Friday, 18 April 2014

1 to 1 energy Grand Slam - Gstaad | Women
6/07/2009 - 11/07/2009

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Gstaad Hosts First 2009 SWATCH Grand Slam Event

 

The SWATCH FIVB World Tour returns to Switzerland for the 10-straight season as the village of Gstaad hosts men and women in the first post-world championship event on the 2009 international Beach Volleyball calendar.  Gstaad was the site of the 2007 SWATCH FIVB World Championships along with hosting the first event following the conclusion of the qualifying process for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.  Brazilian pairs captured the 2008 gold medals as the teams of Harley Marques/Pedro Salgado and Shelda Bede/Ana Paula Connelly won their first-ever SWATCH Grand Slam events.  The Gstaad stop on the SWATCH FIVB World tour started with women’s competition in 2000 followed by the first double gender event the next year.  The 2007 stop featured the $1-million SWATCH-FIVB World Championships where the American teams of Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh and Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers captured the women’s and men’s gold medals, respectively.  The men’s 2007 podium marked the first-time that a Brazilian team did not win a medal as reigning Olympic champions Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos dropped “final four” matches to Dalhausser/Rogers and Andrew Schacht/Joshua Slack, who became the first men’s team from Australia to medal in the SWATCH-FIVB World Championships.  Swiss men’s teams have medaled twice, including a title in 2004 by Patrick Heuscher and Stefan Kobel.  Simone Kuhn and Lea Schwer placed fifth at the 2008 stop for the highest finish by a Swiss women’s team in Gstaad.  Previously, Kuhn posted the best placements with four ninth-place finishes, including two each with Nicole Schnyder-Benoit (2002 and 2003) and Lea Schwer (2005 and 2006).  Pictured below are Brazilian gold medal winners at the 2008 SWATCH stop in Gstaad (left to right), Salgado, Harley, Ana Paula and Shelda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAST SWISS MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 11, Germany 3, Switzerland 3, USA 3, Argentina 1, Australia 1, Netherlands 1, Russia 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Gstaad

2001

Stein Metzger/Kevin Wong, USA

Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga, SUI

Emanuel Rego/Tande Ramos, BRA

Gstaad

2002

Martin Conde/Mariano Baracetti, ARG

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, BRA

Stein Metzger/Kevin Wong, USA

Gstaad

2003

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin, BRA

Markus Dieckmann/Jonas Reckermann, GER

Stefan Kobel/Patrick Heuscher, SUI

Gstaad

2004

Heuscher/Kobel, SUI

M. Dieckmann/Reckermann, GER

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Gstaad

2005

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Benjamin/Harley Marques, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magelhaes, BRA

Gstaad

2006

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Julius Brink/Christoph Dieckmann, GER

Gstaad

2007*

Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, USA

Dmitri Barsouk/Igor Kolodinsky, RUS

Andrew Schacht/Joshua Slack, AUS

Gstaad

2008

Harley/Pedro Salgado, BRA

Reindeer nummerdor/Richard Schuil, NED

Alison Cerutti/Emanuel, BRA

*SWATCH-FIVB World Championships

 

PAST SWISS WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 12, USA 9, China 5, Australia 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Gstaad

2000

Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA

Holly McPeak/Misty May-Treanor, USA

Ana Paula Connelly/Monica Rodrigues, BRA

Gstaad

2001

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Barbra Fontana/Elaine Youngs, USA

May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA

Gstaad

2002

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, AUS

Gstaad

2003

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Ana Paula/Sandra Pires, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Gstaad

2004

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

McPeak/Youngs, USA

Gstaad

2005

Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Jia Tian/Fei Wang, CHN

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Gstaad

2006

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Gstaad

2007*

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Gstaad

2008

Shelda/Ana Paula, BRA

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, CHN

*SWATCH-FIVB World Championships