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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2011

Moscow Grand Slam | Women
  11/07/2011 - 16/07/2011

 
PRESENTATION

FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour Returns to Moscow for sixth time

The FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour returns to Moscow for the third year in a row from July 11-17 as it hosts the fourth Grand Slam event of 2011. The competition will be held at Victory Park where China celebrated a double gold medal win last year. The 2011 event is the sixth World Tour event in Moscow as the initial events were men’s-only stops in 1998 and 1999. The international beach volleyball circuit returned to the Russian capital in 2008 when Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers of the United States and Chen Xue and Xi Zhang captured the men’s and women’s gold medals, respectively before Juliana Felisberta Da Silva and Larissa França of Brazil and Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann of Germany picked up the 2009 crowns. However 2010 was strictly a Chinese year as Penggen Wu and Linyin Xu beat Rogers and Dalhausser in the men's final as Brink and Reckermann salvaged bronze while Xue and Zhang saw off USA's Jen Kessy and April Ross to the women's title as Larissa and Juliana of Brazil sealed bronze. Moscow is the capital city of Russia and also the most populous in the Eurasia country. The city is the political economical, educational and cultural center of the country and has a population of just over 10 million people. Pictured below to the left are 2010 women's Moscow Grand Slam champions Xue (left) and Zhang of China.

PAST RUSSIAN WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 11, USA 5, China 4, Germany 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

St. Petersburg

1994

Karolyn Kirby/Liz Masakayan, USA

Monica Rodrigues/Adriana Samuel, BRA

Barbra Fontana/Lori Kotas, USA

St. Petersburg

2005

Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Renata Riberio/Talita Antunes, BRA

Leila Barros/Ana Paula Connelly, BRA

St. Petersburg

2006

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, CHN

Adriana Behar/Shelda Bede, BRA

St. Petersburg

2007

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Jen Boss/April Ross, USA

Nicole Branagh/Elaine Youngs, USA

Moscow

2008

Xue/Zhang, CHN

Branagh/Youngs, USA

Jia Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Moscow

2009

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Renata/Vanilda Leao, BRA

Sara Goller/Laura Ludwig, GER

Moscow

2010

Xue/Zhang, CHN

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Antonelli/Talita, BRA