Italy women's national volleyball team

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Association FIPAV
Confederation CEV
Head coach Marco Bonitta
FIVB ranking 8 (as of October 2015)
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Home
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Summer Olympics
Appearances 5 (First in 2000)
Best result 5th (2004, 2008, 2012)
World Championship
Appearances 10 (First in 1978)
Best result Gold Gold : (2002)
FIVB World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 1999)
Best result Gold Gold : (2007, 2011)
European Championship
Appearances 23 (First in 1951)
Best result Gold Gold : (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 the national team of Italy that takes part in international volleyball competitions. It 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; 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 0 0 1
World Cup 2 0 0 2
World Grand Champions Cup 1 0 0 1
World Grand Prix 0 2 4 6
European Championship 2 2 2 6
Universiade 2 0 0 2
Mediterranean Games 7 1 2 10
Total 15 5 8 28

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 4th Place Squad
Total 1 Title 10/17

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
Total 0 Titles 18/23

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 women's volleyball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1][2] view · talk

Head coach: Marco Bonitta

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2015–16 club
1 Ortolani, SerenaSerena Ortolani 7 January 1987 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 310 cm (120 in) Italy Imoco Volley
4 Orro, AlessiaAlessia Orro 18 July 1998 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 308 cm (121 in) 302 cm (119 in) Italy Club Italia
6 De Gennaro, MonicaMonica De Gennaro (L) 8 January 1987 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 270 cm (110 in) 265 cm (104 in) Italy Imoco Volley
7 Guiggi, MartinaMartina Guiggi 1 May 1984 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 317 cm (125 in) 312 cm (123 in) Italy AGIL Novara
8 Gennari, AlessiaAlessia Gennari 3 November 1991 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 238 cm (94 in) Italy Bergamo Foppapedretti
9 Centoni, NadiaNadia Centoni 19 June 1981 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 311 cm (122 in) Turkey Galatasaray S.K.
11 Chirichella, CristinaCristina Chirichella 10 February 1994 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in) Italy AGIL Novara
14 Lo Bianco, EleonoraEleonora Lo Bianco 22 December 1979 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 295 cm (116 in) Turkey Galatasaray S.K.
15 Del Core, AntonellaAntonella Del Core (C) 5 November 1980 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 305 cm (120 in) Russia Dynamo Kazan
16 Sylla, Miriam FatimeMiriam Fatime Sylla 8 January 1995 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in) Italy Bergamo Foppapedretti
18 Egonu, PaolaPaola Egonu 18 December 1998 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 336 cm (132 in) 330 cm (130 in) Italy Club Italia
20 Danesi, AnnaAnna Danesi 20 April 1996 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 308 cm (121 in) Italy Club Italia

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