Italy women's national volleyball team

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Italy
Federazione Italiana Pallavolo.svg
AssociationFIPAV
ConfederationCEV
Head coachDavide Mazzanti
FIVB ranking8 (as of October 2018)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances5 (First in 2000)
Best result5th (2004, 2008, 2012)
World Championship
Appearances11 (First in 1978)
Best resultGold (2002)
World Cup
Appearances4 (First in 1999)
Best resultGold (2007, 2011)
European Championship
Appearances24 (First in 1951)
Best resultGold (2007, 2009)
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The women's national team with the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

The Italy women's national volleyball team is governed by the Federazione Italiana Pallavolo (FIPAV). The team's biggest victories were the Gold Medal at the 2002 FIVB Women's World Championship, being the first team to break the domination of Russia, Cuba, China and Japan, and the 2007 and the 2011 World Cup, winning 21 out of the 22 matches in both tournaments.

Palmarès[edit]

Competition Gold Silver Bronze Total
Olympic Games 0 0 0 0
World Championship 1 1 0 2
World Cup 2 0 0 2
World Grand Champions Cup 1 0 0 1
World Grand Prix 0 3 4 7
European Championship 2 2 2 6
Universiade 2 0 0 2
Mediterranean Games 7 1 2 10
Total 15 6 8 29

Results[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
Japan 1964 Did Not Qualify
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980
United States 1984
South Korea 1988
Spain 1992
United States 1996
Australia 2000 Group 9th Place 5 1 4 7 12 Squad
Greece 2004 Quarterfinals 5th Place 6 4 2 14 6 Squad
China 2008 Quarterfinals 5th Place 6 4 2 14 7 Squad
United Kingdom 2012 Quarterfinals 5th Place 6 4 2 15 8 Squad
Brazil 2016 Group stage 9th Place 5 1 4 4 12 Squad
Total 0 Title 5/13

World Championship[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

World Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
Soviet Union 1952 Did Not Enter
France 1956
Brazil 1960
Soviet Union 1962
Japan 1967
Bulgaria 1970 Did Not Qualify
Mexico 1974
Soviet Union 1978 20th Place Squad
Peru 1982 15th Place Squad
Czechoslovakia 1986 9th Place Squad
China 1990 10th Place Squad
Brazil 1994 14th Place Squad
Japan 1998 5th Place Squad
Germany 2002 Final Round Champions Squad
Japan 2006 Semi Finals 4th Place Squad
Japan 2010 5th Place Squad
Italy 2014 Semi Finals 4th Place Squad
Japan 2018 Final Round Runner-up Squad
Total 1 Title 11/18

World Cup[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
Uruguay 1973 Did Not Qualify
Japan 1977
Japan 1981
Japan 1985
Japan 1989
Japan 1991
Japan 1995
Japan 1999 7th Place Squad
Japan 2003 Semi Finals 4th Place Squad
Japan 2007 Final Round Champions Squad
Japan 2011 Final Round Champions Squad
Japan 2015 Did Not Qualify
Total 2 Titles 4/12

World Grand Prix[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

World Grand Prix record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
Hong Kong 1993 Did Not Enter
China 1994 8th Place Squad
China 1995 Did Not Enter
China 1996
Japan 1997 6th Place Squad
Hong Kong 1998 5th Place Squad
China 1999 Semi Finals 4th Place Squad
Philippines 2000 7th Place Squad
Macau 2001 Did Not Qualified
Hong Kong 2002
Italy 2003 5th Place Squad
Italy 2004 Final Round Runners Up Squad
Japan 2005 Final Round Runners Up Squad
Italy 2006 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
China 2007 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
Japan 2008 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
Japan 2009 Did Not Qualified
China 2010 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
Macau 2011 7th Place Squad
China 2012 10th Place Squad
Japan 2013 5th Place Squad
Japan 2014 9th Place Squad
United States 2015 5th Place Squad
Thailand 2016 8th place 9 4 5 19 19 Squad
China 2017 Final Round Runners Up 13 8 5 28 22 Squad
Total 0 Titles 19/25

FIVB Nations League[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Nations League record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
China 2018 Preliminary Round 7th 15 10 5 34 22 Squad
Total 1/1

European Championship[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Mediterranean Games[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Mediterranean Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
Algeria 1975 Runners Up Squad
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1979 Champions Squad
Morocco 1983 Champions Squad
Syria 1987 Third Place Squad
Greece 1991 Champions Squad
France 1993 Did Not Compete
Italy 1997 Champions Squad
Tunisia 2001 Final Round Champions Squad
Spain 2005 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
Italy 2009 Final Round Champions Squad
Turkey 2013 Final Round Champions Squad
Total 7 Titles 10/11

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Italian roster in the 2018 World Championship.[1]

Head coach: Davide Mazzanti

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2017–18 club
1 Serena Ortolani 7 January 1987 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 240 cm (94 in) Italy Monza
3 Carlotta Cambi 28 May 1996 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 292 cm (115 in) Italy Pesaro
5 Ofelia Malinov 29 February 1996 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 285 cm (112 in) Italy Bergamo
6 Monica De Gennaro 8 January 1987 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 292 cm (115 in) 217 cm (85 in) Italy Conegliano
7 Sylvia Nwakalor 12 August 1999 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 318 cm (125 in) 290 cm (110 in) Italy Club Italia
10 Cristina Chirichella (c) 10 February 1994 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 322 cm (127 in) 306 cm (120 in) Italy Novara
11 Anna Danesi 20 April 1996 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 294 cm (116 in) Italy Conegliano
13 Sarah Fahr 12 September 2001 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 322 cm (127 in) 206 cm (81 in) Italy Club Italia
14 Elena Pietrini 17 March 2000 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 206 cm (81 in) Italy Club Italia
15 Marina Lubian 11 April 2000 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 318 cm (125 in) 300 cm (120 in) Italy Club Italia
16 Lucia Bosetti 9 July 1989 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 292 cm (115 in) Italy Scandicci
17 Miriam Sylla 8 January 1995 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 240 cm (94 in) Italy Bergamo
18 Paola Egonu 18 December 1998 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 344 cm (135 in) 321 cm (126 in) Italy Novara
20 Beatrice Parrocchiale 26 December 1995 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 59 kg (130 lb) 286 cm (113 in) 258 cm (102 in) Italy Firenze

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MONDIALE FEMMINILE 2018: DOMANI LE AZZURRE PARTONO PER IL GIAPPONE". Federazione Italiana de Pallavolo (in Italian). Retrieved 22 September 2018.

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