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SWATCH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011

World Championships | Women
  13/06/2011 - 19/06/2011

 
PRESENTATION

FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Championship

to get gladiatorial make-over in Rome

After staging a “successful” single gender event in 2009 and their first FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour Grand Slam in 2010 the Italian Volleyball Federation now has the ultimate honour of hosting the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Championships from June 13-19. The Italian capital hosted its first men's World Tour event in 2009 when Germany’s Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann won men’s titles on the Parco del Foro Italico center court. But last year the tournament was upgraded to a Grand Slam and Italy welcomed the women back for the first time since 2006 when Brazilians Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa França upset American Olympic and world champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerry Walsh in Modena. USA's Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser won the 2010 Grand Slam, fighting off Brazil's Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego as Spanish duo Pablo Herrera and Adrian Gavira secured third. The USA's Jen Kessy and April Ross matched their compatriots in the women's event, beating Sara Goller and Laura Ludwig of Germany in the final as Brazil's Maria Antonelli and Talita Antunes won bronze. Rome is Italy's largest and most populous city with over 2.7-million residents. Located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula on the Tiber river, Rome's history as a city spans over two and a half thousand years, as one of the founding cities of Western Civilization. Even outside of the history of the Roman Empire, Rome has a significant place in the story of Christianity up to the present day as the home of the Roman Catholic Church. As one of the few major European cities that escaped World War II relatively unscathed, central Rome remains essentially Renaissance and Baroque in character. Rome is the third-most-visited tourist destination in the European Union. Pictured to the left are 2010 Rome gold medal winners Jen Kessy (left) and April Ross of USA.

 

PAST ITALIAN WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 14, USA 6, China 2, Australia 1, Czech Republic 1, Germany 2, Greece 1

 

 

 

MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP “FINAL FOUR” RESULTS

July 24-29, 2007 at Gstaad, Switzerland

48 teams, pool play, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold Medal Match - Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, United States (No. 4-seeded team) def. Dmitri Barsouk/Igor Kolodinsky, Russia (6) 21-16, 21-14 (45 minutes)

·           Bronze Medal Match - Andrew Schacht/Joshua Slack (16) def. Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, Brazil (1), 21-17, 21-19 (47)

·           Semi-Finals - Barsouk/Kolodinsky def. Schacht/Slack, 21-13, 21-19 (47)

·           Semi-Finals - Dalhausser/Rogers def. Emanuel/Ricardo 21-16, 13-21, 19-17 (68)

 

June 22-26, 2005 at Berlin, Germany

48-team, double-elimination bracket

·           Gold - Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, Brazil (2) def. Sascha Heyer/Paul Laciga, Switzerland (8), 22-20, 21-12 (42).

·           Bronze - Julius Brink/Kjell Schneider, Germany (13) def. Marvin Polte/Thorsten Schoen, Germany (43), 16-21, 21-17, 15-10 (65),

·           Semi-Finals - Heyer/P. Laciga def. Brink/Schneider, 21-16, 19-21, 15-13 (69)

·           Semi-Finals - Marcio Araujo/Fabio def. Polte/Schoen, 21-18, 21-14 (53)

 

October 14-19, 2003 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

48 teams, pool play, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold - Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil (1) def. Dax Holdren/Stein Metzger, United States (15), 21-18 and 21-15 (44).

·           Bronze Medal - Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, Brazil (2) won by forfeit over Joao Brenha/Luis Maia, Portugal (13)

·           Semi-Finals - Emanuel/Ricardo won by forfeit over Brenha/Maia

·           Semi-Finals - Holdren/Metzger def. Marcio Araujo/Benjamin, 21-19 and 21-14 (46)

 

August 1-5, 2001 at Klagenfurt, Austria

48 teams, pool play, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold - Mariano Baracetti/Martin Conde, Argentina (4) def. Jose Loiola/Ricardo, Brazil (10), 25-23, 12-21 and 20-18 (69).

·           Bronze Medal - Vegard Hoidalen/Jorre Kjemperud, Norway (6) def. Rob Heidger/Chip McCaw, United States (18), 21-16 and 21-14 (37)

·           Semi-Finals - Baracetti/Conde def. Heidger/McCaw, 21-16 and 21-16 (44)

·           Semi-Finals - Loiola/Ricardo def. Hoidalen/Kjemperud, 29-31, 21-19 and 15-12 (69)

 

July 20-25, 1999 at Marseille, France

Qualifier, 32-team double elimination bracket

·           Gold - Emanuel/Loiola, Brazil (2) def. Martin Laciga/P. Laciga, Switzerland (6), 15-8 (50).

