Beach volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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Volleyball at the
1996 Summer Olympics
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These page shows the results of the inaugural Men's Beach Volleyball Tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. The first Olympic Beach Volleyball competition took place in Atlanta Beach from July 23 to July 28 in a 10.000-seat stadium.

Results[edit]

Winner’s Bracket, First-round[edit]

  • Palinek/Pakosta, Czech Republic (16) def. Yuste/Prieto, Spain (17), 15-11 (27 minutes)
  • Bosma/Jimenez, Spain (9) def. Nurmufid/Markoji, Indonesia (24), 15-7 (41)
  • Penigaud/Jodard, France (12) def. Keel/Kreen, Estonia (21), 15-8 (48)
  • Prosser/Zahner, Australia (13) def. Drakich/Dunn, Canada (20), 15-6 (35)
  • Ghiurghi/Grigolo, Italy (14) def. Hamilton/Hamilton, New Zealand (19), 15-8 (39)
  • Ahmann/Hager, Germany (11) def. Takao/Setoyama, Japan (22), 15-8 (51)
  • Alvarez/Rosell, Cuba (10) def. Englen/Petersson, Sweden (23), 15-3 (29)
  • Maia/Brenha, Portugal (18) def. Everaert/Mulder, Netherlands (15), 15-8 (51)

Winner’s Bracket, Second-round[edit]

  • Roberto Lopes/Franco, Brazil (1) def. Palinek/Pakosta, Czech Republic (16), 15-5 (34)
  • Bosma/Jimenez, Spain (9) def. Child/Heese, Canada (8), 15-1 (31)
  • Zé Marco/Emanuel, Brazil (5) def. Penigaud/Jodard, France (12), 15-1 (27)
  • Dodd/Whitmarsh, United States (4) def. Prosser/Zahner, Australia (13), 15-10 (49)
  • Kiraly/Steffes, United States (3) def. Ghiurghi/Grigolo, Italy (14), 15-7 (36)
  • Ahmann/Hager, Germany (11) def. Kvalheim/Maaseide, Norway (6), 17-16 (67)
  • Alvarez/Rosell, Cuba (10) def. Conde/Martinez, Argentina (7), 15-11 (41)
  • Smith/Henkel, United States (2) def. Maia/Brenha, Portugal (18), 15-7 (36)

Winner’s Bracket, Third-round[edit]

  • Bosma/Jimenez, Spain (9) def. Roberto Lopes/Franco, Brazil (1), 15-9 (71)
  • Dodd-Whitmarsh, United States (4) def. Zé Marco/Emanuel, Brazil (5), 15-9 (44)
  • Kiraly/Steffes, United States (3) def. Ahmann/Hager, Germany (11), 15-5 (32)
  • Smith/Henkel, United States (2) def. Alvarez/Rosell, Cuba (10), 15-13 (52)

Winner’s Bracket, Fourth-round[edit]

  • Dodd/Whitmarsh, United States (4) def. Bosma/Jimenez, Spain (9), 15-6 (30)
  • Kiraly/Steffes, United States (3) def. Smith/Henkel, United States (2), 17-15 (54)

Loser’s Bracket, First-round (losers eliminated, place 17th)[edit]

  • Palinek/Pakosta, Czech Republic (16) def. Everaert/Mulder, Netherlands (15), 15-6 (35)
  • Child/Heese, Canada (8) def. Englen/Petersson, Sweden (23), 15-2 (28)
  • Penigaud/Jodard, France (12) def. Takao/Setoyama, Japan (22), 15-12 (47)
  • Prosser/Zahner, Australia (13) def. Hamilton/Hamilton New Zealand (19), 15-8 (38)
  • Ghiurghi/Grigolo, Italy (14) def. Drakich/Dunn, Canada (20), 15-8 (45)
  • Kvalheim/Maaseide, Norway (6) def. Keel/Kreen, Estonia (21), 15-2 (31)
  • Conde/Martinez, Argentina (7) def. Nurmufid/Markoji, Indonesia (24), 15-5 (35)
  • Maia/Brenha, Portugal (18) def. Yuste/Prieto, Spain (17), 15-8 (49)

Loser’s Bracket, Second-round (losers eliminated, place 13th)[edit]

  • Maia/Brenha, Porgtual (18) def. Conde/Martinez, Argentina (7), 15-5 (35)
  • Kvalheim/Maaseide, Norway (6) def. Ghiurghi/Grigolo, Italy (14), 15-11 (43)
  • Prosser/Zahner, Australia (13) def. Penigaud/Jodard, France (12), 15-13 (52)
  • Child/Heese, Canada (8) def. Palinek/Pakosta, Czech Republic (16), 15-9 (46)

Loser’s Bracket, Third-round (losers eliminated, place ninth)[edit]

  • Maia/Brenha, Portugal (18) def. Zé Marco/Emanuel, Brazil (5), 15-12 (54)
  • Kvalheim/Maaseide, Norway (6) def. Franco/Roberto Lopes, Brazil (1), 15-10 (51)
  • Alvarez/Rosell, Cuba (10) def. Prosser/Zahner, Australia (13), 15-6 (35)
  • Child/Heese, Canada (8) def. Ahmann/Hager, Germany (11), 15-7 (42)

Loser’s Bracket, Fourth-round (losers eliminated, place seventh)[edit]

  • Maia/Brenha, Portugal (18) def. Kvalheim/Maaseide, Norway (6), 15-3 (28)
  • Child/Heese, Canada (8) def. Alvarez/Rosell, Cuba (10), 15-4 (30)

Loser’s Bracket, Fifth-round (losers eliminated, place fifth)[edit]

  • Maia/Brenha, Portugal (18) def. Smith/Henkel, United States (2), 15-13 (70)
  • Child/Heese, Canada (8) def. Bosma/Jimenez, Spain (9), 15-4 (32)

Semi-finals[edit]

  • Dodd/Whitmarsh, United States (4) def. Maia/Brenha, Portugal (18), 15-13 (65)
  • Kiraly/Steffes, United States (3) def. Child/Heese, Canada (8), 15-11 (40)

Bronze medal match[edit]

  • Child/Heese, Canada (8) def. Maia/Brenha, Portugal (18), 12-5 and 12-8 (77)

Gold Medal match[edit]

  • Kiraly/Steffes, USA (3) def. Dodd/Whitmarsh, USA (4), 12-5 and 12-8 (62)

Final round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
July 26        
  Kiraly/Steffes (USA)  1
July 27
  Smith/Henkel (USA)  0  
  Kiraly/Steffes (USA)  1
      Child/Heese (CAN)  0  
  Child/Heese (CAN)  1
July 28
  Bosma/Jimenez (ESP)  0  
  Kiraly/Steffes (USA)  2
   
    Dodd/Whitmarsh (USA)  0
  Dodd/Whitmarsh (USA)  1
  Bosma/Jimenez (ESP)  0  
  Dodd/Whitmarsh (USA)  1 Bronze medal match
      Maia/Brenha (POR)  0  
  Maia/Brenha (POR)  1
  Child/Heese (CAN)  2
  Smith/Henkel (USA)  0  
  Maia/Brenha (POR)  0
 

Final ranking[edit]

RANK NAME ATHLETES SEED
Med 1.png  Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes (USA) 3
Med 2.png  Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh (USA) 4
Med 3.png  John Child and Mark Heese (CAN) 8
4.  João Brenha and Miguel Maia (POR) 18
5.  Carl Henkel and Sinjin Smith (USA) 2
 Javier Bosma and Sixto Jimenez (ESP) 9
7.  Jan Kvalheim and Björn Maaseide (NOR) 6
 Francisco Alvarez and Juan Rossell (CUB) 10
9.  Roberto Lopes and Franco Neto (BRA) 1
 Zé Marco de Melo and Emanuel Rego (BRA) 5
 Jörg Ahmann and Axel Hager (GER) 11
 Julien Prosser and Lee Zahner (AUS) 13
13.  Martin Conde and Eduardo Martínez (ARG) 7
 Jean-Philippe Jodard and Christian Penigaud (FRA) 12
 Andrea Ghiurghi and Nicola Grigolo (ITA) 14
 Marek Pakosta and Michal Palinek (CZE) 16
17.  Michel Everaert and Sander Mulder (NED) 15
 Miguel Prieto and José Yuste (ESP) 17
 Glenn Hamilton and Reid Hamilton (NZL) 19
 Eddie Drakich and Marc Dunn (CAN) 20
 Avo Keel and Kaido Kreen (EST) 21
 Shoji Setoyama and Kazuyuki Takao (JPN) 22
 Tom Englen and Fredrik Petersson (SWE) 23
 Markoji Markoji and Muchammad Nurmufid (INA) 24

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