Beach Major di Porec-Parenzo/ Golden ladies Laboureur & Sude vs Bansley & Pavan, 5° posto Marta Menegatti & Viktoria Orsi Toth


05/07/2016

Sono state  bravissime le tedesche Laboureur and Sude winners a Porec in Croazia in quella che possiamo definire ‘impossible mission”. Per al verità ci eravamo illusi che questo succedesse per Marta Menegatti & Viktoria Orsi Toth, specialmente dopo che avevano completato l’exploit battendo la coppia brasiliana Talita & Larissa. Invece per le ‘azzurre’ poi è arrivato nei “Quarti” lo stop contro la coppia Borger-Buthe, sicché Marta & Viki si sono dovute accontentare del 5° posto.
Ma per sapere tutto quanto è successo alla coppia Menegatti & Orsi Toth in Croazia, nel Beach NMajor di Porec-Parenzo, eccovi il nostro reportage completo, step by step e News by News come da sito ufficiale della Federvolley Italiana e , per quanto riguarda le partite finali da podio, as News by www.fivb.org International, in linea con la filosofia di questo sito www.polesinesport.it che seguirà ‘forever’ Marta & Viki in the world, compreso le Olimpiadi di Rio de Janeiro.

PRIMA MAIN NEWS ( by www,federvolley.it, 29/06/2016 ) / Beach Major Porec - Prima giornata: una vittoria e una sconfitta per Menegatti-Orsi Toth

Esordio in chiaro scuro per Menegatti-Orsi Toth nel Major di Porec. Le due azzurre questa mattina hanno ceduto 2-1 (13-21 21-14 17-15) contro le finlandesi  Lehtonen-Lahti, poi in serata hanno superato agevolmente le austriache Schutzenhofer-Pleusiutschnig 2-0 (21-12 21-13).

SECONDA MAIN NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it , 30/06/2016 ) / Beach Major Porec - bel successo di Menegatti-Orsi Toth

Nel Major di Porec bella vittoria delle azzurre Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi Toth che si sono imposte sulle canadesi Bansley-Pavan 2-1 (24-22, 19-21, 15-10), qualificandosi per il primo turno ad eliminazione diretta


TERZA MAIN NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it ,  01/07/2016 ) / Beach Major Parenzo - I risultati delle coppie italiane

Nel Major di Parenzo le azzurre Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi Toth si sono qualificate agli ottavi di finale, dopo aver battuto le tedesche Mersmann-Schneider 2-0 (21-14, 21-16). Le ragazze di Lissandro oggi affronteranno le brasiliane Larissa-Talita (teste di serie numero 1). Nel tabellone maschile dopo i due successi di ieri gli azzurri Ranghieri-Carambula, cercheranno di qualificarsi direttamente agli ottavi, affrontando Alison-Bruno (Bra). I gemelli Ingrosso, invece, per superare la pool dovranno sconfiggere i polacchi Bryl-Kujawiak (Pol).

QUARTA MAIN NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it , 01/07/2016 ) / Beach Major Parenzo - Grande vittoria di Menegatti-Orsi Toth (video)

Nel Major di Parenzo bella impresa delle azzurre Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi Toth che hanno eliminato le teste di serie numero 1 del tabellone femminile, le brasiliane Larissa-Talita 2-1 (15-21, 22-20, 15-13). Nei quarti di finale le ragazze di Lissandro affronteranno le tedesche Borger-Buthe. Contro la formazione brasiliana Marta e Viktoria hanno portato a termine una grande rimonta, dopo che nel secondo set e nel tie-break si sono trovate pesantemente sotto.

