Monday, 1 September 2014

A1 Grand Slam 10 presented by Volksbank Klagenfurt 2010 | Women
26/07/2010 - 31/07/2010

  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.  Pictured to the left below is the 2009 Klagenfurt podium with Austrian fourth-place finishers Barbara Hansel (front row, left) and Sara Montagnolli.  Pictured in the back row (left to right) are Elaine Youngs, Larissa Franca, Juliana Felisberta Silva, April Ross, Nicole Branagh and Jen Kessy.

 

 PAST AUSTRIAN WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 10, USA 10, Germany 3, China 2, Czech Republic 1, Ukraine 1

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Klagenfurt

2001*

Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA

Sandra Pires/Tatiana Minello, BRA

Eva Celbova/Sona Novakova, CZE

Klagenfurt

2002

Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Elaine Youngs/Holly McPeak, USA

Klagenfurt

2003

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Pires/Ana Paula Connelly, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Klagenfurt

2004

Walsh/Rachel Wacholder, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Annett Davis/ Jenny Johnson Jordan, USA

Klagenfurt

2005

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Wacholder/Youngs, USA

Tian Jia/Wang Fei, CHN

Klagenfurt

2006

Wang Jie/Tian Jia, CHN

Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Stephanie Pohl/Okka Rau, GER

Klagenfurt

2007

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Juliiana/Larissa, BRA

Sara Goller/Laura Ludwig, GER

Klagenfurt 2008 Shelda/Ana Paula, BRA Svitlana Baburina/Galyna Osheyko, UKR Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler, GER
Klagenfurt 2009 Juliana/Larissa, BRA Nicole Branagh/Youngs, USA Jen Kessy/April Ross, USA

*SWATCH-FIVB World Championships