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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2012

Bejing Grand Slam | Men
  8/05/2012 - 13/05/2012

 
PRESENTATION

Beach volleyball back in Beijing

 

Beach volleyball returned to Beijing for the first time since the 2008 Olympic Games in 2011 and the SWATCH World Tour will again revisit the Chinese capital in 2012, with the men's event scheduled for May 8-13. Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego sealed top spot of the podium last year as they beat Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann of Germany in the final. Swiss pair Jefferson Bellaguarda and Patrick Heuscher were the surprise bronze medallists. Prior to the 2008 Games Beijing had only hosted a a FIVB Challenger Event in 2007, won by Brazil's Vivian Cunha and Angela Viera. Beijing is China's largest city and is situated on the North coast of the country. It is recognized as the political, educational and cultural center of China and few cities in the world besides Beijing have served as the hub of an area the size of China for so long. The beach volleyball tournament will take place at the Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball, the same venue that played host to the Olympics three years ago. Below to the left is the podium at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (from left to right) Brazil's Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz, USA's Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser and Brazil's Ricardo Santos and Emanuel Rego.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINA & BEACH VOLLEYBALL - China has been the site of SWATCH FIVB World Tour events for the past 14 years, including the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The 2012 Beijing stop marks the ninth year that China has hosted a men’s SWATCH stop and 15th-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 18, Germany 5, China 2, Spain 2, Switzerland 3, 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
Beijing 2011 Alison/Emanuel BRA Brink/Reckermann, GER Bellaguarda/Heuscher SUI