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World Championships | Men
  13/06/2011 - 19/06/2011

2011 FIVB Swatch World Championships powered by smart – Notes

Brazil's legandary Emanuel Rego has competed in all seven previous events and returns for this year's 2011 FIVB Swatch World Championships powered by smart to be held in Rome

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 1, 2011--A total of 96 teams from 31 countries will be competing in the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Championships powered by smart (as of May 31, 2011), including Angola (1 men’s team, no women), Australia (1, 3), Austria (2, 2), Belgium (0, 1), Brazil (5, 4), Canada (1, 2), China (1, 2), the Czech Republic (1, 3), Denmark (1, 0), Estonia (1, 0), Finland (0, 1), France (1, 0), Georgia (1, 1), Germany (4, 5), Great Britain (0, 2), Greece (0, 1), Italy (3, 4), Kazakhstan (1, 0), Latvia (2, 1), Mauritius (0, 1), Mexico (0, 1), the Netherlands (2, 4), New Zealand (1, 0), Norway (1, 1), Poland (2, 0) Russia, (4, 2), Spain (2, 1), Sweden (1, 0), Switzerland (4, 2), the Ukraine (1, 0) and the United States (4, 4).
• A total of 48 men’s teams from 25 countries have been named to compete in the 2011 FIVB Swatch World Championships (as of May 31, 2011), including Angola, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Ukraine and the United States.  Brazil will have five teams in the men’s competition with four teams each from Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the United States.  Host Italy will have three teams in the competition.  Countries with two teams competing will be Austria, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland and Spain.  Angola, Australia, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the Ukraine.
• A total of 48 women’s teams from 22 countries will be competing in the 2011 world championships (as of May 31, 2011), including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Mauritius, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.  Germany will have five teams in the competition with four teams each from Brazil, Italy, Netherlands and the United States.  Australia and the Czech Republic will have three teams competing while Austria, Canada, China, Great Britain, Russia and Switzerland will have two entries each.  Belgium, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Latvia, Mexico, Mauritius, Norway and Spain will have one tandem each in the women’s competition.
• With the Mauritius having a team scheduled to compete in the 2011 world championships, the total number of countries have entries in the world championships has now increased to 47.  The total number of countries that have competed in the men’s world championships is 40 with the women's total now at 37 countries.
Here are the averages for the 96 men and 96 women competing in the 2011 FIVB Swatch World Championships.  For the 192 players, the average age is 27.9 with 8.7 seasons of experience.
• Age  28.6
• Oldest  41, Morais Abreu, Angola
 Youngest 20, Daniele Lupo, Italy
• Height  6’5”, 194.6 cm
• Tallest  6’10”, 208, Konstantin Semenov, Russia
 Shortest 5’10”, 178, Jason Lochhead, New Zealand
• Weight  193 lbs, 87.8 kg
 Heaviest 238, 108, Sascha Heyer, SUI
 Lightest 161, 73, Morais Abreu, Angola
• Experience 9.2 seasons
 Most  18 seasons, Emanuel Rego, Brazil
 Least  1 season, Daniel Mullner, Austria
• Age  27.1
• Oldest  39, Mayra Garcia, Mexico
• Youngest 18, Giada Benazzi, Italy
• Height  5’11”, 179.9 cm
• Tallest  6’5”, 196, Bibiana Candelas, Mexico
• Shortest 5’6”, 167, Marie-Andree Lessard, Canada
• Weight  149 lbs, 67.9 kg
• Heaviest 178, 81, Liesbeth Mouha, BEL
• Lightest 121, 55, Doris Schwaiger, AUT
• Experience 8.2 seasons
• Most  18 seasons, Natalie Cook, Australia
• Least  1 season, Tara West, AUS, Katrien Gielen, BEL
• Entering the 2011 FIVB Swatch World Championships, four men and two women have participated in each of the previous seven “recognized” world finales since 1997.  There never has been a team compete in the previous seven world championship together.  Here is the list of players that have competed in the previous seven world championships.
Player   WC Events Money Points Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Shelda Bede, Brazil 7 $112,500 1,885 2 1 1 1
Emanuel Rego, Brazil 7 $97,750 1,765 2 0 0 1
Elaine Youngs, USA 7 $59,000 1,670 0 0 1 1
Mariano Baracetti, ARG 7 $41,225 745 1 0 0 0
Jorre Kjemperud, Norway 7 $27,650 655 0 0 1 0
Vegard Hoidalen, Norway 7 $27,575 660 0 0 1 0

