Vitoria Open: golden medal Alison/Bruno vs Lupo-Nicolai, 4° Ranghieri-Carambula/ ORO ladies Talita-Larissa, 9° Menegatti-Orsi Toth


22/03/2016

Ottimo trittico brasiliano per gli azzurri del beach volley, addirittura super trittico Maceio, Rio de Janejro, Vitòria per la coppia femminile formata da Marta Meenrgatti & Viktoria Orsi Toth che … seguiamo in modo particolarissimo, tra beachvolley e dintorni, visto che hanno appena vinto il premio "Italian Sportrait Award 2016".
Certo aver conquistato ‘tanto podio’ con gli uomini azzurri al Vitòria Open, fa sì che le coppie Lupo –Nicolai e Ranghieri-Carambula si siano meritato l’apertura del nostro titolo, ma vale la pena di proporvi subito i meriti di Marta & Viki così come riconosciuti by certificazione targata www.fivb.com che in questo avvio di Beach Volley World Tour vede le nostre ‘girls’ quotate così in cima al mondo del ranking internazionale running for Olimpiadi di Rio de Janeiro ormai a portata di …sabbia: << WOMEN’S POINTS/EARNINGS / For the women after five 2016 FIVB World Tour events, Italy’s Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth continues at the top of the point leader board with 1,870 points, Switzerland’s Isabelle Forrer/Anouk Verge-Depre duo is second with 1,460 points while Brazil’s Eduarda Lisboa/Elize Maia is third with 1,350 points.>>.

Invece per quanto riguarda specificatamente il Vitoria Open eccovi step by step tutto quanto è successo sulla sabbia brasiliana a tutte le coppie azzurre .sia maschili che femminili, con relativo ‘passaggi’ certificati by Federvolley italiana e finalissime maschili/ Femminili come da reportage International by Fivb con relativa fotogallery e resoconto ‘english language’.

ANTEPRIMA NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it , 14/03/2016 ) / Beach Volley: da domani al via il Vitoria Open
Prende il via domani il Vitoria Open, terzo appuntamento consecutivo brasiliano del World Tour 2016. Nutrita la pattuglia delle coppie italiane che prenderanno parte al torneo sudamericano. Come di consueto la prima giornata sarà dedicata alle gare di qualificazione dove sanno impegnati nel maschile Caminati-Rossi e nel femminile Perry-Giombini e Zuccarelli-Lestini. Mercoledì inizieranno poi gli incontri del main draw con in campo Menegatti-Orsi Toth, Ranghieri-Carambula, Nicolai-Lupo e i gemelli Ingrosso.

PRIMA NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it , 15/03/2016 )/ Beach Open Vitoria: ok Perry-Giombini
Nelle qualificazioni dell'Open di Vitoria le azzurre Perry-Giombini hanno battuto le francesi Jupiter-Longuet 2-0 (24-22, 21-15), approdando al secondo turno dove troveranno le russe Abalakina-Syrtseva (ore 17.30).

SECONDA NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it , 16.03.2016)/ Beach Open Vitoria: eliminate Perry-Giombini
Si ferma al secondo turno delle qualificazioni l'Open di Vitoria di Laura Giombini e Becky Perry. Il duo allenato da Lissandro è stato sconfitto 2-0 (21-17, 21-14) dalle russe Abalakina-Syrtseva.

TERZA NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it , 16/03/2016 ) / Beach Open Vitoria - Menegatti-Orsi Toth vincono la prima
DONNE/ Esordio vincente di Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi Toth nell 'Open di Vitoria. Le due azzurre hanno superato per 2-1 (19-21 21-13 15-9) le cinesi Xue-Xia. La coppia italiana tornerà in campo in serata (orario da stabilire) contro Dubovcova-Nestarkova (Svk).
UOMINI/ Beach Open Vitoria - Nicolai-Lupo battono Erdmann-Fuchs
Nell'Open di Vitoria Paolo Nicolai e Daniele Lupo hanno iniziato superando 2-0 i tedeschi Erdmann-Fuchs. Gli azzurri torneranno in campo domani contro Marcio Araujo-Luciano (Bra).

QUARTA NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it ,18.03.2016 / NONO POSTO PER MARTA MRNEGATTI & VIKTORIA ORSI TOTH
Nell'Open di Vitoria (Brasile) le azzurre Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi Toth hanno chiuso al nono posto dopo esser state sconfitte negli ottavi di finale dalle tedesche Holtwick-Semmler 2-1 ( 19-21, 21-16, 10-15).

