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  Paris  2007   Men's Grand Slam
21.06.2007 -  24.06.2007

PRESENTATION

 
Presentation

Grand Slam Beach Volleyball in the shadows of the Eiffel Tower

PARIS 2006 - The “fourth-time was a charm” in 2005 as the FIVB and promoter MCO finally secured a SWATCH-FIVB World Tour stop for Paris.  Teams from Switzerland and the United States captured the inaugural Parris men’s and women’s titles, respectively, in 2005.  Considered by many as the most intriguing site on the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour, the 6,000-seat on the ‘Champ de Mars’ is within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower.

 

 

 

 

 

Women - The 2005 finale featured a re-match of the two teams that competed for the SWATCH-FIVB World Championship title a month earlier in Berlin as reigning Olympic and World Champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh of the United States defeated Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca of Brazil in the inaugural Paris final.

 

 

Paris 2006 women's podium: Juliana/Larissa (BRA) gold medal (centre), Kerri Walsh/Misty May-Treanor (USA) silver medal (left) and Leila/Ana Paula (BRA) bronze medal (right)
 

 

 

Men - The 2005 men’s Paris competition marked the first-time since 1996 that a team from Brazil did not advance to a SWATCH semi-final.  Athens 2004 Olympic bronze medallists Patrick Heuscher and Stefan Kobel captured the inaugural Paris gold as the United States had a team (Jake Gibb/Stein Metzger) in a final for the first time since the 2003.

 

 

Paris 2006 men's podium: Fabio Luiz-Marcio Araujo (BRA) gold medal(centre), Jake Gibb-Sean Rosenthal (USA) silver medal (right), Ricardo-Emanuel (BRA) bronze medal (left)

 

 

 

Year - Paris Gold Medal / Paris Silver Medal / Paris Bronze Medal

2005 - Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA / Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, Brazil / Tian Jia/Wang Fei, China

2006 - Juliana/Larissa, Brazil / May-Treanor/Walsh, United States / Leila Barros/Ana Paula Connelly, Brazil

 

PAST FRANCE WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Total Medals - Brazil 18, USA 13, Australia 1, China 1

 

Site Year   Gold Medal   Silver Medal   Bronze Medal
Marseille 1997 Adriana Behar/Shelda Bede, BRA Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak, USA Monica Rodrigues/Adriana Samuel, BRA
Marseille 1998 Sandra Pires/Adriana, BRA Adriana/Shelda, BRA Monica/Jackie Silva, BRA
Marseille 1999*  Adriana/Shelda, BRA Annett Davis/Jenny Johnson Jordan, USA Liz Masakayan/Elaine Youngs, USA
Marseille 2000 Davis/Johnson Jordan, USA Adriana/Shelda, BRA Ana Paula Connelly/Monica, BRA
Marseille 2001 Barbra Fontana/Youngs, USA Adriana/Shelda, BRA Arce/McPeak, USA
Marseille 2002 McPeak/Youngs, USA Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, AUS
Marseille 2003 May-Treanor/Walsh, USA Ana Paula/Sandra, BRA Adriana/Shelda, BRA
Marseille 2004 Rachel Wacholder/Walsh, USA Davis/Johnson Jordan, USA Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA
Paris 2005 May-Treanor/Walsh, USA Juliana/Larissa, BRA Tian Jia/Wang Fei, CHN
Marseille 2006 Juliana/Larissa, BRA Adriana/Shelda, BRA Leila Barros/Ana Paula, BRA
Paris 2006 Juliana/Larissa, BRA May-Treanor/Walsh, USA Leila/Ana Paula, BRA

Totals

 

USA 6 Golds, Brazil 5

Brazil 6 Silvers, USA 5

Brazil 7 Bronzes, USA 2, Australia 1, China 1

*FIVB World Championships    

 

 

 

Year - Paris Gold Medal / Paris Silver Medal / Paris Bronze Medal

2005 - Patrick Heuscher/Stefan Kobel, Switzerland / Jake Gibb/Stein Metzger, USA / Juliue Brink/Kjell Schneider, Germany

2006 - Fabio Luiz/Marcio Araujo, Brazil /Jake Gibb/Sean Rosenthal, USA / RicardO/Emanuel, Brazil

 

PAST FRANCE MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Total Medals - Brazil 27, USA 9, Norway 4, Switzerland 4, Argentina 3, Germany 2, Australia 1, Canada 1, Cuba 1, France 1, Italy 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Sete

1990

Andre Lima/Guilherme Marques, BRA

John Eddo/Sean Fallowfield, USA

Roberto Lopes/Franco Neto, BRA

Cap d Agde

1991

Eddo/Leif Hanson, USA

Andrea Ghiurghi/Dionisio Lequaglie, ITA

Andre Lima/Guilherme Marques, BRA

Marseille

1994

Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide, NOR

Christian Penigaud/J-P Jodard, FRA

Carlos Briceno/Jeff Williams, USA

Marseille

1995

Emanuel Rego/Ze Marco de Melo, BRA

Kvalheim/Maaseide, NOR

Andre Gomes/Carlos Loss, BRA

La Baule

1995

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

Emanuel/Ze Marco, BRA

John Child/Mark Heese, CAN

Marseille

1996

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

Carl Henkel/Sinjin Smith, USA

Eduardo Martinez/Martin Conde, ARG

Pornichet

1996

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Guilherme/Para Ferreira, BRA

Kvalheim/Maaseide, NOR

Marseille

1997

Guilherme/Para, BRA

Emanuel/Ze Marco, BRA

Julie Prosser/Lee Zahner, AUS

Marseille

1998

Ze Marco/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Jorg Ahmann/Axel Hager, GER

Bill Boullianne/Ian Clark, USA

Marseille

1999*

Jose Loiola/Emanuel, BRA

Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga, SUI

Guilherme/Para, BRA

Marseille

2000

Ze Marco/Ricardo, BRA

Vegard Hoidalen/Jorre Kjemperud, NOR

Loiola/Emanuel, BRA

Marseille

2001

Mariano Baracetti.Conde, ARG

Emanuel/Tande Ramos, BRA

Stein Metzger/Kevin Wong, USA

Marseille

2002

Loiola/Ricardo, BRA

Francisco Alvarez/Juan Rossell, CUB

Emanuel/Tande, BRA

Marseille

2003

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

M. Laciga/P. Laciga, SUI

Dain Blanton/Jeff Nygaard, USA

Marseille

2004

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, BRA

Patrick Heuscher/Stefan Kobel, SUI

Baracetti/Conde, ARG

Paris

2005

Heuscher/Kobel, SUI

Jake Gibb/Metzger, USA

Julius Brink/Kjell Schneider, GER

Marseille

2006

Ricardo/Emanuel, BRA Fabio-Luiz/Marcio Araujo, BRA Pedro Cunha/Franco Neto, BRA
Paris 2006 Fabio/Marcio, BRA Gibb/Rosenthal, USA Ricardo/Emanuel, BRA

Totals

Brazil 14 Golds, Argentina 1, Norway 1, Switzerland 1, USA 1

Brazil 5 Silvers, Switzerland 3, USA 4, Norway 2, Cuba 1, France 1, Germany 1, Italy 1

Brazil 8 Bronzes, USA 4, Argentina 2, Australia 1, Canada 1, Germany 1, Norway 1

*FIVB World Championships