Open di Puerto Vallarta 2015 winners Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst vs Lisboa & Maia/ BRONZO Marta Menegatti & Viki Orsi Toth


12/10/2015

Una settimana sulle prime pagine dei giornali per Marta Menegatti ‘premiata’ by sito www.therichest.com  al terzo posto nella Top Ten delle più belle pallavoliste del mondo.
Ma noi che seguiamo Marta come grande beacher in the world, ve la proponiamo come medaglia di bronzo in coppia con Viktoria Orsi Toth nell’Open di Puerto Vallarta appena disputato in Mexico.
Così vi rimandiamo alla relativa Appendice News per quanto riguarda il premio by “Therichest”, mentre qui di seguito vi proponiamo step by step tutto quanto hanno fatto Marta & Viki sulla sabbia messicana come da reportage ufficiale by sito Federvolley italiana e come ‘ciliegina sulla torta’ in last news la certificazione internazionale della ‘bronze medal’  conquistata meritatamente in Mexico dalle due beachers in coppia nell’Open di Puerto Villarta, con tanto di fotogallery che le ‘promuove’ verso lenell’Open di Puerto Villarta, con tanto di fotogallery che le ‘promuove’ verso le Olimpiadi di Rio 2016.
PRIMA MAIN NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it, 07-10-2015 )/ Open Puerto Vallarta: da oggi in gara le coppie italiane
Nell'Open di Puerto Vallarta scendono in campo oggi le coppie italiane, con gli azzurri Ranghieri-Carambula che nel main draw affronteranno prima i brasiliani Andre-Vinicius e poi i francesi Daguerre-Salvetti. Nelle qualificazioni femminili Giombini-Zuccarelli se la vedranno con le sudafricane Pierangeli-Sittig, mentre Menegatti-Orsi Toth esordiranno domani nel tabellone principale.
SECONDA NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it, 08-10-2015 )/ Open Puerto Vallarta: doppia vittoria per Carambula-Ranghieri
Nell'Open di Puerto Vallarta ottimo inizio degli azzurri Adrian Carambula e Alex Ranghieri, vincitori sia contro i brasiliani Andre-Vinicius 2-0 (21-12, 21-13) che contro i francesi Daguerre-Salvetti 2-1 (21-14, 19-21, 21-19). Sul fronte femminile bene le azzurre Giombini-Zuccarelli, qualificatesi al main draw dopo aver battuto le sudamericane Pierangeli-Sitting 2-0 (21-8, 21-8). Da stasera in campo anche Menegatti-Orsi Toth.

 

 

TERZA MAIN NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it, 09-10-2015 ) / Open Puerto Vallarta: tris di successi per le coppie azzurre
Nell'Open di Puerto Vallarta tra gli uomini Ranghieri e Carambula, anche grazie al forfait di Fane-Henriquez (Ven) hanno chiuso al primo posto la loro pool e sono già al secondo turno dell'eliminazione, dove giocheranno contro i vincitori della sfida tra Koekelkoren-Van Walle (Bel) e Breer-Haussener (Sui).
 Buone notizie anche da parte delle coppie azzurre impegnate nel torneo femminile, entrambe già qualificate per il prossimo turno dopo i primi due incontri delle pool. Giombini-Zuccarelli hanno conquistato due vittorie battendo prima per 2-0 (21-18 21-16) le messicane Candelas-Rios, poi le finlandesi Lehtonen-Lahti sempre per 2-0 (21-15 22-20). Menegatti-Orsi Toth invece hanno battuto senza problemi Galova-Olivova (Cze) 2-0 (21-13 21-13) e Schutzzenhofer-Pleusiutschnig 2-0 (21-11 21-16)
QUARTA MAIN NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it, 10-10-2015 ) / Open di Puerto Vallarta: Menegatti-Orsi Toth in semifinale
Prosegue lo splendido momento di forma delle azzurre Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi Toth, approdate in semifinale all'Open di Puerto Vallarta in Messico. Le ragazze di Lissandro, reduci dallo storico trionfo di Sochi, nei quarti hanno superato nettamente le francesi Longuet-Jupiter 2-0 (21-15, 21-15), al termine di una gara a senso unico. In semifinale (stanotte ore 23 italiane) la coppia azzurra se la vedrà con le tedesche Ludwig-Walkenhorst, teste di serie numero 1 del tabellone. Marta e Viktoria in precedenza si erano sbarazzate negli ottavi di finale delle statunitensi Summer-Carico 2-1 (21-17, 20-22, 15-13).
 Sul fronte maschile gli azzurri Alex Ranghieri e Adrian Carambula hanno chiuso al quinto posto, dopo esser stati superati dai padroni di casa statunitensi Lucena-Dalhausser 2-1 (21-16, 19-21, 15-12). Negli ottavi di finale i vice campioni d'Europa avevano avuto la meglio sui belgi Koekelkoren-van Walle 2-1 (17-21, 21-17, 15-12).

