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FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

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The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships is the double-gender world championship for the sport of beach volleyball organized by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) the sport's global governing body. The first official edition of the event was held in Los Angeles, United States in 1997 and tournaments had been awarded every two years since then. Before 1997, ten unofficial championships not organized by the FIVB were all held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between 1987 and 1996. The most recent World Championships took place in Hamburg, Germany in 2019

Winning the World Championships is considered to be one of the highest honours in international beach volleyball, surpassing the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour and being surpassed only by the Beach Volleyball tournament at the Summer Olympic Games.

FormatEdit

The tournament has a 48-team main draw per gender and consists of two stages: the group stage followed by the knockout stage. The prize pool for each gender is US$500,000.[1]

EditionsEdit

The 1997 Beach Volleyball World Championships, were held from 10 to 13 September 1997, in Los Angeles, California (United States). It was the first official edition of this event, after 10 unofficial championships between 1987 and 1996.

Edition Year Host City Country Events
1 1997 Los Angeles   United States 2
2 1999 Marseille   France 2
3 2001 Klagenfurt   Austria 2
4 2003 Rio de Janeiro   Brazil 2
5 2005 Berlin   Germany 2
6 2007 Gstaad    Switzerland 2
7 2009 Stavanger   Norway 2
8 2011 Rome   Italy 2
9 2013 Stare Jabłonki   Poland 2
10 2015 Various   Netherlands 2
11 2017 Vienna   Austria 2
12 2019 Hamburg   Germany 2
12 2021 Rome   Italy 2

Results summaryEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Year Host Gold medal match Bronze medal match Teams
Gold Medalists Score Silver Medalists Bronze Medalists Score 4th place
1997
Details
 
Los Angeles
 
Rogério Ferreira
and Guilherme Marques
2–1  
Canyon Ceman
and Mike Whitmarsh
 
Dain Blanton
and Kent Steffes
 
Paulão Moreira
and Paulo Emilio Silva
did not played, both pairs who lost at semi-finals were awarded a bronze medals 48
1999
Details
 
Marseille
 
José Loiola
and Emanuel Rego
1–0  
Martin Laciga
and Paul Laciga
 
Rogério Ferreira
and Guilherme Marques
1–0  
Javier Bosma
and Fabio Díez
48
2001
Details
 
Klagenfurt
 
Mariano Baracetti
and Martín Conde
2–1  
José Loiola
and Ricardo Santos
 
Vegard Høidalen
and Jørre Kjemperud
2–0  
Rob Heidger
and Chip McCaw
48
2003
Details
 
Rio de Janeiro
 
Emanuel Rego
and Ricardo Santos
2–0  
Dax Holdren
and Stein Metzger
 
Márcio Araújo
and Benjamin Insfran
2–0 awarded
(walkover)
 
João Brenha
and Miguel Maia
48
2005
Details
 
Berlin
 
Márcio Araújo
and Fábio Luiz Magalhães
2–0  
Sascha Heyer
and Paul Laciga
 
Julius Brink
and Kjell Schneider
2–1  
Marvin Polte
and Thorsten Schön
48
2007
Details
 
Gstaad
 
Phil Dalhausser
and Todd Rogers
2–0  
Dmitri Barsuk
and Igor Kolodinsky
 
Andrew Schacht
and Joshua Slack
2–0  
Emanuel Rego
and Ricardo Santos
48
2009
Details
 
Stavanger
 
Julius Brink
and Jonas Reckermann
2–0  
Alison Cerutti
and Harley Marques Silva
 
Phil Dalhausser
and Todd Rogers
2–0  
David Klemperer
and Eric Koreng
48
2011
Details
 
Rome
 
Alison Cerutti
and Emanuel Rego
2–0  
Márcio Araújo
and Ricardo Santos
 
Julius Brink
and Jonas Reckermann
2–1  
Mārtiņš Pļaviņš
and Jānis Šmēdiņš
48
2013
Details
 
Stare Jabłonki
 
Alexander Brouwer
and Robert Meeuwsen
2–0  
Álvaro Morais Filho
and Ricardo Santos
 
Jonathan Erdmann
and Kay Matysik
2–0  
Alison Cerutti
and Emanuel Rego
48
2015
Details
 
Netherlands
 
Alison Cerutti
and Bruno Oscar Schmidt
2–1  
Reinder Nummerdor
and Christiaan Varenhorst
 
Evandro Oliveira
and Pedro Solberg Salgado
2–0  
Theo Brunner
and Nick Lucena
48
2017
Details
 
Vienna
 
Evandro Oliveira
and André Stein
2–0  
Clemens Doppler
and Alexander Horst
 
Viacheslav Krasilnikov
and Nikita Liamin
2–0  
Maarten van Garderen
and Christiaan Varenhorst
48
2019
Details
 
