Thursday, 31 July 2014

A1 Grand Slam 09 presented by Volksbank - Klagenfurt | Women
27/07/2009 - 1/08/2009

  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 WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 9, USA 8, Germany 3, China 2, Czech Republic 1, Ukraine 1

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Klagenfurt

2001*

Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA

Sandra Pires/Tatiana Minello, BRA

Eva Celbova/Sona Novakova, CZE

Klagenfurt

2002

Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Elaine Youngs/Holly McPeak, USA

Klagenfurt

2003

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Pires/Ana Paula Connelly, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Klagenfurt

2004

Walsh/Rachel Wacholder, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Annett Davis/ Jenny Johnson Jordan, USA

Klagenfurt

2005

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Wacholder/Youngs, USA

Tian Jia/Wang Fei, CHN

Klagenfurt

2006

Wang Jie/Tian Jia, CHN

Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Stephanie Pohl/Okka Rau, GER

Klagenfurt

2007

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Juliiana/Larissa, BRA

Sara Goller/Laura Ludwig, GER

Klagenfurt 2008 Shelda/Ana Paula, BRA Svitlana Baburina/Galyna Osheyko, UKR Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler, GER

*SWATCH-FIVB World Championships