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Brighton to host 2008 SWATCH FIVB Junior World Championships

 

With the London 2012 Olympic Games in the future Great Britain will host its first-ever international Beach Volleyball event, with Brighton the site for the 2008 SWATCH FIVB World Championships for players under 21 years old.  The eighth annual event will be September 3-7 in Brighton, which is located 45 minutes from London on the south coast of England and is one of the most famous cities by the sea in the United Kingdom.  The 2008 Under-21 gold medal team will be rewarded a "wild card" by the FIVB for a future SWATCH FIVB World Tour event during the final two months of 2008 or in 2009.

 

With a population of more than 250,000, Brighton is a popular place to visit, welcoming over 8 million tourists each year.  With its hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment facilities, Brighton additionally serves a substantial business conference industry.  The City of Brighton and Hove is also an educational centre with two universities and many English language schools.

 

Of the seven previous SWATCH FIVB World Championships for players under 21 years old, Brazilians have captured three men's and six women's titles.  Brighton will be the sixth European site for the championships after Modena hosted the 2007 event, where the teams of Francesco Giontella/Paolo Nicolai of Italy and Lili Maestrini/Barbara Seixas of Brazil captured the men's and women's titles, respectively.  With Giontella named the top men's player in Modena, the Under-21 title was the first-ever youth Beach Volleyball gold medal for Italy.  At the 2006 Under-19 event in Bermuda, Giontella and Nicolai claimed the silver medal, with compatriots Matteo and Paolo Ingrosso placing third for Italy.  Seixas successfully defended her Under-21 crown after winning the 2006 gold medal in Poland with Carolina Aragao in Myslowice. The young Brazilians also won the 2005 Under-19 title in Saint Quay Portrieux, France.

 

"The FIVB is very proud to stage a world event in a country like the United Kingdom, aiming to increase the awareness of Beach Volleyball leading towards the smooth preparation of the Beach Volleyball tournaments at the 2012 Olympic Games, which will be held in the centre of London in Horse Guards square," said Angelo Squeo, the FIVB Beach Volleyball Events Director.

  

 


2007 Junior World Champions Francesco Giontella and Paolo Nicolai from Italy

 

Past SWATCH FIVB Junior World Championships Results

 

Men

 

Italy, Modena (September 5-9, 2007)

1.        Francesco Giontella/Paolo Nicolai, Italy

2.        AdriŠn Gavira/Alejandro Rojas, Spain

3.        Jonathan Erdmann/Stefan Windscheif, Germany

4.        Marco Daalmeijer/Tim Oude Elferink, Netherlands

Gold - Giontella/Nicolai def. Gavira/Rojas, 13-21, 21-17, 15-13 (50)

Bronze - Erdmann/Windscheif def. Daalmeije/Oude Elferink, 21-14, 21-16 (43)

 

Poland, Myslowice (August 24-27, 2006)

1.        Bruno Oscar Schmidt/Pedro Salgado, Brazil

2.        Tomasz Sinczak/Rafal Szternel, Poland

3.        Piotr Marciniak/Krzysztof Orman, Poland

4.        Janis Smedins-Toms Smedins, Latvia

Gold - Bruno/Pedro def. Sinczak Sternel 21-11 and 21-13 (31 minutes)

Bronze - Marciniak/Orman def. Smedins/Smedins 21-13, 17-21, 15-13 (56 minutes)

 

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (September 7-11, 2005)

1.        Martins Plavins/Aleksandrs Samoilovs, Latvia

2.        Jackson Henriquez/Jesus Villafane, Venezuela

3.        Serguei Prokopiev/Yaroslav Koshkarev, Russia

4.        Salgado/Tiago Santos, Brazil

Gold - Plavins/Samoilovs def. Henriquez/Villafane, 21-15 and 21-9 (39)

Bronze - Prokopiev/Koshkarev def. Salgado/Tiago, 21-16 and 29-27 (48)

 

Portugal, Porto Santo (September 16-19, 2004)

1.        Miguel Angel Amo/Inocencio Lario, Spain

2.        Valters Ramma/Toms Smedins, Latvia

3.        Mois Santos/Salgado, Brazil

4.        Tom Gotz/Stefan Uhmann, Germany

Gold - Amo/Lario def. Ramma/Smedins, 21-19 and 21-12 (32)

Bronze - Santos/Salgado def. Gotz/Uhmann, 21-17 and 25-23 (39)

 

France, Saint Quay Portrieux (August 7-10, 2003)

1.        Pedro Cunha/Salgado, Brazil

2.        Daniel Krug/Mischa Urbatzka, Germany

3.        Ravel Rotreki/Pavel Kolar, Czech Republic

4.        Gregoire Capitaine/Damien Quoirin, France

Gold - Cunha/Salgado def. Krug/Urbatzka, 21-12 and 21-18 (34)

Bronze - Rotreki/Kolar, def. Capitaine/Quoirin, 21-15 and 21-16 (39)

 

Italy, Catania (July 10-14, 2002)

1.        Pablo Herrera/Raul Mesa, Spain

2.        Cunha/Adriano Fonseca, Brazil

3.        Matthias Karger/Maarten Lammens, Germany

4.        Andreas Gortsianouk/Georgios Knapek, Greece

Gold - Herrera/Mesa def. Cunha/Fonseca, 21-21-11 and 21-19 (29)

Bronze - Karger/Lammens def. Gortsianouk/Knapek, 17-21, 21-19 and 15-11 (53)

 

France, Le Lavandou (August 24-26, 2001)

1.        Cunha/Anselmo Sigoli, Brazil

2.        Herrera/Mesa, Spain

3.        Anton Koulinovski/Alexei Verbov, Russia

4.        Alfredo Tabarini/Francesco Tabarini, San Marino

Gold - Cunha/Sigoli def. Herrera/Mesa, 17-21, 21-17 and 15-13 (55)

Bronze - Koulinovski/Verbov def. Tabarini/Tabarini, 22-20 and 21-17 (37)

 

Menís Final 4s

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Medals

4ths

Final 4s

Brazil

3

1

1

5

1

6

Spain 

2

2

0

4

0

4

Germany 

0

1

2

3

1

4

Latvia

1

1

0

2

1

3

Poland

0

1

1

2

0

2

Russia

0

0

2

2

0

2

Czech Republic 

0

0

1

1

0

1

Venezuela

0

1

0

1

0

1

France 

0

0

0

0

1

1

Greece 

0

0

0

0

1

1

The Netherlands 0 0 0 0 1 1

San Marino 

0

0

0

0

1

1