QUINTA MAIN NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it, 02/07/2016 ) / Beach Major Parenzo - eliminate le coppie italiane

Nel Major di Parenzo tutte le coppie italiane sono state eliminate. Dopo aver battuto 2-1 Larissa-Talita, Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi Toth hanno ceduto 2-0 ( NDR, 21-23; 12-21) nei quarti a Borger-Buthe (Ger) classificandosi al 5° posto. Nel tabellone maschile Ranghieri-Carambula hanno chiuso in 17esima posizione, sconfitti 2-0 dagli statunitensi Hyden-Bourne nel 1° turno ad eliminazione diretta. In precedenza i gemelli Ingrosso si erano classificati al 25esimo

SESTA MAIN NEWS ( by www.fivb.org , 2.07.2016) / Bansley & Pavan upset Germans to gain second Porec Major women’s finale

Porec, Croatia, July 2, 2016 - What was looking as an All-German women’s finale here Sunday turned into a North America vs. Europe gold medal match as Canadians Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan upset heavily-favored Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst to advance their second straight Porec Major title contest.

With a 2-0 (21-17, 21-15) win in 41 minutes over the second-seeded Ludwig and Walkenhorst of Germany, the fourth-seeded Bansley and Pavan will face another team from the European country in 19th-seeded qualifiers Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude for the $57,000 first-place prize with the loser splitting $43,000.

The Canadian win also snapped Ludwig and Walkenhorst’s 19-match world tour winning streak as the Germans had won the last two FIVB events in Germany (Hamburg) and Poland (Olsztyn).  Counting the European championships early last month in Switzerland where Ludwig and Walkenhorst won their second-straight continental title, the Germans had a 24-match victory string.

Before Bansley and Pavan improved their FIVB World Tour match mark to 4-1 over Ludwig and Walkenhorst, Laboureur and Sude posted a 2-0 (21-19, 22-20) win in 39 minutes over 10th-seeded compatriots Karla Borger and Britta Buthe to tie the international series between the two teams at 2-2.

Laboureur and Sude will be attempting to become the 11th women’s team to win a FIVB World Tour event after advancing to the Main Draw through the qualifier.  The German pair defeated a team from the Czech Republic in Tuesday’s qualifier with their only blemish in the tournament being a two-set lost to third-seeded and reigning FIVB world champions Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas of Brazil Wednesday.  Friday, Borger and Buthe eliminated Agatha and Barbara in two sets.

Bansley and Pavan, who placed second to Brazilians Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca in the 2015 Porec Major, will be seeking their fourth win in five FIVB World Tour matches with Laboureur and Sude.  The German pair did win the last meeting versus the Canadians with a 2-1 (21-17, 12-21, 15-8) pool play victory in 37 minutes three weeks ago in the smart Major Hamburg.

With the US$800,000 Porec Major being the 308th FIVB World Tour event, Canada and Germany will be meeting for the second time with Laboureur and Sude involved in each.  The first Canada vs. Germany finale marked the first-ever FIVB World Tour gold medal for the North American country as Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas defeated Laboureur and Sude in 2015 Chinese Open in Fuzhou.

Broder and Valjas, who placed ninth this week in the Porec Major after finishing fourth here last season when Canada had two teams in the semi-finals, will join Bansley and Pavan as Rio 2016 Olympics participants as the North American country will have two women’s teams in the Summer Games quadrennial for the first time.

Both the Canadian and German finalists will also be seeking their first-ever gold medal as Bansley and Pavan are 0-2 in title matches with Laboureur and Sude 0-3 with an earlier setback this season in April at the Chinese Open in Fuzhou to American Olympic medalists April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings.

The women’s bronze medal match will feature the two teams that will represent Germany in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  Ludwig and Walkenhorst hold a 2-1 edge in the FIVB World Tour series with Borger and Buthe winning the last meeting at the 2015 Grand Slam in the United States.

 

LAST NEWS ( by www.fivb.org  02.07.2016 ) / “Impossible mission” completed by Germans Laboureur & Sude

Porec, Croatia, July 2, 2016 - If “underdogs” Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude won the US$800,000 Porec Major here Saturday afternoon in this Croatian coastal resort setting, the German pair would become the 11th women’s team to win a FIVB World Tour gold medal after qualifying for the “money” rounds.

If “favorite” Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan topped the Porec Major podium, the pair that is Rio-bound for the 2016 Olympic Games would become the second Canadian women’s team to win a FIVB World Tour gold medal.  Bansley and Pavan would also erase the disappointment of placing second here last year.

