Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Otera Open Kristiansand 2010 | Men
10/08/2010 - 15/08/2010

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Kristiansnd Hosts  2010 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Stop

For the seventh-straight season, Shanghai will host a 2010 SWATCH FIVB World Tour event as the host country will seek to extend its streak of podium finishes and a pair of Brazilian players will look for repeat gold medals at the May 3-9 tournament in the Jinshan District.  The Chinese women have claimed medal finishes the past four seasons, including gold medals in 2006 and 2007 by the tandems of Chen Xue/Xi Zhang and Jia Tian/Jie Wang, respectively.  Olympian Talita Antunes finished first on the Jinshan center court podium in 2008 with Renata Ribeiro and 2009 with Maria Antonelli. Wang placed second both times to the Brazilian winners with Tian in 2008 and Man Zuo in 2008. Wang and Tian captured the silver medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with Xue and Zhang placing third after defeated Talita and Renata in the bronze medal match.  Brazilian Harley Marques has topped the Shanghai men’s podium the past three seasons, including gold medal finishes in 2007 and 2008 with Pedro Salgado, and a 2009 title with Alison Cerutti. Penggen Wu and Linyin, the most successful Chinese men’s team in the 23-year history of the SWATCH FIVB World Tour, captured a silver medal in 2008 after losing the finale to Harley and Salgado.  Situated in the middle of China's east coastline, Shanghai has four distinct seasons and a population over 13 million.  Shanghai’s inhabitants are among the most hospitable and cheerful in the world and the city in which they live is both colorful and diverse.  In addition to hosting a SWATCH FIVB World Tour event, Shanghai is noted for its many festivals, including the Shanghai Tourism Festival, the Longhua Temple Bell Striking on New Year’s Eve, the Longhua Temple Fair, the International Tea Culture Festival and the Orange Festival.  For shoppers, culinary connoisseurs and sight-seers, Shanghai is worth the visit, especially with China’s tallest building the Jim Mao Tower, which stands at 480 meters.  The Chinese city has often been referred to as a “shopping paradise” and all tastes are catered to in Shanghai.  Favorite foods from France, Russia, Italy, England, Japan and India will be found along with 16 styles of Chinese food that can be tasted in any of the 1,000-plus restaurants throughout the city.  Pictured to the left below are 2009 Kristiansand men medal winners (left to right) Aleksandrs Samoilovsm Ruslans Sorokins, Igor Kolodinsky, Dmitri Barsouk, Harley Marques and Alison Cerutti.

PAST NORWEGIAN MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Brazil 24, Germany 5, Switzerland 3, USA 2, Argentina 1, Australia 1, China 1, Latvia 1, Netherlands 1, New Zealand 1, Russia 1, Spain 1

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Stavanger

1999

Jose Loiola/Emanuel Rego, BRA

Guilherme Marques/Para Ferreira, BRA

Ze Marco de Melo/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Stavanger

2000

Ze Marco/Ricardo, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, BRA

Loiola/Emanuel, BRA

Stavanger

2001

Emanuel/Tande Ramos, BRA

Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga, SUI

Para/Ze Marco de, BRA

Stavanger

2002

Emanuel/Tande, BRA

Loiola/Ricardo, BRA

Stefan Kobel/Patrick Heuscher, SUI

Stavanger

2003

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Martin Conde/Mariano Baracetti, ARG

Julien Prosser/Mark Williams, AUS

Stavanger

2004

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Dave Klemperer/Niklas Rademacher, GER

Franco/Tande, BRA

Stavanger

2005

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Benjamin/Harley Marques, BRA

Heuscher /Kobel, SUI

Stavanger

2006

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, BRA

Benjamin/Harley, BRA

Stavanger

2007

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, NED

Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, CHN

Kristiansand

2007

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Jonas Reckermann/Mischa Urbatzka, GER

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Stavanger

2008

Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, USA

Reckermann/Urbatzka, GER

Julius Brink/Christoph Dieckmann, GER

Kristiansand

2008

Pablo Herrera/Raul Mesa, ESP

Joao Maciel/Bruno Oscar Schmidt, BRA

Jason Lochhead/Kirk Pitman, NZL

Stavanger 2009 Brink/Reckermann, GER Alison Cerutti/Harley, BRA Dalhausser/Rogers, USA
Kristiansand 2009 Dmitri Barsouk/Igor Kolodinsky, RUS Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Ruslans Sorokins, LAT Alison/Harley, BRA

 *SWATCH-FIVB World Championships