Saturday, 30 August 2014

World Series 13 Grand Chelem - Marseille | Women
19/07/2009 - 26/07/2009

  Presentation

Marseille Hosts SWATCH FIVB World Tour Grand Slam Event

Marseille will break a tie with Rio de Janeiro in hosting the most SWATCH FIVB World Tour events as the Mediterranean port city has staged an international Beach Volleyball tournament every year since 1994, except in 2005 when the organizer was developing a stop in Paris. The 15th event in Marseille is also a SWATCH FIVB World Tour Grand Slam stop.   While the men have completed in each Marseille event with Brazilians securing 20 podium placements and 12 gold medals, the 2009 women’s event will be Event No. 12 in the French port. Only Osaka (13) has staged more women’s SWATCH stops than Marseille. Stephanie Pohl and Okka Rau's Marseille gold medal finish was the first-ever by a German women's team in SWATCH FIVB World Tour history.  The 2007 gold medal finish with Pedro Cunha by Franco Neto (40 years, eight months, 11 days) made the Brazilian the oldest player to win a SWATCH-FIVB World Tour event. Women’s teams from Brazil and the United States have split the previous 10 gold medals. Marseille hosted the 1999 SWATCH FIVB World Championships where Brazilians captured both the men’s and women’s crowns.  France’s top finish by a men’s team was in 1994 when Jean-Philippe Jodard and Christian Penigaud dropped the gold medal match to Jan Kvalheim and Bjorn Maaseide of Norway in the first all-European finale on the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour. Ethel-Julie Arjona and Virginie Kadjo had posted ninths in Marseille (2003 and 2004) for France's best women's finishes as a host country entry with Deborah Giaoui and Eva Hamzaoui matching the feat in 2008.  Pictured below are 2008 Marseille winners (left to right), Brazilians Marcio Araujo and Fabio Magalhaes, and Germans Stephanie Pohl and Okka Rau.

 

PAST FRENCH MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 31, USA 11, Argentina 4, Germany 4, Norway 4, Switzerland 4, Australia 1, Canada 1, China 1, Cuba 1, France 1, Italy 1, Netherlands 1, Russia 1

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Sete

1990

Andre Lima/Guilherme Marques, BRA

John Eddo/Sean Fallowfield, USA

Roberto Lopes/Franco Neto, BRA

CapdAgde

1991

Eddo/Leif Hanson, USA

Andrea Ghiurghi/Dionisio Lequaglie, ITA

Andre Lima/Guilherme Marques, BRA

Marseille

1994

Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide, NOR

Christian Penigaud/J-P Jodard, FRA

Carlos Briceno/Jeff Williams, USA

Marseille

1995

Emanuel Rego/Ze Marco de Melo, BRA

Kvalheim/Maaseide, NOR

Andre Gomes/Carlos Loss, BRA

La Baule

1995

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

Emanuel/Ze Marco, BRA

John Child/Mark Heese, CAN

Marseille

1996

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

Carl Henkel/Sinjin Smith, USA

Eduardo Martinez/Martin Conde, ARG

Pornichet

1996

Emanuel/Ze Marco, BRA

Guilherme/Para Ferreira, BRA

Kvalheim/Maaseide, NOR

Marseille

1997

Guilherme/Para, BRA

Emanuel/Ze Marco, BRA

Julie Prosser/Lee Zahner, AUS

Marseille

1998

Ze Marco/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Jorg Ahmann/Axel Hager, GER

Bill Boullianne/Ian Clark, USA

Marseille

1999*

Jose Loiola/Emanuel, BRA

Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga, SUI

Guilherme/Para, BRA

Marseille

2000

Ze Marco/Ricardo, BRA

Vegard Hoidalen/Jorre Kjemperud, NOR

Loiola/Emanuel, BRA

Marseille

2001

Mariano Baracetti/Conde, ARG

Emanuel/Tande Ramos, BRA

Stein Metzger/Kevin Wong, USA

Marseille

2002

Loiola/Ricardo, BRA

Francisco Alvarez/Juan Rossell, CUB

Emanuel/Tande, BRA

Marseille

2003

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

M. Laciga/P. Laciga, SUI

Dain Blanton/Jeff Nygaard, USA

Marseille

2004

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, BRA

Patrick Heuscher/Stefan Kobel, SUI

Baracetti/Conde, ARG

Paris

2005

Heuscher/Kobel, SUI

Jake Gibb/Metzger, USA

Julius Brink/Kjell Schneider, GER

Marseille

2006

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, BRA

Pedro Cunha/Franco, BRA

Paris

2006

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Gibb/Sean Rosenthal, USA

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Paris

2007

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Cunha/Franco, BRA

Mike Lambert/Metzger, USA

Marseille

2007

Cunha/Franco, BRA

Baracetti/Conde, ARG

Dmitri Barsouk/Igor Kolodinsky, RUS

Paris

2008

Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, USA

Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, NED

David Klemperer/Eric Koreng, GER

Marseille

2008

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, CHN

Kay Matysik/Stefan Uhmann, GER

 *SWATCH-FIVB World Championships

 

PAST FRENCH WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 21, USA 18, China 4, Australia 1, Germany 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Marseille

1997

Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA

Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak, USA

Monica RodriguesAdriana Samuel, BRA

Marseille

1998

Sandra Pires/Samuel, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Jackie Silva/Monica, BRA

Marseille

1999*

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Annett Davis/Jenny Johnson Jordan, USA

Liz Masakayan/Elaine Youngs, USA

Marseille

2000

Davis/Johnson Jordan, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Ana Paula Connelly/Monica Rodrigues, BRA

Marseille

2001

Barbra Fontana/Youngs, USA

Shelda/Adriana Behar, BRA

Arce/McPeak, USA

Marseille

2002

McPeak/Youngs, USA

Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA

Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, AUS

Marseille

2003

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Ana Paula/Pires, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Marseille

2004

Rachel Wacholder/Walsh, USA

Davis/Johnson Jordan, USA

Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Paris

2005

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Jia Tian, Feil Wang, CHN

Marseille

2006

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Adriana/Shelda, BRA

Leila Barros/Ana Paula, BRA

Paris

2006

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Leila/Ana Paula, BRA

Paris

2007

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Tyra Turner/Wacholder, USA

Marseille

2007

Talita Antunes/Renata Ribeiro, BRA

Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, CHN

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Paris

2008

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Turner/Wacholder, USA

Nicole Branagh/Youngs, USA

Marseille

2008

Stephanie Pohl/Okka Rau, GER

Maria Antonelli/Vanilda Leao, BRA

Carolina Salgado/Maria Clara Salgado, BRA

 *SWATCH-FIVB World Championships