 

 

QUINTA MAIN NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it, 11-10-2015 ) / Open di Puerto Vallarta: Menegatti-Orsi Toth in campo per il bronzo
Si e' interrotta in semifinale, la splendida serie di successi di Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi Toth nell'Open messicano di Puerto Vallarta.
 Le ragazze di Lissandro, ieri hanno giocato tre gare: negli ottavi di finale si erano sbarazzate delle statunitensi Summer-Carico 2-1 (21-17, 20-22, 15-13); nei quarti hanno superato nettamente le francesi Longuet-Jupiter 2-0 (21-15, 21-15); poi hanno ceduto 2-0 (21-12 21-18) alle tedesche Ludwig-Walkenhorst, teste di serie numero 1 del tabellone. Marta e Viki questa sera giocheranno per la medaglia di bronzo contro le forti olandesi Van Gestel-Van der Vlist.
SESTA MAN MEWS ( by www.federvolley.it, 11-10-2015 ) & Open di Puerto Vallarta: medaglia di Bronzo per Menegatti-Orsi Toth
Nell'Open di Puerto Vallarta (Messico) le azzurre Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi-Toth hanno concluso il proprio cammino con una brillante medaglia di Bronzo. Reduci dallo storico trionfo di Sochi, le ragazze di Lissandro hanno disputato un ottimo torneo culminato con la vittoria nella finale 3-4 posto contro le olandesi Van Gestel-Van der Vlist 2-0 (21-19, 21-15). Nella finalina Marta e Viktoria si sono imposte al termine di una gara che nel primo set si è dimostrata equilibrata, mentre nel secondo la coppia italiana ha dominato il gioco. Oltre alla soddisfazione per il secondo podio consecutivo in una tappa del World Tour, il terzo posto porta in dote a Menegatti - Orsi Toth punti preziosi per la qualificazione ai Giochi Olimpici di Rio de Janeiro 2016.

 

 

 
SETTIMA MAIN NEWS / (by www.fivb.com , 11-10-2015) / GOLDEN MEDAL LAURA LUDWIG/KIRA WALKENHORST WINNERS VS EDUARDA LISBOA/ELIZE MAIA; BONZE MEDAL  MARTA MENEGATTI/VIKTORIA ORSI TOTH
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, October 11, 2015 — Germany’s top-seeded Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst defeated Brazil’s 12th-seeded Eduarda Lisboa/Elize Maia in impressive fashion to earn the women’s gold medal Sunday at the FIVB Puerto Vallarta Open, the season opening event on the 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
Capturing the bronze medal was Italy’s fourth-seeded Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth who won a hard fought battle over Netherlands’ 10th-seeded Sophie van Gestel/Jantine van der Vlist.
The first of three tournaments on the 2015 portion of the 2016 FIVB World Tour schedule was held at the purpose-built event site on Playa Camarones. In Puerto Vallarta for the second straight year, the FIVB World Tour visited Mexico for the sixth time for men and the sixth time for women.
FIVB PUERTO VALLARTA OPEN PURSE
The gold medal team in each gender at the FIVB Puerto Vallarta Open will split $11,000, the silver $8,000, the bronze $6,000 and fourth place $4,500. To start the 2016 FIVB World Tour, the gold medal team earned 500 FIVB World Ranking points, while the silver squad received 450 points, the bronze 400 points and the fourth place team earned 350 ranking points.

 

 

GOLD MEDAL RESULTS
Meeting for the first time, Germany’s top-seeded Ludwig/Walkenhorst defeated Brazil’s 12th-seeded Lisboa/Maia in two sets for the gold medal at the FIVB Puerto Vallarta Open, 21-18, 21-16 in a 40-minute gold medal match.
Germany’s Ludwig/Walkenhorst seemed in control from the first serve with Walkenhorst’s net play and Ludwig’s ground work and serves, Brazil’s Lisboa/Maia just couldn’t seem to get into any rhythm and while the Brazilians made some brilliant shots, the more experienced German duo just was too strong this day. Germany’s Ludwig/Walkenhorst turned in a near perfect performance in earning their third FIVB career gold medal.

