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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2011

Brasilia Open | Women
  17/04/2011 - 22/04/2011

 
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) Germans Laura Ludwig and Sara Goller, Brazilians Larissa and Juliana and compatriots Maria Clara and Carol.

   

BRAZIL & BEACH VOLLEYBALL - Brazil has been the site of the most SWATCH FIVB 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 host Brazil.  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 WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Total Medals - Brazil 48, USA 25, Australia 3, Germany 1, Japan 1

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Rio de Janeiro

1993

Nancy Reno/Karolyn Kirby, USA

Adriana Samuel/Monica Rodrigues, BRA

Jackie Silva/Karina Silva, BRA

Santos

1993

Liz Masakayan/Kirby, USA

Isabel Salgado/Roseli Timm, BRA

Adriana Behar/Magda Lima, BRA

Santos

1994

Samuel/Monica, BRA

Masakayan/Kirby, USA

Salgado/Timm, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

1995

Sandra Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Samuel/Monica, BRA

Kirby/Deb Richardson, USA

Santos

1995

Linda Hanley/Barbra Fontana, USA

Holly McPeak/Angela Rock, USA

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Maceio

1996

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Samuel/Monica, BRA

Shelda Bede/Adriana, BRA

Recife

1996

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Samuel/Monica, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

1996

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Kerri Pottharst/Natalie Cook, AUS

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Salvador

1996

Samuel/Monica, BRA

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Rio de Janeir

1997

Samuel/Monica, BRA

McPeak/Lisa Arce, USA

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Salvador

1997

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Holly McPeak/Arce, USA

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

1998

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Pottharst/Pauline Manser, AUS

Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Salvador

1998

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Hanley/Fontana, USA

Pires/Samuel, BRA

Salvador

1999

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Masakayan/Elaine Youngs, USA

Pires/Samuel, BRA

Fortaleza

2000

McPeak/Misty May-Treanor, USA

Pires/Samuel, BRA

Leanne McSorley/Nancy Mason, USA

Vitoria

2000

Masakayan/Youngs, USA

Pires/ Samuel, BRA

Mika Teru Saiki/Yukiko Takahashi, JPN

Fortaleza

2001

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

McPeak/Kerri Walsh, USA

Masakayan/Dianne DeNecochea, USA

Vitoria

2002

Youngs/McPeak, USA

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Ana Paula Connelly/Tatiana Minello, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

2003*

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Cook/Nicole Sanderson, AUS

Fortaleza

2004

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Juliana Felisberta Silva/ Larissa Franca, BRA

Rio de Janeiro

2004

Ana Paula/Pires, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Salvador

2005

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Rachel Wacholder/Youngs, USA

Vitoria

2006

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Leila Barros/Ana Paula, BRA

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Fortaleza

2007

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Nicole Branagh/Youngs, USA

Guarajà

2008

Vivian Cunha/Larissa, BRA

Shaylyn Bede/Agatha Bednarczuk, BRA

Shelda/Ana Paula, BRA

Fortaleza

2009

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Jen Kessy/April Ross, USA

Sara Goller/Laura Ludwig, GER

Brasilia  2010 

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Goller/Ludwig GER  Maria Clara/Carol BRA 

*FIVB World Championships