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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2011

Brasilia Open | Men
  18/04/2011 - 23/04/2011

 
PRESENTATION

Brasilia first stop on 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour

The opening event on the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour will once again take place in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia as the international beach volleyball circuit returns to the South American country for the 24th year from April 18-23. Brazil has staged a FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour event every year since the start of the international circuit for men in 1987 and women in 1992. Last year the event was held in the middle of the capital's 50th birthday celebration and was surrounded by crowds of over 1 million people. Located in the Central-West region of the country, along a plateau known as Planalto Central, Brasília has a population of about 2,557,000 making it the fourth largest city in Brazil. As the national capital, Brasília is the seat of all three branches of the Brazilian government. The city also hosts the headquarters of many Brazilian companies. The city was planned and developed in 1956 with Lúcio Costa as the principal urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer as the principal architect. In 1960, it formally became Brazil's national capital.  When seen from above, the main planned part of the city's shape resembles an airplane or a butterfly.  Pictured below to the left is the 2010 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour podium in Brasilia featuring (from left to right) Brazilians Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego, Americans Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser, and Brazilians Bruno Schmidt and Benjamin Insfran.

BRAZIL & BEACH VOLLEYBALL - Brazil has been the site of the most FIVB Swatch World Tour events, including 32 men’s and 27 women’s tournaments. The 2011 Brasília stop marks the 25th year that Brazil has hosted a men’s SWATCH stop and 19th-straight season staging a women’s event. Except for the 2004 men’s event in Rio de Janeiro, teams from the South American country have medaled for the hosts. Brazil also staged the 2007 PanAm Games in Rio de Janeiro where Brazilians Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos and Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca captured the titles. 

PAST BRAZILIAN MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Total Medals - Brazil 58, USA 20, Switzerland 6, Argentina 4, Germany 4, Canada 2, Cuba 1, Norway 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Rio de Janeiro

1987

Randy Stoklos/Sinjin Smith, USA

Karch Kiraly/Pat Powers, USA

Renan Dal Zotto/Jose Montanaro, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

1988

Karch Kiraly/Pat Powers, USA

Bernard/Luis Amerigo, BRA

Renan/Montanaro, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

1989

Stoklos/Smith, USA

 Eduardo Tinoco/Edinho de Mattos, BRA

Mike Dodd/Tim Hovland, USA

Rio de Janeiro

1990

Stoklos/Smith, USA

Dodd/Hovland, USA

Franco Neto/Roberto Lopes, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

1991

Stoklos/Smith, USA

Kent Steffes/Tim Hovland, USA

Guilherme Marques/Andre Lima, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

1992

Stoklos/Smith, USA

Paulao Moreira/Paulo Emilio Silva, BRA

Eduardo Garrido/Roberto Moreira, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

1993

Adam Johnson/Steffes, USA

Eduardo Bacil/Jose Loiola, BRA

Stoklos/Smith, USA

Rio de Janeiro

1994

Franco/Roberto Lopes, BRA

Carlos Briceno/Jeff Williams, USA

Ze Marco de Melo/Paulo Emilio, BRA

Fortaleza

1994

Franco/Roberto Lopes, BRA

Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide, NOR

Guilherme/Para Ferreria, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

1995

Andre Gomes/Carlos Loss, BRA

Emanuel/Ze Marco, BRA

Franco/Roberto Lopes, BRA

Fortaleza

1995

Franco/Roberto Lopes, BRA

Juan Rosell/Francisco Alvarez, CUB

Guilherme/Para, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

1996

Franco/Roberto Lopes, BRA

Emanuel/Ze Marco, BRA

John Child/Mark Heese, CAN

Joao Pessoa

1996

Paulao/Paulo Emilio, BRA

Eduardo Martinez/Martin Conde, ARG

Emanuel/Ze Marco, BRA

Fortaleza

1996

Dodd/Mike Whitmarsh, USA

Guilherme/Para, BRA

Emanuel/Ze Marco, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

1997

Emanuel/Ze Marco, BRA

Bacil/Loiola, BRA

Jody Holden/Conrad Leinemann, CAN

Fortaleza

1997

Emanuel Ze Marco, BRA

Eduardo Garrido/Guilherme, BRA

Martinez/Conde, ARG

Rio de Janeiro

1998

Ze Marco/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Loiola/Emanuel, BRA

Franco/Roberto Lopes, BRA

Vitoria

1998

Guilherme/Para, BRA

Franco/Roberto Lopes, BRA

Jose Salema/Mariano Baracetti, ARG

Vitoria

1999

Ze Marco/Ricardo, BRA

Jose Loiola/Emanuel Rego, BRA

Franco/Roberto Lopes, BRA

Guaruja

2000

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, BRA

Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga, SUI

Loiola/Emanuel, BRA

Vitoria

2000

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin, BRA

Emanuel Rego/Tande Ramos, BRA

M. Laciga/P. Laciga, SUI

Vitoria

2001

Emanuel/Tande Ramos, BRA

Jose Loiola/Ricardo Santos, BRA

M. Laciga/P. Laciga, SUI

Fortaleza

2002

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin, BRA

Stein Metzger/Kevin Wong, USA

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

2003*

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Holdren/Metzger, USA

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin, BRA

Salvador

2004

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Patrick Heuscher/Stefan Kobel, SUI

Baracetti/Conde, ARG

Rio de Janeiro

2004

Markus Dieckmann/Jonas Reckermann, GER

Heuscher/Kobel, SUI

Markus Egger/Sascha Heyer, SUI

Salvador

2005

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, BRA

Jake Gibb/Metzger, USA

Vitoria

2006

Julius Brink/Christoph Dieckmann, GER

Gibb/Sean Rosenthal, USA

Pedro Cunha/Franco, BRA

Fortaleza

2007

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, USA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Guarajà

2008

Harley Marques/Pedro Salgado, BRA

Brink/C. Dieckmann, GER

Reckermann/Mischa Urbatzka, GER

Brasília 2009 Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA Alison Cerutti/Harley, BRA Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA
Brasília 2010 Dalhausser/Rogers USA Bruno/Benjamin BRA Alison/Emanuel BRA

*FIVB World Championships