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Julius Brink:
 
Julius Brink
Germany  
  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: FIVB
Birth Date July 6, 1982 (32 years old)
Home Town Dόsseldorf
Resides Kiel
Height 6'1"
Web Site www.brinkreckermann.de
  Best Finish Winnings
International 1st (9 times) $671,335
   FIVB 1st (9 times) $671,335
Europe 1st (8 times) € 90,000
   CEV 1st (8 times) € 89,550
   CEV Jr/Youth 3rd € 450
Overall 1st (17 times) $803,500
 
Bio Bits

Beach Bits: 
• Brink and Reckermann won four of their first six events together as partners in 2009, including the World Championships, but then did not win again until the 2012 London Olympics, going 26 events without a title.
• In the first five titles won by Brink and Reckermann, the opponent was from Brazil each time.
• Brink's first career semifinal on the FIVB Tour came in the 2005 World Championships in Berlin, where he and Kjell Schneider won a Bronze Medal in their home country.
• Brink's first FIVB Tour Gold Medal, in Portugal in 2005, came against two players he had partnered with once prior; Markus Dieckmann (his partner in his first FIVB Tour event) and Jonas Reckermann (a one-time CEV partner).

2012: Brink played one tournament with Sebastian Fuchs, placing 17th. Brink and Reckermann advanced to two semifinals in five events, winning their only medal in the London Olympics as they won the Gold. They ended the season as the 25th-ranked team on the tour, behind three other teams from Germany. They won their only CEV event, the European Championship Final.
2011: Brink and Reckermann won seven medals in 10 FIVB events, with a best of second three times. In the World Championships in Rome the duo won the Bronze Medal. They ended the season as the third-ranked team on the tour. They won their only CEV event, the European Championship Final.
2010: Brink and Reckermann advanced to six semifinals in eight FIVB tournaments, with a best of second twice. They played in just one CEV event, the European Championship Final in Berlin, and finished ninth.
2009: Brink began playing with Reckermann for the first time on the FIVB Tour, advancing to the semifinals in nine of the 10 events. Their second title together came in the World Championships in Stavanger, and was followed up with a pair of Grand Slam Gold Medals. During that span they set the FIVB Tour record for most consecutive match victories with 25. Brink and Reckermann won the tour's points championships, becoming just the second European team to accomplish that feat. On the CEV Tour they won one event and three additional medals before placing fourth in the European Championship Final.
2008: Brink and Dieckmann advanced to seven semifinals in 12 FIVB events. After two second-place finishes the duo won in Spain. In the Beijing Olympics the duo placed 19th. They ended the season as the second-ranked team on the FIVB Tour. Brink and Dieckmann placed third in a CEV event before getting a fourth-place finish in the European Championship.
2007: Brink and Dieckmann played in 12 FIVB Tour events, with a best of fourth three times. The duo was 17th in the World Championships in Gstaad. On the CEV Tour they won their first two events before finishing ninth in the European Championship.
2006: Brink began a partnership with Christoph Dieckmann, and they won medals in each of their first three FIVB events, including a win in Portugal. On the year they played in nine events with the lowest finish being fifth. The duo ended their season with a win in Brazil after back-to-back match wins against two Brazilian teams in reaching the Gold Medal match. They ranked third in the points championship. On the CEV Tour the duo had a third-place finish followed by three wins, including the European Championship Final.
2005: Brink and Schneider played in nine FIVB Tour events. They placed third in the World Championships in Berlin, then the next month won in Portugal, giving Brink his first career title. The duo placed ninth in all three of their CEV evens, including the the European Championship Final.
2004: Brink continued playing with Schneider, advancing from nine qualifiers with a best of seventh. The duo lost one country quota and twice was seeded directly into the main draw. The pair played in three CEV events, including a 17th in the European Championship Final.
2003: Brink and Schneider played in nine FIVB Tour events. They lost in the country quota three times, in the qualifier three times, and advanced to three main draws with a best of ninth. Brink and Jonas Reckermann competed in one CEV event, placing fifth. Brink and Schneider finished fifth in the CEV European Championships.
2002: Brink started a new partnership with Kjell Schneider, and the duo advanced to the main draw twice from four qualifiers, with a best of ninth.
2001: Brink played alongside Rudiger Strosik, competing in four qualifiers but no main draws. The duo also placed fourth in the CEV U23 European Championships.
2000: Brink and Niklas Rademacher finished third in the CEV U20 European Championships. At age 18 Brink competed in his first FIVB Tour event, placing ninth with Markus Dieckmann.

