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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2011

China Shanghai Jinshan Open | Men
  2/05/2011 - 7/05/2011

 
PRESENTATION

Shanghai Hosts Sixth Men's SWATCH FIVB World Tour Event

For the eighth-straight season, Shanghai will host a men's FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour event as the Jinshan District plays host to the world's top beach volleyball players from May 2-8. Depsite claiming medal finishes from 2006 to 2009 the Chinese women failed to finish on the podium last time around and will be eager to put that right when the tournament begins. Last year's winners, USA's Jen Kessy and April Ross, came through unscathed following a thrilling final against Brazil's Juliana Felisberta Da Silva and Larissa França with Brazil's Maria Antonelli and Talita Antunes picking up bronze while Germany's Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann couldn't quite see off Brazilians Harley Marques and Pedro Salgado, falling at the last hurdle while Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego finished third. Meanwhile, Penggen Wu and Linyin Xu, the most successful Chinese men’s team in the 23-year history of the World Tour, had to settle for 13th following a defeat to USA's Jacob Gibb and Sean Rosenthal while women's home pair Chen Xue and Xi Zhang lost to Brazil's Antonelli and Talita to finish fifth. 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 eight FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour events, 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 are 2010 Shanghai men's winners Harley (right) and Pedro of Brazil.

CHINA & BEACH VOLLEYBALL - China has been the site of SWATCH FIVB World Tour events for the past 13 years, including the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The 2011 Shanghai stop marks the eighth year that China has hosted a men’s SWATCH stop and 14th-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 17, Germany 4, 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
Shanghai 2010 Harley/Pedro, BRA Brink/Reckermann, GER Alison/Emanuel, BRA