Women's World Championship 2003
Rio de Janeiro, 07 - 12 October

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Gold medalists Misty May (L) and Kerri Walsh of the USA

(L-R): Shelda-Adriana, Walsh-May, Cook-Sanderson

(L-R): Adriana, Walsh, May and Cook

Brazil's silver medalists Adriana Brandao Behar (R) and Shelda Kelly Bruno

Aussie bronze medalists Natalie Cook (L) and Nicole Sanderson

(L-R): Shelda-Adriana, Walsh-May, Cook-Sanderson

Ana Paula receives SWATCH award for season's fastest serve

Silver-medalists Shelda (L) and Adriana

Winners podium: (L-R) Shelda-Adriana, Walsh-May, Cook-Sanderson

Americans May (R) and Walsh after winning gold

May celebrates

Shelda sets

American Misty May

May (R) pokes past Adriana in the final

Center court

Packed center court on Copacabana Beach

Balloons go off on center court

Aussie Sanderson (facing) celebrates bronze with Cook

Bronze-medal action on center court

Jordan (R) sets for Davis

Sanderson (L) spikes as Davis blocks in the bronze-medal playoff

Brazilian flag in Rio

(L-R) Mr. Ruy, Sandra Pires, Ana Paula and Mr. Graca

Shelda talks to her fans after reaching the final

Brazilian TV captures Adriana and Shelda's joy

Victory for Adriana (L) and Shelda on their 8th anniversary

Shelda salutes her fans

Joy for Adriana

Jenny Jordan receives

Defensive ace Shelda

Brazil's Adriana (R) cuts past Davis

American Annett Davis

Adriana in semi-final action

Center Court

May (L) gets above Cook

Sanderson sets

Sanderson (R) and May in a battle at the net

Brazilian fans brave the rain in Rio

Walsh (L) and Cook

Center Court on Copacabana

Fans in Rio

Sandra Pires

Annett Davis sets

Brazil's Ana Paula Connelly

Jordan of America (R) and Sandra Pires of Brazil joust

Brazilian Beach fans

Joy for Sanderson (L) and Cook

Aussie Nicole Sanderson

Beach advertising in Rio

USA's Holly McPeak

Schnyder-Neoit of Switzerland sets

Swiss Simone Kuhn

Germany's Okka Rau

American Jenny Jordan

Davis sets against Germany in the last 16

Annett Davis of the USA

Jordan (R) and Pohl joust

Germany v Brazil

Center Court action on Copacabana

Germany Helke Claasen

Avid Brazilian Beach fans

Brazil v Germany quarter-final

Ana Paula reaches out

Center Court on Copacabana Beach

Wang in defense

Shelda (L) and Adriana celebrate a fightback win

Wang serves

Lu of China goes to block Adriana of Brazil

World Tour ranking champions Ana Paula (L) and Sandra Pires

Press attention for World Tour champions Ana Paula and Sandra Pires

China's Wang Fei prepares to serve

Great victory for Claasen (L) and Deister of Germany

Bump set from China's Tian Jia

China's Wang (R) spikes, Claasen of Germany blocks

Thumbs up from Adriana

Japan's Chiaki Kushara

Adriana of Brazil sets

Brazil's defending champion Shelda Kelly Bruno

China versus Germany on Court 2

American Holly McPeak in defense

Ingrid Torlen of Norway

Volunteers rake the sand between sets

American Misty May

Vollmer digs

Vollmer prepares to serve

Germany's Jana Vollmer

Swiss Simone Kuhn

Andrea Ahmann

Germany's Okka Rau defends

Germany's Andrea Ahmann

Snap happy photographers on Copacabana

Bump set from Petia Yanchulova

Perfect set from Petia Yanchulova

Petia Yanchulova

Lina Yanchuolva spikes, Angela Clarke blocks

Aussie Kylie Gerlic gets up against Petia Yanchulova of Brazil

Felisberta Silva celebrates win

Jackie Silva sets

Felisberta Silva makes a vain attempt to dig

Brazilian Beach fans

Brazil's Felisberta Silva

Jackie Silva of Brazil cuts a shot past Greek Karadassiou

Greece's Efi Sfyri

Brazil's Felisberta Silva blocks Greek Sfyri

Alexandra in flying action

Ribeiro (facing) and Shaylyn

Minello sets

Joy for Brazilian Alexandra

Brazil's Minello mid serve

Bulgaria's Lina Yanchulova

Beach legend Jackie Silva after making the last 16

Ribeiro blocks fellow Brazilian Minello

Brazil's Adriana

Angela Clarke of Australia shows good finger control

Aussie Kylie Gerlic in defense

Shelda of Brazil

Brazil's Adriana celebrates beating Australia

Aussie Angela Clarke prepares to serve


France's Tat Riera

Aussie Nicole Sanderson

Avid Brazilian Beach fans

Kuhn (L) spikes, Renata blocks

Brazil's Shaylyn Kelly Bruno (R) and Kuhn

Schnyder-Benoit sets up Kuhn

Brazil's Renata Martin (L) and Swiss Simon Kuhn

Claasen sets Deister

Greek Vasso Karadassiou

Germany's Judith Deister sets

Sfyri of Greece serves

Germany's Helke Claasen

A referee signals in the drizzling rain

Rau bump sets

Guylaine Dumont of Canada

Canada's Dumon gets up to block Rau

Fist-pumping German Okka Rau

Kerri Walsh

China's You Wenhui

American Kerri Walsh sets in the drizzling rain

Annett Davis of the USA

Julia Willand receives

Kadijk of The Nehterlands and America's Jordan compete at the net

Arvanity of Greece serves

Greece's Efi Sfyri

South Africa's Willand jousts with Sfyri of Greece

Willand makes a brave attempt to retrieve

South Africa's Julia Willand in flying action

Sona Novakova of the Czech Republic

Czech Sona Novakova attempts to block DeNecochea of the USA

Italy's Lucilla Perrotat

Cuban Milagros Victoria Crespo

Ana Paula of Brazil jousts with Cuba's Esteves Ribalta

Brazilian Shelda receives

Shelda of Brazil sets for her partner Adriana

Brazil's Adriana shows good finger control

France's Virginie Kadjo sets

Brazil's Shelda Kelly Bruno

Cook (R) and Sanderson with Aussie fans on Copacobana

Brazil's Minello (R) gets up to block Granstrom of Sweden

Norway's Wigg (R) and Kadijk of The Netherlands

Swiss Schnyder attempts to evade Hansel of Austria

The Netherlands's Rebekka Kadijk

Austria's Barbara Hansel goes for a push shot past Swiss Simone Kuhn

Canada's Nancy Gougeon

Brazil's Shalyn Kelly Bruno gets up at the net against Canada