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  Seoul  2007   Women's Open
31.05.2007 -  03.06.2007

PRESENTATION

 
Presentation

The SWATCH-FIVB World Tour returns to South Korea for the first-time in 10 seasons after Pusan hosted women's events for three years (1995-1997).  Teams from American won all three gold medals as three-time Olympian Holly McPeak was a member of each winning team.  The inaugural Pusan event in 1995 was a double gender stop as Brazilians Roberto Lopes and Franco Neto captured the men's title after McPeak and her Atlanta 1996 Olympic partner Nancy Reno claimed the women's gold medal.  McPeak and Lisa Arce won the next two Pusan gold medals as the 1996 finale marked the first of two title matches for Japan.  Yukiko Takahashi and Yuki Ishizaka captured the 1996 Pusan silver medal.  Japan's other SWATCH finale was in 2000 when Takahashi and her Sydney 2000 Olympic partner Mika Teru Saiki placed second to Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede of Brazil in Osaka.  Kyung-Hee Ji and Sung-Min Kim were ninth at the 1996 Pusan stop for the top women's placement for South Korea on the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour.  Seoul is the capital and largest city of South Korea (Republic of Korea).  The city served as the capital during the Baekje and Joseon Dynasties.  Upon the establishment of the Republic of Korea in 1948, Seoul became the capital once again and was designated the nation's only Special City.  With over 10 million people living within its city limits, Seoul is one of the most populous cities in the world.  However, with an area of only 605 square kilometres, smaller than cities such as London or New York City, it is one of the most densely populated major cities, like Tokyo and Hong Kong.  Seoul's population density has allowed it to become one of the world's most digitally-connected cities.

  

Year - Pusan Gold Medal / Pusan Silver Medal / Pusan Bronze Medal

1995 - Holly McPeak/Nancy Reno, USA / Karolyn Kirby/Liz Masakayan, USA / Sandra Pires/Jackie Silva, Brazil

1996 - Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak, USA / Yuki Ishizaka/Yukiko Takahashi, Japan / Monica Rodrigues/Adriana Samuel, Brazil

1997 - Arce/McPeak, USA / Monica/Adriana, Brazil / Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, Australia

 

SWATCH-FIVB WORLD TOUR - ASIAN WOMEN'S PODIUM PLACEMENTS - 35 events

Total Medals - Brazil 45 (18 gold, 16 silver, 11 bronze), USA 30 (10, 10, 10), Australia 12 (3, 1, 8), China 6 (3, 2, 1), Germany 4 (0, 3, 1), Japan 2 (0, 2, 0), Cuba 1 (0, 1, 0), Czech Republic 1 (0, 0, 1), Greece 1 (0, 0, 1), Italy, 1 (0, 0, 1), Netherlands 1 (1, 0, 0) and

Switzerland 1 (0, 0, 1)

 

Site Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Osaka 1994

Barbra Fontana/Lori Forsythe, USA

Isabel Salgado/Roseli Timm, BRA

Liz Masakayan /Karolyn Kirby, USA

Pusan 1995

Holly McPeak/Nancy Reno, USA

Kirby/Masakayan, USA

Sandra Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Osaka 1995

McPeak/Reno, USA

Linda Hanley/Angela Rock, USA

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

Bali 1995

McPeak/Reno, USA

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

Kirby/Rock, USA

Brisbane 1995

McPeak/Reno, USA

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

Beate Buhler/Danja Musch, GER

Osaka 1996

Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, AUS

Danalee Bragado/Pat Keller, USA

Sarah Straton /Liane Fenwick, AUS

Pusan 1996

Lisa Arce/McPeak, USA

Yuki Ishizaka/Yukiko Takahashi, JPN

Adriana Samuel/Monica Rodrigues, BRA

Jakarta 1996

Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA

Maike Friedrichsen/Musch, GER

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

Melbourne 1997

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Arce/McPeak, USA

Osaka 1997

Adriana/Monica, BRA

Friedrichsen/Musch, GER

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Pusan 1997

Arce/McPeak, USA

Adriana/Monica, BRA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Osaka 1998

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Sandra/Adriana Samuel, BRA

Lisa Arce/McPeak, USA

Dalian 1998

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Arce/McPeak, USA

Pauline Manser/Pottharst, AUS

Osaka 1999

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Ana Paula Connelly/Jackie, BRA

Dalian 1999

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Annett Davis/Jenny J. Jordan, USA

Arce/Fontana, USA

Osaka 2000

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Mika Teru Saiki/Yukiko Takahashi, JPN

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Dalian 2000

Masakayan/Elaine Youngs, USA

Misty May-Treanor/McPeak, USA

Ron Chi/Zi Xiong, CHN

Sydney (OG) 2000

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Sandra/Adriana Samuel, BRA

Macau 2001

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

May-Treanor/McPeak, USA

Osaka 2001

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Misty May /Kerri Walsh, USA

Elaine Youngs/Fontana, USA

Maoming 2001

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Tatiana Minello/Sandra, BRA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Hong Kong 2001

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA

Daniela Gattelli/Lucilla Perrotta, ITA

Brisbane 2001

Sandra/Tatiana Minello, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Fontana/Youngs, USA

Osaka 2002

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Ana Paula/Tatiana, BRA

May/Walsh, USA

Maoming 2002

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

McPeak/Youngs, USA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Osaka 2003

Ana Paula/Sandra, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Cook/Nicole Sanderson, AUS

Lianyungang 2003

Rebekka Kadijk/Marrit Leenstra, NED

Suzanne Lahme/Musch, GER

Cook/Sanderson, AUS

Bali 2003

Tian Jia/Wang Fei, CHN

Dalixia Fernandez Grasset/Tamara Larrea Peraza, CUB

Eva Celbova/Sona Novakova, CZE

Shanghai 2004

McPeak/Youngs, USA

Davis/Johnson Jordan, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Osaka 2004

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Cook/Sanderson, BRA

Nicole Schnyder/Simone Kuhn, SUI

Shanghai 2005

Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Ana Paula/Shaylyn Bede, BRA

Osaka 2005

Shaylyn/Ana Paula, BRA

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Bali 2005

Renata Ribeiro/Talita Antunes, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Thalia Koutroumanidou/Maria Tsiartsiani, GRE

Shanghai 2006

Xue Chen/Zhang Xi, CHN

Tian Jia/Wang Jie, CHN

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Phuket 2006

Xue Chen/Zhang Xi, CHN

Tian Jia/Wang Jie, CHN

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA