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LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
BEACH VOLLEYBALL MEDIA GUIDE
SKARLUND & SPINNANGR
Norway’s Martin Skarlund and Tarjei Spinnangr bounced back from the
disappointment of missing out on qualifying for London by way of the
Olympic Rankings, by booking their place with victory at the European
leg of the Continental Cup. At the final ranking tournament of the
Olympic qualification cycle, the Rome Grand Slam, they lost out on an
Olympic place to Italy’s Daniele Lupo and Nicolai Paolo. However at the
Continental Cup inTurkey, Skarlund and Spinnangr, and Norway’s second
ranked team of Iver Horrem and Geir Eithun beat the Netherlands to
book an Olympic spot. London 2012 will be Skarlund’s second Olympic
Games and Spinnangr’s first. Skarlund is a veteran of the World Tour,
having made his Tour debut in 1998 at the Tenerife Open. Spinnangr
made his debut at the 2007 Kristiansand Open and played in fiveWorld
Tour tournaments before he teamed up with Skarlund. Skarlund has
played in five FIVB SWATCH World Championships, including the 2009
and 2011 events alongside Spinnangr.
Together since: 2008 (47)
MOST RECENT TEAM RESULTS
Year Tournament
Country Category Rk Prize money
2012
Berlin
GER
GS
17
5,100
2012
Rome
ITA
GS
9
8,000
2012
Moscow
RUS
GS
25
3,500
2012
CEV - The Hague
NED CCH
3
10,000
2012
Prague
CZE
OPEN 17
2,800
2012
Beijing
CHN GS
9
8,000
2012
Shanghai
CHN GS
17
5,100
2012
Myslowice
POL
OPEN 13
4,250
2011
Agadir
MAR OPEN 25
2,000
2011
The Hague
NED OPEN 13
4,250
2011
Aland
FIN
OPEN 17
2,800
2011
CEV - Kristiansand NOR
CCH
9
2,500
2011
Klagenfurt
AUT
GS
5
13,200
2011
Stare Jablonki
POL
GS
17
5,100
2011
Québec
CAN OPEN 25
2,000
2011
Gstaad
SUI
GS
17
5,100
2011
Stavanger
NOR
GS
4
18,400
2011
Rome
ITA
WCH
37
3,400
2011
Beijing
CHN GS
9
8,000
2011
Prague
CZE
OPEN 17
2,800
2011
Shanghai
CHN OPEN 25
2,000
2010
The Hague
NED OPEN
7
7,600
2010
Kristiansand
NOR
OPEN
9
6,000
2010
Stare Jablonki
POL
GS
9
8,000
2010
Klagenfurt
AUT
GS
17
5,100
2010
Marseille
FRA
OPEN 17
2,800
2010
Gstaad
SUI
GS
25
3,500
2010
Stavanger
NOR
GS
2
29,500
NOR