Beach volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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Volleyball at the
1996 Summer Olympics
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Tournament men women

These page shows the results of the inaugural Women's Beach Volleyball Tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, held from July 23 to July 27, 1996. There were a total number of eighteen participating couples.

Results[edit]

Winner’s Bracket, First-round[edit]

  • Kaize/Yudhani, Indonesia (No. 17-seeded team) def. Malowney/Oullette, Canada (16), 15-10 (44 minutes)
  • Prawerman/Lesage, France (18) def. Hernandez/Soto, Mexico (15) 15-55 (28)

Winner’s Bracket, Second-round[edit]

  • Fenwick/Spring, Australia (9) def. Fujita/Takahashi, Japan (8), 15-10 (26)
  • Rodrigues/Samuel, Brazil (5) def. Solazzi/Turetta, Italy (12) 17-15 (57)
  • Fontana/Hanley, United States (4) def. Bernsten/Hestad, Norway (13) 15-4 (41)
  • Castro/Richardson, United States (3) def. Kadijk/Van de Ven, Netherlands (14) 15-8 (34)
  • Cook/Pottharst, Australia (6) def. Cooper/Glover, England (11) 15-4 (38)
  • Buhler/Müsch, Germany (7) def. Ishizaka/Nakano, Japan (10) 15-8 (36)
  • Silva/Pires, Brazil (1) def. Kaize/Yudhani, Indonesia (17) 15-2 (26)
  • McPeak/Reno, United States (2) def. Prawerman/Lesage, France (18) 15-4 (33)

Winner’s Bracket, Third-round[edit]

  • Silva/Pires, Brazil (1) def. Fenwick/Spring, Australia (9), 15-13 (45)
  • Rodrigues/Samuel, Brazil (5) def. Fontana/Hanley, United States (4), 15-10 (55)
  • Cook/Pottharst, Australia (6) def. Castro/Richardson, United States (3), 15-7 (38)
  • McPeak/Reno, United States (2) def. Buhler/Müsch, Germany (7), 15-6 (36)

Winner’s Bracket, Fourth-round[edit]

  • Silva/Pires, Brazil (1) def. Rodrigues/Samuel, Brazil (5), 15-4 (33)
  • Cook/Pottharst, Australia (6) def. McPeak/Reno, United States (2), 15-13 (65)

Loser’s Bracket, First-round[edit]

  • Losers eliminated, place 17th
    • Prawerman/Lesage, France (18) def. Malowney/Oullette, Canada (16), 15-13 (68)
    • Kaize/Yudhani, Indonesia (17) def. Hernandez/Soto, Mexico (15) 15-11 (29)

Loser’s Bracket, Second-round[edit]

  • Losers eliminated, place 13th
    • Cooper/Glover, England (11) def. Kadijk/Van de Ven, Netherlands (14), 15-12 (50)
    • Bernsten/Hestad, Norway (13) def. Solazzi/Turetta, Italy (12) 15-11 (42)
    • Ishizaka/Nakano, Japan (10) def. Prawerman/Lesage, France (18) (26)
    • Fujita/Takahashi, Japan (8) def. Kaize/Yudhani, Indonesia (17), 15-0 (18)

Loser’s Bracket, Third-round[edit]

  • Losers eliminated, place ninth
    • Fontana/Hanley, United States (4) def. Ishizaka/Nakano, Japan (10), 15-6 (32)
    • Fenwick/Spring, Australia (9) def. Cooper/Glover, England (11), 15-12 (38)
    • Buhler/Müsch, Germany (7) def. Bernsten/Hestad, Norway (13), 15-9 (45)
    • Fujita/Takahashi, Japan (8) def. Castro/Richardson, United States (3), 15-11 (49)

Loser’s Bracket, Fourth-round[edit]

  • Losers eliminated, place seventh
    • Fontana/Hanley, United States (4) def. Fenwick/Spring, Australia (9), 15-6 (37)
    • Fujita-Takahashi, Japan (8) def. Buhler/Müsch, Germany (7), 15-4 (32)

Loser’s Bracket, Fifth-round[edit]

  • Losers eliminated, place fifth
    • Fontana/Hanley, United States (4) def. McPeak/Reno, United States (2), 15-10 (49)
    • Rodrigues/Samuel, Brazil(5) def. Fujita/Takahashi, Japan (8), 15-6 (45)

Semi-finals[edit]

  • Silva/Pires, Brazil (1) def. Fontana/Hanley, United States (4), 15-8 (39)
  • Rodrigues/Samuel, Brazil (5) def. Cook/Pottharst, Australia (6), 15-3 (27)

Bronze medal match[edit]

  • Cook/Pottharst, Australia (6) def. Fontana/Hanley, United States (4), 12-11 and 12-7 (111)

Gold Medal match[edit]

  • Silva/Pires, Brazil (1) def. Rodrigues/Samuel, Brazil (5), 12-11 and 12-6 (69)

Final ranking[edit]

RANK NAME ATHLETES SEED
Med 1.png  Sandra Pires and Jackie Silva (BRA) 1
Med 2.png  Mônica Rodrigues and Adriana Samuel (BRA) 5
Med 3.png  Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst (AUS) 6
4.  Barbra Fontana and Linda Hanley (USA) 4
5.  Holly McPeak and Nancy Reno (USA) 2
 Sachiko Fujita and Yukiko Takahashi (JPN) 8
7.  Beate Bühler and Danja Müsch (GER) 7
 Liane Fenwick and Anita Spring (AUS) 9
9.  Gail Castro Kehl and Deb Richardson (USA) 3
 Yuki Ishizaka and Peko Nakano (JPN) 10
 Audrey Cooper and Amanda Glover (GBR) 11
 Merita Berntsen and Ragni Hestad (NOR) 13
13.  Annamaria Solazzi and Consuelo Turetta (ITA) 12
 Debora Schoon-Kadijk and Lisette van de Ven (NED) 14
 Eta Kaize and Timy Yudhani Rahayu (INA) 17
 Brigitte Lesage and Anabelle Prawerman (FRA) 18
17.  Velia Eguiluz and Mayra Huerta (MEX) 15
 Barb Broen Ouellette and Margo Malowney (CAN) 16

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