·           Bronze Medal - Para Ferreira/Guilherme Marques, Brazil (3) def. Javier Bosma/Fabio Diez, Spain (8), 15-7 (35)

·           Semi-Finals - Emanuel/Loiola def. Bosma/Diez, 15-11 (53)

·           Semi-Finals - M. Laciga/P. Laciga def. Para/Guilherme, Brazil (3), 15-11 (56).

 

September 10-13, 1997 at Los Angeles, California, United States

Qualifier, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold - Para/Guilherme, Brazil (9) def. Canyon Ceman/Mike Whitmarsh, United States (3), 5-12, 12-8 and 12-10 (90).

·           Bronze - Not contested

·           Semi-Finals - Guilherme/Para def. Paulao Moreira/Paulo Emilio Silva, Brazil (4, Q1), 10-12, 12-9 and 15-13 (136)

·           Semi-Finals - Ceman/Whitmarsh def. Dain Blanton/Kent Steffes, United States (2), 12-5 ad 12-8 (68).

 

WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP“FINAL FOUR” RESULTS

 

July 24-29, 2007 at Gstaad, Switzerland

48-team, pool play, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold Medal Match - Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, United States (No. 1-seeded team) def. Jia Tian/Jie Wang, China (3), 21-16, 21-10 (39 minutes)

·           Bronze Medal Match - Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, Brazil (2) def. Chen Xue / Xi Zhang, China (4), 19-21, 21-19, 18-16 (63)

·           Semi-Finals - May-Treanor/Walsh def. Xue/Zhang, 21-14, 21-19 (40)

·           Semi-Finals - Tian/Jie Wang def. Juliana/Larissa, 23-25, 21-19, 15-11 (64)

 

June 21-25, 2005 at Berlin, Germany

48-team, double-elimination bracket

·           Gold - May-Treanor/Walsh, United States (19) def. Juliana/Larissa, Brazil (1), 21-17, 21-17 (40)

·           Bronze - Tian/Fei Wang, China (5) def. Dalixia Fernandez Grasset/Tamara Larrea Peraza, Cuba (13), 21-13, 21-17 (40)

·           Semi-Finals - Juliana/Larissa def. Fernandez Grasset/Larrea Peraza, 21-15, 21-16 (38)

·           Semi-Finals - May-Treanor/Walsh def. Tian/Fei Wang, 21-16, 19-21, 5-4 retired (52)

 

October 7-12, 2003 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

48-team, pool play, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold - May-Treanor/Walsh, United States (1) def. Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, Brazil (3), 21-19 and 21-19 (40)

·           Bronze - Natalie Cook/Nicole Sanderson, Australia (5) def. Annett Davis/Jenny Johnson Jordan, United States (7), 21-16 and 21-17 (35)

·           Semi-Finals - May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh def. Cook/Sanderson, 19-21, 21-19 and 18-16 (61)

·           Semi-Finals - Shelda/Adriana def. Davis/Johnson Jordan, 21-16 and 21-16 (40)

 

August 1-4, 2001 at Klagenfurt, Austria

48 teams, pool play, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold - Shelda/Adriana, Brazil (1) def. Tatiana Minello/Sandra Pires, Brazil (3), 21-16 and 21-18 (39)

·           Bronze - Eva Celbova/Sona Dosoudilova, Czech Republic (12) def. Barbra Fontana/Elaine Youngs, United States (2), 21-17 and 21-19 (39)

·           Semi-Finals - Shelda/Adriana def. Celbova/Dosoudilova, 21-15 and 21-16 (37)

·           Semi-Finals - Minello/Sandra def. Fontana/Youngs, 21-19, 13-21 and 15-13 (61)

 

July 19-24, 1999 at Marseille, France

Qualifier, 32-team double elimination bracket

·           Gold - Shelda/Adriana, Brazil (1) def. Davis/Johnson Jordan, United States (8), 15-11 (30)

·           Bronze - Liz Masakayan/Youngs, United States (13) won by forfeit over Sandra/Adriana Samuel, Brazil (3)

·           Semi-Finals - Davis/Johnson Jordan def. Masakayan/Youngs, 5-11 (50)

·           Semi-Finals - Shelda/Adriana won by forfeit over Sandra/Adriana Samuel

 

September 10-13, 1997 at Los Angeles, California, United States

Qualifier, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold - Sandra/Jackie Silva, Brazil (3) def. Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak, United States (1), 12-11, 1-12 and 12-10 (89)

·           Bronze - Not contested

·           Semi-Finals - Arce/McPeak def. Karolyn Kirby/Nancy Reno, United States (12), 12-4 and 12-9 (77)

·           Semi-Finals - Sandra/Jackie Silva def. Shelda/Adriana, Brazil (2), 12-11, 4-12 ad 12-3 (116)