Serbia women's national volleyball team

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Serbia
Volleyball Association of Serbia.jpg
Association Volleyball Federation of Serbia
Confederation CEV
Head coach Zoran Terzić
FIVB ranking 3 (as of August 2016)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances 3 (First in 2008)
Best result Silver medal olympic.svg Silver: 2016
World Championship
Appearances 3 (First in 2006)
Best result Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Bronze: 2006
World Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 2007)
Best result Silver Silver: 2015
European Championship
Appearances 7 (First in 2003)
Best result Gold medal europe.svg Gold: 2011

The Serbia women's national volleyball team is the national team of Serbia. It is governed by the Volleyball Federation of Serbia and takes part in international volleyball competitions.

FIVB considers Serbia the inheritor of the records of SFR Yugoslavia (1948–1991) and Serbia and Montenegro (1992–2006).

The Olympic Committee of Serbia declared the women's national volleyball team the best female side of the year from 2006 to 2011. Serbia earned a silver medal at the 2016 summer Olympics in Women's Volleyball.

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

World Championship[edit]

World Cup[edit]

World Grand Prix[edit]

European Championship[edit]

European Games[edit]

  • 2015 — 3rd place Bronze Medal

European Volleyball League[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Serbian roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1][2] view · talk

Head coach: Zoran Terzić

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2015–16 club
1 Busa, BiankaBianka Buša 25 July 1994 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 293 cm (115 in) 282 cm (111 in) Romania CSM Târgoviște
2 Brakocevic, JovanaJovana Brakočević 5 March 1988 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 309 cm (122 in) 295 cm (116 in) Turkey Vakıfbank Istanbul
4 Zivkovic, BojanaBojana Živković 29 March 1988 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 292 cm (115 in) Switzerland Voléro Zürich
6 MalesevicTijana Malešević 18 March 1991 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 286 cm (113 in) Italy AGIL Novara
9 Mihajlovic, BrankicaBrankica Mihajlović 13 April 1991 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 290 cm (110 in) Turkey Fenerbahçe
10 Ognjenovic, MajaMaja Ognjenović (C) 6 August 1984 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 293 cm (115 in) Italy Nordmeccanica Piacenza
11 Veljkovic, StefanaStefana Veljković 9 January 1990 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 305 cm (120 in) Poland Chemik Police
12 NikolicJelena Nikolić 13 April 1982 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 300 cm (120 in) Turkey Bursa BB
15 Stevanovic, JovanaJovana Stevanović 30 June 1992 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 308 cm (121 in) 295 cm (116 in) Italy Pomi Casalmaggiore
16 Rasic, MilenaMilena Rašić 25 October 1990 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 310 cm (120 in) Turkey VakifBank Istanbul
17 PopovićSilvija Popović (L) 15 March 1986 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 286 cm (113 in) 276 cm (109 in) Switzerland Voléro Zürich
19 Boskovic, TijanaTijana Bošković 8 March 1997 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 300 cm (120 in) Turkey Eczacıbaşı VitrA

Previous squads[edit]

2006 World Championship, 3rd place.

Racism Controversy[edit]

On May 28, 2017, the Serbia women's national volleyball team attracted controversy for a racist photo. After beating Poland in a match to secure their place in the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship to be held in Japan, the team celebrated by taking a photo, in which they pulled their eyes back, a historically racist gesture intended to mock and insult Asian people.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terzić published list of players for Rio" (in Serbian). 26 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Serbia FIVB Olympic Profile". FIVB. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Serbian Women’s Volleyball Team Celebrates Win With Offensive Photo". huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2017-06-01. 

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