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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2012

Patria Direct Prague Open | Men
  22/05/2012 - 27/05/2012

 
PRESENTATION

Men return to Prague for third season running

 

The FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour returns to Prague from May 22-27 as the Czech Republic capital prepares to host its fourth "open" international beach volleyball event after successful tournaments in 2008, 2010 and 2011. Similar to previous years it will again be a single-gender event for the men with Brazilians Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego hoping to deny USA's Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser once again as they did in the final in 2011. Switzerland's Sascha Heyer and Sebastian Chevallier completed the podium, earning the country their second medal of the season. Prior to the 2008 event, the Czech Republic had staged FIVB Challenger events in Karlovy Vary (1997) and Brno (2006 and 2007). The Czech Republic’s Michal Biza and Martin Lebl won the 2007 Challenger by defeating Canadians Jessi Lelliott and Martin Reader in the finale. Brazilians Rodrigo Monteiro and Hevaldo Moreira won the 2006 Brno stop by defeating Simon Dahl and Stefan Gunnarsson of Sweden for the gold medal. Future Olympians competed for the 1997 Karlovy Vary title as Swiss brothers Laciga (Martin and Paul) defeated Vegard Hoidalen and Jorre Kjemperud of Norway in the finals. With a population of over 1.2 million, Prague is situated on the River Vltava in central Bohemia and is the political, cultural, and economic center of the Czech state for over 1,100 years. Prague is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is among the most visited cities on the continent. Since 1992, the historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Nicknames for Prague have included "the mother of cities", "city of a hundred spires" and "the golden city". Prague opera, theatre, sightseeing, restaurants & nightlife make this the most exciting city in Central Europe. Pictured below to the left is American gold medal winner Phil Dalhausser spraying the bubbly at the 2010 Prague Open .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAST CZECH REPUBLIC MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Total Medals - Brazil 3, United States 3, Germany 2, Switzerland 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Prague

2008

Gibb/Rosenthal, USA

Brink/Dieckmann, GER

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Prague

2010

Dalhausser/Rogers, USA

Alison/Emanuel, BRA

Brink/Reckermann, GER

Prague 2011 Alison/Emanuel BRA Dalhausser/Rogers, USA Heyer/Chevallier SUI