After five days of play featuring 88 women’s matches with ideal Beach Volleyball weather conditions, the 19th-seeded Laboureur and Sude completed an “impossible mission” by defeating the fourth-seeded Bansley and Pavan 2-0 (21-19, 21-18) win in 38 minutes.  The Germans shared the $57,000 first-place prize while Bansley and Pavan leave Croatian will the second-straight silver medal and split $43,000 for finishing second again in Porec.

Ideal Beach Volleyball weather in Porec attracted a full house for the women's finale Saturday.

“It is a dream come true,” said the 26-year old Laboureur.  “We played our best today against two teams headed to the Olympics.  We have worked very hard the past several years to position ourselves as one of the best teams in the world.  All our hard work and training paid off today as we defeated two very good teams.  No one expects a qualifying team to win an event, and today we did.”

Twitter link at https://twitter.com/FIVBWorldTour/status/749266933455912960

Winning their first gold medal in 36 FIVB World Tour events together, Laboureur and Sude defeated the Canadians for the second-straight time after losing their first three international matches last season to Bansley and Pavan.  In addition, the Germans finally defeated a Canadian pair for a gold medal as Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas defeated Laboureur and Sude for the gold medal at the 2015 Chinese Open in Fuzhou.

To reach the Porec Major finale, Laboureur and Sude posted a 2-0 (21-19, 22-20) win in 39 minutes over 10th-seeded compatriots Karla Borger and Britta Buthe to tie the international series between the two teams at 2-2.  Bansley and Pavan advanced to the finals by posting a 2-0 (21-17, 21-15) win in 41 minutes over the second-seeded Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany.  The Canadian win also snapped Ludwig and Walkenhorst’s 19-match world tour winning streak as the Germans had won the last two FIVB events in Germany (Hamburg) and Poland (Olsztyn).

In the All-German bronze medal match, Borger and Buthe rebounded to defeat Ludwig and Walkenhorst 2-0 (21-19, 21-23, 15-11) in 51 minutes to split the $32,000 third-place prize.  It was the fifth FIVB World Tour meeting between the two German pairs headed to Rio as Ludwig and Walkenhorst split $24,000 for the fourth-place finish.

Britta Buthe (right) hits the Mikasa during the Porec Major bronze medal match Saturday with partner Karla Borger following the action at the SWATCH Major Series net.

Ludwig and Walkenhorst, who had won the last two FIVB World Tour events in Germany (Hamburg) and Poland (Olsztyn) along with the European Championships, entered Saturday’s action with a 46-4 record this season with four gold medals to their credit. 

In losing twice in the Porec Major “final four”, Ludwig and Walkenhorst lost two-straight matches for the first-time in 15 world tour events dating back to the 2015 FIVB World Championships in The Hague where the Germans were defeated back-to-back by pairs from the Slovak Republic and Russia.

After the Porec Major, the SWATCH Major Series continues with two more stops in Europe at Gstaad Switzerland (July 5-10) and Klagenfurt, Austria (July 26-31).  Following the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the ASISCS World Series of Beach Volleyball at the end of August in the United States at Long Beach will be the final event used to determine the top eight teams for the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals to be played September 13-18 at a site to be determined

EXTRATIME by SS/ La cover è per Marta Menegatti , con la beneaugurante immagine che l’ha vista protagonista in tv by Rai  nel programma di Fabrizi Frizzi quando la didascalia recitava “Medaglia Oro agli Europei di Beach Volley”.
Poi per quanto riguarda la fotogallery vi proponiamo in sequenza windows a scendere , innanzitutto Britta Buthe ( dx) partner con Karla Borger following action.
Poi Sarah Pavan in azione a rete , mentre sono ovviamente smile con le loro medaglie d’oro le tedesche nonché winners Laboureur & Sude.
Infine, le italiane Marta Menegatti & Viktoria Orsi Toth in crop by video i quanto winners straordinarie vs Talita-Larissa , coppia verde-oro Made in Brazil.

Sergio Sottovia
www.polesinesport.it