Beach volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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Men's beach volleyball
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beach Volleyball Ground
Dates August 9–22
Competitors 48 from 18 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Phil Dalhausser
Todd Rogers
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Márcio Araújo
Fabio Luiz Magalhães
 Brazil
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ricardo Santos
Emanuel Rego
 Brazil
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Volleyball at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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Tournament men women
Rosters   men   women

The men's Olympic beach volleyball tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing took place at the Beach Volleyball Ground at Chaoyang Park from August 9 to August 22.[1]

Each of the 24 pairs in the tournament was placed in one of six groups of four teams apiece, and played a round-robin within that pool. The top two teams in each pool advanced to the Round of 16. The six third-place teams were ranked against each other, with ties being broken by the ratio of points won to lost. The best two advanced to the Round of 16, while the other four played two matches (#3 vs. #6 and #4 vs. #5) with the winners of those two matches advancing as well. The losers of those matches, along with the fourth-place teams in each group, were eliminated.

The 16 teams that advanced to the elimination rounds played a single-elimination tournament with a bronze medal match between the semifinal losers.

Dalhausser and Rogers celebrate their gold medal win.

Qualification[edit]

The top eight finishes that a team had from January 1, 2007, to July 20, 2008, on the Swatch FIVB World Tour (2007 and 2008), SWATCH FIVB World Championships (2007) and on FIVB recognised Continental Championship Finals, counted towards Olympic qualification for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.[2][3]

There were 24 teams competing at the Olympic Games, with a maximum of two teams per country.[2][4]

Brazil had four teams in the top 10 of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking, but only two teams from each country could participate in the Olympic Games. Also Germany, the USA, and the Netherlands had three teams each in the top 24.

Qualifiers[edit]

The official cut off date for Olympic qualification for beach volleyball was July 20, 2008. The final Olympic Qualification Ranking for the 24 teams, was announced confirmed by the FIVB on July 24, 2008.[5]

If the host nation had a team in the top 6 teams on the FIVB Olympic ranking when the Olympic Games began, it was automatically seeded as #1; therefore China's team Xu - Wu (ranked as #5 on the Olympic ranking,) was seeded as #1. Accordingly, the #1 ranked Rogers - Dalhausser, was seeded as #2, Ricardo - Emanuel as #3, M. Araújo - Fabio Luiz as #4 and Nummerdor - Schuil as #5.

The Brazilian team Harley - Pedro, was placed as #5 on the Olympic ranking, but did not qualify because of the two teams per country rule. Harley - Pedro was ranked as #2 on the World ranking per July 21, 2008, and #1 per August 4, 2008.

No. Rank Team NOC
FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking
1 1 Rogers - Dalhausser  United States
2 2 Ricardo - Emanuel  Brazil
3 3 M. Araújo - Fabio Luiz  Brazil
5 4 Nummerdor - Schuil  Netherlands
6 5 Xu - Wu  China
7 6 Brink - Dieckmann Ch.  Germany
8 7 Barsouk - Kolodinsky  Russia
9 8 Klemperer - Koreng  Germany
12 9 Gibb - Rosenthal  United States
13 10 Schacht - Slack  Australia
14 11 Herrera - Mesa  Spain
15 12 Heyer - Heuscher  Switzerland
16 13 Conde - Baracetti  Argentina
17 14 Kais Kr. - Vesik  Estonia
18 15 Doppler - Gartmayer  Austria
19 16 Boersma E. - Ronnes  Netherlands
21 17 Geor - Gia  Georgia
22 18 Kjemperud - Skarlund  Norway
23 19 Gosch - Horst  Austria
24 20 Laciga M. - Schnider  Switzerland
25 21 Samoilovs - Pļaviņš  Latvia
28 22 Asahi - Shiratori  Japan
26 23 Lione - Amore*  Italy
84 24 Fernandes - Morais  Angola

* Matteo Varnier is replaced by Eugenio Amore on the Italian team, because of an injury to Varnier.

Participating nations[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Directly advance to Round of 16
3rd place/Lucky Loser playoffs
Eliminated

The two best teams from each group advanced to the quarterfinal round.