QUINTA NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it , 18/03/2016 ) / Beach Open Vitoria: Ranghieri-Carambula e Nicolai-Lupo a caccia della semifinale
AZZURRI A CACCIA DELLA SEMIFINALE; MARTA & VIKI FERMATE BLOCCATE NEGLI OTTAVI /
Nell'Open di Vitoria gli azzurri Alex Ranghieri e Adrian Carambula si sono qualificati ai quarti di finale, grazie al successo 2-1 (21-18, 18-21, 15-13) sui polacchi Bryl-Szalankiewicz. Domani la coppia tricolore si giocherà l'entrata in semifinale contro gli olandesi Nummerdor-Varenhorst (ore 17). Prosegue la corsa anche di Paolo Nicolai e Daniele Lupo, usciti vincitori dalla sfida contro i messicani Virgen-Ontiveros 2-0 (22-20, 24-22). Nei quarti di finale la coppia azzurra se la dovrà vedere con gli spagnoli Herrera-Gavira (ore 16). Nel tabellone femminile Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi Toth hanno chiuso al nono posto dopo esser state sconfitte negli ottavi di finale dalle tedesche Holtwick-Semmler 1-2 (19-21, 21-16, 10-15).

SESTA NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it , 19/03/2016 ) / Beach Open Vitoria: due coppie azzurre in semifinale
( STREPITOSI RANGHIERI-CARAMBULA E NICOLAI-LUPO  “CENTRANO” L’ACCESSO ALLE SEMIFINALI)
 Nell'Open di Vitoria le coppie azzurre sono sempre più protagoniste, Nicolai-Lupo e Ranghieri-Carambula infatti hanno centrato l'accesso in semifinale. I primi staccare il pass sono stati Paolo Nicolai e Daniele Lupo, vittoriosi sugli esperti Herrera-Gavira 2-1 (19-21, 21-18, 15-10). La coppia tricolore in semifinale dovrà affrontare gli olandesi Brouwer-Meeuwsen (22.30), già sconfitti durante la fase a gironi. Si giocheranno l'entrata in finale anche gli azzurri Alex Ranghieri e Adrian Carambula, molto bravi ad imporsi sui vice campioni mondiali Nummerdor-Varenhorst 2-0 (21-16, 21-18). Per disputare la gara che metterà in palio la vittoria del torneo Ranghieri-Carambula dovranno ora superare i Campioni del Mondo Alison-Bruno (ore 01.00 di domenica). Per  il beach volley italiano il fatto di avere due coppie in semifinale in un torneo del World Tour rappresenta una prima volta assoluta.

SETTIMA NEWS ( by www.federvolley.it  , 20.3.2016 ) / NELL’OPEN DI VITORIA IMPRESA DI LUPO-NICOLAI “PROMOSSI” ALLA FINALE;  INVECE RANGHIERI-CARAMBULA “GIOCHERANNO” PER IL BRONZO 
Nell'Open di Vitoria (Brasile) grandissima impresa degli azzurri Paolo Nicolai e Daniele Lupo che hanno centrato l'accesso alla finalissima. Nella nottata italiana la coppia italiana ha battuto in semifinale gli olandesi Brouwer-Meeuwsen 2-1 (21-18, 15-21, 15-13), al termine di un match duro e combattuto. Decisiva è stata soprattutto la reazione di carattere di Paolo e Daniele nel tie-break, quando per lunghe fasi hanno dovuto inseguire gli avversari. L'impresa ha così consentito agli italiani di tornare in una finale del World Tour, l'ultima risaliva al Grand Slam di Klagenfurt nel 2014. Oggi alle ore 16.25 italiane Nicolai-Lupo si giocheranno la medaglia d'Oro contro i campioni del mondo brasiliani Alison Bruno, che in semifinale hanno fermato la corsa degli azzurri Alex Ranghieri e Adrian Carambula, battuti 2-0 (21-17, 23-21). La coppia tricolore avrà comunque la possibilità di giocarsi il podio contro gli olandesi Brouwer-Meeuwsen (ore 14.05 italiane).



