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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2012

Mazury Orlen Grand Slam | Women
  13/08/2012 - 18/08/2012

 
PRESENTATION

Stare Jablonki welcomes back the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour

A small village in the Mazury region of Poland will again become the center of the beach volleyball world from July 25-31 as Stare Jablonki gears up to host the penultimate Grand Slam event of the year. Featuring men’s-only competition for the first four years, and then double gender tournaments in 2008 and 2009, Stare Jablonki moved up a step to hold Poland's first ever Grand Slam in 2009. The site of the youth (2006) and junior (2007) world championships, Myslowice also hosted a women’s Swatch stop in 2008. The 2010 Stare Jablonki gold medals were claimed by teams from Brazil as Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca topped the women’s podium for the second year in a row as the men’s title was won by Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser. Brazilian tandems have won both women’s titles at the Hotel Anders and five of the previous seven men’s gold medals. Juliana and Larissa defeated Chen Xue and Li Zhang of China to claim top spot in the women's contest while compatriots Maria Antonelli and Talita Antunes clinched bronze. In the men's tournament Rogers and Dalhausser continued their onslaught by picking up their fourth Grand Slam title of the season. They overcame Germany's Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann to take top spot on the podium as Brazil's Marcio Araujo and Ricardo Santos came in third. Below and left is the podium from the women's contest (from left to right) Xue, Zhang, Juliana, Larissa, Talita and Antonelli.

 

PAST POLISH WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Total Medals - Brazil 10, China 4, Australia 1, Germany 1, Norway 1, USA 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Warsaw

2006

Wang Jie/Tian Jia, CHN

Xue Chen/Zhang Xi, CHN

Leila Barros/Ana Paula Connelly, BRA

Warsaw

2007

Juliana F. Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA

Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, CHN

Stare Jablonki

2008

Shelda/Ana Paula, BRA

Tyra Turner/Rachel Wacholder, USA

Carolina Salgado/Maria Clara Salgado, BRA

Myslowice

2008

Carolina/Maria Clara, BRA

Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler, GER

Nila Ann Hakedal/Ingrid Torlen, NOR

Stare Jablonki

2009

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Louise Bawden/Becchara Palmer, AUS

Maria Antonelli/Talita Antunes, BRA

Stare Jablonki

2010

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Xue/Zhang, CHN

Antonelli/Talita, BRA

Stare Jablonki 2011 Juliana/Larissa, BRA Kessy/Ross, USA Antonelli/Talita, BRA