SANTIAGO, Chile, October 16, 2023.- The Beach Volleyball double gender tournament at the 2023 Pan American Sports Games will take place at Peñalolén Park in the City of Santiago, Chile, from October 21 to 27.
The Beach Volleyball Center in Peñalolén Park will gather 19 countries competing for seven days.
Beach Volleyball was first introduced to the Pan American Games at the Winnipeg 1999 edition and has been dominated by Brazil in both men and women.
Brazil has won the men’s tournament in two occasions, in Rio De Janeiro 2007 and Guadalajara 2011, of the five times they’ve reached the gold medal match. Emanuel Fernando Scheffler Rego, three-time Olympic medalist, won them both, in 2007 with Ricardo Santos and in 2011 with Alison, both also Olympic medalists.
In the past edition of Lima 2019, Brazil didn’t reach the podium. Canada, Chile, Cuba and Mexico have one gold medal each.
Chilean cousins Marco and Esteban Grimalt won the previous edition, the only medal for Chile and as hosts are targeting to repeat their feat in front of the home crowd.
In women, Brazil won in Winninpeg 1999, Rio De Janeiro 2007 and Guadalajara 2011. Juliana Silva and Larissa França won back-to-back the 2007 and 2011 editions, the duo was world champions in 2011. Argentina, Cuba and the United States have one gold medal each.
USA’s Jace Pardon and Karissa Cook won the previous edition of the Games in Lima 2019.
|1999||Holden/Leinemann CAN||Lula Barbosa/Garrido BRA||Lopes/Neto BRA|
|2003||Alvarez/Rossell CUB||Luizão/Paulo Emilio BRA||Hernández/Papaleo PUR|
|2007||Emanuel/Ricardo BRA||Loomis/Stolfus USA||Alvarez/Munder CUB|
|2011||Alison/Emanuel BRA||Hernández/Mussa VEN||Etchegaray/Suárez ARG|
|2015||Ontiveros/Virgen MEX||Alvaro/Vitor BRA||Díaz/Gonzalez CUB|
|2019||Grimalt/Grimalt CHI||Ontiveros/Virgen MEX||Capogrosso/Azaad ARG|
Men’s Composite Medals
|1999||Behar/Bedê BRA||Pavley/Miller USA||Amaral/Huerta MEX|
|2003||Fernández/Larrea CUB||García/Gaxiola MEX||Ana/Larissa BRA|
|2007||Juliana/Larissa BRA||Fernández/Larrea CUB||Candelas/García MEX|
|2011||Juliana/Larissa BRA||Candelas/García MEX||Santiago/Yantín PUR|
|2015||Gallay/Klug ARG||Flores/Martínez CUB||Carolina/Liliane BRA|
|2019||Pardon/Cook USA||Gallay/Pereyra ARG||Angela/Carolina BRA|
Women’s Composite Medals