FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD TOUR 2003

   
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


Shelda


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