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Cągliari Hosts Third Men's FIVB Challenger

 

For the second-straight season, Cągliari will host a men’s FIVB Challenger.  Despite losing the 2005 gold medal match to Germany’s Kay Matysik and Markus Popp, Italy’s Eugenio Amore and Riccardo Fenili began their success on the FIVB Challenger/Satellite circuit with their first of five medal finishes.  Amore and Fenili won three 2005 FIVB Challenger/Satellite gold medals along a third-place finish.  The Italian island also hosted three women’s international Beach Volleyball events, including SWATCH-FIVB World Tour stops in 2001 aqnd 2002, and a challenger in 2004.  Cągliari is the capital of the island of Sardinia, an autonomous region of Italy.  Cagliari, with more than 170,000 inhabitants, is called Casteddu (literally, the castle) in the Sardinian language.  From the 1870s, with the unification of Italy, the city experienced a century of rapid growth.  Many outstanding buildings were erected by the end of the 18th century during the office of Mayor Ottone Bacaredda.  Cagliari has one of the longest beaches in an Italian town. The Poetto beach stretches for 13 km and is famous for its white fine-grained sand.  Cagliari is an ideal location for sailing, hiking and outdoor sports.  It has a mild climate, often refreshed by northern-west winds.  Cagliari has some peculiar gastronomic traditions.  Many dishes are based on the wide variety of fish and sea food available.  Although it is possible to trace influences from Spanish gastronomy, Cagliaritanian food has a distinctive and unique character.  Excellent wines are also produced in the nearby vineyards of the Campidano plain.

 

Year - Cagliari men's gold medal, Cagliari silver medal, Cagliari bronze medal

1999 - Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, Brazil / Taichi Morikawa/Ko Ozaki, Japan / Markus Egger/Bernhard Vesti, Switzerland

2005 - Kay Matysik/Markus Popp, Germany / Eugenio Amore/Riccardo Fenili, Italy / Ian Borges/Pedro Solberg Salgado, Brazil

 

 

Italy and San Marino ranks behind Brazil (49 events) and France (35) in hosting FIVB events (34) with 18 SWATCH stops (11 men and seven women) and 16 Satellite stops (nine men and seven women). 

 

PAST ITALY MEN’S CHALLENGER/SATELLITE PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Italy 12, Brazil 8, Argentina 1, Australia 1, Czech Republic 1, France 1, Germany 1, Japan 1, Switzerland 1

 

Year

Site

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Agrigento

1996

Francisco Alvarez/Juan Rossell, BRA

Andrea Ghiurghi/Nicola Grigolo, ITA

Julien Prosser/Lee Zahner, AUS

Cagliari

1999

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, BRA

Taichi Morikawa/Ko Ozaki, JPN

Markus Egger/Bernhard Vesti, SUI

Cattolica

2004

Pedro Brazao/Marcello Duarte, BRA

Fosco Cicola/Andrea Raffaelli, ITA

Alfredo Tabarini/Francesco Tabarini, ITA

Cagliari

2005

Kay Matysik/Markus Popp, GER

Eugenio Amore/Riccardo Fenili, ITA

Ian Borges/Pedro Solberg Salgado, BRA

Roseto degli Abruzzi

2005

Jan Ferreira/Para Ferreira, BRA

Alex Acco/Luizao Correa, BRA

Mariano Baracetti/Pedro Depiaggio, ARG

Rimini

2005

Alex/Luizao, BRA

Ricardo Lione/Matteo Varnier, ITA

Amore/Fenili, ITA

Alba Adriatica

2005

Amore/Fenili, ITA

Lione/Varnier, ITA

Jaroslav Pavlas/Miroslav Svoboda, CZE

Palinuro

2005

Amore/Fenili, ITA

Ghiurghi/Gianni Mascagna, ITA

Jean-Philippe &Mathieu Daguerre, FRA

Vasto

2005

Amore/Fenili, ITA

Bruno De Paula/Rodrigo Monteiro, BRA

Giorgio Domenghini/Diego Nota, ITA