Volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Volleyball
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Volleyball, Rio 2016.png Volleyball (Beach), Rio 2016.png
Pictograms for indoor (left) and beach volleyball (right)
Venue Ginásio do Maracanãzinho (indoor)
Copacabana Stadium (beach)
Dates 6–21 August 2016
No. of events 4
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Volleyball at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Indoor
Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg
Qualification   men   women
Tournament   men   women
Rosters   men   women
Beach
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg
Qualification   men   women
Tournament   men   women

The volleyball tournaments at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was played between 6 and 21 August. 24 volleyball teams and 48 beach volleyball teams, total 386 athletes, participated in the tournament. The indoor volleyball competition took place at Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Maracanã, and the beach volleyball tournament was held at Copacabana Beach,[1][2] in the temporary Copacabana Stadium.

Competition schedule[edit]

P Preliminary round Round of 16 ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Final
Date
Event
Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20 Sun 21
Men's indoor P P P P P ¼ ½ B F
Women's indoor P P P P P ¼ ½ B F
Men's beach P P P P P P ¼ ½ B F
Women's beach P P P P P P ¼ ½ B F

Events[edit]

Four sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

Qualification[edit]

Each National Olympic Committee was allowed to enter one men's and one women's qualified team in the volleyball tournaments and two men's and two women's qualified teams in the beach volleyball.[3][4][5]

Men's volleyball[edit]

Means of qualification
Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 2 October 2009 Denmark Copenhagen 1  Brazil
2015 World Cup 8–23 September 2015  Japan 2  United States
 Italy
South American Qualifier 9–11 October 2015 Venezuela Maiquetía 1  Argentina
European Qualifier 5–10 January 2016 Germany Berlin 1  Russia
African Qualifier 7–12 January 2016 Republic of the Congo Brazzaville 1  Egypt
North American Qualifier 8–10 January 2016 Canada Edmonton 1  Cuba
Asian Qualifier 28 May – 5 June 2016 Japan Tokyo 1  Iran
1st World Qualifier 3  Poland
 France
 Canada
2nd World Qualifier 3–5 June 2016 Mexico Mexico City 1  Mexico
Total 12

Women's volleyball[edit]

Means of qualification
Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 2 October 2009 Denmark Copenhagen 1  Brazil
2015 World Cup 22 August – 6 September 2015  Japan 2  China
 Serbia
European Qualifier 4–9 January 2016 Turkey Ankara 1  Russia
South American Qualifier 6–10 January 2016 Argentina Bariloche 1  Argentina
North American Qualifier 7–9 January 2016 United States Lincoln 1  United States
African Qualifier 12–16 February 2016 Cameroon Yaoundé 1  Cameroon
Asian Qualifier 14–22 May 2016 Japan Tokyo 1  Japan
1st World Qualifier 3  Italy
 Netherlands
 South Korea
2nd World Qualifier 20–22 May 2016 Puerto Rico San Juan 1  Puerto Rico
Total 12

Men's beach volleyball[edit]

Means of qualification
Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 2 October 2009 Denmark Copenhagen 1  Brazil
2015 World Championships 26 June – 5 July 2015  Netherlands 1  Brazil
FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking[6] 13 June 2016 Switzerland Lausanne 15  Netherlands
 United States
 Netherlands
 United States
 Spain
 Latvia
 Russia
 Italy
 Poland
 Italy
 Austria
 Poland
 Germany
 Canada
 Mexico
2014–2016 AVC Continental Cup 20–26 June 2016 Australia Cairns 1  Qatar
2014–2016 CAVB Continental Cup 3–9 May 2016 Tunisia Kelibia 1  Tunisia
2014–2016 CEV Continental Cup 22–26 June 2016 Norway Stavanger 1  Austria
2014–2016 CSV Continental Cup 22–26 June 2016 Chile Santiago 1  Chile
2014–2016 NORCECA Continental Cup 20–26 June 2016 Mexico Guaymas 1  Cuba
2016 FIVB World Continental Cup 6–10 July 2016 Russia Sochi 2  Canada
 Russia
Total 24


