Beach Volleyball in the Olympics

2016 Rio Olympic Games

April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings

Aug. 6-18
Copacabana Beach

Men's Medals
Gold: Alison Cerutti/Bruno Schmidt, BRA
Silver: Paolo Nicolai/Daniele Lupo, ITA
Bronze: Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen, NED

Women's Medals
Gold: Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst, GER
Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas, BRA
April Ross/Kerri Walsh Jennings, USA

2012 London Olympic Games

Jennifer Kessy and April Ross

July 28-Aug. 9 
Horse Guards Parade

Men's Medals
Gold: Jonas Reckermann/Julius Brink, GER
Silver: Emanuel Rego/Alison Cerutti, BRA
Bronze: Janis Smedins/Martins Plavins, LAT

Women's Medals
Gold: Kerri Walsh Jennings/Misty May-Treanor, USA
April Ross/Jennifer Kessy, USA
(pictured)
Larissa Franca/Juliana Silva, BRA

2008 Beijing Olympic Games

Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers

Aug. 9-22
Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground

Men's Medals
Gold: Todd Rogers/Phil Dalhausser, USA
Silver: Fabio Magalhaes/Marcio Araujo, BRA
Bronze: Ricardo Santos/Emanuel Rego, BRA

Women's Medals
Gold: Kerri Walsh Jennings/Misty May-Treanor, USA
Silver: Jia Tian/Jie Wang, CHN
Bronze: Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, CHN

2004 Athens Olympic Games

Elaine Youngs and Holly McPeak

Aug. 14-25
Faliro Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre

Men's Medals
Gold: Ricardo Santos/Emanuel Rego, BRA
Silver: Pablo Herrera Allepuz/Javier Bosma, ESP
Bronze: Patrick Heuscher/Stefan Kobel, SUI

Women's Medals
Gold: Kerri Walsh Jennings/Misty May-Treanor, USA
Silver: Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA
Bronze: Elaine Youngs/Holly McPeak, USA (pictured)

2000 Sydney Olympic Games

Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana

Sept. 16-26
Bondi Beach

Men's Medals
Gold: Dain Blanton/Eric Fonoimoana, USA
Silver: Jose Marc De Melo Ferreira/Ricardo Santos, BRA
Bronze: Jorg Ahmann/Axel Hager, GER

Women's Medals
Gold: Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, AUS
Silver: Adriana Behar/Shelda Bede, BRA
Bronze: Adrina Samuel Ramos/Sandra Pires, BRA

1996 Atlanta Olympic Games

Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes and Mike Whitmarsh and Michael Dodd

July 23-28
Atlanta Beach

Men's Medals
Gold: Karch Kiraly/Kent Steffes, USA
Silver: Michael Dodd/Mike Whitmarsh, USA

Bronze: John Child/Mark Heese, CAN

Women's Medals
Gold: Sandra Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA
Silver: Monica Rodrigues/Adriana Samuel Ramos, BRA
Bronze: Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, AUS

Overall Medal Count

Rank   Nation (M&W)   Gold   Silver   Bronze   Total
1   Brazil   3   7   3   13
2   United States   6   2   2   10
3   Australia   1   0   1   2
  Germany   1   0   1   2
5   China   0   1   1   2
6   Spain   0   1   0   1
7   Canada   0   0   1   1
  Latvia   0   0   1   1
  Switzerland   0   0   1   1

All-Time U.S. Olympians - Men

Dain Blanton, 2000 (gold), 2004
Phil Dalhausser, 2008 (gold), 2012, 2016
Mike Dodd, 1996 (silver)
Eric Fonoimoana, 2000 (gold)
Jake Gibb, 2008, 2012, 2016
Rob Heidger, 2000
Carl Henkel, 1996
Dax Holdren, 2004
Karch Kiraly, 1996 (gold)
Nick Lucena, 2016
Stein Metzger, 2004
Jeff Nygaard, 2004
Casey Patterson, 2016
Todd Rogers, 2008 (gold), 2012
Sean Rosenthal, 2008, 2012
Sinjin Smith, 1996
Kent Steffes, 1996 (gold)
Mike Whitmarsh, 1996 (silver)
Kevin Wong, 2000

All-Time U.S. Olympians - Women

Nicole Branagh, 2008
Gail Castro Kehl, 1996
Annett Davis, 2000
Lauren Fendrick, 2016
Barbra Fontana, 1996
Linda Hanley, 1996
Jenny Johnson Jordan, 2000
Jennifer Kessy, 2012 (silver)
Misty May-Treanor, 2000, 2004 (gold), 2008 (gold), 2012 (gold)
Holly McPeak, 1996, 2000, 2004 (bronze)
Nancy Reno, 1996
Deb Richardson, 1996
April Ross, 2012 (silver), 2016 (bronze)
Brooke Sweat, 2016
Kerri Walsh Jennings, 2000 (indoor), 2004 (gold), 2008 (gold), 2012 (gold), 2016 (bronze)
Elaine Youngs, 1996 (indoor), 2004 (bronze), 2008

 

Medal Round and Other Results

Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games

Men's Gold Medal - Alison Cerutti/Bruno Schmidt, BRA def Paolo Nicolai/Daniele Lupo, ITA, 21-19, 21-17; Bronze Medal - Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen, NED def Konstantin Semenov/Viacheslav Krasilnikov, RUS, 23-21, 22-20

