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  Shanghai  2007   Men's Open
02.05.2007 -  05.05.2007


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SHANGHAI 2007 - Called in short in Chinese "Hu" or "Shen", Shanghai hosts a double gender SWATCH-FIVB World Tour event for the third-straight season as the country continues preparations for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.  Situated in the middle of China's east coastline, Shanghai has four distinct seasons and a population over 13 million.  Shanghai’s inhabitants are among the most hospitable and cheerful in the world and the city in which they live is both colorful and diverse. In addition to hosting a SWATCH-FIVB World Tour event for the third-straight year, Shanghai is noted for its many festivals, including the Shanghai Tourism Festival, the Longhua Temple Bell Striking on New Year’s Eve, the Longhua Temple Fair, the International Tea Culture Festival and the Orange Festival.  For shoppers, culinary connoisseurs and sight-seers, Shanghai is worth the visit, especially with China’s tallest building the Jim Mao Tower, which stands at 480 meters.  The Chinese city has often been referred to as a “shopping paradise” and all tastes are catered to in Shanghai.  Favorite foods from France, Russia, Italy, England, Japan and India will be found along with 16 styles of Chinese food that can be tasted in any of the 1,000-plus restaurants throughout the city.

May 1-5, Men's China Open at Shanghai - With the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games looming, China hosts a men’s SWATCH-FIVB World Tour stop for the fourth-straight season with a third renewal of a visit to Shanghai.  Reigning SWATCH-FIVB World Champions Marcio Araujo and Fabio Magalhaes of captured the 2005 China stop after Germany’s Christoph Dieckmann and Andreas Scheuerpflug upset Athens 2004 Olympic champions Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos in the finals of the inaugural Shanghai stop in 2004.   The men’s first China event on the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour saw Javier Bosma and Pablo Herrera of Spain upset Emanuel and Ricardo in the 2004 finals at Lianyungang.  Three months later, the Brazilians defeated Bosma and Herrera for the Olympic gold medal in Athens.  The best finish by a Chinese men’s team was a 2005 Shanghai ninth by Penggen Wu and Linyin Xu.



2006 Shanghai men's podium (left to right) - Franco, Cunha, Marcio Araujo, Fabio, Dieckmann and Brink



Year - Shanghai Gold Medal / Shanghai Silver Medal / Shanghai Bronze Medal

2005 - Christoph Dieckmann/Andreas Scheuerpflug, Germany / Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, Brazil / Markus Egger/Martin Laciga, Switzerland

2006 - Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, Brazil / Pedro Cunha/Franco Neto, Brazil / Julius Brink/C. Dieckmann, Germany



Total Medals - Brazil 5, Germany 2, Spain 1, Switzerland 1




Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal



Javier Bosma/Pablo Herrera, ESP

Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Pedro Cunha/Para Ferreira, BRA



Christoph Dieckmann/Andreas Scheuerpflug, GER

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Markus Egger/Martin Laciga, SUI



Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, BRA

Cunha/Franco Neto, BRA

Julius Brink/C. Dieckmann, GER