Volleyball at the Summer Paralympics

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Volleyball at the Summer Paralympics
Sitting volleyball pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Governing body WOVD
Events 2 (men: 1; women: 1)
Games
1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980
1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004
2008 2012 2016
Medalists

Paralympic volleyball was first competed at the Summer Paralympic Games in 1976. That first year, the traditional standing form of volleyball was contested. Sitting volleyball was later introduced as a full Paralympic event in 1980. The 2000 was the last time standing volleyball appeared on the Paralympic programme. The women's sitting volleyball event was also introduced in the 2004.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Updated to the 2012 Summer Paralympics

First table shows the total of medals won in the standing volleyball matches from 1976 to the last standing event in 2000. The matches were all played by male competitors.

Second table shows the total of medals won in the sitting volleyball matches from 1976 onwards also including the women's culminating medals.

Standing[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Israel 3 0 0 3
1 Germany 3 0 0 3
3 West Germany 1 1 1 3
4 Poland 0 2 2 4
5 Slovakia 0 1 1 2
6 Canada 0 1 0 1
6 Great Britain 0 1 0 1
8 Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
8 Finland 0 0 1 1
8 France 0 0 1 1

Sitting[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Iran 5 2 0 7
2 Netherlands 3 2 1 6
3 China 3 0 0 3
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 2 0 4
5 Germany 0 1 2 3
6 Norway 0 1 1 2
6 Russia 0 1 1 2
6 Sweden 0 1 1 2
6 United States 0 1 1 2
10 Israel 0 1 0 1
10 West Germany 0 1 0 1
12 Finland 0 0 3 3
13 Ukraine 0 0 1 1
13 Egypt 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ng, Kwok (2012). When Sitting is Not Resting: Sitting Volleyball. Bloomington, IL: Authorhouse. p. 152. ISBN 978-1-4772-1789-4.