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FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
MAZURY 2013 MEDIA GUIDE
NICOLAI & LUPO
Together since: 2011 (22)
In 2013 Italians Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo have won bronze at
the Fuzhou Open, silver at the Shanghai Grand Slam and bronze at the
Corrientes Grand Slam. They also appeared at The Hague and Rome
Grand Slams. Their medal success continues their impressive displays
in 2012 in which they eliminated defending champions Todd Rogers
and Phil Dalhausser of the USA en route to a quarterfinal finish at
the Olympic Games. They also won silver at the Beijing Grand Slam
and bronze at the Gstaad Grand Slam. This is Nicolai’s third FIVB
Beach Volleyball World Championships and Lupo’s second. In Rome in
2011,
Lupo played with Andrea Tomatis and Nicolai was paired with
Matteo Martino. Nicolai enjoyed a highly successful age-group career
alongside Francesco Giontella, with whom he won gold at the 2007
and 2008 FIVB U21 World Championships and silver from the 2006
FIVB U19 World Championships.
MOST RECENT TEAM RESULTS
Year Tournament
Country Category Rk Prize money
2013
Rome
ITA
GS
9
5,500
2013
The Hague
NED GS
17
3,700
2013
Corrientes
ARG GS
3
16,500
2013
Shanghai
CHN GS
9
5,500
2013
Fuzhou
CHN OPEN
2
8,000
2012
London
GBR
OG
5
0
2012
Klagenfurt
AUT
GS
9
8,000
2012
Gstaad
SUI
GS
3
23,000
2012
Rome
ITA
GS
25
3,500
2012
Moscow
RUS
GS
17
5,100
2012
Beijing
CHN GS
2
29,500
2012
Shanghai
CHN GS
9
8,000
2012
Myslowice
POL
OPEN
4
11,200
2012
Brasilia
BRA OPEN 17
2,800
2011
Agadir
MAR OPEN 25
2,000
2011
The Hague
NED OPEN
5
9,100
2011
Aland
FIN
OPEN
7
7,600
2011
Kristiansand
NOR
CCH
25
500
2011
Klagenfurt
AUT
GS
9
8,000
2011
Stare Jablonki
POL
GS
9
8,000
2011
Prague
CZE
OPEN 33
0
2011
Brasilia
BRA OPEN
7
7,600
ITA