Saturday, 26 July 2014

A1 Grand Slam 10 presented by Volksbank Klagenfurt 2010 | Men
27/07/2010 - 1/08/2010

  Presentation

SWATCH Grand Slam Returns to Carinthia Capital

Considered by many as the premier international Beach Volleyball event, the capital of the federal state of Carinthia in Austria hosts the fifth of six Grand Slam events on the 2010 SWATCH FIVB World Tour calendar July 26-August 1. The US$600,000 Austrian Grand Slam marks the 14th-straight year that the Lake Wörthersee site has hosted the international circuit as teams from Brazil and United States captured women’s and men’s gold medals, respectively, in finals featuring the two Beach Volleyball powers. Brazilians Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca notched the first 2009 Brazil-USA gold medal confrontation on the Lake Wörthersee centre court by defeating Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs 21-12 and 21-15 in the 39-minute women’s finale, It was Juliana and Larissa’s first Klagenfurt title after finishing fifth, fifth, second and second in their first four Austrian appearances. Beijing 2008 Olympic champions Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers evened the Brazil-USA title series the next day by out-lasting Alison Cerutti and Harley Marques 21-19, 12-21 and 15-12 in the 64-minute men gold medal match. The title was Dalhausser and Rogers’ second Klagenfurt crown after captured the 2006 gold medal by defeating Athens 2004 Olympic champions Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos of Brazil in the finale. Highlighting the 2009 Austrian Grand Slam was the first-ever semi-final appearance by a host country team as Barbara Hansel and Sara Montagnolli placed fourth. In becoming the first Austrian men’s or women’s team to reach the Klagenfurt “final four”, Hansel and Montagnolli posted the tournament’s biggest upset by eliminating top-seeded Maria Antonelli and Talita Antunes 21-14 and 21-17 in the quarter-finals.  Nikolas Berger and Clemens Doppler posted fifths in 2002 and 2003 for the best Austrian men's placement in Klagenfurt.  Pictured to the left below is SWATCH International President Arlette-Elsa Emch (white dress) with the SWATCH FIVB World Tour podium in Klagenfurt (left to right) of Alison Cerutti, Harley Marques Phil Dalhausser, Todd Rogers, Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil.

 

 PAST AUSTRIAN MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 21, United States 5, Germany 4, Norway 3, Netherlands 2, Switzerland 2, Argentina 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
Klagenfurt 2009 Dalhausser/Rogers, USA Alison Cerutti/Harley Marques, BRA Nummerdor/Schuil, NED

*SWATCH-FIVB World Championships