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2004 SWATCH-FIVB WORLD TOUR WOMEN'S "FINAL FOUR" NOTES
* The A1 Grand Slam, presented by Nokia, is the women's 10th SWATCH-FIVB World Tour event this season since it started i March at Fortaleza, Brazil.

* Led by Kerri Walsh, the United States has won six of the nine gold medals. Walsh has won four titles, including three with Misty May (Brazil, Greece and Switzerland) and one with Rachel Wacholder (France).

* Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs won the other two American gold medals in China and Norway. McPeak and Youngs defeated United States rivals Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson Jordan in both finals.

* The United States captured all three podium spots in Norway. Walsh and Wacholder defeated Guylaine Dumont and Annie Martin of Canada for the Stavanger bronze medal.

* The fourth-place for Dumont and Martin in Norway marked the first-time that a Canadian women's team advanced to a SWATCH-FIVB World Tour "final four."

* Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede won two gold medals for Brazil in Japan and Germany.

* Juliana Felisberta Silva became the youngest player to win an "open" SWATCH-FIVB World Tour women's event with Larissa Franca in Mallorca. Felisberta Silva was 20 years, 11 months and 18 days old when she captured her first Beach Volleyball title.

* Of the 27 medals presented this season, the United States has collected 13, followed by Brazil (9), Australia (1), Cuba (1), Germany (1), Switzerland (1) and the Czech Republic (1).

* Led by Brazil's 15 "final four" finishes, a total of 10 countries have posted "final four" finishes. Other countries top four placements are Brazil (10), Australia (2), China (2), Germany (2), Canada (1), Cuba (1), Czech Republic (1), Greece (1) and Switzerland (1).

* Of the nine gold medal matches, five have featured two different countries.

* The United States had two teams in the gold medal match four times.

* Three of the nine "final fours" have featured teams from four different countries.

2004 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour Women's "Final Four"

Brazil, Fortaleza (3/9-14), $180,000 FIVB Event No. 106
1. Misty May/Kerri Walsh, UNITED STATES,, $27,000
2. Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRAZIL, $18,000
3. Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, BRAZIL, $14,000
4. Tian Jia/Wang Fei, CHINA, $11,000

Greece, Rhodes (5/19-23), $180,000 No. 107
1. May/Walsh, UNITED STATES, $27,000
2. Holly McPeak/Elaine Youngs, UNITED STATES, $18,000
3. Bede/Behar, BRAZIL, $14,000
4. Annett Davis/Jenny Johnson Jordan, USA, $11,000

China, Shanghai (5/26-30), $180,000 No. 108
1. McPeak/Youngs, UNITED STATES, $27,000
2. Davis/Johnson Jordan, UNITED STATES, $18,000
3. Bede/Behar, BRAZIL, $14,000
4. Lu Wang/Whenhui You, China, , CHINA, $11,000

Japan, Osaka (6/2-6), $180,000 No. 109
1. Behar/Bede, BRAZIL, $28,000
2. Natalie Cook/Nicole Sanderson, AUSTRALIA, $18,000
3. Nicole Schnyder-Benoit/Simone Kuhn, SWITZERLAND, $14,000
4. Vasso Karadassiou/Efi Sfyri, GREECE, $11,000

Switzerland, Gstaad (6/15-19), $180,000 No. 110
1. May/Walsh, UNITED STATES, $27,000
2. Behar/Bede, BRAZIL, $18,000
3. McPeak/Youngs, UNITED STATES, $14,000
4. Ana Paula Connelly/Sandra Pires, BRAZIL, $11,000

Germany, Berlin (6/22-26), $300,000 No. 111
1. Adriana/Shelda, BRAZIL, $43,000
2. Dalixia Fernandez Grasset/Tamara Larrea Peraza, CUBA, $29,500
3. McPeak/Youngs, UNITED STATES, $23,000
4. Suzanne Lahme/Danja Musch, GERMANY, $18,500

Norway, Stavanger (6/29-7/3), $180,000 No. 112
1. McPeak/Youngs, UNITED STATES, $27,000
2. Davis/Johnson Jordan, UNITED STATES, $18,000
3. Walsh/Rachel Wacholder, UNITED STATES, $14,000
4. Guylaine Dumont/Annie Martin, CANADA, $11,000

Spain, Mallorca (7/6-7/10), $180,000 No. 113
1. Felisberta Silva/Larissa, BRAZIL, $27,000
2. Lahme/Musch, GERMANY, $18,000
3. Eva Celbova/Sona Novakova, CZECH REPUBLIC, $14,000
4. Summer Lochowicz/Kerri Pottharst, AUSTRALIA, $11,000

France, Marseille (7/13-18), $280,000 No. 114
1. Walsh/Wacholder, UNITED STATES, $41,500
2. Davis/Johnson Jordan, UNITED STATES, $27,500
3. Felisberta Silva/Larissa, BRAZIL, $21,500
4. Carrie Busch/Nancy Mason, United States, $16,900