Hamburg
 
Oleg Stoyanovskiy
and Viacheslav Krasilnikov
2–1  
Julius Thole
and Clemens Wickler
 
Anders Mol
and Christian Sørum
2–1  
Tri Bourne
and Trevor Crabb
48
2021
Details
 
Rome
48

Women's tournamentEdit

Year Host Gold medal match Bronze medal match Teams
Gold Medalists Score Silver Medalists Bronze Medalists Score 4th place
1997
Details
 
Los Angeles
 
Sandra Pires
and Jackie Silva
2–1  
Lisa Arce
and Holly McPeak
 
Shelda Bede
and Adriana Behar
 
Karolyn Kirby
and Nancy Reno
did not played, both pairs who lost at semi-finals were awarded a bronze medals 48
1999
Details
 
Marseille
 
Shelda Bede
and Adriana Behar
1–0  
Annett Davis
and Jenny Johnson Jordan
 
Liz Masakayan
and Elaine Youngs
1–0 awarded
(walkover)
 
Sandra Pires
and Adriana Samuel
48
2001
Details
 
Klagenfurt
 
Shelda Bede
and Adriana Behar
2–0  
Tatiana Minello
and Sandra Pires
 
Eva Celbová
and Soňa Nováková
2–0  
Barbra Fontana
and Elaine Youngs
48
2003
Details
 
Rio de Janeiro
 
Misty May
and Kerri Walsh
2–0  
Shelda Bede
and Adriana Behar
 
Natalie Cook
and Nicole Sanderson
2–0  
Annett Davis
and Jenny Johnson Jordan
48
2005
Details
 
Berlin
 
Misty May-Treanor
and Kerri Walsh
2–0  
Larissa França
and Juliana Silva
 
Tian Jia
and Wang Fei
2–0  
Dalixia Fernández
and Tamara Larrea
48
2007
Details
 
Gstaad
 
Misty May-Treanor
and Kerri Walsh
2–0  
Tian Jia
and Wang Fei
 
Larissa França
and Juliana Silva
2–1  
Xue Chen
and Zhang Xi
48
2009
Details
 
Stavanger
 
Jennifer Kessy
and April Ross
2–0  
Larissa França
and Juliana Silva
 
Maria Elisa Antonelli
and Talita Antunes
2–0  
Shelda Bede
and Ana Paula Connelly
48
2011
Details
 
Rome
 
Larissa França
and Juliana Silva
2–1  
Misty May-Treanor
and Kerri Walsh
 
Xue Chen
and Zhang Xi
2–0  
Lenka Háječková
and Hana Klapalová
48
2013
Details
 
Stare Jabłonki
 
Xue Chen
and Zhang Xi
2–1  
Karla Borger
and Britta Büthe
 
Liliane Maestrini
and Bárbara Seixas
2–0  
Whitney Pavlik
and April Ross
48
2015
Details
 
Netherlands
 
Ágatha Bednarczuk
and Bárbara Seixas
2–1  
Fernanda Alves
and Taiana Lima
 
Maria Elisa Antonelli
and Juliana Silva
2–1  
Katrin Holtwick
and Ilka Semmler
48
2017
Details
 
Vienna
 
Laura Ludwig
and Kira Walkenhorst
2–1  
April Ross
and Lauren Fendrick
 
Larissa França
and Talita Antunes
2–1  
Sarah Pavan
and Melissa Humana-Paredes
48
2019
Details
 
Hamburg
 
Sarah Pavan
and Melissa Humana-Paredes
2–0  
Alix Klineman
and April Ross
 
Taliqua Clancy
and Mariafe Artacho del Solar
2–0  
Nina Betschart
and Tanja Hüberli
48
2021
Details
 
Rome
48

Medal tableEdit

TotalEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Brazil1291031
2  United States57416
3  Germany2237
4  China1124
5  Russia1113
6  Netherlands1102
7  Argentina1001
  Canada1001
9   Switzerland0202
10  Austria0101
11  Australia0033
12  Norway0022
13  Czech Republic0011
Totals (13 nations)24242674

Medal table, menEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Brazil74415
2  United States1225
3  Germany1135
4  Russia1113
5  Netherlands1102
6  Argentina1001
7   Switzerland0202
8  Austria0101
9  Norway0022
10  Australia0011
Totals (10 nations)12121337

Medal table, womenEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Brazil55616
2  United States45211
3  China1124
4  Germany1102
5  Canada1001
6  Australia0022
7  Czech Republic0011
Totals (7 nations)12121337

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2017—Hosting Requirements" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Retrieved 22 March 2018.

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