FIRST-TIMERS - Over 32 percent of the players (31 men and 31 women) competing in the 2011 FIVB Swatch World Championships will be competing in their first-ever world championship.
Sam Boehm, Australia
Isaac Kapa, Australia
Daniel Mullner, Austria
Thiago Santos Barbosa, Brazil
Ben Saxton, Canada
Petr Benes, Czech Republic
Karl Jaani, Estonia
Stefan Windscheif, Germany
Matteo Ingrosso, Italy
Paolo Ingrosso, Italy
Daniele Lupo, Italy
Matteo Martino, Italy
Alex Ranghieri, Italy
Alexey Sidorenko, Kazakhstan
Janis Smedins, Latvia
Daan Spijkers, Netherlands
 Grzegorz Fijalek, Poland
Michal Kadziola, Poland
Mariusz Prudel, Poland
Jakub Szalankiewicz, Poland
Yury Bogatov, Russia
Yaroslav Koshkarev, Russia
Alexander Likholetov, Russia
Andrey Maryshev, Russia
Alexey Pastukhov, Russia
Serguei Prokopiev, Russia
Konstantin Semenov, Russia
Hannes Brinkborg, Sweden
Stefan Gunnarsson, Sweden
Sebastian Chevallier, Switzerland
Jonas Weingart, Switzerland
Louise Bawden, Australia
Alice Rohkamper, Australia
Tara West, Australia
Katrien Gielen, Belgium
Vivian Cunha, Brazil
Taiana Lima, Brazil
Heather Bansley, Canada
Elizabeth Maloney, Canada
Yuan Yue, China
Kristyna Kolocova, Czech Rep.
Marketa Slukova, Czech Rep.
Angelina Grun, Germany
Jana Kohler, Germany
Giada Benazzi, Italy
Greta Cicolari, Italy
Laura Giombini, Italy
Marta Menegatti, Italy
Viktoria Orsi Toth, Italy
Valeria Rosso, Italy
Elodie Li Yuk Lo, Mauritius
Natacha Rigobert, Mauritius
Madelein Meppelink, Netherlands
Roos Van der Hoeven, Netherlands
Jantine van der Vlist, Netherlands
Ekaterina Khomyakova, Russia
Anastasia Vasina, Russia
Anna Vozakova, Russia
Elsa Baquerizo, Spain
Liliana Fernandez Steiner, Spain
Tanja Goricanec, Switzerland
Brooke Hanson, United States

• The top-seeded teams in the previous seven world championships have captured the gold medals twice in the men’s competition and five times in the women’s event.  Only once (men’s 1999) have the top two-seeded teams competed in the gold medal match at the world championships.  Only once (women’s 2007) have the top four-seeded teams advanced to the world championship “final four”.

Year Gold, Country, Seed Silver, Country, Seed Bronze, Country, Seed Fourth, Country, Seed
1997 Guilherme/Para, BRA, 9 Ceman/Whitmarsh, USA, 3 Paulao/Paulo Emilio, BRA, 4, Q1 Blanton/Steffes, USA, 2
1999 Emanuel/Loiola, BRA, 1 M. Laciga/P. Laciga, SUI, 2 Guilherme/Para, BRA, 3 Bosma/Diez, ESP, 8
2001 Baracetti/Conde, ARG, 4 Loiola/Ricardo, BRA, 10 Hoidalen/Kjemperud, NOR 6  Heidger/McCaw, USA, 18
2003 Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA, 1 Holdren/Metzger, USA, 15 Marcio Araujo/Benjamin, BRA, 2  Brenha/Maia, POR, 13
2005 Marcio Araujo/Fábio, BRA, 2  Heyer/P. Laciga, SUI 8 Brink/Schneider, GER, 13 Polte/Schoen, GER, 43
2007 Dalhausser/Rogers, USA 4 Barsouk/Kolodinsky, RUS, 6  Schacht/Slack, AUS, 16 Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA, 1
2009 Brink/Reckermann, GER, 3 Alison/Harley, BRA, 1 Dalhausser/Rogers, USA, 2 Klemperer/Koreng, GER, 6

