Career Highlights: An international icon of beach volleyball, Emanuel will be participating in his fifth Olympics with hopes of obtaining his third medal. He has won 106 overall professional beach volleyball invents, including 60 FIVB titles, and is the circuit’s all-time leader in wins and career earnings with more than $2 million. In addition to his impressive longevity on the circuit is his ability to seemingly mesh with any partner on an elite level. His current partner Alison will be his fourth different one at the Olympics after placing ninth with Ze Marco in 1996 in Atlanta and ninth with Loiola in Sydney in 2000 before teaming with Ricardo to win the gold in Athens in 2004 and the bronze in Beijing in 2008. His partnership with Alison started in 2010, and that winless season marked the first time since turning pro in 1994 that Emmanuel failed to win at least one event in a season. The two, however, regrouped to win five titles in 2011 en route to FIVB Team of the Year and Tour Champion honors, highlighted by a season-closing gold medal at the Pan Am Games.