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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2012

A1 Grand Slam presented by ERGO | Women
  16/07/2012 - 21/07/2012

 
PRESENTATION

Swatch World Tour back in Austria

Considered by many as the premier international beach volleyball event, the capital of the federal state of Carinthia in Austria hosts the $600,000 A1 Grand Slam presented by Volksbank, the seventh of a FIVB record eight double-gender grand slam events on the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour. This year’s event will be held July 16-22 as the final event prior to the 2012 London Olympic Games. On July 19, the drawing by lot for pool assignments at the Olympics will also be held in Klagenfurt. This year will be an unprecedented 16th-straight year that the Lake Wörthersee site has hosted the international circuit as teams from Brazil and United States captured men’s and women’s gold medals, respectively, in 2011. Brazilians Pedro Cunha/Ricardo Santos sealed the men's title on the Lake Wörthersee center court by defeating Germany’s Julius Brink/Jonas Reckermann in the final, as USA’s Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers won the bronze medal. The women's final saw USA’s Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh defeat China’s Chen Xue/Xi Zhang for the fifth Klagenfurt gold medal for the Americans while the Chinese captured their second straight silver medal in Klagenfurt. Netherlands’ Sanne Keizer/Marleen Van Iersel earned the bronze medal. While the men’s world tour has been in Klagenfurt every year since 1997 for this magical summer festival, the women’s world tour has been in Klagenfurt every year since 2001.

 

 PAST AUSTRIAN WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 12, USA 11, Germany 4, China 3, Czech Republic 1, Ukraine 1, The Netherlands 1

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Klagenfurt

2001*

Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA

Sandra Pires/Tatiana Minello, BRA

Eva Celbova/Sona Novakova, CZE

Klagenfurt

2002

Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Elaine Youngs/Holly McPeak, USA

Klagenfurt

2003

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Pires/Ana Paula Connelly, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Klagenfurt

2004

Walsh/Rachel Wacholder, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Annett Davis/ Jenny Johnson Jordan, USA

Klagenfurt

2005

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Wacholder/Youngs, USA

Tian Jia/Wang Fei, CHN

Klagenfurt

2006

Wang Jie/Tian Jia, CHN

Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Stephanie Pohl/Okka Rau, GER

Klagenfurt

2007

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Juliiana/Larissa, BRA

Sara Goller/Laura Ludwig, GER

Klagenfurt 2008 Shelda/Ana Paula, BRA Svitlana Baburina/Galyna Osheyko, UKR Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler, GER
Klagenfurt 2009 Juliana/Larissa, BRA Nicole Branagh/Youngs, USA Jen Kessy/April Ross, USA
Klagenfurt 2010 Juliana/Larissa, BRA Vivian/Lima, USA Goller/Ludwig, GER
Klagenfurt 2011 May-Treanor/Walsh USA Xue/Zhang CHN Sanne Keizer/Marleen Van Iersel NED

*SWATCH-FIVB World Championships