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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2012

1to1 Energy Grand Slam | Men
  3/07/2012 - 8/07/2012

 
PRESENTATION

Gstaad Hosts 12th FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour Event

For the 12th-straight season, the Swiss village of Gstaad will host a stop on the SWATCH FIVB World Tour as the Alps mountain resort will stage the third of six grand slam events on the 2011 international beach volleyball calendar from July 4-10. Gstaad initially hosted a women’s-only tournament in 2000 with men’s competition joining the format in 2001. The Swiss village also staged the 2007 SWATCH FIVB World Championships where pairs from the United States claimed both the men’s and women’s titles. Brazilian pair Juliana Felisberta Da Silva and Larissa França followed on from their silver medal win in 2009 by claiming the gold last year, beating German duo Laura Ludwig and Sara Goller in the final as China's Chen Xue and Xi Zhang beat Brazil's Maria Antonelli and Talita Antunes to the bronze in searing heat. It was the sixth-time a Brazilian women’s team captured a Swiss gold medal as two-time American Olympic champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh topped the Gstaad podium five times (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007). USA team Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser continued their gold-winning ways by beating in-form German pair David Klemperer and Eric Kloreng to the gold as Brazil's Marcio Araujo and Ricardo Santos completed the podium with a win over Polish surprise Grzegorz Klimek and Mariusz Prudel. Swiss men’s teams have medaled twice, including a title in 2004 by Patrick Heuscher and Stefan Kobel. Simone Kuhn and Lea Schwer placed fifth at the 2008 stop for the highest finish by a Swiss women’s team in Gstaad. Previously, Kuhn posted the best placements with four ninth-place finishes, including two each with Nicole Schnyder-Benoit (2002 and 2003) and Lea Schwer (2005 and 2006). Pictured to the left below are 2010 Gstaad men's winners Rogers (left) and Dalhausser of USA.

 

PAST SWISS MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 13, Germany 5, USA 4, Switzerland 3, Argentina 1, Australia 1, Netherlands 1, Russia 1, Spain 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Gstaad

2001

Stein Metzger/Kevin Wong, USA

Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga, SUI

Emanuel Rego/Tande Ramos, BRA

Gstaad

2002

Martin Conde/Mariano Baracetti, ARG

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, BRA

Stein Metzger/Kevin Wong, USA

Gstaad

2003

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin, BRA

Markus Dieckmann/Jonas Reckermann, GER

Stefan Kobel/Patrick Heuscher, SUI

Gstaad

2004

Heuscher/Kobel, SUI

M. Dieckmann/Reckermann, GER

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Gstaad

2005

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Benjamin/Harley Marques, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magelhaes, BRA

Gstaad

2006

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Julius Brink/Christoph Dieckmann, GER

Gstaad

2007*

Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, USA

Dmitri Barsouk/Igor Kolodinsky, RUS

Andrew Schacht/Joshua Slack, AUS

Gstaad

2008

Harley/Pedro Salgado, BRA

Reindeer Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, NED

Alison Cerutti/Emanuel, BRA

Gstaad

2009

Brink/Reckermann, GER

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Adrian Gavira Collado/Pablo Herrera, ESP

Gstaad

2010

Rogers/Dalhausser, USA

Klemperer/Koreng, GER

Marcio Araujo/Ricardo, BRA

*SWATCH-FIVB World Championships