Saturday, 23 August 2014

A1 Grand Slam 09 presented by Volksbank - Klagenfurt | Men
28/07/2009 - 2/08/2009

  Presentation

Klagenfurt Final 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Grand Slam Stop

The 13th Klagenfurt stop will be the final SWATCH FIVB World Tour  Grand Slam event on the 2009 calendar as the fifth of five "major" international Beach Volleyball tournaments this season.  The 2008 Klagenfurt event saw Dmitri Barsouk and Igor Kolodinsky claim Russia's first-ever SWATCH gold medal while Brazilians Shelda Bede and Ana Paula Connelly won their second-straight FIVB Grand Slam title this season. Athens 2004Olympic champions Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos of Brazil claimed the 2008 Klagenfurt claimed their fifth-straight Austrian medal after winning gold in 2004 and 2007, and placing second in 2005 and 2006.  Overall, Brazilian men’s teams have won eight Klagenfurt gold medals with Emanuel also claiming titles with Ze Marco de Melo (1997) and Jose Loiola (1998, 1999 and 2000).  Nikolas Berger and Clemens Doppler posted fifths in 2002 and 2003 for the best Austrian men's placement in Klagenfurt.  American Olympic and world champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh have won four of the eight Klagenfurt titles.  Walsh has been atop the Austrian podium five times as she captured the 2004 crown with Rachel Wacholder when May-Treanor was sidelined before the Athens 2004 Olympic Games with an adnominal strain.  Sara Montagnolli and Sabine Swoboda posted the best Austrian women's finish in Klagenfurt with a 2006 fifth.  Pictured below are 2008 Klagenfurt winners (left to right) Barsouk, Kolodinsky, Ana Paula and Shelda.

 PAST AUSTRIAN MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 20, Germany 4, USA 4, Norway 3, Switzerland 2, Argentina 1, Netherlands 1, Russia 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Klagenfurt

1997

Emanuel Rego/Ze Marco de Melo, BRA

Jorg Ahmann/Axel Hager, GER

Paulao Moreira/Paulo Emilio Silva, BRA

Klagenfurt

1998

Jose Loiola/Emanuel, BRA

Dain Blanton/Eric Fonoimoana, USA

Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide, NOR

Klagenfurt

1999

Loiola/Emanuel Rego, BRA

Ze Marco/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Guilherme Marques/Para Ferreira, BRA

Klagenfurt

2000

Loiola/Emanuel, BRA

Ze Marco/Ricardo, BRA

Paulao/Jefferson Bellaguarda, BRA

Klagenfurt

2001*

Mariano Baracetti/Martin Conde, ARG

Loiola/Ricardo, BRA

Vegard Hoidalen/Jorre Kjemperud, NOR

Klagenfurt

2002

Loiola/Ricardo, BRA

Markus Egger/Sascha Heyer, SUI

Hoidalen/Kjemperud, NOR

Klagenfurt

2003

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, BRA

Stein Metzger/Kevin Wong, USA

Stefan Kobel/Patrick Heuscher, SUI

Klagenfurt

2004

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Franco Neto/Tande Ramos, BRA

C. Dieckmann/Andreas Scheuerpflug, GER

Klagenfurt

2005

Christoph. Dieckmann/Scheuerpflug, GER

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, BRA

Klagenfurt

2006

Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, USA

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Klagenfurt

2007

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

David Klemperer/Eric Koreng, GER

Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, NED

Klagenfurt 2008 Dmitri Barsouk/Igor Kolodinsky, RUS Metzger/Mark Williams, USA Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

*SWATCH-FIVB World Championships