Volleyball at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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Women's volleyball
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Seoul, South Korea
Date 20 – 29 September
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1984 1992»
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The 1988 Women's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the seventh edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee. The competition in Seoul, South Korea was held from September 20 to September 29, 1988.

Qualification[edit]

Volleyball Women Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation 1  South Korea
Los Angeles Olympic Games 1  China
1986 World Championship 1  Cuba*
1987 Asian Championsnip 1  Japan**
1987 NORCECA Championship 1  United States
1987 South American Championship 1  Peru
1987 European Championship 1  East Germany
1988 World Qualification Tournament 1  Soviet Union***
Total 8

* Cuba qualified as the Runner-Up of the 1986 World Championship since the winner was China and China was already qualified as olympic defending champion. Cuba withdrew due to the North Korea-led boycott and was replaced by  Brazil.

** Japan qualified as the Runner-Up of the 1987 Asian Championsnip since the winner was China and China was already qualified as olympic defending champion.

***An African team was invited to participate in this edition, since no African team showd interest, a World Qualifier was held in Italy,  Soviet Union won the tournament securing the final berth.[1]

Pools composition[edit]

Pool A Pool B

 East Germany
 Japan
 South Korea
 Soviet Union

 Brazil
 China
 Peru
 United States

Squads[edit]

1988 Women's Olympic Volleyball Squads

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Soviet Union 5 3 2 1 8 3 2.666
2.  Japan 5 3 2 1 8 6 1.333
3.  South Korea 4 3 1 2 4 7 0.571
4.  East Germany 4 3 1 2 4 8 0.500
  • Tuesday September 20
Japan  3 – 2  Soviet Union 15- 2 • 8 -15 • 15-12 • 10-15 • 19-17
South Korea  3 – 1  East Germany 15- 6 • 14-16 • 15-10 • 15- 7
  • Friday September 23
East Germany  3 – 2  Japan 11-15 • 16-14 • 4 -15 • 15- 2 • 15- 7
Soviet Union  3 – 0  South Korea 15- 5 • 15- 8 • 15- 7
  • Sunday September 25
Soviet Union  3 – 0  East Germany 18-16 • 15- 7 • 15- 4
Japan  3 – 1  South Korea 8 -15 • 15- 3 • 15-11 • 15- 8

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Peru 6 3 3 0 9 4 2.250
2.  China 5 3 2 1 8 4 2.000
3.  United States 4 3 1 2 5 8 0.625
4.  Brazil 3 3 0 3 3 9 0.333
  • Tuesday September 20
China  3 – 0  United States 15- 9 • 15- 5 • 15- 7
Peru  3 – 0  Brazil 15-11 • 15-11 • 15- 3
  • Friday September 23
United States  3 – 2  Brazil 14-16 • 15- 5 • 15-13 • 12-15 • 15- 7
Peru  3 – 2  China 13-15 • 15-13 • 7 -15 • 15-12 • 16-14
  • Sunday September 25
China  3 – 1  Brazil 2 -15 • 15- 7 • 15-12 • 15-11
Peru  3 – 2  United States 12-15 • 9 -15 • 15- 4 • 15- 5 • 15- 9

Final round[edit]

5-8th place 5th place
1988-09-27
  Brazil  3  
  South Korea  2  
 
1988-09-29
      Brazil  1
    East Germany  3
7th place
1988-09-27 1988-09-29
  East Germany  3   South Korea  2
  United States  1     United States  3
  • Tuesday September 27
    • Classification Matches
Brazil  3 – 2  South Korea 15- 6 • 15-17 • 8 -15 • 15- 4 • 17-15
East Germany  3 – 1  United States 15-13 • 15-11 • 10-15 • 15- 8
  • Thursday September 29
    • Seventh Place Match
South Korea  2 – 3  United States 4 -15 • 15-12 • 15-13 • 9 -15 • 8 -15
    • Fifth Place Match
Brazil  1 – 3  East Germany 9 -15 • 4 -15 • 15-11 • 11-15




Semi-finals Final
1988-09-27
  Soviet Union  3  
  China  0  
 
1988-09-29
      Soviet Union  3
    Peru  2
Third place
1988-09-27 1988-09-29
  Peru  3   China  3
  Japan  2     Japan  0
  • Tuesday September 27
    • Semi Finals
Soviet Union  3 – 0  China 15- 0 • 15- 9 • 15- 2
Peru  3 – 2  Japan 15- 9 • 15- 6 • 6 -15 • 10-15 • 15-13
  • Thursday September 29
    • Bronze Medal Match
China  3 – 0  Japan 15-13 • 15- 6 • 15- 6
    • Gold Medal Match
Soviet Union  3 – 2  Peru 10-15 • 12-15 • 15-13 • 15- 7 • 17-15



Final standings[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]