OTTAVA NEWS  (by www.federvolley.it , 20.03.2016 ) / OTTIMO ARGENTO PER LUPO – NICOLAI  SCONFITTI NELLA FINALISSIMA DAI CAMPIONI DEL MONDO ALISON – BRUNO; QUARTO POSTO PER RANGHI ERI - CARAMBULA
Si è chiusa con un ottimo secondo posto la cavalcata nell’Open di Vitoria degli azzurri Paolo Nicolai e Daniele Lupo. La coppia dell’Aeronautica Militare in finale ha dovuto cedere ai fortissimi campioni del Mondo Alison – Bruno 2-0 (21-13, 21-18), che si sono confermati ancora una volta il binomio numero 1 a livello internazionale. Nella gara che assegnava il primo posto del torneo, i ragazzi guidati da Matteo Varnier hanno faticato a reggere il ritmo degli avversari nel primo set, mentre nel secondo hanno dato vita ad un bel tentativo di rimonta. La sconfitta non cancella comunque le molte note positive emerse durante l’Open brasiliano, competizione che ha visto Paolo e Daniele in netta crescita rispetto al Grand Slam di Rio de Janeiro. La seconda posizione inoltre consente agli azzurri di conquistare tanti punti fondamentali per la qualificazione Olimpica a Rio 2016. L’altra coppia azzurra formata da Alex Ranghieri e Adrian Carambula si è classificata al quarto posto, dopo esser stata battuta nella finalina dagli olandesi Brouwer-Meeuwsen 2-0 (21-18, 21-15).

NINE & LAST  NEWS (  by www.fivb.com , 20.03.2016) VITORIA MEN & VITORIA WOMEN 
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 20, 2016 — Following the last of three straight events in Brazil, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) now leaves Brazil and following two weeks off, has three events in Asia before returning to the South American Country.
With the qualifying process for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games fully resumed, the 2016 FIVB World Tour continues with the men’s only $75,000 Qatar Open in Doha (April 4-8) followed by twin double-gender stops in China at the $150,000 FIVB Xiamen Open (April 12-16) and at the $150,000 FIVB Fuzhou Open (April 19-23).
Last week saw teams from host-country Brazil win both the men’s gold medal and the women’s gold medal at the $150,000 FIVB Vitória Open in Brazil. It was the seventh men’s event and fifth women’s event on the 2016 FIVB World Tour.

VITORIA MEN
In the men’s competition this past week in Brazil, winning the gold medal with an unblemised 7-0 record was Brazil’s reigning FIVB World Champions Aliston Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt who won the gold medal match in straight sets over Italy’s 13th-seeded Daniele Lupo/Paolo Nicolai, 21-13, 21-18 in just 37 minutes. Brazil’s Alison/Bruno duo now has a 111-31 match record as a team including 11-1 this season.
It was the eighth FIVB World Tour gold medal as a team for Brazil’s Alison/Bruno in 24 tournaments together in their second this season. Individually, it was the 19th career FIVB gold medal for Alison (13 silver, 11, bronze, seven fourth place finishes) and 50th final four finish. For Bruno, it was his 10th career FIVB gold medal (six silver, four bronze, seven fourth places) in 27 final four finishes.
In the men’s bronze medal match in Vitória, winning for the second straight event was Netherlands’ fourth-seeded 2013 FIVB World Champions Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen who defeated Italy’s ninth-seeded Adrian Carambula/Alex Ranghieri, 21-18, 21-15 in 38 minutes.
In the Vitória men’s semifinals, Italy’s Lupo/Nicolai were extended to three sets before overcoming Netherlands’Brouwer/Meeuwsen in three sets, 21-18, 15-21 and 15-13 in 52 minutes and Brazil’s Alison/Bruno needed just two sets to stop Italy’s Carambula/Ranghieri, 21-17, 23-21 in 41 minutes to advance to the gold medal match.

VITORIA WOMEN
In the women’s competition at the FIVB Vitória Open, Brazil’s top-seeded Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca compiled a perfect 7-0 record and moved them to 13-2 for the year as they topped USA’s second-seeded April Ross/Kerri Walsh Jennings, winning the gold medal match in two challenging sets, 22-20, 21-19 in 39 masterful minutes.
In 19 events as a team since forming their partnership in 2014, Brazil’s Talita/Larissa now have a 106-10 record as a team (13-2 in 2016) by winning their 12th FIVB gold medal in just 19 starts . It was Talita’s 30th career FIVB gold medal and 74th career FIVB World Tour finish (14 silver, 14 bronze 15 fourth place finishes) and for Larissa, it was her FIVB-record 58th career gold medal and her 100th career final four finish (20 silver, 17 bronze, five fourths).
In their second FIVB World Tour event since last September when Walsh Jennings had her fifth shoulder surgery, it was the second FIVB silver medal and 11th final four finish in 22 FIVB World Tour events as a team (seven gold, one bronze, one fourth place). In their FIVB careers, it was the 48th final four finish for Ross including her 14th silver medal (17 gold, 10 bronze, seven fourth places). For Walsh Jennings, it was 80th final four finish and her 17th career FIVB silver medal (51 gold, 8 bronze, four fourth places).
In the women’s bronze medal match in Vitória, Germany’s 17th-seeded Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler came from behind to upset Australia’s fourth-seeded Louise Bawden/Taliqua Clancy, 20-22, 21-17 and 15-11 in 50 minutes.
To reach the women’s gold medal match in Vitória, in their semifinals, Brazil’s Talita/Larissa stopped Australia’s Bawden/Clancy in straight sets, 21-16, 21-16 in 36 minutes USA’s Ross/Walsh Jennings defeated Germany’s Holtwick/Semmler, 21-19, 21-16 in just 32 minutes.

