List of Indoor Volleyball World Medalists

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This list is of those countries who have won an indoor volleyball world medal, referring to any of the Men's and Women's World Championship, Men's and Women's World Cup, Olympic Games, FIVB World League, FIVB World Grand Prix or FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup.

Men's Volleyball World Medalists[1][2][3][4][edit]

World Championship
Olympic Games
World Cup
World Grand Champions Cup

1949-1989[edit]

Year Host Gold Silver Bronze
1949 Czechoslovakia  USSR  Czechoslovakia Bulgaria Bulgaria
1952 USSR  USSR  Czechoslovakia Bulgaria Bulgaria
1956 France  Czechoslovakia Romania Romania  USSR
1960 Brazil  USSR  Czechoslovakia Romania Romania
1962 USSR  USSR  Czechoslovakia Romania Romania
1964 Japan  USSR  Czechoslovakia  Japan
1965 Poland  USSR  Poland  Czechoslovakia
1966 Czechoslovakia  Czechoslovakia Romania Romania  USSR
1968 Mexico  USSR  Japan  Czechoslovakia
1969 East Germany East Germany East Germany  Japan  USSR
1970 Bulgaria East Germany East Germany Bulgaria Bulgaria  Japan
1972 Germany  Japan East Germany East Germany  USSR
1974 Mexico  Poland  USSR  Japan
1976 Canada  Poland  USSR  Cuba
1977 Japan  USSR  Japan  Cuba
1978 Italy  USSR  Italy  Cuba
1980 USSR  USSR Bulgaria Bulgaria Romania Romania
1981 Japan  USSR  Cuba  Brazil
1982 Argentina  USSR  Brazil  Argentina
1984 USA  USA  Brazil  Italy
1985 Japan  USA  USSR  Czechoslovakia
1986 France  USA  USSR Bulgaria Bulgaria
1988 South Korea  USA  USSR  Argentina
1989 Japan  Cuba  Italy  USSR

1990-present[edit]

Year World League Host Gold Silver Bronze Host Gold Silver Bronze
1990 Osaka  Italy  Netherlands  Brazil Brazil  Italy  Cuba  USSR
1991 Milan  Italy  Cuba  USSR Japan  USSR  Cuba  USA
1992 Genoa  Italy  Cuba  USA Spain  Brazil  Netherlands  USA
1993 São Paulo  Brazil  Russia  Italy Japan  Italy  Brazil  Cuba
1994 Milan  Italy  Cuba  Brazil Greece  Italy  Netherlands  USA
1995 Rio de Janeiro  Italy  Brazil  Cuba Japan  Italy  Netherlands  Brazil
1996 Rotterdam  Netherlands  Italy  Russia USA  Netherlands  Italy Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
1997 Moscow  Italy  Cuba  Russia Japan  Brazil  Netherlands  Cuba
1998 Milan  Cuba  Russia  Netherlands Japan  Italy Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia  Cuba
1999 Mar del Plata  Italy  Cuba  Brazil Japan  Russia  Cuba  Italy
2000 Rotterdam  Italy  Russia  Brazil Australia Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia  Russia  Italy
2001 Katowice  Brazil  Italy  Russia Japan  Cuba  Brazil Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
2002 Belo Horizonte  Russia  Brazil Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Argentina  Brazil  Russia  France
2003 Madrid  Brazil Serbia and Montenegro Serbia  Italy Japan  Brazil  Italy Serbia and Montenegro Serbia
2004 Rome  Brazil  Italy Serbia and Montenegro Serbia Greece  Brazil  Italy  Russia
2005 Belgrade  Brazil Serbia and Montenegro Serbia  Cuba Japan  Brazil  USA  Italy
2006 Moscow  Brazil  France  Russia Japan  Brazil  Poland  Bulgaria
2007 Katowice  Brazil  Russia  USA Japan  Brazil  Russia  Bulgaria
2008 Rio de Janeiro  USA  Serbia  Russia China  USA  Brazil  Russia
2009 Belgrade  Brazil  Serbia  Russia Japan  Brazil  Cuba  Japan
2010 Córdoba  Brazil  Russia  Serbia Italy  Brazil  Cuba  Serbia
2011 Gdańsk  Russia  Brazil  Poland Japan  Russia  Poland  Brazil
2012 Sofia  Poland  USA  Cuba UK  Russia  Brazil  Italy
2013 Mar del Plata  Russia  Brazil  Italy Japan  Brazil  Russia  Italy
2014 Florence  USA  Brazil  Italy Poland  Poland  Brazil  Germany
2015 Rio de Janeiro  France  Serbia  USA Japan  USA  Italy  Poland
2016 Kraków  Serbia  Brazil  France Brazil  Brazil  Italy  USA

