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Beach Olympic History

Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games
*First Games with beach volleyball

Men's Gold Medal - Karch Kiraly/Kent Steffes, USA def. Mike Dodd/Mike Whitmarsh, USA, 12-8, 12-5 (62 minutes); Bronze Medal - John Child/Mark Heese, Canada def. Joao Brenha/Luis Maia, Portugal, 12-5, 12-8 (77).

Other Results - T5: Carl Henkel/Sinjin Smith USA, Javier Bosma/Sixto Jimenez ESP; T7. Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide NOR, Francisco Alvarez/Juan Rossell CUB; T9. Roberto Lopes/Franco Neto BRA, Ze Marco de Melo/Emanuel Rego BRA, Jorg Ahmann/Axel Hager GER, Julien Prosser/Lee Zahner AUS; T14. Martin Conde/Eduardo Martinez ARG, Jean-Philippe Jodard/Christian Penigaud FRA, Andrea Ghiurghi/Nicola Grigola ITA, Marek Pakosta/Michal Palinek CZE; T17. Michel Everaert/Sander Mulder NED, Miguel Prieto/Jose Yuste ESP, Glenn Hamilton/Reid Hamilton NZL, Eddie Drakich/Marc Dunn CAN, Avo Keel/Kaido Kreen EST, Shoji Setoyama/Kazuyuki Takao JPN, Tom Englen/Fredrik Petersson SWE, Markoji Markoji/Muchammad Nurmufid INA.

Women's Gold Medal - Sandra Pires/Jackie Silva, Brazil def. Monica Rodrigues/Adriana Samuel, Brazil, 12-11, 12-6 (69); Bronze Medal - Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, Australia def. Barbra Fontana/Linda Hanley, USA, 12-11, 12-7 (111).

Other Results - T5: Holly McPeak/Nancy Reno USA, Sachiko Fujita/Yukiko Takahashi JPN; T7. Beate Buhler/Danja Musch GER, Liane Fenwick/Anita Springs AUS; T9. Gail Castro Kehl/Deb Richardson USA, Yuki Ishizaka/Peko Nakano JPN, Audrey Cooper/Amanda Glover GBR, Merita Berntsen/Ragni Hestad NOR; T13. Annamaria Solazzi/Consuelo Turetta ITA, Debora Schoon-Kadijk/Lisette van de Ven NED, Eta Kaize/Timy Yudhani Rahayu INA, Brigitte Lesage/Anabelle Prawerman FRA; T17. Velia Eguiluz/Mayra Huerta MEX, Barb Broen Ouellette/Margo Malowney CAN.

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

Men's Gold Medal - Dain Blanton/Eric Fonoimoana USA def. Zé Marco de Melo/Ricardo Santos, Brazil, 12-11,12-9 (101 minutes); Bronze Medal - Jorg Ahmann/Axel Hager, Germany def. Joao Brenha/Luis Maia, Portugal, 12-9,12-6 (70).

Other Results - T5: Rob Heidger/Kevin Wong USA, Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga SUI, John Child/Mark Heese CAN, Javier Bosma/Fabio Diez (ESP); T9. Julien Prosser/Lee Zahner AUS, Jose Loiola/Emanuel Rego BRA, Martin Conde/Eduardo Martinez ARG, Vegard Hoidalen/Jorre Kjemperud NOR, Sergey Ermishin/Mikhail Kouchnerev RUS, Nikolas Berger/Oliver Stamm AUT, Jody Holden/Conrad Leinemann CAN, Juan Rodriguez Ibarra/Joel Sotelo MEX; T17. Martin Lebl/Michal Palinek CZE, Matthew Grinlaubs/Josh Slack AUS; T19. Mariano Baracetti/Jose Salema ARG, Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide NOR, Oliver Oetke/Andreas Scheuerpflug GER, Jean-Philippe Jodard/Christian Penigaud FRA, Maurizio Pimponi/Andrea Raffaelli ITA, Bjorn Berg/Simon Dahl SWE.

Women's Gold Medal - Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, Australia def. Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, Brazil, 12-11, 12-10 (75); Bronze Medal - Sandra PiresAdriana Samuel, Brazil def. Mika Saiki/Yukiko Takahashi, Japan, 12-4, 12-6 (53).

Other Results - T5. Annett Davis/Jenny Johnson Jordan USA, Misty May/Holly McPeak USA, Tania Gooley/Pauline Manser AUS, Laura Bruschini/Anamaria Solazzi ITA; T9. Ulrike Schmidt/Gudi Staub GER, Maike Friedrichsen/Danja Musch GER, Ron Chi/Zi Xiong CHN, Cristina Pereira/Maria Jose Schuller POR, Eva Celbova/Sona Novakova CZE, Anabelle Prawerman/Cecile Rigaux FRA, Daniela Gatelli/Lucilla Perrotta ITA, Dalixia Fernandez/Tamara Larrea CUB; T17. Vasso Karadassiou/Efi Sfyri GRE, Lina Yanchulova/Petia Yanchulova BUL, Rebekka Kadijk/Debora Schoon-Kadijk NED, Jia Tian/Jingkun Zhang CHN, Yuki Ishizaka/Rii Seike JPN, Martina Hudcova/Tereza/Tobiasova CZE, Annette Huygens-Tholen/Sarah Straton AUS, Teresa Galindo/Hilda Gaxiola MEX.