Year Gold, Country, Seed Silver, Country, Seed Bronze, Country, Seed Fouth, Country, Seed
1997 Pires/Jackie, BRA, 3 Arce/McPeak, USA, 1 Kirby/Reno, USA, 12  Adriana/Shelda, BRA, 2
1999 Bede/Behar, BRA, 1 Davis/Johnson Jordan, USA, 8 Masakayan/Youngs, USA, 13  Pires/Samuel, BRA18, 3
2001 Adriana/Shelda, BRA, 1 Pires/Minello, BRA, 3 Celbova/Novakova, CZE, 12  Fontana/Youngs, USA, 2
2003 May-Treanor/Walsh, USA, 1 Adriana/Shelda, BRA, 3 Cook/Sanderson, AUS, 5 Davis/Johnson Jordan, USA, 7
2005 May-Treanor/Walsh, USA, 19 Juliana/Larissa, BRA, 1 Tian/Fei Wang, CHN, 5 F. Grasset/L. Peraza, CUB, 13
2007 May-Treanor/Walsh, USA, 1 Tian/Jie Wang, CHNA, 3 Juliana/Larissa, BRA, 2 Xue/Zhang, CHN, 4
2009 Kessy/Ross, USA, 1 Juliana/Larissa, BRA, 3 Antonelli/Talita, BRA, 2 Shelda/Ana Paula, BRA, 5

• With a gold medal this season for Brazil with Alison Cerutti, Emanuel Rego has now won world tour gold medals with five different partners to tie compatriots Harley Marques and Ana Paula Connelly in claiming the top of the international Beach Volleyball podium with the past partners.

Men - winning a gold medal with 3 or more partners
• Harley Marques, Brazil 5
• Emanuel Rego, Brazil 5
• Franco Neto, Brazil 4
• Karch Kiraly, United States 3
• Para Ferreira, Brazil 3
• Kent Steffes, United States 3
• Ricardo Santos, Brazil 3
• NOTE - Harley won world tour gold medals with Para Ferreira, Franco Neto, Benjamin Insfran, Pedro Salgado and Alison Cerutti.  Emanuel won world tour gold medals with Ze Marco del Melo, Jose Loiola, Tande Ramos, Ricardo Santos and Alison Cerutti.
Women - winning a gold medal with 3 or more partners
• Ana Paula Connelly, Brazil 5
• Elaine Youngs, United States 4
• Holly McPeak, United States 4
• Sandra Pires, Brazil 4
• Barbra Fontana, United States 3
• Kerri Walsh, United States 3
• Pedro Cunha, Brazil 3
• NOTE - Ana Paula won world tour gold medals with Monica Rodrigues (2000), Sandra Pires (four times in 2003, once in 2004), Shaylyn Bede (2005), Leila Barros (2006) and Shelda Bede (three times in 2008).

• The 2011 FIVB Swatch World Championships will feature five teams as “family” acts.  The “Sister Acts” will be the Austrian Schwaigers, the Brazilian Salgados and the Finnish Nystrom twins.  The “Brother Act” will be the French Ces and Italian Ingrossos.  Here is a list of the top “Brother and Sister Acts” in FIVB Swatch World Tour history.  The Lacigas (2000, 2004), the Yanchulovas (2000, 2004), the Schwaigers (2008) and the Hamiltons (1996) have competed together in the Olympics.

