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  Phuket  2006   Women's Open
02.11.2006 -  05.11.2006

PRESENTATION

 
Presentation

 

Phuket secures South-east Asia's foothold on the Swatch-FIVB World Tour

 

PHUKET 2006 - After staging women’s FIVB Challenger/Satellite events in Pattaya (2001), Bangkok (2005) and Phuket (2005), Thailand hosts its first “open” SWATCH-FIVB World Tour stop.  The 2005 Phuket stop served as a prelude to the 2006 season-finale where the competition was part of the Andaman Festival to mark the first anniversary of the Tsunami of 2004.  Jennifer Kessy and Heather Lowe won the 2001 Pattaya events for the United States while China’s Linjun Ji and Whenhui You captured the Bangkok stop.  Lijun Ji was 18 years old when she won the event to become the youngest player ever to win “any” international Beach Volleyball event.  Eiko Koizumi and Shinako Tanaka captured Japan’s first-ever international Beach Volleyball gold medal by winning the 2005 Phuket event.


 

 

PAST SOUTHEAST ASIA WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Total Medals - Brazil 5, USA 2, China 1, Cuba 1, Czech Republic 1, Germany 1, Greece 1

 

Site Year Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal
Bali 1995 Holly McPeak/Nancy Reno, USA Sandra Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA Karolyn Kirby/Angela Rock, USA
Jakarta 1996 Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA Maike Friedrichsen/Danja Musch, GER Pires/Silva, BRA
Bali 2003 Tian Jia/Wang Fei, CHN Fernandez Grasset Larrea Peraza, CUB Eva Celbova/Sona Novakova, CZE
Bali 2005 Renata Ribeiro/Talita Antunes, BRA Shelda/Adriana, BRA Thalia Koutroumanidou/Maria Tsiartsiana, GRE
Totals   Brazil 2 Golds, China 1, USA 1 Brazil 2 Silvers, Cuba 1, Germany 1 Brazil 1 Bronze, Czech Rep. 1, Greece 1, USA 1