   
Men's World Championship 2003
Rio de Janeiro, 14 - 19 October


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Gold medalists Ricardo (L) and Emanuel


Podium: (L-R) Holdren-Metzger, Emanuel-Ricardo, Benajamin-Marcio Araujo


Emanuel (L) and Ricardo show thier trophy


Silver-medalists Dax Holdren (L) and Stein Metzger



Bronze medalists Benjamin Insfran and Marcio Henrique Araujo


Podium: (L-R) Holdren-Metzger, Emanuel-Ricardo, Benajamin-Marcio Araujo


Raising of the flags


The medalists with sponsors and officials



Medalists (L-R) Holdren-Metzger, Emanuel-Ricardo, Benajamin-Marcio Araujo


Podium: (L-R) Holdren-Metzger, Emanuel-Ricardo, Benajamin-Marcio Araujo with FIVB and Brazilian officials


Ricardo receives his gold medal


Norway's Vegard Hoidalen, winner of the SWATCH Fastest Service of the Year award



Emanuel (L) and Ricardo after winning the World Championships


Ricardo punches the air


Emanuel celebrates victory


Emanuel receives during the final



Stein Metzger sets


Ricardo (facing) hugs Emanuel


Holdren at full stretch


Ricardo shows good finger control



Emanuel sets for Ricardo


Emanuel display his defensive skills


America's Holdren reaches to receive


Emanuel points at his partner



Ricardo salutes the Brazilian fans


More action


Action from the final on center court in Rio


Fans wait for the final to begin



Brazilians fans


Final action on center court


Ricardo (L) blocks Holdren in the final


Center court on Copacabana



Giant Brazilian flag


Speactators in Rio


Parachutists above Copacabana


FIVB President Dr. RubÚn Acosta (R) and his wife Mal·



Brazilian fans


Pre-match entertainment


Dancing girls on center court in Rio


FIVB President Dr. RubÚn Acosta



(L-R) Senator Klaus Boger, Mr. Werner Moltke, Dr. RubÚn Acosta and Mr. Sinjin Smith at the Berlin press conference


Rio Beach fans


Stein Metzger of the USA gives Holdren a bear hug after reaching their first FIVB final


Holdren celebrates a spot in the Rio final



Brazil's Marcio Araujo sets


Semi-final center court action


Benjamin receives


Rio fans



America's Dax Holdren (L) blocks Brazils Benjamin Insfran


Center Court


TV view of Center Court


A giant banner



Mrs. Mal· Acosta with Rio city officials


Berlin Senator for Education, Youth and Sport Mr. Klaus Boger receives the FIVB banner from the city of Rio de Janeiro


Rio organizers with the FIVB's WorlD Championship banner


Fans unfurl a giant Brazil flag



Copacabana Beach venue


Exhibition game in Rio


Sinjin Smith sets


Sinjin Smith (L) after playing an exhibition game in Rio



Fans in Rio


(L-R) Mr. Ary Graþa, President of the Brazilian Volleyball Federation, FIVB President Dr. RubÚn Acosta and his wife Mal·


World ranking champions Ricardo (L) and Emanuel


Ricardo (L) and Emanuel receive their ranking award from FIVB President Dr. Ruben Acosta



POrtugal's Luis Migeul Maia


Center court on Copacabana


Center court on Copacabana


Brazilian Pedro Grael Brazao



American fans in Rio


Swiss Martin Laciga (R) blocks Brazil's Benjamin


America's Dax Holdren


American Stein Metzger (L) blocks Swiss Stefan Kobel in the quarter-finals



Brazil's Harley at full stretch


US Olympic champion Dain Blanton


Aerial view of the Copacabana venue


Aerial view of the Copacabana venue



Aerial view of the Copacabana venue


Aerial view of the Copacabana venue


Fans honour Ricardo and Emanuel


Ricardo (L) and Emanuel celebrate the World Tour ranking title



Ricardo hugs Emanuel (facing)