 

 

In the second and final set, Germany held off Brazil’s valiant effort, keeping a lead of one or two points and did move to three at 15-12 and 18-15 and after another sensational shot by Lisboa, Brazil closed it to 18-16 before Germany scored the final three points, the match ending on another emphatic cross court kill by Germany’s Ludwig.
This was the 26th FIVB international event for Germany’s Ludwig/Walkenhorst as a team and they have had 11 final four finishes including three gold medals, three silver medals and three bronze medals. Individually, Ludwig has played in 122 FIVB international events and won three FIVB gold medals and Walkenhorst has played in 34 career FIVB international events with three FIVB gold medals as well, all as a team.

 

 

In Puerto Vallarta, Germany’s Ludwig/Walkenhorst had a perfect 7-0 record with all of their matches being won in two sets. Germany’s Ludwig/Walkenhorst also won the gold medal at this year’s FIVB Yokohama Grand Slam in Japan and earned the silver medal last week at the FIVB World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA.
Brazil’s Lisboa/Maia duo was playing in just their fourth FIVB international event as a team and now have one silver medal and one bronze medal in their four FIVB tournaments. Individually, Lisboa has played in 13 FIVB international tournaments and Maia has played in 12. In Puerto Vallarta, Brazil’s Lisboa/Maia finished 6-2 with four of their victories coming in three sets.
Lisboa, one of the youngest players on the FIVB World Tour at 17 years old, won gold medals at the U19 FIVB World Championships with Taina Silver in 2013 and with Andressa Cavalcanti in 2014. She also won the gold medal at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with Ana Patricia Silva.

 

 

BRONZE MEDAL RESULTS
Battling for the bronze medal in Puerto Vallarta Sunday in their first FIVB meeting was two of the top younger teams on the FIVB World Tour that saw Italy’s more experienced fourth-seeded Menegatti/Orsi Toth hold off Netherlands’ 10th-seeded van Gestel/van der Vlist in two sets, 21-19, 21-15 in 44 minutes.
Starting slowing, Italy’s Menegatti/Orsi Toth fell behind early in the first set as Netherlands’ van Gestel/van der Vlist set the pace early and the Italians trailed 17-19 late and then they seemed to regain their composure, scoring the last four points of the first set to win 21-19.
In the second set, Italy’s Menegatti/Orsi Toth reached a higher level with fewer mistakes and huge blocks from Orsi Toth and superb digs and kills by Menegati. Italy score the first three points of the set and held leads of 6-1, 8-2 before Netherlands’ van Gestel/van der Vlist rallied to close within two points at 13-12 and Italy responded with five straight points to lead 18-12 before closing it out at 21-15.

 

 

Italy’s Menegatti/Orsi Toth have now played in their 28th FIVB International tournaments and this was their seventh final four finishes with one gold medal, one silver and now two bronze medals. Individually, Menegatti has played in 80 FIVB international events with one gold medal while Orsi Toth has played in 40 with one FIVB gold medal. In Puerto Vallarta, Italy’s Menegatti/Orsi Toth had a 6-1 record in Puerto Vallarta, including winning their pool with a 3-0 record.
This was just the seventh FIVB international tournament for Netherlands’ van Gestel/van der Vlist, and this was their second final four appearance and their second fourth place finish. Individually, van Gestel has played in 43 FIVB international events with one gold medal and van der Vlist has played in 67 with three fourth place finishes.  In Puerto Vallarta, they compiled a 5-3 record.

 

 

THEY SAID IT
Rejoicing joyfully, Germany’s Ludwig said after her team’s gold medal victory, “We had a great tournament which win you get the gold it’s always good, but this was even more because of the weather and how we played all week. In the gold medal match, we faced a Brazilian team we had never played and we stuck to our game plan and held off all of their charges. They are a good team and will be even better as Eduarda matures.”
Ludwig’s teammate Walkenhorst commented, “It’s hard when you come from playing two weeks in a row. We’re tired but happy at the same time that we have a gold medal in our hands after playing really hard and fighting for every point every match this entire week. Laura is such a great player and she has taught me so much about the beach game.  But more importantly, she leads by example and you just have to keep playing harder to stay on the court with her.”