The composition of the preliminary rounds was announced confirmed on April 16, 2008.[6]

The #1 seeded team was placed in pool A, #2 in pool B, #3 in C, #4 in D, #5 in E, and #6 in F. But if the host nation had a team in the top 6 teams, it was automatically seeded as #1.[6] Therefore, China's team Xu-Wu (ranked as #5,) is placed in pool A.[5]

There was held a draw of lots between seed #7 - #9, between #10 - #12, between #13 - #18, and between #19 - #24. The Drawing of lots was hosted by the 1 to 1 Energy Grand Slam, in Gstaad on July 26, as part of the 2008 SWATCH FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.[5]

A team received 2 points for each match won, and 1 point for each match lost.

After the preliminary rounds, from August 9–14, 2008, the teams placed 1st and 2nd in each pool had qualified for the playoffs. The two best 3rd placed teams had also qualified. Two Lucky Loser matches qualified two more of the 3rd placed teams. The two 3rd placed teams that lost their Lucky Losers match, were out of the competition. Also out of the competition were teams placed 4th in their pool.

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

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Pool A[edit]

Rk Team Points Won Lost PW PL SW SL
1  Xu - Wu (CHN) 6 3 0 135 104 6 1
2  Herrera - Mesa (ESP) 5 2 1 114 107 4 2
3  Gosch - Horst (AUT) 4 1 2 111 133 2 5
4  Kais Kr. - Vesik (EST) 3 0 3 133 149 2 6
August 10, 2008
10:00
 Xu - Wu (CHN) 2 – 0  Gosch - Horst (AUT) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
16
15

August 10, 2008
22:00
 Herrera - Mesa (ESP) 2 – 0  Kais Kr. - Vesik (EST) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
23
Set 1
Set 2
18
21

August 12, 2008
10:00
 Xu - Wu (CHN) 2 – 1  Kais Kr. - Vesik (EST) Beach Volleyball Ground
15
21
15
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
11
13

August 12, 2008
23:00
 Herrera - Mesa (ESP) 2 – 0  Gosch - Horst (AUT) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
14
12

August 14, 2008
16:00
 Xu - Wu (CHN) 2 – 0  Herrera - Mesa (ESP) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
13
15

August 14, 2008
17:00
 Kais Kr. - Vesik (EST) 1 – 2  Gosch - Horst (AUT) Beach Volleyball Ground
16
21
12
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
18
15

Pool B[edit]

Rk Team Points Won Lost PW PL SW SL
1  Samoilovs - Pļaviņš (LAT) 5 2 1 139 134 4 3
2  Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) 5 2 1 121 92 4 2
3  Heyer - Heuscher (SUI) 4 1 2 120 129 3 4
4  Conde - Baracetti (ARG) 4 1 2 99 124 2 4
August 9, 2008
21:00
 Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) 0 – 2  Samoilovs - Pļaviņš (LAT) Beach Volleyball Ground
19
18
Set 1
Set 2
21
21

August 9, 2008
22:00
 Heyer - Heuscher (SUI) 2 – 0  Conde - Baracetti (ARG) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
13
17

August 11, 2008
09:00
 Conde - Baracetti (ARG) 2 – 0  Samoilovs - Pļaviņš (LAT) Beach Volleyball Ground
23
21
Set 1
Set 2
21
19

August 11, 2008
22:00
 Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) 2 – 0  Heyer - Heuscher (SUI) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
15
10

August 13, 2008
09:00
 Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) 2 – 0  Conde - Baracetti (ARG) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
12
13

August 13, 2008
18:00
 Heyer - Heuscher (SUI) 1 – 2  Samoilovs - Pļaviņš (LAT) Beach Volleyball Ground
17
23
13
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
21
15

Pool C[edit]

Rk Team Points Won Lost PW PL SW SL
1  Ricardo-Emanuel (BRA) 6 3 0 126 88 6 0
2  Schacht - Slack (AUS) 5 2 1 115 102 4 2
3  Geor - Gia (GEO) 4 1 2 114 111 2 4
4  Fernandes - Morais (ANG) 3 0 3 72 126 0 6
August 9, 2008
13:00
 Ricardo-Emanuel (BRA) 2 – 0  Fernandes - Morais (ANG) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
8
13