Men's Medals summary[edit]

Medals Summary Excluding World League[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia * 16 9 8 33
2  Brazil 12 7 3 22
3  United States 6 1 4 11
4  Italy 5 7 6 18
5  Poland 3 3 1 7
6  Cuba 2 6 6 14
7  Czech Republic ^ 2 5 3 10
8  Germany # 2 1 1 4
9  Netherlands 1 4 0 5
10  Japan 1 3 4 8
11  Serbia & 1 1 4 6
12  Bulgaria 0 2 5 7
13  Romania 0 2 3 5
14  Argentina 0 0 2 2
15  France 0 0 1 1
Total 51 51 51 153

World League Medals Summary[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Brazil 9 6 4 19
2  Italy 8 3 4 15
3  Russia * 3 5 7 15
4  United States 2 1 3 6
5  Cuba 1 5 3 9
 Serbia & 1 5 3 9
7  France 1 1 1 3
 Netherlands 1 1 1 3
9  Poland 1 0 1 2
Total 27 27 27 81
* = FIVB considers Russia (Since 1993) as the inheritor of the records of Soviet Union (1948–1991) and CIS (1992).
^ = FIVB considers Czech Republic (Since 1994) as the inheritor of the records of Czechoslovakia (1948–1993).
# = After German reunification, West Germany (1949–1990) was renamed Germany (Since 1991) and they absorbed East Germany (1949–1990) with the records.
& = FIVB considers Serbia (Since 2007) as the inheritor of the records of SFR Yugoslavia (1948–1991), FR Yugoslavia (1992–2002) and Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006).

Women's Volleyball World Medalists[5][6][7][8][edit]

World Championship
Olympic Games
World Cup
World Grand Champions Cup

1952-1992[edit]

Year Host Gold Silver Bronze
1952 USSR  USSR  Poland  Czechoslovakia
1956 France  USSR Romania Romania  Poland
1960 Brazil  USSR  Japan  Czechoslovakia
1962 USSR  Japan  USSR  Poland
1964 Japan  Japan  USSR  Poland
1967 Japan  Japan  USA  South Korea
1968 Mexico  USSR  Japan  Poland
1970 Bulgaria  USSR  Japan  North Korea
1972 Germany  USSR  Japan  North Korea
1973 Uruguay  USSR  Japan  South Korea
1974 Mexico  Japan  USSR  South Korea
1976 Canada  Japan  USSR  South Korea
1977 Japan  Japan  Cuba  South Korea
1978 USSR  Cuba  Japan  USSR
1980 USSR  USSR East Germany East Germany Bulgaria Bulgaria
1981 Japan  China  Japan  USSR
1982 Peru  China  Peru  USA
1984 USA  China  USA  Japan
1985 Japan  China  Cuba  USSR
1986 Czechoslovakia  China  Cuba  Peru
1988 South Korea  USSR  Peru  China
1989 Japan  Cuba  USSR  China
1990 China  USSR  China  USA
1991 Japan  Cuba  China  USSR
1992 Spain  Cuba Olympic flag.svg Unified Team  USA

1993-present[edit]

