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  Victoria  2006   Women's Open
27.09.2006 -  30.09.2006

PRESENTATION

 
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Brazil's double-gender event returns to Vitória

VITÓRIA 2006 - For the fourth-straight year, Brazil hosts a double gender event towards the end of the season as Vitória, the capital of the smallest state (Espírito Santo) in the country, hosts the world’s best beach volleyball players for the first-time since 2002.  Vitória has previously hosted single gender events and now joins Rio and Salvador in hosting both men and women at the same time.  Espírito Santo, almost the size of Portugal, has some of Brazil’s best beaches in terms of sun, mountains and nice cities and villas.  Vitória is a warm and sunny tourist island very close to the South American continent.  Vitória's location, climate and tourist attractions offer Brazil’s best facilities for staging international, national and regional conferences.

 

 

 

 

Women - The United States will be seeking its third straight Vitória gold medal.  The Americans have won six of the last six FIVB events in Brazil, including a three-set gold medal win by Olympic and World Champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh over Brazil’s Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca in the 2005 Salvador finale.

 

 

Year - Vitória Gold Medal / Vitória Silver Medal / Vitória Bronze Medal
2000
- Liz Masakayan/Elaine Youngs, USA / Sandra Pires/Adriana Samuel, Brazil / Mika Teru Saiki, Japan
2002 - Holly McPeak/Youngs, USA / Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA / Ana Paula Connelly/Tatiana Minello, Brazil

 

 

PAST BRAZIL WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Total Medals - Brazil 41, USA 21, Australia 3, Japan 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Rio de Janeiro 

1993

Nancy Reno/Karolyn Kirby, USA

Adriana Samuel/Monica Rodrigues, BRA

Jackie Silva/Karina Silva, BRA

Santos 

1993

Liz Masakayan/Kirby, USA

Isabel Salgado/Roseli Timm, BRA

Adriana Behar/Magda Lima, BRA

Santos 

1994

Samuel/Monica, BRA

Masakayan/Kirby, USA

Salgado/Timm, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

1995

Sandra Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Samuel/Monica, BRA

Kirby/Deb Richardson, USA

Santos 

1995

Linda Hanley/Barbra Fontana, USA

Holly McPeak/Angela Rock, USA

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Maceio 

1996

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Samuel/Monica, BRA

Shelda Bede/Adriana, BRA

Recife 

1996

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Samuel/Monica, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Rio de Janeiro 

1996

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Kerri Pottharst/Natalie Cook, AUS

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Salvador 

1996

Samuel/Monica, BRA

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Rio de Janeiro 

1997

Samuel/Monica, BRA

McPeak/Lisa Arce, USA

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Salvador 

1997

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Holly McPeak/Arce, USA

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Rio de Janeiro 

1998

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Pottharst/Pauline Manser, AUS

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Salvador 

1998

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Hanley/Fontana, USA

Pires/Samuel, BRA

Salvador 

1999

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Masakayan/Elaine Youngs, USA

Pires/Samuel, BRA

Fortaleza 

2000

McPeak/Misty May-Treanor, USA

Pires/Samuel, BRA

Leanne McSorley/Nancy Mason, USA

Vitória

2000

Masakayan/Youngs, USA

Pires/ Samuel, BRA

Mika Teru Saiki/Yukiko Takahashi, JPN

Fortaleza 

2001

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

McPeak/Kerri Walsh, USA

Masakayan/Dianne DeNecochea, USA

Vitória

2002

Youngs/McPeak, USA

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Ana Paula Connelly/Tatiana Minello, BRA

Rio*

2003

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Cook/Nicole Sanderson, AUS

Fortaleza 

2004

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Juliana Felisberta Silva/ Larissa Franca, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

2004

Ana Paula/Pires, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Salvador

2005

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Rachel Wacholder/Youngs, USA

Totals

 

Brazil 13 Golds, USA 9

Brazil 12 Silvers, USA 8, Australia 2

Brazil 16 Bronzes, USA 4, Australia 1, Japan 1

*FIVB World Championships

 

Men - The SWATCH-FIVB World Tour returns to Vitória for the first-time since 2001.  The previous four Vitória events featured all-Brazilian gold medal matches with four different winners.  Brazil has hosted more men’s “open” SWATCH stops than any other country with the 2006 Vitoria event being No. 28.

 

 

Year - Vitória Gold Medal / Vitória Silver Medal / Vitória Bronze Medal

1998 - Guilherme Marques/Para Ferreira, BRA / Roberto Lopes/ Franco Neto, BRA / Mariano Baracetti/ Jose Salema, Argentina

1999 - Ze Marco de Melo/Ricardo Santos, Brazil / Jose Loiola/Emanuel Rego, Brazil / Franco/Roberto Lopes, Brazil

2000 - Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, Brazil / Emanuel/Tande Ramos, Brazil / Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga, Switzerland

2001 - Emanuel/Tande, Brazil / Loiola/Ricardo, Brazil / M. Laciga/P. Laciga, Switzerland