Other Results - T5. Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena, USA, Diaz Nadir/Sergio Gonzalez, CUB, Reinder Nummerdor/Christiaan Varenhorst, NED, Nikita Liamin/Dmitri Barsuk, RUS; T9. Clemens Doppler/Alexander Horst, AUT, Alexander Huber/Robin Seidl, AUT, Pedro Solberg/Evandro Goncalves, BRA, Chaim Schalk/Ben Saxton, CAN, Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira, ESP, Adrian Carambula/Alex Ranghieri, ITA, Juan Virgen/Lombardo Ontiveros, MEX, Jefferson Santos/Cherif Younousse, QAT; T17. Grzegorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel, POL, Bartosz Losiak/Piotr Kantor, POL; T19. Jake Gibb/Casey Patterson, USA, Josh Binstock/Sam Schachter, CAN, Marco Grimalt/Esteban Grimalt, CHI, Markus Bockermann/Lars Fluggen, GER, Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins, LAT, Mohamed Naceur/Belhaj Salah, TUN.

Women's Gold Medal - Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst, GER def. Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas, BRA, 21-18, 21-14; Bronze Medal - April Ross/Kerri Walsh Jennings, USA, def Larissa Franca/Talita Antunes, BRA, 17-21, 21-17, 15-9

Other Results - T5. Louise Bawden/Taliqua Clancy, AUS, Sarah Pavan/Heather Bansley, CAN, Evgenia Ukolova/Ekaterina Birlova, RUS, Joana Heidrich/Nadine Zumkehr, SUI; T9. Jamie Lynn Broder/Kristina Valjas, CAN, Fan Wang/Yuan Yue, CHN, Elsa McMillian/Liliana Steiner, ESP, Karla Borger/Britta Buthe, GER, Marta Menegatti/Laura Giombini, ITA, Madelein Meppelink/Marleen Van Iersel, NED, Kinga Kolosinska/Monika Brzostek, POL, Isabelle Forrer/Anouk Verge-Depre, SUI; T17. Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova, CZE, Olaya Pazo/Norisbeth Agudo, VEN; T19. Lauren Fendrick/Brooke Sweat, USA, Ana Gallay/Georgina Klug, ARG, Mariafe Artacho Del Solar/Nicole Laird, AUS, Karen Charles/Natalia Alfaro, CRC, Doaa Elghobashy/Nada Meawad, EGY, Sophie van Gestel/Jantine Van der Vlist, NED.

London 2012 Olympic Games

Men's Gold Medal - Jonas Reckermann/Julius Brink, GER def. Emanuel Rego/Alison Cerutti, BRA, 23-21, 16-21, 16-14; Bronze Medal - Janis Smedins/Martins Plavins, LAT def. Reinder Nummerdor/Rich Schuil, NED, 19-21, 21-19, 15-11

Other Results - T5. Jake Gibb/Sean Rosenthal USA, Ricardo Santos/Pedro Cunha BRA, Grzegorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel POL, Daniele Lup/Paolo Nicolai ITA; T9. Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers USA, Jonathan Erdmann/Kay Matysik GER, Jefferson Bellaguarda/Patrick Heuscher SUI, Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Ruslans Sorokins LAT, Tarjei Skarlund/Martin Spinnangr NOR, Sergey Prokopiev/Konstantin Semenov RUS; T17. Petr Benes/Premysl Kubala CZE, Josh Binstock/Martin Reader CAN; T19. John Garcia Thompson/Steve Grotowski GBR, Wu Penggen/Xu Linyin CHN, Igor Hernandez/Jesus Villafane VEN, Freedom Chiya/Grand Goldschmidt RSA, Kentaro Asahi/Katsuhiro Shiratori JPN, Clems Doppler/Alexander Horst AUT.

Women's Gold Medal - Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh Jennings, USA def. April Ross/Jennifer Kessy, USA, 21-16, 21-16; Bronze Medal - Larissa Franca/Juliana Silva, Brazil def. Xi Zhang/Chen Xue, China, 11-21, 21-19, 15-12

Other Results - T5. Greta Cicolari/Marta Menegatti ITA, Sara Goller/Laura Ludwig GER, Kristyna Kolocova/Marketa Slukova CZE, Doris Schwaiger/Stefanie Schwaiger AUT; T9. Maria Antonelli/Talita Antunes BRA, Sanne Keizer/Marleen van Iersel NED, Simone Kuhn/Nadine Zumkehr SUI, Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler GER, Elsa Baquerizo/Liliana Fernandez ESPN, Ekaterina Khomyakova/Evgenia Ukolova RUS, Madelein Meppelink/Sophie van Gestel NED, Anastasia Vasina/Anna Vozakova RUS; T17. Zara Dampney/Shauna Mullin GBR, Lenka Hajeckova/Hana Klapalova CZE; T19. Vassiliki Arvaniti/Maria Tsiartsiani GRE, Louise Bawden/Becchara Palmer AUS, Marie-Andree Lessard/Annie Martin CAN, Ana Gallay/Maria Zonta ARG, Natalie Cook/Tamsin Hinchley AUS, Natacha Rigobert/Elodie Li Yuk Lo MRI.

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 Jennings, 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.

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 Jennings, 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.

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.

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.