Women's beach volleyball[edit]

Means of qualification
Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 2 October 2009 Denmark Copenhagen 1  Brazil
2015 World Championships 26 June – 5 July 2015  Netherlands 1  Brazil
FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking[7] 13 June 2016 Switzerland Lausanne 15  United States
 Germany
 Canada
 Netherlands
 Australia
 Italy
 Germany
 Spain
 Poland
 Switzerland
 Canada
 Switzerland
 United States
 Argentina
 China
2014–2016 AVC Continental Cup 20–26 June 2016 Australia Cairns 1  Australia
2014–2016 CAVB Continental Cup 12–18 April 2016 Nigeria Abuja 1  Egypt
2014–2016 CEV Continental Cup 22–26 June 2016 Norway Stavanger 1  Netherlands
2014–2016 CSV Continental Cup 22–26 June 2016 Argentina Santa Fe 1  Venezuela
2014–2016 NORCECA Continental Cup 20–26 June 2016 Mexico Guaymas 1  Costa Rica
2016 FIVB World Continental Cup 6–10 July 2016 Russia Sochi 2  Czech Republic
 Russia
Total 24


Men's indoor competition[edit]

The competition consisted of two stages; a preliminary round followed by a knockout stage.

Preliminary round[edit]

The teams were divided into two groups of six countries, playing every team in their group once. Three points were awarded for a 3–0 or 3–1 win, two points for a 3–2 win, one point for a 2–3 loss and 0 points for a 1–3 or 0–3 loss. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Pool A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Italy 5 4 1 12 13 5 2.600 432 375 1.152 Quarter-finals
2  Canada 5 3 2 9 10 7 1.429 378 378 1.000
3  United States 5 3 2 9 10 8 1.250 419 405 1.035
4  Brazil (H) 5 3 2 9 11 9 1.222 467 442 1.057
5  France 5 2 3 6 8 9 0.889 386 367 1.052
6  Mexico 5 0 5 0 1 15 0.067 283 398 0.711
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.

Pool B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Argentina 5 4 1 12 12 4 3.000 394 335 1.176 Quarter-finals
2  Poland 5 4 1 12 14 5 2.800 447 389 1.149
3  Russia 5 4 1 11 13 6 2.167 432 367 1.177
4  Iran 5 2 3 7 8 9 0.889 389 392 0.992
5  Egypt 5 1 4 3 3 12 0.250 286 362 0.790
6  Cuba 5 0 5 0 1 15 0.067 300 403 0.744
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
 
                   
 
17 August
 
 
 Italy 3
 
19 August
 
 Iran 0
 
 Italy 3
 
17 August
 
 United States 2
 
 United States 3
 
21 August
 
 Poland 0
 
 Italy 0
 
17 August
 
 Brazil 3
 
 Canada 0
 
19 August
 
 Russia 3
 
 Russia 0
 
17 August
 
 Brazil 3 Bronze medal match
 
 Brazil 3
 
21 August
 
 Argentina 1
 
 United States 3
 
 
 Russia 2
 

Women's indoor competition[edit]

The competition consisted of two stages; a Preliminary round followed by a knockout stage.

Preliminary round[edit]

The teams were divided into two groups of six countries, playing every team in their group once. Three points were awarded for a 3–0 or 3–1 win, two points for a 3–2 win, one point for a 2–3 loss and 0 points for a 1–3 or 0–3 loss. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Pool A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Brazil (H) 5 5 0 15 15 0 377 272 1.386 Quarter-finals
2  Russia 5 4 1 12 12 4 3.000 393 323 1.217
3  South Korea 5 3 2 9 10 7 1.429 384 372 1.032
4  Japan 5 2 3 6 7 9 0.778 347 364 0.953
5  Argentina 5 1 4 2 3 14 0.214 319 407 0.784
6  Cameroon 5 0 5 1 2 15 0.133 328 410 0.800
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.