Team Name Partners, Country FIVB Events
Laciga Martin and Paul, Switzerland 121
Nystrom Emilia and Erika, Finland 117
Schwaiger Doris and Stefanie, Austria 98
Yanchulova Lina and Petia, Bulgaria 96
Salgado Carolina and Maria Clara, Brazil 92

Team Name Partners, Country FIVB Events
Ces Andy and Kevin, France 57
Schroffenegger Paul and Thomas, Austria 56
Dieckmann Christoph and Markus, Germany 46
Hamilton Glenn and Reid, New Zealand 39
Ingrosso Matteo and Paolo, Italy 24

• HUSBANDS & WIVES - The 2011 world championships will again feature husband/wife competitions, including two-time American Olympic gold medal winner Kerri Walsh and her husband Casey Jennings (married in December 2005).  Harley Marques (Brazil) and Cristine "Saka" Santanna (Georgia), who were married in November 2007, will be competing for two different countries.  All four have competed in previous world championships with Harley capturing the silver medal in 2009 with Alison Cerutti while Jennings was ninth with Matt Fuerbringer.  Saka was 17th and ninth in the 2007 and 2009 world championships, respectively with Andrezza "Rtvelo" Martins.
• Sydney 2000 Olympic bronze medal winner Jorg Ahmann of Germany competed in 13 FIVB events where his wife (Andrea) was also competing, including the 2001 and 2003 world championships in Klagenfurt and Rio de Janeiro, respectively.  Atlanta 1996 Olympic silver medal winner Mike Dodd of the United States and his wife Patty have competed in world championships, but not together.  Mike Dodd and Rob Heidger placed ninth in the 1997 world championships in Los Angeles.  Patty Dodd and Karolyn Kirby placed 25th at the 1999 world championships in Marseille.

• SALGADOS - The reigning family for success on the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour circuit are the Brazilian Salgados where their mother (Isabel) competed during the early years of the women’s world tour after making a name for herself as an indoor player.  Isabel competed in 26 FIVB events (1992-1997) with one gold medal (Miami 1994 with Roseli Timm), six podium placements and eight “final four” finishes.
• Maria Clara Salgado, 28, has competed in 99 FIVB-sanctioned tournaments, including world tour, Challenger/Satellite and Junior/Youth events.  Maria Clara and her younger sister (Carolina) have captured one world tour gold medal (Myslowice 2008) as the pair has played together in 91 events together.  Maria Clara and Carolina have claimed eight world bronze medals with 12 “final four’ finishes together.  Maria Clara won the FIVB U-21 World Championships in 2001 with Shaylyn Bede.
• Pedro Salgado, 25, has competed in 79 FIVB-sanctioned tournaments, including world tour, Challenger/Satellite and Junior/Youth events.  Pedro has won 11 world tour gold medals, including 10 with Harley Marques.  Pedro and Harley also captured the 2008 world tour point’s title.  Pedro won 2002 FIVB U-18 World Championships with Ian Borges.  Pedro won the 2003 and 2006 FIVB U-21 World Championships with Pedro Cunha and Bruno Oscar Schmidt, respectively.  Salgado and Cunha have competed together in nine world tour events with two 2009 seconds (Shanghai and Rome) and a 2001 fourth (Prague).
• Carolina Salgado, 23, has competed in 99 FIVB-sanctioned tournaments, including world tour, Challenger/Satellite and Junior/Youth events.  Carolina won two FIVB U-21 World Championships in 2004 (Taiana Lima) and Camilla Saldanha (2005).

• WHERE ARE THEY NOW? - Seven men and four women with world championship gold medals to their credit will be competing in the 2011 events.  Here is a list of former world champions.

Year Men’s gold medal winners
1997 Guilherme/Para, BRA Guilherme Marques and Para Ferreira are retired from international competition
1999 Emanuel/Loiola, BRA Emanuel Rego is still competing on the world tour while Jose Loiola is retired
2001 Baracetti/Conde, ARG  Mariano Baracetti and Martin Conde are retired from international competition
2003 Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA Both players are still competing, but with different partners
2005 Marcio Araujo/Fábio, BRA Both player are still competing, but with different partners
2007 Dalhausser/Rogers, USA Still competing together
2009 Brink/Reckermann, GER Still competing together

Year Women's gold medal winners
1997 Pires/Jackie, BRA Sandra Pires and Jackie Silva played are retired from international competition
1999 Shelda/Adriana, BRA Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar are retired from international competition
2001 Shelda/Adriana, BRA Adriana is working for Rio 2016
2003 May-Treanor/Walsh, USA Still competing together
2005 May-Treanor/Walsh Kerri Walsh has given birth to two boys the past two years
2007 May-Treanor/Walsh Misty May-Treanor skipped the 2009 season and returned to competition in 2010
2009 Kessy/Ross, USA  Still competing together