MEN’S WINNERS SHARE
Last week’s FIVB Vitória Open men’s champions Alison/Bruno of Brazil picked up the FIVB Open gold medal purse of $11,000. Italy’s runner-up Lupo/Nicolai earned $8,000 in prize money while Netherlands’ bronze medalists Brouwer/Meeuwsen earned $6,000 and Italy’s Carambula/Ranghieri received $4,500 in prize money for their fourth place finish.

WOMEN’S WINNERS ROLL
Last week’s FIVB Vitória Open women’s champions Talita/Larissa of Brazil earned the winner’s $11,000 purse. USA’s Ross/Walsh Jennings collected the runner-up $8,000 purse to split from their silver medal placement and Germany’s Holtwick/Semmler earned $6,000 for their bronze medal finish. Australia’s fourth-place finishers Bawden/Clancy earned $4,500 in prize money.

MEN’S POINTS/EARNINGS
After seven men’s events on the 2016 FIVB World Tour, Poland’s Piotor Kantor/Bartosz Losiak tandem continue to lead the FIVB World Tour point standings with 2,520 points. Italy’s Carambula/Ranghieri is second in the standings with 2,110. Tied for third with 1,930 points each are USA’s Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena and Germany’s Markus Bockermann/Lars Fluggen duo and Mexico’s Lombardo Ontiveros/Juan Virgen duo is fifth with 1,650 points.
In the 2016 FIVB World Tour men’s season earnings after seven events, Poland’s Kantor/Losiak tandem leads with $75,750. Bazil’s Evandro Goncalves/Pedro Solberg duo is second with $51,000 and USA’s Dalhausser/Lucena duo is third with $47,000. Fourth is Netherlands’ Brouwer/Meeuwsen with $46,000 and fifth with $36,625 in prize winnings is Italy’s Carambula/ Ranghieri. Sixth is Germany’s Bockermann/Fluggen with $31,250, seventh is Poland’s Gregorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel with $29,375 and eighth is Brazil’s Alison/Bruno with $28,000 and ninth is Mexico’s Ontiveros/Virgin with $27,750.

WOMEN’S POINTS/EARNINGS
For the women after five 2016 FIVB World Tour events, Italy’s Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth continues at the top of the point leader board with 1,870 points, Switzerland’s Isabelle Forrer/Anouk Verge-Depre duo is second with 1,460 points while Brazil’s Eduarda Lisboa/Elize Maia is third with 1,350 points. Fourth is Argentina’s Ana Gallay/Georgina Klug with 1,340 points, fifth with 1,300 points is Germany’s Holtwick/Semmler, sixth is Germany’s Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst tandem with 1,280 points and seventh with 1,250 points is USA’ Ross/Walsh Jennings.
In the 2016 FIVB World Tour women’s season earnings after five events, USA’s Ross/Walsh Jennings continue in the top spot with $65,000, while second with $45,000 is Poland’s Monika Brzostek/Kinga Kolosinska and third is Germany’s Borger/Buthe with $38,750. Fourth is Italy’s Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth eith $36,375 and Germany’s Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst is fifth with $31,375. Sixth in the money standings is Switzerland’s Forrer/Verge-Depre with $31,200, seventh with $25,000 in earnings is Brazil’s EduardaLisboa/Elize Maia, eighth is now Brazil’s Talita/Larissa with $24,000 and ninth with $23,000 in prize money is Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas.