Pool B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  United States 5 5 0 14 15 5 3.000 470 400 1.175 Quarter-finals
2  Netherlands 5 4 1 11 14 7 2.000 455 425 1.071
3  Serbia 5 3 2 10 12 6 2.000 410 394 1.041
4  China 5 2 3 7 9 9 1.000 398 389 1.023
5  Italy 5 1 4 3 4 12 0.333 351 374 0.939
6  Puerto Rico 5 0 5 0 0 15 0.000 277 379 0.731
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal
 
                   
 
16 August
 
 
 Brazil 2
 
18 August
 
 China 3
 
 China 3
 
16 August
 
 Netherlands 1
 
 South Korea 1
 
20 August
 
 Netherlands 3
 
 China 3
 
16 August
 
 Serbia 1
 
 Russia 0
 
18 August
 
 Serbia 3
 
 Serbia 3
 
16 August
 
 United States 2 Bronze medal
 
 Japan 0
 
20 August
 
 United States 3
 
 Netherlands 1
 
 
 United States 3
 

Men's beach volleyball competition[edit]

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal
 
                           
 
12 August
 
 
 CarambulaRanghieri (ITA) 0
 
15 August
 
 LupoNicolai (ITA) 2
 
 LupoNicolai (ITA) 2
 
13 August
 
 BarsoukLiamin (RUS) 1
 
 EvandroPedro Solberg (BRA) 1
 
16 August
 
 BarsoukLiamin (RUS) 2
 
 LupoNicolai (ITA) 2
 
12 August
 
 KrasilnikovSemenov (RUS) 1
 
 KrasilnikovSemenov (RUS) 2
 
15 August
 
 CherifJefferson (QAT) 0
 
 KrasilnikovSemenov (RUS) 2
 
12 August
 
 DíazGonzález (CUB) 1
 
 DopplerHorst (AUT) 0
 
18 August
 
 DíazGonzález (CUB) 2
 
 LupoNicolai (ITA) 0
 
13 August
 
 AlisonBruno Schmidt (BRA) 2
 
 DalhausserLucena (USA) 2
 
15 August
 
 HuberSeidl (AUT) 0
 
 DalhausserLucena (USA) 1
 
13 August
 
 AlisonBruno Schmidt (BRA) 2
 
 AlisonBruno Schmidt (BRA) 2
 
16 August
 
 GaviraHerrera (ESP) 0
 
 AlisonBruno Schmidt (BRA) 2
 
12 August
 
 BrouwerMeeuwsen (NED) 1 Bronze medal
 
 OntiverosVirgen (MEX) 0
 
15 August 18 August
 
 NummerdorVarenhorst (NED) 2
 
 NummerdorVarenhorst (NED) 0  KrasilnikovSemenov (RUS) 0
 
13 August
 
 BrouwerMeeuwsen (NED) 2  BrouwerMeeuwsen (NED) 2
 
 SaxtonSchalk (CAN) 0
 
 
 BrouwerMeeuwsen (NED) 2
 

Women's beach volleyball competition[edit]

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal
 
                           
 
