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FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL EVENTS - HISTORY
MEN’S & WOMEN’S ALL-TIME ANNUAL GOLD MEDALS & WIN STREAKS
FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD TOUR ALL-TIME ANNUAL GOLD MEDALS
Since 1987, only 12 men’s teams (23 times) have won four or more events in a season. Since 1992, only seven women’s teams (17 times) have won four or more
events in a season. Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa França of Brazil set the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour women’s record for gold medals in a season with
eight titles in 2009 and Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers of the United States set the men’s record for gold medals in a season with nine titles in 2010. Emanuel
Rego of Brazil has won four of more gold medals in 13 different seasons with five different teammates. For the women, Brazil’s Juliana/Larissa and USA’s May-
Treanor/Walsh have won at least four in six different seasons.
MEN’S TITLES - SEASON
1995
Roberto Lopes/Franco Neto, Brazil, 7 gold medals; Zé Marco de Melo/
Emanuel Rego, Brazil, 5
1996
Zé Marco/Emanuel, Brazil, 5
1997
Zé Marco/Emanuel, Brazil, 5
1998
José Loiola/Emanuel, Brazil, 4; Para Ferreira/Guilherme Marques, Brazil, 4
1999
Loiola/Emanuel, Brazil, 7; Zé Marco/Ricardo Santos, Brazil, 4
2000
Zé Marco de Melo/Ricardo, Brazil, 5; Loiola/Emanuel, Brazil, 4
2001
Tande Ramos/Emanuel, Brazil, 5
2002
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2003
Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil, 5
2004
Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil, 7
2005
Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil, 6
2006
Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil, 5; Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, Brazil, 4
2007
Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil, 7
2008
Harley Marques/Pedro Salgado, Brazil, 6; Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers,
United States, 4
2009
Julius Brink/Jonas Reckermann, Germany, 4
2010
Dalhausser/Rogers, United States, 9
2011
Alison Cerutti/Emanuel, Brazil, 5; Dalhausser/Rogers, United States, 4
2012
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WOMEN’S TITLES - SEASON
1995
Holly McPeak/Nancy Reno, United States, 6 gold medals
1996
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1997
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1998
Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, Brazil, 6
1999
Shelda/Adriana, Brazil, 6
2000
Shelda/Adriana, Brazil, 4
2001
Shelda/Adriana, Brazil, 7
2002
Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, United States, 5; McPeak/Elaine
Youngs, United States, 4
2003
May-Treanor/Walsh, United States, 5, Ana Paula Connelly/Sandra
Pires, Brazil, 4
2004
May-Treanor/Walsh, United States, 4
2005
Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa França, Brazil, 6; May-Treanor/Walsh,
United States, 6
2006
Juliana/Larissa, Brazil, 7
2007
May-Treanor/Walsh, United States, 7, Juliana/Larissa, Brazil, 5
2008
May-Treanor/Walsh, United States, 4
2009
Juliana/Larissa, Brazil, 8, Maria Antonelli/Talita Antunes, Brazil, 4
2010
Juliana/Larissa, Brazil, 7
2011
Juliana/Larissa, Brazil, 6
2012
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MEN’S TOURNAMENT CONSECUTIVE STREAKS
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The most consecutive tournaments won by a men’s team was six by José Loiola/Emanuel Rego of Brazil
(1999,
Norway, Italy, France, Austria, Portugal and Belgium). Brazil won 11-straight men’s titles once and 10-in-a-row once.
WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT CONSECUTIVE STREAKS
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The most consecutive tournaments won by a women’s team is seven by Sandra Pires/Jackie Silva of
Brazil (1996, Rio, Maceió, Recife, Hermosa, Atlanta Olympics, Espinho and Ostende). The Ostende event was staged the same weekend as another “open”
event in Osaka where Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst of Australia won the title. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh of the United States won seven-straight
titles in events they entered (2003 and 2004, but they did not compete in six events during the streak). Holly McPeak and Nancy Reno of the United States won
six-straight events together in 1996. Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede of Brazil won five-straight events (1998 and 1999). The most consecutive women’s events
won by a country are eight by the United States (1996) and seven twice by Brazil.
WOMEN’S MATCH WINNING STREAK
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Americans Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh hold the team record for consecutive victories with 74-straight wins,
including their last seven triumphs at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. After losing in the semifinals to Jia Tian and Jie Wang of China (21-19, 21-19) at the 2007
Norwegian Grand Slam, May-Treanor and Walsh started the winning streak with a bronze medal win in Stavanger over Germany’s Sara Goller and Laura Ludwig.
The Americans finished the 2007 season with 41-straight wins featuring gold medal successes in Canada, Germany, Switzerland (World Championships), Austria,
Brazil and Thailand. May-Treanor and Walsh posted a 28-0 record in 2008 by claiming gold medals at FIVB events in Germany, France, Norway and Beijing. May-
Treanor competed and was injured while practicing for a television dance show in the United States and missed the entire 2009 season. Walsh also missed all of
2009
and all but two events at the end of the 2010 season, which she played with Nicole Branagh, to give birth to her two children, Joseph and Sundance. The
pair reunited for the 2011 season and won their first five matches at the season-opening Brasília Open before losing in the gold medal match to Brazilians Juliana
Felisberta Silva and Larissa França 21-16, 15-21, 15-12. The streak spanned twelve events but lasted from June 30, 2007 through April 22, 2011, a span of 3 years,
9
months, and 22 days. While May-Treanor was recuperating from her injury, Walsh extended her personal winning streak to 78 by capturing an October 2008 title
in the United Arab Emirates (six matches) and winning the first three matches of the October 2010 Sanya event, both with Nicole Branagh. Her streak was snapped
on October 30, 2010 in round four of the winner’s bracket by Goller and Ludwig (21-14, 14-21, 15-7), the same team she and May-Treanor beat in 2007 to start
the streak. May-Treanor extended her own personal streak to 71 by winning her first two matches of the 2010 season in Brasília with Nicole Branagh while Walsh
was recuperating from childbirth. They lost on April 22
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in the third round of the winner’s bracket to Goller and Ludwig, 16-21, 21-17, 15-12.
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No team won four or more gold medals