FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour - 2014 Media Guide - page 10

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2014 FIVBBEACHVOLLEYBALL
MEDIAGUIDE
INTRODUCTION
FIVB BEACHVOLLEYBALL U23WORLDCHAMPIONSHIPSHIGHLIGHTS& RESULTS
2014FIVBBEACHVOLLEYBALLU23WORLDCHAMPIONSHIPS
Following a memorable debut event last year, Myslowice, Poland will once again be the site of the FIVB Beach Volleyball U23 World Championships. The
2
nd
annual double-gender age-group event will be held June 10-15 as the FIVB now has an unprecedented four age-groupWorld Championships for beach
volleyball.
Including last year’s FIVB U23World Championships, Myslowice has hosted a total of 11 FIVB Beach Volleyball international events. Myslowice has been the
site of threemen’s FIVBWorld Tour Open events, twowomen’s FIVB Tour Open events as well as three double-gender age-groupWorldChampionships (U21
in2006, U19 in 2007 andU23 in 2013).
Long the spawning sandof FIVBBeachVolleyball stars of the future, last year’s FIVBU23WorldChampionships inMyslowice saw Poland’s talentedhost-country
younggunsPiotrKantor/BartoszLosiakwin their record thirdFIVBage-groupWorldChampionship. Previously theyoungPolishduowon theU19 title in2010and
theU21 crown in 2012. Themen’s silvermedal inMyslowicewent to Brazil’s Vitor Felipe/MarcioGuadie. Kantor/Losiakwent on to finish 18
th
in the final men’s
2013 FIVB season rankings and Felipewon two FIVBWorld Tour goldmedals, onewith EvandroGonçalves and the otherwithBrazilianOlympianAlisonCerutti.
On thewomen’s side last year inMyslowice, winning the inaugural goldmedal of the FIVB U23World Championships was Germany’s Victoria Bieneck/Isabel
Schneider.
Myslowice is a city in Silesia in southern Poland, 70 kilometerswest of Krakow. The southdistrict of theUpper SilesianMetropolitanUnion –metropoliswith a
population of 2million, is located in the SilesianHighlands, on the Przemsza and Brynica rivers (tributaries of the Vistula). Myslowice is situated in the Silesian
Voivodeship since its formation in 1999. Mysłowice is one of the cities comprising the 2.7million conurbation – Katowice urban area andwithin the greater
Silesianmetropolitan areawith a population of about 5,294,000. The population of the city is 74,912
The age-group FIVBWorldChampionships have historically seenmany of the young stars of today building their experience level to advance up the ladder in
international competition. This year’s 2014 FIVBBeachVolleyballWorld Tour for professional athleteswill include10 FIVBGrand Slam events, anew FIVBGrand
Slam Final and 11 FIVB BeachVolleyball Open events.
The format of all the FIVB Beach Volleyball international tournaments – whether pro or age-group FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, FIVB Beach
Volleyball Grand Slam or FIVB BeachVolleyball Open – are the same, featuring pool play followed by single elimination knockout rounds.
FINALFOURPLACEMENTS (THRU2013)
MEN
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Medals
4
th
Final 4s
Poland
1
0
0
1
0
1
Brazil
0
1
0
1
1
1
Austria
0
0
1
1
0
1
Latvia
0
0
0
0
1
1
WOMEN
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Medals
4
th
Final 4s
Germany
1
0
0
0
0
1
Brazil
0
1
0
1
0
1
Canada
0
0
1
0
0
1
Czech Republic
0
0
0
0
1
1
MEN’SALL-TIMEFINAL-FOURS
MYSLOWICE, POLAND (JUNE 5-9, 2013)
1. Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak, Poland
2. Vitor Felipe/MaurcioGuadie, Brazil
3. Lorenz Petutschnig/TobiasWinter, Austria
4. Rihards Finsters/Aleksandrs Solovejs, Latvia
G - Kantor/Losiak def. Felipe/Guadie, 21-16, 21-17 (40minutes)
B - Petutschnig/Winter def. Finsters/Solovejs, 21-17, 21-19 (33)
WOMEN’SALL-TIMEFINAL-FOURS
MYSLOWICE, POLAND (JUNE 5-9, 2013)
1. Victoria Bieneck/Isabel Schneider, Germany
2. Eduarda Lisboa/Thais Rodrigues Ferreira, Brazil
3.MelissaHumana-Paredes/Taylor Pischke, Canada
4. EliskaGalova/AdelaMachova, Czech Republic
G - Bieneck/Schneider def. Lisboa/Rodrigues Ferreira, 19-21, 21-12, 15-13 (42)
B - Humana-Paredes/Pischke def. Galova/Machova, 19-21, 21-15, 16-14 (56)
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