Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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Women's volleyball
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Peace and Friendship Stadium, Greece
Date 14–29 August
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«2000 2008»
Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics
Indoor
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Tournament   men   women
Rosters   men   women
Beach
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Tournament men women

Women's Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics were held at the Peace and Friendship Stadium located at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex between August 14 and August 29.

The twelve competing teams were split equally into two pools of six teams. Each team played all other teams in its pool with the winning team gaining 2 points and the losing side 1 point. The top four teams from each pool progressed through to the quarter-finals.

Qualification[edit]

Volleyball Women Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation 1  Greece
2003 Women's World Cup 3  China
 Brazil
 United States
European Qualification 1  Germany
North American Qualification 1  Cuba
South American Qualification 1  Dominican Republic*
Asian Qualification 1  South Korea
African Qualification 1  Kenya
Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 3  Japan
 Russia
 Italy
Total 12

* Dominican Republic is associated at the NORCECA, but was invited to participate the South American Qualification by the FSV.

Teams[edit]

Squads[edit]

First round[edit]

All winners of individual matches shown in bold.
Highlighted teams moved on to the Final Round.

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W L SW SL Ratio PW PL Ratio
1. Brazil 10 5 5 0 15 2 7.500 410 326 1.258
2. Italy 9 5 4 1 14 3 4.667 392 305 1.285
3. South Korea 8 5 3 2 9 7 1.286 355 352 1.009
4. Japan 7 5 2 3 6 10 0.600 346 343 1.009
5. Greece 6 5 1 4 5 12 0.417 349 383 0.911
6. Kenya 5 5 0 5 0 15 0.000 236 379 0.623

August 14, 2004

Japan  0–3  Brazil 21-25, 22-25, 21-25
Greece  3–0  Kenya 25-7, 25-22, 25-14
South Korea  0–3  Italy 17-25, 13-25, 19-25

August 16, 2004

Kenya  0–3  Brazil 16-25, 27-29, 12-25
Italy  3–0  Japan 25-16, 25-13, 25-17
Greece  1–3  South Korea 25-20, 19-25, 15-25, 22-25

August 18, 2004

South Korea  3–0  Kenya 25-16, 25-20, 25-19
Japan  3–1  Greece 25-10, 20-25, 25-21, 25-22
Brazil  3–2  Italy 19-25, 25-13, 22-25, 25-16, 15-13

August 20, 2004

South Korea  3–0  Japan 25-21, 26-24, 25-21
Greece  0–3  Brazil 22-25, 22-25, 11-25
Kenya  0–3  Italy 17-25, 13-25, 14-25

August 22, 2004

Japan  3–0  Kenya 25-8, 25-17, 25-14
Italy  3–0  Greece 25-19, 25-19, 25-22
Brazil  3–0  South Korea 25-19, 25-18, 25-23

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W L SW SL Ratio PW PL Ratio
1. China 9 5 4 1 14 4 3.500 429 346 1.240
2. Russia 8 5 3 2 11 8 1.375 426 388 1.098
3. Cuba 8 5 3 2 11 10 1.100 443 460 0.963
4. United States 7 5 2 3 11 10 1.100 472 467 1.011
5. Germany 7 5 2 3 7 11 0.636 387 414 0.935
6. Dominican Republic 6 5 1 4 3 14 0.214 334 416 0.803

August 14, 2004

Cuba  2–3  Germany 25-20, 26-24, 22-25, 15-25, 15-17
Dominican Republic  0–3  Russia 17-25, 13-25, 16-25
China  3–1  United States 25-21, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18

August 16, 2004

China  3–0  Dominican Republic 25-20, 25-16, 25-16
United States  3–1  Germany 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 27-25
Russia  2–3  Cuba 24-26, 25-19, 27-25, 19-25, 13-15

August 18, 2004

Dominican Republic  3–2  United States 26-24, 22-25, 27-25, 23-25, 19-17
Cuba  3–2  China 25-19, 22-25, 15-25, 25-21, 15-13
Germany  0–3  Russia 29-31, 11-25, 18-25

August 20, 2004

China  3–0  Germany 25-18, 25-15, 25-16
Dominican Republic  0–3  Cuba 23-25, 17-25, 23-25
United States  2–3  Russia 25-20, 17-25, 25-20, 18-25, 11-15

August 22, 2004

Germany  3–0  Dominican Republic 25-16, 25-19, 25-21
Russia  0–3  China 15-25, 16-25, 26-28
Cuba  0–3  United States 22-25, 12-25, 19-25

Final round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal match
                   
2004-08-24        
  Brazil  3
2004-08-26
  United States  2  
  Brazil  2
2004-08-24
      Russia  3  
  South Korea  0
2004-08-28
  Russia  3  
  Russia  2
2004-08-24    
    China  3
  Italy  2
2004-08-26
  Cuba  3  
  Cuba  2 Bronze medal match
2004-08-24
      China  3   2004-08-28
  Japan  0
  Brazil  1
  China  3  
  Cuba  3
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

August 24, 2004

Brazil  3–2  United States 25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 25-27, 15-6
South Korea  0–3  Russia 17-25, 15-25, 22-25
Italy  2–3  Cuba 23-25, 25-14, 25-22, 14-25, 12-15
Japan  0–3  China 20-25, 22-25, 20-25

Semifinals[edit]

August 26, 2004

Brazil  2–3  Russia 25-18, 25-21, 22-25, 26-28, 14-16
Cuba  2–3  China 22-25, 20-25, 25-17, 25-23, 10-15

Bronze medal match[edit]

August 28, 2004

Brazil  1–3  Cuba 3rd 22-25, 22-25, 25-14, 17-25

Gold medal match[edit]

28 August 2004

2nd Russia  2–3  China 1st 30-28, 27-25, 20-25, 23-25, 12-15

Final standings[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 China (CHN)
Wang Lina
Song Nina
Chen Jing
Zhang Yuehong
Zhao Ruirui
Zhou Suhong
Li Shan
Liu Yanan
Yang Hao
Feng Kun (captain)
Zhang Ping
Zhang Na
 Russia (RUS)
Alexandra Korukovets
Olga Nikolaeva
Elena Tyurina
Olga Chukanova
Elizaveta Tishchenko
Evgenya Artamonova (captain)
Marina Sheshenina
Elena Plotnikova
Natalya Safronova
Lioubov Chachkova
Irina Tebenikhina
Ekaterina Gamova
 Cuba (CUB)
Zoila Barros
Rosir Calderón
Nancy Carrillo
Ana Fernández
Maybelis Martínez
Liana Mesa
Aniara Muñoz
Yahima Ortiz
Daymi Ramirez
Yumilka Ruíz (captain)
Marta Sánchez
Dulce Téllez

Awards[edit]

References[edit]