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

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These page shows the results of the Women's Beach Volleyball Tournament at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, held from September 16 to September 25, 2000.

Medals[edit]

Gold: Med 1.png Silver: Med 2.png Bronze: Med 3.png
 Australia (AUS)
Natalie Cook
Kerri Pottharst
 Brazil (BRA)
Shelda Bede
Adriana Behar
 Brazil (BRA)
Sandra Pires
Adriana Samuel

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 16, 2000

Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score Seed
1 Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst  Australia 15 1
Teresa Galindo and Hilda Gaxiola  Mexico 11 24
2 Cristina Pereira and Maria José Schuller  Portugal 15 13
Rong Chi and Zi Xiong  China 5 12
3 Yukiko Takahashi and Mika Teru Saiki  Japan 15 6
Yuki Ishizaka and Rii Seike  Japan 5 19
4 Daniela Gattelli and Lucilla Perrotta  Italy 9 18
Tania Gooley and Pauline Manser  Australia 15 7
5 Laura Bruschini and Annamaria Solazzi  Italy 15 9
Vasso Karadassiou and Efi Sfyri  Greece 2 16
6 Martina Hudcová and Tereza Tobiasová  Czech Republic 5 21
Misty May-Treanor and Holly McPeak  United States 15 4
7 Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson Jordan  United States 15 3
Annette Huygens-Tholen and Sarah Straton  Australia 13 22
8 Anabelle Prawerman and Cécile Rigaux  France 16 15
Maike Friedrichsen and Danja Müsch  Germany 14 10
9 Ulrike Schmidt and Gudi Staub  Germany 17 8
Jia Tian and Jingkun Zhang  China 15 17
10 Dalixia Fernández and Tamara Larrea  Cuba 4 20
Sandra Pires and Adriana Samuel  Brazil 15 5
11 Rebekka Kadijk and Debora Schoon-Kadijk  Netherlands 15 11
Eva Celbová and Sona Novaková  Czech Republic 15 14
12 Lina Yanchulova and Petia Yanchulova  Bulgaria 3 23
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar  Brazil 15 2

Preliminary Elimination[edit]

Competition Held on September 18, 2000

First Round

Losers eliminated, and placed 19th

Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score Seed
13 Teresa Galindo and Hilda Gaxiola  Mexico 14 24
Rong Chi and Zi Xiong  China 16 12
14 Yuki Ishizaka and Rii Seike  Japan 5 19
Daniela Gattelli and Lucilla Perrotta  Italy 15 18
15 Vasso Karadassiou and Efi Sfyri  Greece 15 16
Martina Hudcová and Tereza Tobiasová  Czech Republic 6 21
16 Annette Huygens-Tholen and Sarah Straton  Australia 9 22
Maike Friedrichsen and Danja Müsch  Germany 15 10
17 Jia Tian and Jingkun Zhang  China 12 17
Dalixia Fernández and Tamara Larrea  Cuba 15 20
18 Rebekka Kadijk and Debora Schoon-Kadijk  Netherlands 15 11
Lina Yanchulova and Petia Yanchulova  Bulgaria 17 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 Rong Chi and Zi Xiong  China 9 12
Daniela Gattelli and Lucilla Perrotta  Italy 15 18
20 Vasso Karadassiou and Efi Sfyri  Greece 7 16
Maike Friedrichsen and Danja Müsch  Germany 15 10
21 Dalixia Fernández and Tamara Larrea  Cuba 15 20
Lina Yanchulova and Petia Yanchulova  Bulgaria 3 23

Rong Chi and Zi Xiong  China Qualified due to highest point ratio.

Round of 16[edit]

Competition Held on September 21, 2000

  • Losers eliminated, place ninth
Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score Seed
22 Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst  Australia 15 1
Rong Chi and Zi Xiong  China 2 12
23 Laura Bruschini and Annamaria Solazzi  Italy 15 9
Ulrike Schmidt and Gudi Staub  Germany 12 8
24 Sandra Pires and Adriana Samuel  Brazil 15 5
Cristina Pereira and Maria José Schuller  Portugal 6 13
25 Daniela Gattelli and Lucilla Perrotta  Italy 13 18
Misty May-Treanor and Holly McPeak  United States 15 4
26 Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson Jordan  United States 15 3
Dalixia Fernández and Tamara Larrea  Cuba 9 20
27 Eva Celbová and Sona Novaková  Czech Republic 2 14
Yukiko Takahashi and Mika Teru Saiki  Japan 15 6
28 Tania Gooley and Pauline Manser  Australia 15 7
Anabelle Prawerman and Cécile Rigaux  France 3 15
29 Maike Friedrichsen and Danja Müsch  Germany 9 10
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar  Brazil 15 2

Quarter-finals[edit]

Competition Held on September 23, 2000

  • Losers eliminated, place fifth
Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score Seed
30 Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst  Australia 15 1
Laura Bruschini and Annamaria Solazzi  Italy 11 9
31 Sandra Pires and Adriana Samuel  Brazil 16 5
Misty May-Treanor and Holly McPeak  United States 14 4
32 Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson Jordan  United States 9 3
Yukiko Takahashi and Mika Teru Saiki  Japan 15 6
33 Tania Gooley and Pauline Manser  Australia 7 7
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar  Brazil 15 2

Semi-finals[edit]

Competition Held on September 24, 2000

Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score Seed
34 Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst  Australia 15 1
Sandra Pires and Adriana Samuel  Brazil 6 5
35 Yukiko Takahashi and Mika Teru Saiki  Japan 10 6
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar  Brazil 15 2

Bronze medal match[edit]

Competition Held on September 25, 2000

Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score
(Sets)
Seed
36 Sandra Pires and Adriana Samuel  Brazil 2 5
Yukiko Takahashi and Mika Teru Saiki  Japan 0 6

Gold Medal match[edit]

Competition Held on September 25, 2000

Match
Number
Athletes NOC Score
(Sets)
Seed
37 Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst  Australia 2 1
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar  Brazil 0 2

Final ranking[edit]

RANK NOC ATHLETE NAMES SEED
Med 1.png  Australia Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst 1
Med 2.png  Brazil Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar 2
Med 3.png  Brazil Sandra Pires and Adriana Samuel 5
4.  Japan Yukiko Takahashi and Mika Teru Saiki 6
5.  United States Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson Jordan 3
 United States Misty May-Treanor and Holly McPeak 4
 Australia Tania Gooley and Pauline Manser 7
 Italy Laura Bruschini and Annamaria Solazzi 9
9.  Germany Ulrike Schmidt and Gudi Staub 8
 Germany Maike Friedrichsen and Danja Müsch 10
 China Rong Chi and Zi Xiong 12
 Portugal Cristina Pereira and Maria José Schuller 13
 Czech Republic Eva Celbová and Sona Novaková 14
 France Anabelle Prawerman and Cécile Rigaux 15
 Italy Daniela Gattelli and Lucilla Perrotta 18
 Cuba Dalixia Fernández and Tamara Larrea 20
17.  Greece Vasso Karadassiou and Efi Sfyri 16
 Bulgaria Lina Yanchulova and Petia Yanchulova 23
19.  Netherlands Rebekka Kadijk and Debora Schoon-Kadijk 11
 China Jia Tian and Jingkun Zhang 17
 Japan Yuki Ishizaka and Rii Seike 19
 Czech Republic Martina Hudcová and Tereza Tobiasová 21
 Australia Annette Huygens-Tholen and Sarah Straton 22
 Mexico Teresa Galindo and Hilda Gaxiola 24

See also[edit]

References[edit]