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  Mallorca  2008   Men's Open
02.09.2008 -  07.09.2008

PRESENTATION

 

Mallorca Returns to SWATCH-FIVB World Tour Calendar

 

The SWATCH-FIVB World Tour returns to Mallorca for the first-time since July 2004 when the stop on the Mediterranean island was the final qualifying event for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games for both men and women. The 2008 event will feature men's play only and will be held at the “Plaza de toros”, the legendary bullfight arena built in 1929. Promoter Frank Lichte obtained permission to hold the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour stop prior to the Mallorca Western Festival (September 18-21) at the “Plaza de toros”.

The brothers Laciga (Martin and Paul) won two of the four previous men's events (2002 and 2004), including the only All-Switzerland gold medal match in SWATCH-FIVB World Tour history. Brazilians captured the gold medals in 2001 (Tande Ramos/Emanuel Rego) and 2003 (Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran). The inaugural Mallorca event was held despite 911 as five players from the United States had to withdraw from the event due to airport closures. Brazilian Jose Loiola, who lived in Southern California, also had to withdraw with partner Ricardo Santos after the pair had finished second a month earlier in the SWATCH-FIVB World Championships in Klagenfurt, Austria.

Mallorca is the largest island of Spain and is part of the Balearic Islands archipelago. Like the other Balearic Islands, the island is a popular tourist destination. The capital of the island, Palma, is also the capital of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Palma is a cultural city with its buildings and monuments portraying the evolution of aesthetic trends during the centuries where more than 700 streets in its historic centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAST MALLORCA MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 6, Switzerland 3, Argentina 2, Germany 1

 

 

 

 

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

1. Mallorca

2001

Tande Ramos/Emanuel Rego, BRA

Mariano Baracetti/Martin Conde, ARG

Roberto Lopes/Franco Neto, BRA

2. Mallorca

2002

Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga, SUI

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, BRA

Emanuel/Ricardo Sanos, BRA

3. Mallorca

2003

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin, BRA

Markus Dieckmann/Jonas Reckermann, GER

Baracetti/Conde, ARG

4. Mallorca

2004

M. Laciga/P. Laciga, SUI

Markus Egger/Sascha Heyer, SUI

Fabio Magalhaes/Paulo Emilio Silva, BRA

 

PAST SPANISH MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 27, Switzerland 6, Argentina 4, USA 3, Canada 2, Cuba 1, France 1, Germany 1, Norway 1, Russia 1, Spain 1

 

 

 

 

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

1. Almeria

1991

J-Philippe Jodard/Christian Penigaud, FRA

Marlos Cogo/Marco Tullio, BRA

Andre Lima/Guilherme Marques, BRA

2. Almeria

1992

Sinjin Smith/Randy Stoklos, USA

Eduardo Garrido/Roberto Moreira, BRA

Andre Lima/Guilherme, BRA

3. Marbella

1995

Roberto Lopes/Franco Neto, BRA

Andre Gomes/Carlos Loss, BRA

Ze Marco de Melo/Emanuel Rego, BRA

4. Tenerife

1995

Ze Marco/Emanuel, BRA

Javier Bosma/Sixto Jimenez, ESP

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

5. Marbella

1996

Ze Marco/Emanuel, BRA

Roberto Lops/Franco, BRA

Martin Conde/Eduardo Martinez, ARG

6. Tenerife

1996

Ze Marco/Emanuel, BRA

John Child/Mark Heese, CAN

Francisco Alvarez/Juan Rossell, CUB

7. Tenerife

1997

Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide, NOR

Conde/Martinez, ARG

Ze Marco/Emanuel, BRA

8. Tenerife

1998

Jose Loiola/Emanuel, BRA

Karch Kiraly/Mike Whitmarsh, USA

Bill Boullianne/Ian Clark, USA

9. Tenerife

1999

Ze Marco/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Guilherme Marques/Para Ferreira, BRA

Giovane Gavio/Tande Ramos, BRA

10. Tenerife

2000

Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga, SUI

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, BRA

Sergey Ermishin/Mikhail Kouchnerev, RUS

11. Tenerife

2001

Tande/Emanuel, BRA

M. Laciga/P. Laciga, SUI

Mariano Baracetti/Conde, ARG

12. Mallorca

2001

Tande/Emanuel, BRA

Baracetti/Conde, BRA

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

13. Cadiz

2002

M. Laciga/P. Laciga, SUI

Jody Holden/Conrad Leinemann, CAN

Tande/Emamuel, BRA

14. Mallorca

2002

M. Laciga/P. Laciga, SUI

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin, BRA

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

15. Mallorca

2003

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin, BRA

Markus Dieckmann/Jonas Reckermann, GER

Baracetti/Conde, ARG

16. Mallorca

2004

M. Laciga/P. Laciga, SUI

Markus Egger/Sascha Heyer, SUI

Fabio Magalhaes/Paulo Emilio Silva, BRA