2003 Women's European Volleyball Championship

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2003 Women’s European Volleyball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Turkey
Dates September 20 – September 28
Teams 12
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Poland (1st title)
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The 2003 Women's European Volleyball Championship was the 23rd edition of the event, organised by Europe's governing volleyball body, the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball. It was hosted in Ankara, Turkey from September 20 to September 28, 2003.

The two finalists Poland and Turkey claimed a ticket for the 2003 FIVB Women's World Cup and the first Olympic Qualification Tournament for the 2004 Summer Olympics held in Japan in November. The first six ranked teams (Poland, Turkey, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Russia) qualified for the European Olympic Qualification Tournament in Baku, from January 5 to January 10, 2004. Semifinalists Turkey, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands also automatically qualified for the 2005 Women’s European Championships, which took place in Croatia. Defending champion Russia finished out of the medals for the first time in volleyball history.

Qualification[edit]

Teams[edit]

Squads[edit]

Prelininary Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Germany 10 5 5 0 401 328 1.223 15 2 7.500
2.  Turkey 9 5 4 1 393 342 1.149 14 3 4.667
3.  Russia 8 5 3 2 378 342 1.105 10 7 1.286
4.  Romania 7 5 2 3 393 391 1.005 6 12 0.500
5.  Serbia and Montenegro 6 5 1 4 354 403 0.876 5 12 0.417
6.  Slovakia 5 5 0 5 310 422 0.735 2 15 0.133

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Netherlands 9 5 4 1 456 411 1.109 14 6 2.333
2.  Poland 9 5 4 1 512 469 1.092 13 9 1.444
3.  Italy 8 5 3 2 409 383 1.068 11 7 1.571
4.  Bulgaria 7 5 2 3 456 456 1.000 10 11 0.909
5.  Ukraine 7 5 2 3 405 426 0.951 7 12 0.583
6.  Czech Republic 5 5 0 5 367 460 0.798 5 15 0.333

Final round[edit]

Semi Finals Final
2003-09-27 – Ankara
  Germany  2  
  Poland  3  
 
2003-09-28 – Ankara
      Poland  3
    Turkey  0
3rd place
2003-09-27 – Ankara 2003-09-28 – Ankara
  Turkey  3   Germany  3
  Netherlands  0     Netherlands  2


5-8th place 5th place
2003-09-27 – Ankara
  Bulgaria  2  
  Russia  3  
 
2003-09-28 – Ankara
      Russia  3
    Italy  0
7th place
2003-09-27 – Ankara 2003-09-28 – Ankara
  Romania  1   Bulgaria  3
  Italy  3     Romania  1

Final ranking[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

References[edit]