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  Shanghai  2008   Men's Open
28.04.2008 -  03.05.2008

PRESENTATION

 

SHANGHAI HOSTS FIFTH SWATCH-FIVB WORLD TOUR STOP

 

 

Called in short in Chinese "Hu" or "Shen", Shanghai hosts A SWATCH-FIVB World Tour event for the fifth-straight season as the country continues preparations for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.  The 2008 stop will feature double gender competition for the fourth-straight year after teams from Brazil and China have won the menís and womenís competition, respectively, the past two seasons.

 

Situated in the middle of China's east coastline, Shanghai has four distinct seasons and a population over 13 million.  Shanghaiís 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 fifth-straight year, Shanghai is noted for its many festivals, including the Shanghai Tourism Festival, the Longhua Temple Bell Striking on New Yearís 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 Chinaís tallest building the Jim Mao Tower, which stands at 480 meters.

 

The Chinese city has often been referred to as a ďshopping paradiseĒ 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.

 

China Menís SWATCH Stops - With the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games looming, China hosts a menís SWATCH-FIVB World Tour stop for the fifth-straight season.  Shanghai hosted the countryís first double-gender international Beach Volleyball event in 2005 where Germanyís Christoph Dieckmann and Andreas Scheuerpflug upset Olympic champions Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos in the finals.  The menís first SWATCH-FIVB World Tour event in China in 2004 saw Javier Bosma and Pablo Herrera of Spain upset Emanuel and Ricardo in the finals at Lianyungang.  Three months later, the Brazilians defeated Bosma and Herrera for the Olympic gold medal in Athens.  Marcio Araujo and Fabio Magalhaes have competed in the menís Shanghai gold medal the past two seasons in All-Brazilian finals.  Marcio Araujo and Fabio defeated Pedro Cunha and Franco Neto for the 2006 title before losing to Harley Marques and Pedro Salgado in the 2007 finale.  The best finish by a Chinese team was a fifth by Penggen Wu and Linyin Xu in 2007 after being eliminated in the quarterfinals by Russians Dmitri Barsouk and Igor Kolodinsky.  Pictured left are 2007 Shanghai gold medal winners Harley (left) and Salgado of Brazil.

 

PAST CHINESE MENíS PODIUM PLACEMENTS
Medals - Brazil 7, Germany 2, Switzerland 2, Spain 1
       
Site Year Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal
1.        Lianyungang 2004 Javier Bosma/Pablo Herrera, ESP Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, BRA Pedro Cunha/Para Ferreira, BRA
2.        Shanghai 2005 C. Dieckmann/Andreas Scheuerpflug, GER Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA Markus Egger/Martin Laciga, SUI
3.        Shanghai 2006 Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, BRA Cunha/Franco Neto, BRA Julius Brink/Christoph Dieckmann, GER
4.        Shanghai 2007 Harley Marques/Pedro Salgado, BRA Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA Patrick Heuscher/Sascha Heyer, SUI

 

China Womenís SWATCH Stops - The womenís SWATCH-FIVB World Tour returns to Shanghai for the fifth-straight season as the international tour stages an event in China for the 11th-straight season.  Dalian hosted womenís stops three times where Brazilís Adriana Behar/Shelda Bede (1998 and 1999) and Liz Masakayan/Elaine Youngs of the United States (2000) won gold medals.  Two Maoming stops saw Adriana/Shelda (2001) and Misty May/Kerri Walsh of the United States (2002) win titles.  The 2003 Lianyungang event was won by the Rebekka Kadijk and Marrit Leenstra for the Netherlandís only FIVB womenís title.  The Chinese teams of Jia Tian/Jie Wang have competed in the past two finals by losing to Chen Xue/Zhang Xi in 2006 and defeating Nila Ann Hakedale/Ingrid Torlen in 2007.  At 17 years old in 2006, Xue became the youngest player to win an international Beach Volleyball title.  The Norwegian silver medal in 2007 was the best-ever finish by a womenís team from the European country on the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour.  Pictured right are 2007 Shanghai gold medal winners Tian (left) and Wang of China. 

 

PAST CHINESE WOMENíS PODIUM PLACEMENTS
Total Medals - Brazil 10, USA 9, Australia 4, China 4, Germany 1, Netherlands 1, Norway 1
       
