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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2012

Shanghai Grand Slam presented by Jinshan Xinchen | Men
  1/05/2012 - 6/05/2012

 
PRESENTATION

Shanghai Hosts seventh Men's SWATCH FIVB World Tour Event

For the ninth-straight season, Shanghai will host a men's FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour event as the Jinshan District plays host to the world's top beach volleyball players from May 1-6. Last year's event was an all-American affair, with Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser taking gold over Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal in the final. Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann were once again on the podium as they sealed bronze. Situated in the middle of China's east coastline, Shanghai has four distinct seasons and a population over 13 million.  Shanghai’s inhabitants are among the most hospitable and cheerful in the world and the city in which they live is both colorful and diverse.  In addition to hosting nine FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour events, Shanghai is noted for its many festivals, including the Shanghai Tourism Festival, the Longhua Temple Bell Striking on New Year’s Eve, the Longhua Temple Fair, the International Tea Culture Festival and the Orange Festival.  For shoppers, culinary connoisseurs and sight-seers, Shanghai is worth the visit, especially with China’s tallest building the Jim Mao Tower, which stands at 480 meters.  The Chinese city has often been referred to as a “shopping paradise” and all tastes are catered to in Shanghai.  Favorite foods from France, Russia, Italy, England, Japan and India will be found along with 16 styles of Chinese food that can be tasted in any of the 1,000-plus restaurants throughout the city.

CHINA & BEACH VOLLEYBALL - China has been the site of SWATCH FIVB World Tour events for the past 14 years, including the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The 2012 Shanghai stop marks the ninth year that China has hosted a men’s SWATCH stop and 15th-straight season of staging a women’s event. The Chinese men's team of Penggen Wu and Linyin Xu have captured a pair of silver medals at the 2008 Shanghai and 2009 Sanya stops.  

PAST CHINESE MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 17, Germany 5, USA 3, China 2, Spain 2, Switzerland 2, Argentina 1, Netherlands 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Lianyungang

2004

Javier Bosma/Pablo Herrera, ESP

Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Pedro Cunha/Para Ferreira, BRA

Shanghai

2005

C. Dieckmann/Andreas Scheuerpflug, GER

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Markus Egger/Martin Laciga, SUI

Shanghai

2006

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, BRA

Cunha/Franco Neto, BRA

Julius Brink/Christoph Dieckmann, GER

Shanghai

2007

Harley Marques/Pedro Salgado, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Patrick Heuscher/Sascha Heyer, SUI

Shanghai

2008

Harley/Salgado, BRA

Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, CHN

Cunha/Franco, BRA

Beijing 2008 Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, USA Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA
Sanya 2008 Benjamin Insfran/Harley, BRA Cunha/Roberto Pitta, BRA Mariano Baracetti/Jose Salema, ARG

Shanghai

2009

Alison Cerutti/Harley, BRA

Cunha/Salgado, BRA

Julius Brink/Jonas Reckermann, GER

Sanya 2009 Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, NED Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, CHN Adrian Gavira/Herrera, ESP
Shanghai 2010 Harley/Pedro, BRA Brink/Reckermann, GER Alison/Emanuel, BRA
Shanghai 2011 Rogers/Dalhausser USA Gibb/Rosenthal USA Brink/Reckermann GER