 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Championships powered by Smart - Men
Seed Team, Country
1 Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, United States
2 Alison Cerutti/Emanuel Rego, Brazil
3 Marcio Araujo/Ricardo Santos, Brazil
4 Julius Brink/Jonas Reckermann, Germany
5 David Klemperer/Eric Koreng, Germany
6 Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, China
7 Matt Fuerbringer/Nick Lucena, United States
8 Benjamin Insfran/Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil
9 Adrian Gavira Collado/Pablo Herrera, Spain
10 Jake Gibb/Sean Rosenthal, United States
11 Petr Benes/Premysl Kubala, Czech Republic
12 Pedro Cunha/Pedro Salgado, Brazil

13 Matteo Ingrosso/Paolo Ingrosso, Italy
14 Matteo Martino/Paolo Nicolai, Italy
15 Martins Plavins/Janis Smedins, Latvia
16 Yaroslav Koshkarev/Konstantin Semenov, Russia
17 Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, Netherlands
18 Harley Marques/Thiago Santos Barbosa, Brazil
19 Tarjei Skarlund/Martin Spinnangr, Norway
20 Jonathan Erdmann/Kay Matysik, Germany
21 Jefferson Bellaguarda/Patrick Heuscher, Switzerland
22 Emiel Boersma/Daan Spijkers, Netherlands
23 Anders Lund Hoyer/Bo Soderberg, Denmark
24 Casey Jennings/Kevin Wong, United States

25 Andy Ces/Kevin Ces, France
26 Jason Lochhead/Kirk Pitman, New Zealand
27 Philip Gabathuler/Jan Schnider, Switzerland
28 Alexander Likholetov/Alexey Pastukhov, Russia
29 Sebastian Chevallier/Sascha Heyer, Switzerland
30 Grzegorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel, Poland
31 Renato "Geor" Gomes/Jorge "Gia" Terceiro, Georgia
32 Inocencio Lario/Raul Mesa, Spain
33 Alexander Horst/Daniel Mullner, Austria
34 Karl Jaani/Rivo Vesik, Estonia
35 Hannes Brinkborg/Stefan Gunnarsson, Sweden
36 Sebastian Dollinger/Stefan Windscheif, Germany

37 Dmitri Barsouk/Andrey Maryshev, Russia
38 Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Ruslans Sorokins, Latvia
39 Yury Bogatov/Serguei Prokopiev, Russia
40 Martin Laciga/Jonas Weingart, Switzerland
41 Alexandr Dyachenko/Alexey Sidorenko, Kazakhstan
42 Sam Boehm/Isaac Kapa, Australia
43 Daniele Lupo/Alex Ranghieri, Italy
44 Clemens Doppler/Matthias Mellitzer, Austria
45 Michal Kadziola/Jakub Szalankiewicz, Poland
46 Christian Redmann/Ben Saxton, Canada
47 Mykola Babich/Oleksandr Ioisher, Ukraine
48 Morais Abreu/Mario Silva, Angola