Site Year Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal
1.        Dalian 1998 Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak, USA Pauline Manser/Kerri Pottharst, AUS
2.        Dalian 1999 Shelda/Adriana, BRA Annett Davis/Jenny J. Jordan, USA Arce/Barbra Fontana, USA
3.        Dalian 2000 Liz Masakayan/Elaine Youngs, USA Misty May-Treanor/McPeak, USA Ron Chi/Zi Xiong, CHN
4.        Maoming 2001 Shelda/Adriana, BRA Tatiana Minello/Sandra Pires, BRA Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, AUS
5.        Maoming 2002 May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA McPeak/Youngs, USA Cook/Pottharst, AUS
6.        Lianyungang 2003 Rebekka Kadijk/Marrit Leenstra, NED Suzanne Lahme/Danja Musch, GER Cook/Nicole Sanderson, AUS
7.        Shanghai 2004 McPeak/Youngs, USA Davis/Johnson Jordan, USA Shelda/Adriana, BRA
8.        Shanghai 2005 Juliana F. Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA Shelda/Adriana, BRA Ana Paula Connelly/Shaylyn Bede, BRA
9.        Shanghai 2006 Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, CHN Jia Tian/Jie Wang, CHN Juliana/Larissa, BRA
10.     Shanghai 2007 Tian/Wang, CHN Nila Ann Hakedal/Ingrid Torlen, NOR Talita Antunes/Renata Ribeiro, BRA

 

Asian menís SWATCH Stops - The 2008 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour menís calendar features six stops within the Asian Continental Federation with three events in China, and one stop each Australia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.  It is the most events in Asia since three stops where held in 1995 at Korea, Japan and Bali.  Brazilian menís team have captured 11 of the gold medals with the United States 6, and one each for Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

SWATCH-FIVB WORLD TOUR - ASIAN MEN'S PODIUM PLACEMENTS - 20 events

Total Medals - Brazil 31, USA 14, Germany 3, Norway 3, Switzerland 2, Argentina 1, Australia 1, France 1 (0, 0, 1), Japan 1, Italy, 1, Netherlands 1, Spain 1

       

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

1.        Enoshima

1989

Karch Kiraly/Steve Timmons, USA

Edinho de Mattos/Eduardo Tinoco, BRA

Koichiro Kanno/Kazuyuki Takao, JPN

2.        Enoshima

1990

Leif Hanson/Eric Wurts, USA

Al Janc/Tim Walmer, USA

Dio Lequaglie/Marco Solustri, ITA

3.        Sydney

1991

Sinjin Smith/Randy Stoklos, USA

Andre Lima/Guilherme Marques, BRA

Roberto Lopes/Franco Neto, BRA

4.        Yokohama

1991

Al Janc/Tim Walmer, USA

Andre/Guilherme, BRA

Andy Burdin/Julien Prosser, AUS

5.        Sydney

1992

Smith/Stoklos, USA

Andre/Guilherme, BRA

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

6.        Enoshima

1992

Paulao Moreira/Paulo Emilio Silva, BRA

Mark Eller/Todd Schaefer, USA

Jean-P Jodard/Christian Penigaud, FRA

7.        Enoshima

1993

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

Eduardo Garrido/Roberto Moreira, BRA

Troy Tanner/Dan Vrebalovich, USA

8.        Enoshima

1994

Roberto Lopes/Paulao Moreira, BRA

Carlos Briceno/Jeff Williams, USA

Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide, NOR

9.        Pusan

1995

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

Para Ferreira/Guilherme Marques, BRA

Kvalheim/Maaseide, NOR

10.     Enoshima

1995

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

Carl Henkel/Smith, USA

Kvalheim/Maaseide, NOR

11.     Bali

1995

Ze Marco de Melo/Emanuel Rego, BRA

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

Adam Johnson/Kent Steffes, USA

12.     Jakarta

1996

Robert Lopes/Franco, BRA

Henkel/Smith, USA

Andrea Gomes/Emanuel, BRA

13.     Macau

2000

Ze Marco/Ricardo, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, BRA

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

14.     Sydney (OG)

2000

Dain Blanton/Eric Fonoimoana, USA

Ze Marco/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Jorg Ahmann/Axel Hager, GER

15.     Brisbane (GWG)

2001

Jose Loiola/Ricardo, BRA

Mariano Baracetti/Martin Conde, ARG

Stein Metzger/Kevin Wong, USA

16.     Lianyungang

2004

Javier Bosma/Pablo Herrera, ESP

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Pedro Cunha/Para, BRA

17.     Shanghai

2005

C. Dieckmann/Andreas Scheuerpflug, GER

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Markus Egger/Martin Laciga, SUI

18.     Shanghai

2006

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, BRA

Cunha/Franco Neto, BRA

Julius Brink/Christoph Dieckmann, GER

19.     Shanghai

2007

Harley Marques/Pedro Salgado, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Patrick Heuscher/Sascha Heyer, SUI

20.     Bahrain

2007

Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, NED

Pedro Cunha/Franco Neto, BRA

Harley/Salgado, BRA

 

Asian Womenís SWATCH Stops - The 2008 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour womenís calendar features seven stops within the Asian Continental Federation with three events in China, and one stop each Australia, Korea, Japan and Thailand.  It is the most events in Asia since five stops where held in 2001 at Macau, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Australia.  The ABCís of womenís Beach Volleyball (America, Australia, Brazil and China) have won 38 of the previous 39 events.  The only title won by a European team in Asia was at a 2003 in China where Rebekka Kadijk and Marrit Leenstra of the Netherlands captured the gold medal. 

