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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2012

Moscow Grand Slam | Men
  7/06/2012 - 12/06/2012

 
PRESENTATION

Seventh heaven for Moscow as FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour Returns

The FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour returns to Moscow for the fourth year in a row from July 7-12 as it hosts the third Grand Slam event of 2012. The competition will be held at Victory Park where Brazil's Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego celebrated a gold medal win over Swiss duo Patrick Heuscher and Jefferson Bellaguard last year, with USA's Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser claiming bronze. The 2012 event is the seventh 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 Dalhausser and Rogers and Chen Xue and Xi Zhang of China 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 is 2010 men's Moscow Grand Slam winner Wu.

PAST RUSSIAN MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Total Medals - Brazil 11, Germany 5, USA 5, China 2, Switzerland 2, Argentina 1, Netherlands 1, Norway 1, Portugal 1, Russia 1

 

 

 

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

St. Petersburg

1994

Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide, NOR

Carlos Briceno/Jeff Williams, USA

Bruk Vandeweghe/Sinjin Smith, USA

Moscow

1998

Para Ferreira/Guilherme Marques, BRA

Martin Conde/Eduardo Martinez, ARG

Jorg Ahmann/Axel Hager, GER

Moscow

1999

Joao Brenha/Miguel Maia, POR

Ze Marco de Melo/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Jose Loiola/Emanuel Rego, BRA

St. Petersburg

2005

Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magelhaes, BRA

Franco Neto/Tande Ramos, BRA

St. Petersburg

2006

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Julius Brink/Christoph Dieckmann, GER

Jochem De Gruijter/Gijs Ronnes, NED

St. Petersburg

2007

Harley Marques/Pedro Salgado, BRA

Dmitri Barsouk/Igor Kolodinsky, RUS

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Moscow

2008

Dalhausser/Rogers, USA

Wu/Xu, CHN

Klemperer/Koreng, GER

Moscow

2009

Brink/Reckermann, GER

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Bellaguarda/Laciga, SUI

Moscow

2010

Wu/Xu, CHN

Dalhausser/Rogers, USA

Brink/Reckermann, GER

Moscow 2011 Alison/Emanuel BRA Heuscher/Bellaguard SUI Dalhausser/Rogers USA