MEN’S FINAL FOURS
In seven men’s tournaments on the 2016 FIVB World Tour schedule, 11 countries have at least one final four placement. Leading with five final four placements is Brazil (one gold, two silver medals, one bronze, one fourth place finish), Tied for second with three each are Poland (one gold medal, one bronze, two fourth places) and the United States (two gold medals, one silver medal, one bronze medal). Tied for fourth with three final four placements each are Germany (one gold medal, one bronze medal, one fourth) and Italy (two gold medals, one fourth place) and the Netherlands (one silver medal, two bronze). Tied for seventh with one medal each are Chile (one fourth place), Latvia (one bronze medal), Mexico (one silver medal), Qatar (one gold medal) and Russia (one silver medal).
WOMEN’S FINAL FOURS
In five women’s FIVB international events on the 2016 calendar, 10 countries have earned at least one final four finish. At the top with four final four placements is Brazil (two gold medals, one silver medal, one bronze medal). Tied for second with three final fours each are Germany (one gold medal, two bronze medals) and the United States (one gold medal, one silver medal, one bronze medal). Tied for fourth with two final fours each are Argentina (two fourth place finishes), Italy (one silver medal, one bronze) and the Netherlands (one silver, one fourth place finish). Tied for seventh with one final four finish each are Australia (one fourth place), Czech Republic (one gold medal), Poland (one silver medal) and Switzerland (one fourth place finish).

MEN’S WINNING PERCENTAGE/MATCH WINS
Based on percentage, statistically, in men’s action after seven events on the 2016 FIVB World Tour calendar with a minimum of 13 matches played, the leader at 88.9% is USA’s Dalhausser/Lucena (24-3) while second at 77.3% is Netherlands’ Brouwer/Meeuwsen (17-5), third at 76.5% is Brazil’s Saymon Barborsa/Gustavo Carvalhaes (13-4), fourth at 75.8% is Italy’s Ranghieri/Carambula (25-8) and fifth at 75.0% is Germany’s Bockermann/Fluggen (24-8). Sixth is Poland’s Kantor/Losiak at 73.8% (31-11), seventh at 73.3% is Brazil’s Evandro/Pedro (11-4) and eighth at 67.9% is Mexico’s Ontiveros/Virgen (19-9).
With 31 match wins each this season through seven events onf the 2016 FIVB World Tour, leading this category is Poland’s Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak (31-11), while second with 25 is Italy’s Carambula/Ranghieri (25-8), tied for third with 24 each are Germany’s Bockermann/Fluggen (24-8) and USA’s Dalhausser/Lucena (24-3), while fifth with 19 wins is Mexico’s Ontiveros/Virgin (19-9) and tied for sixth with 17 match wins each are Netherlands’ Brouwer/Meeuwsen (17-5) and Canada’s Grant O’Garman/Sam Pedlow (17-14).

WOMEN’S WINNING PERCENTAGE/MATCH WINS
Based on percentage, statistically, in women’s action after five events on the 2016 FIVB World Tour calendar with a minimum of nine matches played, the leader at 92.9% is USA’s Ross/Walsh Jennings (13-1), second at 88.2% is Germany’s Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst (15-2), third at 86.7% is Brazil’s Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca (13-2), fourth at 83.3% is Brazil’s Agatha/Barbara (10-2) and fifth at 76.2% is Germany’s Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude (16-5). Sixth at 74.1% is Brazil’s Eduarda/Elise (20-7), seventh at 72.2% is Germany’s Karla Borger/Britta Buthe (13-5), seventh at 71.4% is Czech Republic’s Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova (15-6) and eighth at 70.0% is Italy’s Menegatti/Orsi Toth (21-9).
For the women in match wins following five events on the 2016 FIVB calendar, leading with 21 match wins is Italy’s Menegatti/Orsi Toth (21-9) while second in match wins with 20 is Brazil’s Eduarda/Elize (20-7) and third with 16 match wins is Germany’s Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude (16-5). Tied for fourth with 15 wins each are Germany’s Ludwig/Walkenhorst (15-2), Czech Republic’s Marketa Slukova/Barbora Hermannova (15-6) and Argentina’s Gallay/Klug (15-12).

EXTRATIME by SS/ In cover onoriamo il Lupo ‘argentato’ by Vitoria Open insieme al suo compagno Nicolai.
Poi per quanto riguarda la fotogallery , partiamo da Marta Menegatti & Vittoria Orsi Toth premio “Italian Sportrait Award 2016” in quanto “Rivelazione Donne” …come Marta in foto-tuffo sulla sabbia brasiliana.
A seguire tutta una serie di immagini che onorano le coppie azzurre Lupo / Nicolai e Ranghieri/Carambula e che non hanno bisogno di presentazione, visti anche gli altri Personaggi noti e le didascalie incorporate.

 

Comprese quelle delle “Coppie Wnners” sia maschili che femminile , e compreso i tedeschi bronze medals.
Fermo restando che dulcis in fundo vi proponiamo in trittico brasiliano con sfondo "Pan de Asugar" by Rio de Janeiro le belle e brave Marta & Viki in video collegamento 'thanking' premio Italian Sportrait Award 2016 ...perchè ...Rivelazione Donne.

 

Sergio Sottovia
www.polesinesport.it