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2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships
Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann of Germany estab-
lished themselves as one of the top Beach Volleyball
teams on the planet by capturing the gold medal at the
2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships presented
by ConocoPhillips. Seeded third in the 48-team event,
Brink and Reckermann won eight straight matches over
10 days on the dockside courts in the Norwegian port
city of Stavanager to claim the US$ 60,000 first prize.
Their 21-16, 21-19 win over top-seeded Alison and Har-
ley of Brazil in the 50-minute gold medal match came
in front of a packed house of over 8,000 excited fans
at the Vaagen Harbour centre court. In the semifinals
Brink and Reckermann won 21-17, 16-21, 15-10 in 67
minutes against second-seeded Phil Dalhausser and
Todd Rogers of the United States, the reigning Olympic
and world champions.
“We knew that we had to defeat the world’s best teams
to win the gold medal this week,” said Brink, who was
named SWATCH most outstanding player. “We defeated
three teams with Olympic credentials to reach the fi-
nals, including two Olympic and world champions. It is
great to know that Germany will now be listed among
the world champions on a very elite list.”
Alison and Harley, who split US$ 45,000 for placing
second, advanced to the gold medal match with a 21-18,
21-11 semifinal victory in 49 minutes over sixth-seeded
David Klemperer and Eric Koreng of Germany, while
Dalhausser and Rogers earned a spot on the podium
by beating Klemperer and Koreng in the bronze medal
Brink and
Reckermann put
Germany on the map
German gold! Jonas Reckermann and Julius Brink with their country's flag
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