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  Porto Santo  2006   Women's Open
14.09.2006 -  17.09.2006

PRESENTATION

 
Presentation

 

The SWATCH-FIVB World Tour comes to the beautiful island of Madeira

PORTO SANTO 2006 - After staging the SWATCH-FIVB U-21 World Championships in 2004 and a men’s FIVB challenger stop in 2005, the Madeira Island of Porto Santo stages the world’s best women’s players at its Beach Volleyball-friendly facility on the Portuguese isle off the coast of Africa.  The island was home to Christopher Columbus, who married the first governor’s daughter before discovering the New World.  Almost 40 kms from Madeira, Porto Santo is like a desert island with a wonderful climate and miles of golden sandy beach.  The island is just 16 miles square and its main attribute is the 51/2 mile golden beach where the tiny capital of Vila Baleira sits, and the majority of the islands 4,000 population reside.  Vila Baleira has a handful of shops, three banks, several restaurants, and a good selection of hotels.  There are also a number of restaurants scattered around the island that operate minibus transport for customers.

 

 

PAST PORTUGAL WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Total Medals - USA 11, Brazil 10, Australia 2, Greece 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Espinho

1995

Holly McPeak/Nancy Reno, USA

Linda Hanley/Angela Rock, USA

Sandra Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Espinho

1996

Pires/Silva, BRA

Monica Rodrigues/Adriana Samuel, BRA

Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA

Espinho

1997

Rodrigues/Samuel, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Pires/Silva, BRA

Espinho

1998

Barbra Fontana/Hanley, USA

Pires/Sameul, BRA

Reno/Youngs, USA

Espinho

1999

Annett Davis/Jenny Johnson Jordan, USA

Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, AUS

Liz Masakayan/Youngs, USA

Espinho

2000

Masakayan/Youngs, USA

Lisa Arce/Barbra Fontana, USA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Espinho

2001

Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Fontana/Youngs, USA

Espinho

2005

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Thalia Koutroumanidou/Maria Tsiartsiani, GRE

Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Totals

 

USA 6 Golds, Brazil 2

Brazil 4 Silvers, USA 2, Australia 1, Greece 1

Brazil 4 Bronzes, USA 3, Australia 1