Pool A
Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, United States (1)
Casey Jennings/Kevin Wong, United States (24)
Andy Ces/Kevin Ces, France (25)
Morais Abreu/Mario Silva, Angola (48)
Pool B
Alison Cerutti/Emanuel Rego, Brazil (2)
Anders Lund Hoyer/Bo Soderberg, Denmark (23)
Jason Lochhead/Kirk Pitman, New Zealand (26)
Mykola Babich/Oleksandr Ioisher, Ukraine (47)
Pool C
Marcio Araujo/Ricardo Santos, Brazil (3)
Emiel Boersma/Daan Spijkers, Netherlands (22)
Philip Gabathuler/Jan Schnider, Switzerland (27)
Christian Redmann/Ben Saxton, Canada (46)
Pool D
Julius Brink/Jonas Reckermann, Germany (4)
Jefferson Bellaguarda/Patrick Heuscher, Switzerland (21)
Alexander Likholetov/Alexey Pastukhov, Russia (28)
Michal Kadziola/Jakub Szalankiewicz, Poland (45)
Pool E
David Klemperer/Eric Koreng, Germany (5)
Jonathan Erdmann/Kay Matysik, Germany (20)
Sebastian Chevallier/Sascha Heyer, Switzerland (29)
Clemens Doppler/Matthias Mellitzer, Austria (44)
Pool F
Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, China (6)
Tarjei Skarlund/Martin Spinnangr, Norway (19)
Grzegorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel, Poland (30)
Daniele Lupo/Alex Ranghieri, Italy (43)
Pool G
Matt Fuerbringer/Nick Lucena, United States (7)
Harley Marques/Thiago Santos Barbosa, Brazil (18)
Renato "Geor" Gomes/Jorge "Gia" Terceiro, Georgia (31)
Sam Boehm/Isaac Kapa, Australia (42)
Pool H
Benjamin Insfran/Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil (8)
Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, Netherlands (17)
Inocencio Lario/Raul Mesa, Spain (32)
Alexandr Dyachenko/Alexey Sidorenko, Kazakhstan (41)
Pool J
Adrian Gavira Collado/Pablo Herrera, Spain (9)
Yaroslav Koshkarev/Konstantin Semenov, Russia (16)
Alexander Horst/Daniel Mullner, Austria (33)
Martin Laciga/Jonas Weingart, Switzerland (40)
Pool K
Jake Gibb/Sean Rosenthal, United States (10)
Martins Plavins/Janis Smedins, Latvia (15)
Karl Jaani/Rivo Vesik, Estonia (34)
Yury Bogatov/Serguei Prokopiev, Russia (39)
Pool L
Petr Benes/Premysl Kubala, Czech Republic (11)
Matteo Martino/Paolo Nicolai, Italy (14)
Hannes Brinkborg/Stefan Gunnarsson, Sweden (35)
Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Ruslans Sorokins, Latvia (38)
Pool M
Pedro Cunha/Pedro Salgado, Brazil (12)
Matteo Ingrosso/Paolo Ingrosso, Italy (13)
Sebastian Dollinger/Stefan Windscheif, Germany (36)
Dmitri Barsouk/Andrey Maryshev, Russia (37)


2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Championships powered by Smart - Women
Seed Team, Country
1 Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, Brazil
2 Maria Antonelli/Talita Antunes, Brazil
3 Jennifer Kessy/April Ross, United States
4 Sanne Keizer/Marleen Van Iersel, Netherlands
5 Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, United States
6 Doris Schwaiger/Stefanie Schwaiger, Austria
7 Sara Goller/Laura Ludwig, Germany
8 Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, China
9 Vivian Cunha/Taiana Lima, Brazil
10 Carolina Salgado/Maria Clara Salgado, Brazil
11 Angie Akers/Nicole Branagh, United States
12 Lauren Fendrick/Brooke Hanson, United States

13 Greta Cicolari/Marta Menegatti, Italy
14 Daniela Gioria/Giulia Momoli, Italy
15 Tamsin Hinchley/Alice Rohkamper, Australia
16 Marie-Andree Lessard/Annie Martin, Canada
17 Simone Kuhn/Nadine Zumkehr, Switzerland
18 Geeske Banck/Anja Gunther, Germany
19 Vassiliki Arvaniti/Maria Tsiartsiani, Greece
20 Kristyna Kolocova/Marketa Slukova, Czech Republic
21 Emilia Nystrom/Erika Nystrom, Finland
22 Lenka Hajeckova/Hana Klapalova, Czech Republic
23 Elsa Baquerizo/Liliana Fernandez Steiner, Spain
24 Jana Kohler/Julia Sude, Germany

25 Rebekka Kadijk/Merel Mooren, Netherlands
26 Anastasia Vasina/Anna Vozakova, Russia
27 Barbara Hansel/Sara Montagnolli, Austria
28 Andrezza Martins/Cristine Santanna, Georgia
29 Laura Giombini/Valeria Rosso, Italy
30 Ying Huang/Yuan Yue, China
31 Louise Bawden/Becchara Palmer, Australia
32 Bibiana Candelas/Mayra Garcia, Mexico
33 Rieke Brink-Abeler/Angelina Grun, Germany
34 Ekaterina Khomyakova/Evgenia Ukolova, Russia
35 Inese Jursone/Inguna Minusa, Latvia
36 Lucy Boulton/Denise Johns, Great Britain

