Monday, 28 July 2014

Sanya Open | Women
27/10/2009 - 1/11/2009

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Sanya Hosts 2009's Final Double Gender SWATCH FIVB World Tour Event

 

For the second-straight season, Sanya will host a season finale, but the 2009 event will be the last double gender event on the SWATCH FIVB World Tour calendar while the 2008 tournament was the last international Beach Volleyball tournament of the season.  Teams from Brazil and the United States captured the inaugural Sanya titles.  After winning nine tournaments the past two seasons with Pedro Salgado, Harley Marques won the Sanya men's title with Benjamin Insfran as the pair won the All-Brazilian finale over Pedro Cunha and Roberto Pitta.  Americans Jen Boss and April Ross won the Sanya women's crown by defeating 16-year old Ying Huang and Chinese Olympic bronze medal winner Xi Zhang in the gold medal match.  Sanya is the southernmost city in Hainan province with a population over 500,000. Revered for its tropical climate, Sanya has become a get away from Hong Kong and a relaxing place for extending a holiday with a long trip back home. The first international Resort hotel was opened and managed by Swiss hotelier N.C.Solari in 1999, in the beautiful location of Yalong Bay. Nowadays, several international hotel chains have established in what is becoming a world-known destination, especially since the famous beauty pageant Miss World took place there. It all started with another resort this time in Sanya Bay, the Palm Beach Resort & Spa who welcomed the first Miss China beauty pageant in modern times. The relation created, brought the organizer Miss Julia Morley to decide for Sanya to welcome the international pageant the following year. Sanya will be the first city to receive the Olympic torch in the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing. The city has hosted the Miss World contest in 2003, 2004 2005 and 2007, the Mister World 2007 contest and the World's Strongest Man contest in 2006.

 

 

 

PAST CHINESE MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 13, Germany 2, Switzerland 2, Argentina 1, China 1, Spain 1, USA 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Lianyungang

2004

Javier Bosma/Pablo Herrera, ESP

Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Pedro Cunha/Para Ferreira, BRA

Shanghai

2005

C. Dieckmann/Andreas Scheuerpflug, GER

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Markus Egger/Martin Laciga, SUI

Shanghai

2006

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, BRA

Cunha/Franco Neto, BRA

Julius Brink/Christoph Dieckmann, GER

Shanghai

2007

Harley Marques/Pedro Salgado, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Patrick Heuscher/Sascha Heyer, SUI

Shanghai

2008

Harley/Salgado, BRA

Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, CHN

Cunha/Franco, BRA

Beijing

2008

Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, USA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Sanya

2008

Benjamin Insfran/Harley, BRA

Cunha/Roberto Pitta, BRA

Mariano Baracetti/Jose Salema, ARG

 

PAST CHINESE WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Total Medals - Brazil 12, USA 12, China 8, Australia 4, Germany 1, Netherlands 1, Norway 1

 

 

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Dalian

1998

Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA

Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak, USA

Pauline Manser/Kerri Pottharst, AUS

Dalian

1999

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Annett Davis/Jenny J. Jordan, USA

Arce/Barbra Fontana, USA

Dalian

2000

Liz Masakayan/Elaine Youngs, USA

Misty May-Treanor/McPeak, USA

Ron Chi/Zi Xiong, CHN

Maoming

2001

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Tatiana Minello/Sandra Pires, BRA

Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, AUS

Maoming

2002

May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA

McPeak/Youngs, USA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Lianyungang

2003

Rebekka Kadijk/Marrit Leenstra, NED

Suzanne Lahme/Danja Musch, GER

Cook/Nicole Sanderson, AUS

Shanghai

2004

McPeak/Youngs, USA

Davis/Johnson Jordan, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Shanghai

2005

Juliana F. Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Ana Paula Connelly/Shaylyn Bede, BRA

Shanghai

2006

Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, CHN

Jia Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Shanghai

2007

Tian/Wang, CHN

Nila Ann Hakedal/Ingrid Torlen, NOR

Talita Antunes/Renata Ribeiro, BRA

Shanghai

2008

Talita/Renata, BRA

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Xue/Zhang, CHN

Beijing

2008

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Tian/Wang, CHN

Xue/Zhang, CHN

Sanya

2008

Jen Boss/April Ross, USA

Ying Huang/Xi Zhang, CHN

Nicole Branagh/Tyra Turner, USA