Gibb Rosenthal Leave Austria with Bronze
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Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal with their bronze medals.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 22, 2012) - The U.S. men’s
beach volleyball teams of Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal took third place on
Sunday at the A1 Grand Slam in Klagenfurt, Austria to earn their fourth straight
podium appearance on the 2012 FIVB SWATCH World Tour.
The top-seeded Gibb (Bountiful, Utah) and Rosenthal (Redondo Beach, Calif.)
fell in Sunday's semifinals to the Netherlands’ No. 8 seeded Reinder Nummerdor
and Richard Schuil, 21-13, 19-21, 16-14 in 53 minutes.
Gibb and Rosenthal were set to face their No. 2-seeded U.S teammates
Dalhausser (Ormond Beach, Calif.) and Rogers (Santa Barbara, Calif.) in the
match for third. However Dalhausser and Rogers forfeited, giving Gibb and
Rosenthal their fourth straight podium appearance including two first-place
finishes in Rome and Gstaad and a second-place finish in Berlin.
Gibb and Rosenthal are now 48-17 in 61 World Tour events together having
earned 12 total medals, three bronze medals and 14 final four finishes.
In the semifinals, Dalhausser and Rogers fell to Brazil’s No. 7-seeded Pedro
Salgado and Marcio Araujo, 25-23, 17-21, 15-10 in 1 hour, 7 minutes. They
finished their run at Klagenfurt in fourth place.
Nummerdor and Schuil defeated Salgado and Araujo to win the gold medal,
14-21, 21-12, 15-13.
Both Dalhausser/Rogers and Gibb/Rosenthal are now headed to London to begin
competition in the 2012 Olympic Games.
To view the beach volleyball competition schedule in London, click here.
For complete information on the 2012 FIVB SWATCH World Tour, visit their web