Beach Volleyball - Champions
International Volleyball Federation is the governing body of beach volleyball that organizes international matches and tournaments all over the world. Apart from that, all nations have their own governing bodies to manage the game within their territory. Here is a list of some of the important championships −
- FIVB beach volleyball world championships
- College Beach volleyball
- Asian Beach volleyball championships
- WUC Beach volleyball
- US pro. Beach volleyball league
Champion of Champion
Beach volleyball is a game in which players of many countries participate in various competitions. Some of the champions of this game with their details
Todd Rogers is a beach volleyball player and represents America in various competitions. He has won gold medals in Olympics and FIVB beach volleyball competitions. Rogers started his career in partnership with Dax Holdren and won the first tournament in 1998.
In 2000, the team won FIVB beach volleyball world tour tournament. In 2001, Rogers had partnership with Sean Scott and won four separate AVP Tour stops. In 2006, he partnered with Phil Dalhausser and won eight AVP events and six FIVB events. In 2008 Olympics these partners won a gold medal in beach volleyball but suffered a defeat in 2012 Olympics.
Phil Dalhausser is an American beach volleyball player who has won 2007 AVP Tour championship and FIVB world championship in partnership with Todd Rogers. The team has also won 2008 Olympics gold medal.
Phil Dalhausser started his career in partnership with Nick Lucena but could not get any medal. In 2006 he made partnership with Todd Rogers who also became his coach. In 2007, the team won world championship. The two were also the gold medalist in 2008 Olympics but could not win in 2012 Olympics.
Jonas Reckermann is a beach volleyball player from Germany who was the winner of beach volleyball in 2012 Olympics in partnership with Julius Brink. Earlier he took part in 2004 Olympics with his partner Markus Dieckmann and got ninth rank. He won European beach volleyball championships in 2002 and 2004.
He also won four FIVB competitions in 2009 with Julius Brink. After 2012 Olympics he retired from the game.
Dax Holdren is a beach volleyball player from America who is now in partnership with Jeff Nygaard. He started his career in 1997. He made partnership with Todd Rogers and won eight tournaments. The win also included the world tour 2000.
After this Holdren made partnership with Eric Fonoimoana. The partnership ended in 2003. In 2004 Summer Olympics, finished fifth with his partner Stein Metzger. In 2003 beach volleyball championship, they won a silver medal.
Stein Metzger is a beach volleyball player from United States. In 2006 he took part in 14 events and won five of them with his partner Mike Lambert.
In 2004 Olympics, Metzger was the partner of Dax Holdren and they finished with fifth rank. Then he made partnership with Jack Gibb and won in Belmar. They were also at second position in FIVB Grand Slam event. The duo also won 2005 Manhattan Beach championship.
Zhang Xi is a beach volleyball player from China who was the winner of the game in 2006 Asian games. In this win her partner was Xue Chen.
In 2004, she participated in Swatch FIVB world tour. In 2008 she, with her partner, won bronze medal in beach volleyball. In 2010 they won FIVB world tour. In the same year they took part in FIVB beach volleyball world rankings and got fourth position.
Xue Chen is a Chinese beach volley ball player. Xue started her career as a basketball player but didn’t like it so she started playing indoor volleyball.
Xue made her debut in 2005 in Swatch FIVB world tour where she took part in two events with her partner You Wenhui.
In 2006, she won China Shanghai Jinshan open and became the youngest winner. In the same year she won a gold medal with her partner Zhang Xi in Asian games and a bronze medal in 2008 Olympics.
In 2010, the team won grand slam and a gold medal in FIVB world tour.
Larissa Franca is a beach volleyball player from Brazil who won 57 FIVB career gold medals. This win include the winning of 2011 beach volleyball world championship with Juliana Felisbarta. Along with this with her partner Talita Antunes she won 2012 FIVB beach volleyball world tour.
In 2008 Olympics, she finished fifth. In 2014, she won FIVB world tour with her partner Talita Antunes. Now she is planning to win a medal in 2016 Olympics.
Jennifer Kessy is an American beach volleyball player. Jennifer started her career with a contract for six month for Chicago Thunder. Then she joined Pinke de Corozal but could not get any medal.
In 2007, she made a partnership with April Ross and won FIVB championship. She has finished at first place in ten AVP and nine FIVB tournaments. In 2012 she won a silver medal in Olympics with her partner Ross.
April Ross is a beach volleyball played from America. In 2008, she made partnership with Jennifer Kessy and got third place in Swatch FIVB world tour. In Dubai open in 2008, she got the team got the second place and in Phuket Thailand open they got the first place.
In 2009 the duo won FIVB world championship. April Ross has also won eight AVP and nine FIVB championships where she finished first. In 2012 Olympics, she won a silver medal with her partner Kessy.