August 9, 2008
14:00
 Schacht - Slack (AUS) 2 – 0  Geor - Gia (GEO) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
17
19

August 11, 2008
10:00
 Schacht - Slack (AUS) 2 – 0  Fernandes - Morais (ANG) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
15
9

August 11, 2008
13:00
 Ricardo-Emanuel (BRA) 2 – 0  Geor - Gia (GEO) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
19
17

August 13, 2008
14:00
 Geor - Gia (GEO) 2 – 0  Fernandes - Morais (ANG) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
14
13

August 13, 2008
21:00
 Ricardo-Emanuel (BRA) 2 – 0  Schacht - Slack (AUS) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
14
17

Pool D[edit]

Rk Team Points Won Lost PW PL SW SL
1  Doppler - Gartmayer (AUT) 6 3 0 156 144 6 2
2  M. Araújo - Fabio Luiz (BRA) 5 2 1 139 131 5 2
3  Barsouk - Kolodinsky (RUS) 4 1 2 132 130 3 4
4  Lione - Amore (ITA) 3 0 3 107 129 0 6
August 10, 2008
13:00
 M. Araújo - Fabio Luiz (BRA) 2 – 0  Lione - Amore (ITA) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
18
18

August 10, 2008
23:00
 Barsouk - Kolodinsky (RUS) 1 – 2  Doppler - Gartmayer (AUT) Beach Volleyball Ground
16
21
14
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
18
16

August 12, 2008
13:00
 M. Araújo - Fabio Luiz (BRA) 1 – 2  Doppler - Gartmayer (AUT) Beach Volleyball Ground
22
19
11
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
20
21
15

August 12, 2008
21:00
 Barsouk - Kolodinsky (RUS) 2 – 0  Lione - Amore (ITA) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
17
13

August 14, 2008
15:00
 Doppler - Gartmayer (AUT) 2 – 0  Lione - Amore (ITA) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
24
Set 1
Set 2
19
22

August 14, 2008
18:00
 M. Araújo - Fabio Luiz (BRA) 2 – 0  Barsouk - Kolodinsky (RUS) Beach Volleyball Ground
24
21
Set 1
Set 2
22
17

Pool E[edit]

Rk Team Points Won Lost PW PL SW SL
1  Nummerdor - Schuil (NED) 6 3 0 133 106 6 1
2  Laciga M. - Schnider (SUI) 5 2 1 113 102 4 2
3  Klemperer - Koreng (GER) 4 1 2 118 132 2 5
4  Kjemperud - Skarlund (NOR) 3 0 3 123 147 2 6
August 9, 2008
10:00
 Nummerdor - Schuil (NED) 2 – 0  Laciga M. - Schnider (SUI) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
14
15

August 9, 2008
23:00
 Klemperer - Koreng (GER) 2 – 1  Kjemperud - Skarlund (NOR) Beach Volleyball Ground
19
22
15
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
20
7

August 11, 2008
21:00
 Nummerdor - Schuil (NED) 2 – 1  Kjemperud - Skarlund (NOR) Beach Volleyball Ground
13
21
15
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
15
9

August 11, 2008
23:00
 Klemperer - Koreng (GER) 0 – 2  Laciga M. - Schnider (SUI) Beach Volleyball Ground
15
15
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
21

August 13, 2008
19:00
 Kjemperud - Skarlund (NOR) 0 – 2  Laciga M. - Schnider (SUI) Beach Volleyball Ground
17
13
Set 1
Set 2
21
21

August 13, 2008
20:00
 Nummerdor - Schuil (NED) 2 – 0  Klemperer - Koreng (GER) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
16
16

Pool F[edit]

Rk Team Points Won Lost PW PL SW SL
1  Gibb - Rosenthal (USA) 6 3 0 142 111 6 1
2  Asahi - Shiratori (JPN) 4 1 2 147 151 3 5
3  Boersma E. - Ronnes (NED) 4 1 2 125 137 3 4
4  Brink - Dieckmann Ch. (GER) 4 1 2 106 121 2 4
August 10, 2008
20:00
 Brink - Dieckmann Ch. (GER) 2 – 0  Asahi - Shiratori (JPN) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
18
18