 

 

GROWING HISTORY
The FIVB Puerto Vallarta Open was the 330th men’s event since the FIVB began men’s competition in 1987 and the 294th FIVB women’s tournament since they started in 1992.
ON THE HORIZON
After the season-opening event in Puerto Vallarta, the 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, with placement points counting in the FIVB Olympic Rankings for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, continues with the two remaining 2016 FIVB World Tour events on the 2015 portion of the schedule. The first will be the double-gender $150,000 FIVB Antalya Open in Turkey (Oct. 20-25) and the final event in 2015 will be the men’s only $75,000 FIVB Doha Open in Qatar (Nov. 9-13).

 

 

APPENDICE NEWS ( di Brian Whitney by www.therichest.com  , 10.06.2015 ) / Watching Women’s Volleyball/ ECCO LA TOP TEN , CON MARTA MENEGATTI “TERZA”  TRA LE DIECI PIU’ BELLE PALLAVOLISTE DEL MONDO
( La classifica: 1)- Rachel Wacholder ; 2)- Gabrielle Reece ; 3) Marta Menegatti ( Italy) ; M 4)- Sanne Keizer;  5-la norvegese Siri Bjorkesett  … e via via fino alla tedesca  Sara Goller (decima).

<< Volleyball has never really caught on as a sport. This is sort of odd. It is reasonably enjoyable to play. There is a fair amount of action and pretty much anyone can be relatively effective up to a certain level. So, other than the Olympics, why isn’t it that popular?
Well, watching volleyball isn’t quite as fun. The sport kind of lags and unless there is an amazing volley going on there really isn’t that much exciting to see. Well, if you are watching guys play that is.
Watching Women’s Volleyball is a little bit different and is a lot more fun to watch. Why? Because almost all of them are ridiculously hot. I mean really hot. It is hard to find a successful female volleyball player that doesn’t have an amazing body, and many of them are gorgeous.
It is hard to tell which is which, it is sort of a chicken and the egg argument. Are hot girls drawn to playing volleyball, or does playing volleyball tone a girl’s body in a way that makes them hot? How can it possibly be that there are so many amazing looking women playing volleyball?
There are a lot, and I do mean a lot, of really hot female volleyball players out there. Here is a list of the 10 hottest female volleyball players in the world.

 

 

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MARTA MENEGATTI / 3
Born on August 16, 1990, Marta Menegatti is an Italian beach volleyball player. She is so pretty that to call her hot is an understatement. She has gorgeous eyes and an amazing smile.
Menegatti has had minimal success playing the game. Alongside Greta Cicolari, the duo qualified for the 2012 London Olympics and actually performed quite well in the round robin portion of the tournament, winning three straight matches. But they eventually lost to Misty May-Treanor and Kerry Walsh of the United States. Yeah, those two are pretty unstoppable. >>

 

EXTRATIME by SS/ La cover é per Viktoria Orsi Toth ‘esultanti sul podio’ a Vallarta con tanto di sombreo messicano.
Poi per quanto riguarda la fotogallery messicana partiamo dalle azzurre Giombini Zuccarelli, con a seguire Marta Menegatti in ..palma di mano a Puerto Vallarta. Quindi due flash di Marta ‘bagger’ al fianco di Viktoria, ch epoi vediamo impegnata a rete nel match vs le francesi.
E in sequenza le coppia azzurra Menegatti/Orsi Toth, poi la coppia brasiliana Lisboa/Maia preludio a Laura Ludwig ( in foto da sola) winner insieme a Lira Walkenhorst.
Con riferimento alle citate TOP TEN “bellezze mondiali pallavoliste” proponiamo il trio podio by “therichest” formato da Gabrielle Reece, Rachel Wacholder, Marta Menegatti.

Ma ritornando in ‘casa beach volley’ ecco Marta Menegatti con pallone e tanto di autografo, preludio al tandem finale formato dalle azzurre Marta & Viktoria impegnate in ‘ricezione’ sulla sabbia messicana di Puerto Vallarta ‘bronzea'.

Oltre che con tanto di sombrero e medaglie di bronzo pubblicati anche sul profilo facebook di Marta , a festeggiare in coppia e in poker insieme allo staff tecnico del Ct Lissandro, ovviamente smile perché è stato fatto un altro 'passo avanti' verso Rio 2016.

 

 


Sergio Sottovia
www.polesinesport.it