Monday, 28 July 2014

Shanghai Open presented by City Beach | Men
3/05/2010 - 8/05/2010

  Presentation

Shanghai Hosts Sixth Men's SWATCH FIVB World Tour  Event

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 is three-time Shanghai men's champion Harley Marques of Brazil.

CHINA & BEACH VOLLEYBALL - China has been the site of SWATCH FIVB World Tour events for the past 12 years, including the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.  The 2010 Shanghai stop marks the seventh year that China has hosted a men’s SWATCH stop and 13th-straight season of staging a women’s event.  The Chinese men's team of Penggen Wu and Linyin Xu have captured a pair of silver medals at the 2008 Shanghai and 2009 Sanya stops. Harley Marques has won gold medals at the last three Shanghai stops, including back-to-back titles with Pedro Salgado in 2007 and 2008. 

PAST CHINESE MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 15, Germany 3, China 2, Spain 2, Switzerland 2, Argentina 1, Netherlands 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

Shanghai

2009

Alison Cerutti/Harley, BRA

Cunha/Salgado, BRA

Julius Brink/Jonas Reckermann, GER

Sanya 2009 Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, NED Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, CHN Adrian Gavira/Herrera, ESP