third FIVB Challenger event in Geroskipou, Paphos, will be held from
July 30 to August 2.
The US$30,000 women’s event will have qualification on the first day and
main-draw action on the next two days.
There will be 32 teams in the qualification round and 24 teams in the
In 2007, Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler of Germany clinched the title
ahead of Brazilian pair Antonelli and Leao. The Netherlands’ Marleen Van
Iersel and Maloes Wesselink finished third.
The previous year, Hana Klapalova and Tereza Petrova of the Czech
Republic took gold, with Belgium’s Liesbeth Mouha and Liesbet Van
Breedam picking up silver and Katie and Tracy Lindquist grabbing bronze.
Cyprus is a modern country and the third largest island in the
Mediterranean Sea. Its 9,251 square kilometres (3,572 square miles)
encompass citrus and olive groves, pine forested mountains, and some of
Europe's cleanest beaches.
Paphos Harbour in Cyprus
Cyprus Roll of Honour: Gold medal (1), Silver medal (2), Bronze medal
Geroskipou 2007 1. Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler, German; 2.
Antonelli/Leao, Brazil; 3. Marleen Van Iersel/Maloes Wesselink,
Geroskipou 2006 1. Hana Klapalova/Tereza Petrova, Czech Republic;
2. Liesbeth Mouha/Liesbet Van Breedam, Belgium; Katie Lindquist/Tracy
Lindquist, United States.
The 2007 winners
Catrin Holtwick and
Ilka Semmler of Germany celebrate