Emanuel celebrates winning the World Tour ranking title


Center court on Copacabana


Brazilian fans enjoy the water cannon



Ricardo celebrates


Last 16 action on Copacabana - Brazil v USA


Ricardo shows he's more than just a blocking machine


Emanuel receives in the quarter-final



America's Kevin Wong sets


Brazilian fans of Ricardo and Emanuel


Benjamin Insfran of Brazil


Brazil's Emanuel Rego



Brazilian Pedro Grael Brazao


Fabio de Jesus Megalhaes of Brazil


Harley (R) and Franco after making the last 16


Brazil's Franco reaches out



Harley celebrates


Paulo Emilio of Brazil


Harley at full stretch in defense


Brazil's Harley (L) jousts with compatriot Paulo Emilio



Portugal's Jaoa Carlos Brenha (L) and Maia after reaching the last 16


Italian Fabio Galli


Maia celebrates victory over Italy


Italian Riccardo Fenili



Italy's Riccardo Fenili (L) and Portugal's Luis Miguel Maia


Dieckmann reaches out in defense


Dieckmann receives, Reckermann looks on


Jonas Reckermann of Germany



USA's Jeff Nygaard sets for Blanton


Germany's Markus Dieckmann in defense


Olympic champion Dain Blanton of the USA


Hoidalen after reaching the last 16



Norway's Jorre Andre Kjemperud celebrates victory over Switzerland


Sascha Heyer


Heyer gets up to spike, Norway's Vegard Hoidalen blocks


Swiss Sascha Heyer



Ricardo of Brazil blocks Spain's Cotrino


Brazilian Anselmo Sigoli


Paul Laciga sets for brother Martin


Spain's Juan Garcia Thompson



Swiss fans on Copacabana


Brazi'ls Tande


Niki Berger of Austria


Doppler dives



Dagoberta Dultra of Brazil


Bellaguarda shows his agility


Austria's Clemens Doppler


Bellaguarda digs



Brazilian Jefferson Bellaguarda


Austrian fans in Rio


Argentina's Conde sets for Baracetti


American Stein Metzger



Entertainment village on Copacabana


Entertainment village on Copacabana


Entertainment village on Copacabana


Puerto Rico's Raul Papaleo



Maia of Portugal finger sets


Ramon Hernandez of Puerto Rico


Portugal's Jaoa Carlos Brenha


Brazilian Emanuel Rego



Ricardo (L) and Holden joust


Holden of Canada tries to evade Brazilian blocking machine Ricardo


Emanuel Rego of Brazil serves to Canada


Brazilian Ricardo blocks Leinemann of Canada



Paul Laciga sets


Paul Laciga of Switzerland reaches down to receive


Italian Fabio Galli serves


Brazilian Alexandre Tande Ramos



Japan's Satoshi pokes past Cunha of Brazil


Satoshi Watanabe of Japan


SWitzerland's Jorre Andre Kjemperud


Aussie Julien Prosser in defense



Emanuel bump sets


Top seeds Emanuel (L) and Ricardo


Ricardo of Brazil


German Jonas Reckermann



Cunha receives


Heuscher reacts too late to a spike


Brazil's Pedro Henrique Cunha


Heuscher receives



Swiss Patrick Heuscher


The side courts on Copacabana


Dain Blanton


Rogerio Para of Brazil



Blanton at full stretch


Brazil's Anselmo Sigoli


Olympic champion Dain Blanton of the USA


American Jeff Nygaard pokes against Brazil



Mark Heese of Canada


Conde finger sets


Canada's John Child


Baracetti sets



Argentina's Martin Conde dives as Mariano Baracetti looks on


Germany's Rademacher celebrates shock victory over Brazil


Rademacher serves


Harley sets



Rademacher (L) and Klemperer go for the same ball


German giant Nic Rademacher


Franco of Brazl (R) gets up to block Germany's Klemperer


Brazilian Harley serves