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Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals | 29 September - 4 October 2015

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Team: Gavira/Herrera




As one of the most experienced teams currently on the FIVB World Tour, Gavira and Herrera have competed in 70 events on the international circuit with one gold medal, 12 podium placements and 17 “final four” finishes together. The pair has played 375 FIVB World Tour matches together with 242 victories (64.5 winning percentage). The Spaniards captured their first gold medal together at the end of May by defeating Evandro Goncalves and Pedro Solberg in the Russian Grand Slam in Moscow. By finishing atop the podium in the Russian capital, Gavira and Herrera won in the finals for the firsttime in six attempts. Gavira and Herrera placed ninth in the London 2012 Olympic Games and captured the 2013 European continental championships. For 14 European Tour events, Gavira and Herrera have a 56-19 record (74.7%) with four gold medals, six podium placements and seven “final four finishes. For 84 career FIVB and European events, Gavira and Herrera have a 298-152 match mark (74.7%).

Herrera is a three-time Olympian and netted the silver medal with Javier Bosma at the Athens 2004 Summer Games after losing the championships match to Emanuel and Ricardo. At the start of the 2004 season, Herrera claimed his first FIVB World Tour medal by topping the podium in China with Bosma at the Lianyungang Open by defeating Emanuel and Ricardo in the finals. Since playing in his first FIVB World Tour event in 2001, Herrera has appeared in 133 international events with gold medals with three different partners. He has placed on the podium 16 times with 22 “final four” finishes along with competing in 625 matches with 376 wins (60.2%). Herrera and Raul Mesa competed in back-to-back FIVB under-21 World Championship finals in 2001 and 2002 with a gold medal finish in the second title match in Catania, Italy. The pair also won the 2005 European continental championships.

Gavira started playing full-time on the FIVB World Tour in 2008 and netted his first medal on the circuit by placing second in the Polish Open in Stare Jablonki where the pair had to qualify for the Main Draw before losing the finale to legendary Brazilians Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos. For his 2008 efforts, Gavira was named the FIVB World Tour’s rookie-of-theyear. Gavira has competed in 90 FIVB World Tour events with one gold medal, 13 podium placements and 18 “final four” finishes. His match record is 277-173 (61.5%). Gavira and Alejandro Fernandez placed second at the 2007 FIVB under 21 World Championships in Modena, Italy.

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