 

 

 

 

 

SWATCH-FIVB WORLD TOUR - ASIAN WOMEN'S PODIUM PLACEMENTS - 39 events

Total Medals - Brazil 48, USA 32, Australia 13, China 11, Germany 4, Japan 2, Cuba 1, Czech Republic 1, Greece 1, Italy, 1, Netherlands 1, Norway 1 and Switzerland 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

1.        Osaka

1994

Barbra Fontana/Lori Forsythe, USA

Isabel Salgado/Roseli Timm, BRA

Liz Masakayan /Karolyn Kirby, USA

2.        Pusan 

1995

Holly McPeak/Nancy Reno, USA

Kirby/Masakayan, USA

Sandra Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

3.        Osaka 

1995

McPeak/Reno, USA

Linda Hanley/Angela Rock, USA

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

4.        Bali

1995

McPeak/Reno, USA

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

Kirby/Rock, USA

5.        Brisbane 

1995

McPeak/Reno, USA

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

Beate Buhler/Danja Musch, GER

6.        Osaka 

1996

Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, AUS

Danalee Bragado/Pat Keller, USA

Sarah Straton /Liane Fenwick, AUS

7.        Pusan 

1996

Lisa Arce/McPeak, USA

Yuki Ishizaka/Yukiko Takahashi, JPN

Adriana Samuel/Monica Rodrigues, BRA

8.        Jakarta 

1996

Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA

Maike Friedrichsen/Musch, GER

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

9.        Melbourne 

1997

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Arce/McPeak, USA

10.     Osaka 

1997

Adriana/Monica, BRA

Friedrichsen/Musch, GER

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

11.     Pusan 

1997

Arce/McPeak, USA

Adriana/Monica, BRA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

12.     Osaka 

1998

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Sandra/Adriana Samuel, BRA

Lisa Arce/McPeak, USA

13.     Dalian 

1998

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Arce/McPeak, USA

Pauline Manser/Pottharst, AUS

14.     Osaka 

1999

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Ana Paula Connelly/Jackie, BRA

15.     Dalian 

1999

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Annett Davis/Jenny J. Jordan, USA

Arce/Fontana, USA

16.     Osaka

2000

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Mika Teru Saiki/Yukiko Takahashi, JPN

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

17.     Dalian

2000

Masakayan/Elaine Youngs, USA

Misty May-Treanor/McPeak, USA

Ron Chi/Zi Xiong, CHN

18.     Sydney (OG)

2000

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Sandra/Adriana Samuel, BRA

19.     Macau

2001

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

May-Treanor/McPeak, USA

20.     Osaka 

2001

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Misty May /Kerri Walsh, USA

Elaine Youngs/Fontana, USA

21.     Maoming

2001

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Tatiana Minello/Sandra, BRA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

22.     Hong Kong

2001

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA

Daniela Gattelli/Lucilla Perrotta, ITA

23.     Brisbane(GWG)

2001

Sandra/Tatiana Minello, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Fontana/Youngs, USA

24.     Osaka

2002

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Ana Paula/Tatiana, BRA

May/Walsh, USA

25.     Maoming

2002

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

McPeak/Youngs, USA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

26.     Osaka

2003

Ana Paula/Sandra, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Cook/Nicole Sanderson, AUS

27.     Lianyungang

2003

Rebekka Kadijk/Marrit Leenstra, NED

Suzanne Lahme/Musch, GER

Cook/Sanderson, AUS

28.     Bali

2003

Jia Tian/Fei Wang, CHN

Dalixia Fernandez Grasset/Tamara Larrea Peraza, CUB

Eva Celbova/Sona Novakova, CZE

29.     Shanghai

2004

McPeak/Youngs, USA

Davis/Johnson Jordan, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

30.     Osaka

2004

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Cook/Sanderson, BRA

Nicole Schnyder/Simone Kuhn, SUI

31.     Shanghai

2005

Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Ana Paula/Shaylyn Bede, BRA

32.     Osaka

2005

Shaylyn/Ana Paula, BRA

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

33.     Bali

2005

Talita Antunes Renata Ribeiro, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Thalia Koutroumanidou/Maria Tsiartsiani, GRE

34.     Shanghai

2006

Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, CHN

Jia Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

35.     Phuket

2006

Xue/Zhang, CHN

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

36.     Shanghai

2007

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Nila Ann Hakedal/Ingrid Torlen, NOR

Talita/Renata, BRA

37.     Singapore

2007

TalitaRenata, BRA

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Xue/Zhang, CHN

38.     Seoul

2007

Tamsin Barnett/Cook, AUS

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

39.     Phuket

2007

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Nicole Branagh/Elaine Youngs, USA

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN