Beach volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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Volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics
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These page shows the results of the Men's Beach Volleyball Tournament at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, held from September 17 to September 26, 2000.

Medals[edit]

Gold: Med 1.png Silver: Med 2.png Bronze: Med 3.png
 United States (USA)
Dain Blanton
Eric Fonoimoana
 Brazil (BRA)
Zé Marco de Melo
Ricardo Santos
 Germany (GER)
Jorg Ahmann
Axel Hager

Results[edit]

Elimination rounds[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Winners advance to Round of 16 The 12 losers play elimination matches until 3 remain teams remain.
Competition Held on September 17, 2000

Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score Seed
1 Lee Zahner & Julien Prosser  Australia 12 1
Juan Alberto Rodriguez Ibarra & Joel Sotelo Villalobos  Mexico 15 24
2 Jan Kvalheim & Bjorn Maaseide  Norway 10 13
Miguel Maia & João Brenha  Portugal 15 12
3 John Child & Mark Heese  Canada 15 6
Jean-Philippe Jodard & Christian Penigaud  France 5 19
4 Jody Holden & Conrad Leinemann  Canada 17 18
Kevin Wong & Robert Heidger Jr  United States 15 7
5 Dain Blanton & Eric Fonoimoana  United States 15 9
Andreas Scheuerpflug & Oliver Oetke  Germany 7 16
6 Michal Palinek & Martin Lebl  Czech Republic 13 21
Paul Laciga & Martin Laciga  Switzerland 15 4
7 Zé Marco de Melo & Ricardo Santos  Brazil 15 3
Bjorn Berg & Simon Dahl  Sweden 5 22
8 Jorg Ahmann & Axel Hager  Germany 15 15
Fabio Diez & Javier Bosma  Spain 13 10
9 Vegard Høidalen and Jørre Kjemperud  Norway 15 8
Nikolas Berger & Oliver Stamm  Austria 6 17
10 Andrea Raffaelli & Maurizio Pimponi  Italy 7 20
Eduardo Esteban Martinez & Martin Alejo Conde  Argentina 15 5
11 Mariano Joaquin Baracetti & Jose Luis Abrantes Salema  Argentina 4 11
Sergey Ermishin & Mikhail Kouchnerev  Russia 15 14
12 Matt Grinlaubs & Josh Slack  Australia 3 23
Jose Loiolo Jr & Emanuel Rego  Brazil 15 2

Preliminary Elimination[edit]

Competition Held on September 19, 2000

First Round

Losers eliminated, and placed 19th

Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score Seed
13 Lee Zahner & Julien Prosser  Australia 15 1
Jan Kvalheim & Bjorn Maaseide  Norway 12 13
14 Jean-Philippe Jodard & Christian Penigaud  France 2 19
Kevin Wong & Robert Heidger Jr  United States 15 7
15 Andreas Scheuerpflug & Oliver Oetke  Germany 8 16
Michal Palinek & Martin Lebl  Czech Republic 15 21
16 Bjorn Berg & Simon Dahl  Sweden 11 22
Fabio Diez & Javier Bosma  Spain 15 10
17 Nikolas Berger & Oliver Stamm  Austria 15 17
Andrea Raffaelli & Maurizio Pimponi  Italy 9 20
18 Mariano Joaquin Baracetti & Jose Luis Abrantes Salema  Argentina 2 11
Matt Grinlaubs & Josh Slack  Australia 15 23

Second Round

Winners advance to Round of 16 plus team with highest point ratio; losers eliminated and place 17th

Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score Seed
19 Lee Zahner & Julien Prosser  Australia 15 1
Kevin Wong & Robert Heidger Jr  United States 11 7
20 Michal Palinek & Martin Lebl  Czech Republic 4 21
Fabio Diez & Javier Bosma  Spain 15 10
21 Nikolas Berger & Oliver Stamm  Austria 15 17
Matt Grinlaubs & Josh Slack  Australia 10 23

Kevin Wong & Robert Heidger Jr  United States Qualified due to highest point ratio.