37 Roos Van der Hoeven/Jantine van der Vlist, Netherlands
38 Katrien Gielen/Liesbeth Mouha, Belgium
39 Heather Bansley/Elizabeth Maloney, Canada
40 Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler, Germany
41 Zara Dampney/Shauna Mullin, Great Britain
42 Madelein Meppelink/Marloes Wesselink, Netherlands
43 Natalie Cook/Tara West, Australia
44 Sona Novakova/Tereza Tobiasova, Czech Republic
45 Kathrine Maaseide/Ingrid Torlen, Norway
46 Tanja Goricanec/Muriel Graessli, Switzerland
47 Elodie Li Yuk Lo/Natacha Rigobert, Mauritius
48 Giada Benazzi/Viktoria Orsi Toth, Italy

Pool A
Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, Brazil (1)
Jana Kohler/Julia Sude, Germany (24)
Rebekka Kadijk/Merel Mooren, Netherlands (25)
Giada Benazzi/Viktoria Orsi Toth, Italy (48)
Pool B
Maria Antonelli/Talita Antunes, Brazil (2)
Elsa Baquerizo/Liliana Fernandez Steiner, Spain (23)
Anastasia Vasina/Anna Vozakova, Russia (26)
Elodie Li Yuk Lo/Natacha Rigobert, Mauritius (47)
Pool C
Jennifer Kessy/April Ross, United States (3)
Lenka Hajeckova/Hana Klapalova, Czech Republic (22)
Barbara Hansel/Sara Montagnolli, Austria (27)
Tanja Goricanec/Muriel Graessli, Switzerland (46)
Pool D
Sanne Keizer/Marleen Van Iersel, Netherlands (4)
Emilia Nystrom/Erika Nystrom, Finland (21)
Andrezza "Rtvelo" Martins/Cristine "Saka" Santanna, Georgia (28)
Kathrine Maaseide/Ingrid Torlen, Norway (45)
Pool E
Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, United States (5)
Kristyna Kolocova/Marketa Slukova, Czech Republic (20)
Laura Giombini/Valeria Rosso, Italy (29)
Sona Novakova/Tereza Tobiasova, Czech Republic (44)
Pool F
Doris Schwaiger/Stefanie Schwaiger, Austria (6)
Vassiliki Arvaniti/Maria Tsiartsiani, Greece (19)
Ying Huang/Yuan Yue, China (30)
Natalie Cook/Tara West, Australia (43)
Pool G
Sara Goller/Laura Ludwig, Germany (7)
Geeske Banck/Anja Gunther, Germany (18)
Louise Bawden/Becchara Palmer, Australia (31)
Madelein Meppelink/Marloes Wesselink, Netherlands (42)
Pool H
Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, China (8)
Simone Kuhn/Nadine Zumkehr, Switzerland (17)
Bibiana Candelas/Mayra Garcia, Mexico (32)
Zara Dampney/Shauna Mullin, Great Britain (41)
Pool J
Vivian Cunha/Taiana Lima, Brazil (9)
Marie-Andree Lessard/Annie Martin, Canada (16)
Rieke Brink-Abeler/Angelina Grun, Germany (33)
Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler, Germany (40)
Pool K
Carolina Salgado/Maria Clara Salgado, Brazil (10)
Tamsin Hinchley/Alice Rohkamper, Australia (15)
Ekaterina Khomyakova/Evgenia Ukolova, Russia (34)
Heather Bansley/Elizabeth Maloney, Canada (39)
Pool L
Angie Akers/Nicole Branagh, United States (11)
Daniela Gioria/Giulia Momoli, Italy (14)
Inese Jursone/Inguna Minusa, Latvia (35)
Katrien Gielen/Liesbeth Mouha, Belgium (38)
Pool M
Lauren Fendrick/Brooke Hanson, United States (12)
Greta Cicolari/Marta Menegatti, Italy (13)
Lucy Boulton/Denise Johns, Great Britain (36)
Roos Van der Hoeven/Jantine van der Vlist, Netherlands (37)

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