Olympics:
• In the 2012 London Olympics Brink qualified with Jonas Reckermann as the third seed. The duo went 3-0 in pool play, then 4-0 in bracket play in winning the Gold Medal, defeating Brazil's Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego in three sets.
• In the 2008 Beijing Olympics Brink qualified with Christoph Dieckmann as the sixth seed. The duo went 1-2 in pool play, finishing 19th.

Personal:
Brink is the son of Dr. Klaus Brink (chemistry) and Ruth Brink (nurse). He has two brothers (Benjamin and Florian).

Best description of himself, off-the-sand - Open.
Best description of himself, on-the-sand - Aggressive and sometimes freaky.
People who have helped him most in life - His Mom, friends and family.
People who have helped him most in Beach Volleyball - His coaches (Khenkler, Sdilesinger, Becker).

 
Awards
 
 
Career Summary
 
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 19th 25th 33rd 37th 41st CQ
2000 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $2,000.00 68.0 110th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 FIVB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 34.0 143rd 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
2002 FIVB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $3,210.00 108.0 85th 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
2003 FIVB 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $4,500.00 146.0 92nd 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 3
2004 FIVB 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 $19,375.00 427.0 56th 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 1
2005 FIVB 9 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 $65,175.00 1,352.0 11th 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 FIVB 9 2 1 2 1 3 0 0 $88,700.00 2,370.0 7th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 FIVB 12 0 0 0 3 2 2 3 $58,050.00 2,000.0 17th 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2008 FIVB 12 1 3 1 2 2 1 1 $91,500.00 2,720.0 5th 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2009 FIVB 10 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 $137,100.00 3,070.0 3rd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 19th 25th 33rd 37th 41st CQ
2010 FIVB 8 0 2 3 1 0 1 0 $66,150.00 1,920.0 13th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 FIVB 10 0 3 4 0 2 0 1 $103,150.00 2,850.0 6th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 FIVB 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 $24,900.00 840.0 43rd 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 FIVB 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $7,525.00 460.0 116th 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  109
(51st)
9
(20th)
11 14 9 12 6 13 $671,335.00
(14th)
18,365.0   2 11 1 8 3 1 5 4
 
Europe
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 19th 25th 33rd 37th 41st CQ
2000 CEV Jr/Youth 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 € 0.00 19.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 CEV Jr/Youth 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 € 450.00 18.5   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 CEV 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 € 3,375.00 90.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 CEV 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 € 2,500.00 57.0   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 CEV 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 € 3,450.00 80.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 CEV 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 € 23,975.00 1,240.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 CEV 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 € 12,550.00 760.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 CEV 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 € 6,600.00 520.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 CEV 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 € 15,850.00 1,360.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 CEV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 € 1,250.00 160.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 19th 25th 33rd 37th 41st CQ
2011 CEV 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 € 10,000.00 400.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 CEV 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 € 10,000.00 400.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  27
(29th)
8
(3rd)
2 4 3 2 0 7 € 90,000.00
(2nd)
5,104.5   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  136
(102nd)
17
(35th)
13 18 12 14 6 20 $803,500.00
(28th)
23,469.5   2 12 1 8 3 1 5 4
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 7/17/2005 FIVB Espinho Kjell Schneider 7 $16,000
2 6/3/2006 CEV Hamburg Christoph Dieckmann 2 € 5,525
3 6/18/2006 FIVB Espinho Christoph Dieckmann 4 $16,000
4 8/8/2006 CEV Lucerne Christoph Dieckmann 1 € 5,525
5 8/28/2006 CEV The Hague Christoph Dieckmann 2 € 10,000
6 10/1/2006 FIVB Vitσria Christoph Dieckmann 4 $16,000
7 5/20/2007 CEV St. Pφlten Christoph Dieckmann 1 € 5,525
8 6/3/2007 CEV Moscow Christoph Dieckmann 1 € 5,525
9 6/1/2008 FIVB Barcelona Christoph Dieckmann 2 $14,000
10 5/17/2009 FIVB Rome Jonas Reckermann 4 $15,000
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
11 6/21/2009 CEV Berlin Jonas Reckermann 1 € 5,500
12 7/5/2009 FIVB Stavanger Jonas Reckermann 3 $30,000
13 7/12/2009 FIVB Gstaad Jonas Reckermann 2 $21,750
14 7/19/2009 FIVB Moscow Jonas Reckermann 1 $21,750
15 8/14/2011 CEV Kristiansand Jonas Reckermann 1 € 10,000
16 6/3/2012 CEV The Hague Jonas Reckermann 1 € 10,000
17 8/9/2012 FIVB London Jonas Reckermann 3  
 

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