Year World Grand Prix Host Gold Silver Bronze Host Gold Silver Bronze
1993 Hong Kong  Cuba  China  Russia Japan  Cuba  China  Russia
1994 Shanghai  Brazil  Cuba  China Brazil  Cuba  Brazil  Russia
1995 Shanghai  USA  Brazil  Cuba Japan  Cuba  Brazil  China
1996 Shanghai  Brazil  Cuba  Russia USA  Cuba  China  Brazil
1997 Kobe  Russia  Cuba  South Korea Japan  Russia  Cuba  Brazil
1998 Hong Kong  Brazil  Russia  Cuba Japan  Cuba  China  Russia
1999 Yuxi  Russia  Brazil  China Japan  Cuba  Russia  Brazil
2000 Quezon City  Cuba  Russia  Brazil Australia  Cuba  Russia  Brazil
2001 Macau  USA  China  Russia Japan  China  Russia  Japan
2002 Hong Kong  Russia  China  Germany Germany  Italy  USA  Russia
2003 Andria  China  Russia  USA Japan  China  Brazil  USA
2004 Reggio Calabria  Brazil  Italy  USA Greece  China  Russia  Cuba
2005 Sendai  Brazil  Italy  China Japan  Brazil  USA  China
2006 Reggio Calabria  Brazil  Russia  Italy Japan  Russia  Brazil Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Serbia
2007 Ningbo  Netherlands  China  Italy Japan  Italy  Brazil  USA
2008 Yukohama  Brazil  Cuba  Italy China  Brazil  USA  China
2009 Tokyo  Brazil  Russia  Germany Japan  Italy  Brazil  Dominican Republic
2010 Ningbo  USA  Brazil  Italy Japan  Russia  Brazil  Japan
2011 Macau  USA  Brazil Serbia Serbia Japan  Italy  USA  China
2012 Ningbo  USA  Brazil  Turkey UK  Brazil  USA  Japan
2013 Sapporo  Brazil  China Serbia Serbia Japan  Brazil  USA  Japan
2014 Tokyo  Brazil  Japan  Russia Italy  USA  China  Brazil
2015 Omaha  USA  Russia  Brazil Japan  China  Serbia  USA
2016 Bangkok  Brazil  USA  Netherlands Brazil  China  Serbia  USA

Women's Medals Summary[edit]

Medals Summary Excluding World Grand Prix[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia * 13 10 8 31
2  Cuba 11 4 1 16
3  China 10 6 6 22
4  Japan 6 7 5 18
5  Brazil 4 7 5 16
6  Italy 4 0 0 4
7  United States 1 8 7 16
8  Peru 0 2 1 3
 Serbia & 0 2 1 3
10  Poland 0 1 4 5
11  Germany # 0 1 0 1
 Romania 0 1 0 1
13  South Korea 0 0 5 5
14  Czech Republic ^ 0 0 2 2
 North Korea 0 0 2 2
16  Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
 Dominican Republic 0 0 1 1
Total 49 49 49 147
* = FIVB considers Russia (Since 1993) as the inheritor of the records of Soviet Union (1948–1991) and CIS (1992).
# = After German reunification, West Germany (1949–1990) was renamed Germany (Since 1991) and they absorbed East Germany (1949–1990) with the records.
^ = FIVB considers Czech Republic (Since 1994) as the inheritor of the records of Czechoslovakia (1948–1993).
& = FIVB considers Serbia (Since 2007) as the inheritor of the records of SFR Yugoslavia (1948–1991), FR Yugoslavia (1992–2002) and Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006).

World Grand Prix Medals Summary[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Brazil 11 5 2 18
2  United States 6 1 2 9
3  Russia 3 6 4 13
4  Cuba 2 4 2 8
5  China 1 5 3 9
6  Netherlands 1 0 1 2
7  Italy 0 2 4 6
8  Japan 0 1 0 1
9  Germany 0 0 2 2
 Serbia 0 0 2 2
11  South Korea 0 0 1 1
 Turkey 0 0 1 1
Total 24 24 24 72

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