August 10, 2008
21:00
 Gibb - Rosenthal (USA) 2 – 0  Boersma E. - Ronnes (NED) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
16
15

August 12, 2008
18:00
 Boersma E. - Ronnes (NED) 1 – 2  Asahi - Shiratori (JPN) Beach Volleyball Ground
15
25
11
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
23
15

August 12, 2008
22:00
 Brink - Dieckmann Ch. (GER) 0 – 2  Gibb - Rosenthal (USA) Beach Volleyball Ground
15
13
Set 1
Set 2
21
21

August 14, 2008
19:00
 Gibb - Rosenthal (USA) 2 – 1  Asahi - Shiratori (JPN) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
19
18
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
15
21
16

August 14, 2008
20:00
 Brink - Dieckmann Ch. (GER) 0 – 2  Boersma E. - Ronnes (NED) Beach Volleyball Ground
16
20
Set 1
Set 2
21
22

Lucky Loser[edit]

Directly advance to Round of 16
Third place/Lucky Loser playoffs
Eliminated

Of the 6 teams that are placed third in their pools, two are directly qualified to the playoffs. Of the four remaining third placed teams, another two teams get to the playoffs through winning a Lucky Loser match.

3rd placed teams This table shows the results of the third placed teams after the pool play, and before the Lucky Loser matches.

Rk Team Points Won Lost PW PL Ratio SW SL
1  Geor - Gia (GEO) 4 1 2 114 111 1.027 2 4
2  Barsouk - Kolodinsky (RUS) 4 1 2 132 130 1.015 3 4
3  Heyer - Heuscher (SUI) 4 1 2 120 129 0.930 3 4
4  Boersma E. - Ronnes (NED) 4 1 2 125 137 0.912 3 4
5  Klemperer - Koreng (GER) 4 1 2 118 132 0.894 2 5
6  Gosch - Horst (AUT) 4 1 2 111 133 0.835 2 5

Lucky Loser Results of the Lucky Loser matches only.

Rk Team Points Won Lost PW PL SW SL
1  Gosch - Horst (AUT) 2 1 0 42 30 2 0
2  Heyer - Heuscher (SUI) 1 0 1 30 42 0 2
Rk Team Points Won Lost PW PL SW SL
1  Klemperer - Koreng (GER) 2 1 0 48 41 2 0
2  Boersma E. - Ronnes (NED) 1 0 1 41 48 0 2
August 14, 2008
22:00
 Heyer - Heuscher (SUI) 0 – 2  Gosch - Horst (AUT) Beach Volleyball Ground - Court 2
11
19
Set 1
Set 2
21
21

August 14, 2008
22:00
 Boersma E. - Ronnes (NED) 0 – 2  Klemperer - Koreng (GER) Beach Volleyball Ground - Court 2
16
25
Set 1
Set 2
21
27

Playoffs[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

August 16, 2008
09:00
 Laciga M. - Schnider (SUI) 1 – 2  Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) Beach Volleyball Ground
16
23
13
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
21
15

August 16, 2008
10:00
 Xu - Wu (CHN) 0 – 2  Klemperer - Koreng (GER) Beach Volleyball Ground
15
18
Set 1
Set 2
21
21

August 16, 2008
11:00
 Geor - Gia (GEO) 2 – 1  Doppler - Gartmayer (AUT) Beach Volleyball Ground
19
21
15
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
16
13

August 16, 2008
12:00
 Nummerdor - Schuil (NED) 2 – 0  Schacht - Slack (AUS) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
16
14

August 16, 2008
18:00
 Asahi - Shiratori (JPN) 0 – 2  M. Araújo - Fabio Luiz (BRA) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
15
Set 1
Set 2
23
21

August 16, 2008
19:00
 Gosch - Horst (AUT) 2 – 0  Samoilovs - Pļaviņš (LAT) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
Set 1
Set 2
17
18

August 16, 2008
20:00
 Herrera - Mesa (ESP) 0 – 2  Gibb - Rosenthal (USA) Beach Volleyball Ground
24
17
Set 1
Set 2
26
21