Athens 2004 Olympic Games

Men's Gold Medal - Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, Brazil def. Javier Bosma/Pablo Herrera, Spain 21-16, 21-15 (43 minutes); Bronze Medal - Patrick Heuscher/Stefan Kobel, Switzerland def. Julien Prosser/Mark Williams, Australia, 19-21, 21-17, 15-13 (61).

Other Results - T5. Dax Holdren/Stein Metzger USA, Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga SUI, Christoph Dieckmann/Andreas Scheuerpflug GER, John Child/Mark Heese CAN; T9. Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran BRA, Markus Dieckmann/Jonas Reckermann GER, Mariano Baracetti/Martin Conde ARG, Begard Hoidalen/Jorre Kjemperud NOR, Andrew Schacht/Jashua Slack AUS, Bjorn Berg/Simon Dahl SWE, Joao Brenha/Miguel Maia POR, Colin Pocock/Gershon Rorich RSA; T17. Nikolas Berger/Florian Gosch AUT, Francisco Alvarez/Juan Rossell CUB; T19. Dain Blanton/Jeff Nygaard USA, Pavlos Beligratis/Thanassis Michalopoulos GRE, Ramon Hernandez Raul Papaleo/You Wenhui PUR, Peter Gartmayer/Robert Nowotny AUT, Stephane Canet/Mathieu Hamel FRA, Iver Horrem/Bjorn Maaseide NOR.

Women's Gold Medal - Misty May/Kerri Walsh, USA def. Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, Brazil, 21-17, 21-11 (42); Bronze Medal - Holly McPeak/Elaine Youngs, USA def. Natalie Cook/Nicole Sanderson, Australia, 21-18, 15-21, 15-9 (71)

Other Results - T5. Ana Paula Connelly/Sandra Pires BRA, Okka Rau/Stephanie Pohl GER, Daniela Gattelli/Lucilla Perrotta ITA, Guylaine Dumont/Annie Martin CAN; T9. Vasso Karadassiou/Effrosyni Sfyri GRE, Tian Jia/Wang Fei CHN, Susanne Lahme/Danja Musch GER, Dalixia Fernandez/Tamara Larrea CUB, Eva Celbova/Sona Novakova CZE, Vassiliki Arvaniti/Efthalia Koutroumanidou GRE, Summer Lochowicz/Kerri Pottharst AUS, Tzvetelina Yanchulova/Petia Yanchulova BUL; T17. Kathrine Maaseide/Susanne Glesnes NOR, Ryoko Tokuno/Chiaki Kusuhara JPN; T19. Nicole Schnyder/Simone Kuhn SUI, Rebekka Kadijk/Marrit Leenstra NED, Wang Lu/You Wenhui CHN, Mayra Garcia/Hilda Gaxiola MEX, Nila Hakedal/Ingrid Torlen NOR, Leigh Ann Naidoo/Julia Willand RSA.

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Men's Gold Medal - Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, USA def. Marcio Araujo and Fábio Luiz Magalhães, Brazil, 23-21, 17-21, 15-4 (67); Bronze Medal - Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, Brazil def. Jorge Terceiro/Renato Gomes, 21-15, 21-10 (36).

Other Results - T5: Jake Gibb/Sean Rosenthal USA, Gosch/Horst AUT, Nummerdor/Schuil NED, Klemperer/Koreng GER; T9: Schacht/Slack AUS, Doppler/Gartmayer AUT, Xu/Wu CHN, Herrera/Mesa ESP, Asahi/Shiratori JPN, Samoilovs/Plavins LAT, Barsouk/Kolodinsky RUS, Laciga M./Schnider SUI; T17: Boersma E./Ronnes NED, Heyer/Heuscher SUI; T19: Fernandes/Morais ANG, Conde/Baracetti ARG, Kais Kr./Vesik EST, Brink/Dieckmann Ch. GER, Lione/Amore ITA, Kjemperud/Skarlund NOR.

Women's Gold Medal - Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA def. Jia Tian/Jie Wang, China, 21-18, 21-18 (42); Bronze Medal - Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, China def. Renata Ribieiro/Talita Rocha, Brazil, 21-19, 21-17 (39)

Other Results - T5: Nicole Branagh/Elaine Youngs USA, Barnett/Cook AUS, Schwaiger/Schwaiger, AUT, Ana Paula/Larissa, BRA; T9: Van Breedam/Mouha BEL, Esteves Ribalta-M. Crespo CUB, Fernandez Grasset/Larrea Peraza CUB, Goller/Ludwig GER, Pohl/Rau GER, Koutroumanidou/Tsiartsiani GRE, Maaseide/Glesnes NOR, Nila/Ingrid NOR; T17: Saka/Rtvelo GEO, Candelas/Garcia MEX; T19: Karantasiou/Arvaniti GRE, Teru Saiki/Kusuhara JPN, Kadijk R./Mooren NED, Augoustides/Nel RSA, Uryadova/Shiryaeva RUS, Kuhn/Schwer SUI.