12 August
 
 
 LarissaTalita (BRA) 2
 
14 August
 
 BorgerBüthe (GER) 0
 
 LarissaTalita (BRA) 2
 
13 August
 
 HeidrichZumkehr (SUI) 1
 
 MeppelinkVan Iersel (NED) 1
 
16 August
 
 HeidrichZumkehr (SUI) 2
 
 LarissaTalita (BRA) 0
 
13 August
 
 LudwigWalkenhorst (GER) 2
 
 BansleyPavan (CAN) 2
 
14 August
 
 BroderValjas (CAN) 0
 
 BansleyPavan (CAN) 0
 
13 August
 
 LudwigWalkenhorst (GER) 2
 
 ForrerVergé-Dépré (SUI) 0
 
17 August
 
 LudwigWalkenhorst (GER) 2
 
 LudwigWalkenhorst (GER) 2
 
12 August
 
 ÁgathaBárbara (BRA) 0
 
 RossWalsh Jennings (USA) 2
 
14 August
 
 MenegattiGiombini (ITA) 0
 
 RossWalsh Jennings (USA) 2
 
13 August
 
 BawdenClancy (AUS) 0
 
 BrzostekKołosińska (POL) 1
 
16 August
 
 BawdenClancy (AUS) 2
 
 RossWalsh Jennings (USA) 0
 
12 August
 
 ÁgathaBárbara (BRA) 2 Bronze medal
 
 WangYue (CHN) 0
 
14 August 17 August
 
 ÁgathaBárbara (BRA) 2
 
 ÁgathaBárbara (BRA) 2  LarissaTalita (BRA) 1
 
12 August
 
 BirlovaUkolova (RUS) 0  RossWalsh Jennings (USA) 2
 
 BirlovaUkolova (RUS) 2
 
 
 ElsaLiliana (ESP) 0
 

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Key

  *   Host nation (Brazil)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Brazil* 2 1 0 3
2  China 1 0 0 1
 Germany 1 0 0 1
4  Italy 0 2 0 2
5  Serbia 0 1 0 1
6  United States 0 0 3 3
7  Netherlands 0 0 1 1
Total 7 NOCs 4 4 4 12

Medalists[edit]

Indoor volleyball[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's indoor
details
 Brazil (BRA)
William Arjona
Éder Carbonera
Wallace de Souza
Luiz Felipe Fonteles
Evandro Guerra
Ricardo Lucarelli Souza
Bruno Rezende
Lucas Saatkamp
Sérgio Santos
Maurício Borges Silva
Douglas Souza
Maurício Souza
 Italy (ITA)
Oleg Antonov
Emanuele Birarelli
Simone Buti
Massimo Colaci
Simone Giannelli
Osmany Juantorena
Filippo Lanza
Matteo Piano
Salvatore Rossini
Daniele Sottile
Luca Vettori
Ivan Zaytsev
 United States (USA)
Matthew Anderson
Micah Christenson
Maxwell Holt
Thomas Jaeschke
David Lee
William Priddy
Aaron Russell
Taylor Sander
Erik Shoji
Kawika Shoji
David Smith
Murphy Troy
Women's indoor
details
 China (CHN)
Ding Xia
Gong Xiangyu
Hui Ruoqi
Lin Li
Liu Xiaotong
Wei Qiuyue
Xu Yunli
Yan Ni
Yang Fangxu
Yuan Xinyue
Zhang Changning
Zhu Ting
 Serbia (SRB)
Tijana Bošković
Jovana Brakočević
Bianka Buša
Tijana Malešević
Brankica Mihajlović
Jelena Nikolić
Maja Ognjenović
Silvija Popović
Milena Rašić
Jovana Stevanović
Stefana Veljković
Bojana Živković
 United States (USA)
Rachael Adams
Foluke Akinradewo
Kayla Banwarth
Alisha Glass
Christa Harmotto
Kimberly Hill
Jordan Larson
Carli Lloyd
Karsta Lowe
Kelly Murphy
Kelsey Robinson
Courtney Thompson

Beach volleyball[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's beach
details
 Brazil (BRA)
Alison Cerutti
Bruno Oscar Schmidt
 Italy (ITA)
Daniele Lupo
Paolo Nicolai
 Netherlands (NED)
Alexander Brouwer
Robert Meeuwsen
Women's beach
details
 Germany (GER)
Laura Ludwig
Kira Walkenhorst
 Brazil (BRA)
Ágatha Bednarczuk
Bárbara Seixas
 United States (USA)
Kerri Walsh Jennings
April Ross

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rio 2016: Beach Volleyball". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rio 2016: Volleyball". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Rio 2016 – FIVB Volleyball Qualification System" (PDF). FIVB. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Kauffman, Bill (4 December 2012). "FIVB Discusses 2016 Olympic Qualification". Team USA. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "FIVB announces Rio 2016 Olympic Qualification System for beach volleyball". FIVB. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking - Men". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking - Women". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 

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