Round of 16[edit]

Competition Held on September 22, 2000

  • Losers eliminated, place ninth
Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score Seed
22 Juan Alberto Rodriguez Ibarra & Joel Sotelo Villalobos  Mexico 0 24
Kevin Wong & Robert Heidger Jr  United States 15 7
23 Dain Blanton & Eric Fonoimoana  United States 15 9
Vegard Høidalen and Jørre Kjemperud  Norway 13 8
24 Eduardo Esteban Martinez & Martin Alejo Conde  Argentina 3 5
Miguel Maia & João Brenha  Portugal 15 12
25 Lee Zahner & Julien Prosser  Australia 8 1
Paul Laciga & Martin Laciga  Switzerland 15 4
26 Zé Marco de Melo & Ricardo Santos  Brazil 16 3
Nikolas Berger & Oliver Stamm  Austria 14 17
27 Sergey Ermishin & Mikhail Kouchnerev  Russia 6 14
John Child & Mark Heese  Canada 15 6
28 Jody Holden & Conrad Leinemann  Canada 6 18
Jorg Ahmann & Axel Hager  Germany 15 15
29 Fabio Diez & Javier Bosma  Spain 17 10
Jose Loiolo Jr & Emanuel Rego  Brazil 16 2

Quarter-finals[edit]

Competition Held on September 24, 2000

  • Losers eliminated, place fifth
Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score Seed
30 Kevin Wong & Robert Heidger Jr  United States 3 7
Dain Blanton & Eric Fonoimoana  United States 15 9
31 Miguel Maia & João Brenha  Portugal 15 12
Paul Laciga & Martin Laciga  Switzerland 11 4
32 Zé Marco de Melo & Ricardo Santos  Brazil 16 3
John Child & Mark Heese  Canada 13 6
33 Jorg Ahmann & Axel Hager  Germany 16 15
Fabio Diez & Javier Bosma  Spain 14 10

Semi-finals[edit]

Competition Held on September 24, 2000

Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score Seed
34 Dain Blanton & Eric Fonoimoana  United States 15 9
Miguel Maia & João Brenha  Portugal 12 12
35 Zé Marco de Melo & Ricardo Santos  Brazil 15 3
Jorg Ahmann & Axel Hager  Germany 5 15

Bronze medal match[edit]

Competition Held on September 26, 2000

Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score
(Sets)
Seed
35 Miguel Maia & João Brenha  Portugal 0 12
Jorg Ahmann & Axel Hager  Germany 2 15

Gold Medal match[edit]

Competition Held on September 26, 2000

Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score
(Sets)
Seed
37 Dain Blanton & Eric Fonoimoana  United States 2 9
Zé Marco de Melo & Ricardo Santos  Brazil 0 3

Final ranking[edit]

RANK NOC ATHLETES NAMES SEED
Med 1.png  United States Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana 9
Med 2.png  Brazil Zé Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos 3
Med 3.png  Germany Jörg Ahmann and Axel Hager 15
4.  Portugal João Brenha and Miguel Maia 12
5.  Switzerland Martin Laciga and Paul Laciga 4
 Canada John Child and Mark Heese 6
 United States Rob Heidger and Kevin Wong 7
 Spain Javier Bosma and Fabio Diez 10
9.  Australia Julien Prosser and Lee Zahner 1
 Brazil José Loiola and Emanuel Rego 2
 Argentina Martin Conde and Eduardo Martínez 5
 Norway Vegard Hoidalen and Jørre Kjemperud 8
 Russia Sergey Ermishin and Mikhail Kouchnerev 14
 Austria Nikolas Berger and Oliver Stamm 17
 Canada Jody Holden and Conrad Leinemann 18
 Mexico Juan Rodríguez Ibarra and Joel Sotelo 24
17.  Czech Republic Martin Lebl and Michal Palinek 21
 Australia Matthew Grinlaubs and Josh Slack 23
19.  Argentina Mariano Baracetti and José Salema 11
 Norway Jan Kvalheim and Björn Maaseide 13
 Germany Oliver Oetke and Andreas Scheuerpflug 16
 France Jean-Philippe Jodard and Christian Penigaud 19
 Italy Maurizio Pimponi and Andrea Raffaelli 20
 Sweden Björn Berg and Simon Dahl 11

See also[edit]

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