August 16, 2008
21:00
 Ricardo-Emanuel (BRA) 2 – 1  Barsouk - Kolodinsky (RUS) Beach Volleyball Ground
18
25
15
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
23
13

Overview[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal game
                             
8  Klemperer - Koreng (GER) 13 23
2  Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) 21 25
2  Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) 21 21
17  Geor - Gia (GEO) 11 13
5  Nummerdor - Schuil (NED) 19 19
17  Geor - Gia (GEO) 21 21
2  Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) 23 17 15
4  M. Araújo - Fabio Luiz (BRA) 21 21 4
3  Ricardo - Emanuel (BRA) 21 21
9  Gibb - Rosenthal (USA) 18 16
3  Ricardo - Emanuel (BRA) 20 18 Bronze medal game
4  M. Araújo - Fabio Luiz (BRA) 22 21
4  M. Araújo - Fabio Luiz (BRA) 22 21 17  Geor - Gia (GEO) 15 10
19  Gosch - Horst (AUT) 20 17 3  Ricardo - Emanuel (BRA) 21 21

Quarterfinals[edit]

August 18, 2008
10:00
 Klemperer - Koreng (GER) 0 – 2  Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) Beach Volleyball Ground
13
23
-
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
25
-

August 18, 2008
11:00
 Nummerdor - Schuil (NED) 0 – 2  Geor - Gia (GEO) Beach Volleyball Ground
19
19
-
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
21
-

August 18, 2008
20:00
 M. Araújo - Fabio Luiz (BRA) 2 – 0  Gosch - Horst (AUT) Beach Volleyball Ground
22
21
-
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
20
17
-

August 18, 2008
21:00
 Ricardo - Emanuel (BRA) 2 – 0  Gibb - Rosenthal (USA) Beach Volleyball Ground
21
21
-
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
18
16
-

Semifinals[edit]

August 20, 2008
09:00
 Geor - Gia (GEO) 0 – 2  Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) Beach Volleyball Ground
11
13
-
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
21
-

August 20, 2008
10:00
 M. Araújo - Fabio Luiz (BRA) 2 – 0  Ricardo - Emanuel (BRA) Beach Volleyball Ground
22
21
-
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
20
18
-

Bronze medal match[edit]

August 22, 2008
09:00
 Geor - Gia (GEO) 0 – 2  Ricardo - Emanuel (BRA) Beach Volleyball Ground
15
10
-
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
21
-

Gold medal match[edit]

August 22, 2008
11:00
 Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) 2 – 1  M. Araújo - Fabio Luiz (BRA) Beach Volleyball Ground
23
17
15
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
21
21
4

Award ceremony[edit]

  • 12:10, Aug 22, 2008

Final ranking[edit]

If the host nation has a team in the top 6 teams on the FIVB Olympic ranking when the Olympic Games begin, it is automatically seeded as #1. Therefore, China's team Xu - Wu (ranked as #5 on the FIVB Olympic ranking,) was seeded as #1 before the Games.[8]

Rank Team Seed
1st, gold medalist(s)  Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) 2
2nd, silver medalist(s)  M. Araújo - Fabio Luiz (BRA) 4
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Ricardo - Emanuel (BRA) 3
4.  Geor - Gia (GEO) 17
5.  Nummerdor - Schuil (NED) 5
 Klemperer - Koreng (GER) 8
 Gibb - Rosenthal (USA) 9
 Gosch - Horst (AUT) 19
9.  Xu - Wu (CHN) 1
 Barsouk - Kolodinsky (RUS) 7
 Schacht - Slack (AUS) 10
 Herrera - Mesa (ESP) 11
 Doppler - Gartmayer (AUT) 15
 Laciga M. - Schnider (SUI) 20
 Samoilovs - Pļaviņš (LAT) 21
 Asahi - Shiratori (JPN) 22
17.  Heyer - Heuscher (SUI) 12
 Boersma E. - Ronnes (NED) 16
19.  Brink - Dieckmann Ch. (GER) 6
 Conde - Baracetti (ARG) 13
 Kais Kr. - Vesik (EST) 14
 Kjemperud - Skarlund (NOR) 18
 Lione - Amore (ITA) 23
 Fernandes - Morais (ANG) 24

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