Volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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Women's volleyball
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Volleyball, Rio 2016.png
Venue Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
Date 6–20 August 2016
Competitors 144 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  China
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Serbia
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United States
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The women's tournament in volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics was the 14th edition of the event at an Olympic Games, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB, in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 6 to 20 August 2016.

China won their third gold by defeating Serbia in the final.[1] The United States won bronze by winning against the Netherlands.[2]

The medals for the competition were presented by Yu Zaiqing, People's Republic of China; Anita DeFrantz, United States of America; and Chang Ung, Democratic People's Republic of Korea; members of the International Olympic Committee, and the gifts were presented by Ary Graça, Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz and Aleksandar Boričić, President and Executive Vice-Presidents of the FIVB.

Competition schedule[edit]

P Preliminary round ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Final
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
P P P P P ¼ ½ B F

Qualification[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

Pools composition[edit]

Teams were seeded following the Serpentine system according to their FIVB World Ranking as of October 2015.[3] FIVB reserved the right to seed the hosts as head of Pool A regardless of the World Ranking. Rankings are shown in brackets except Hosts who ranked 3rd. The pools were confirmed on 23 May 2016.[4]

Pool A Pool B
 Brazil (Hosts)  United States (1)
 Russia (4)  China (2)
 Japan (5)  Serbia (6)
 South Korea (9)  Italy (8)
 Argentina (12)  Netherlands (14)
 Cameroon (21)  Puerto Rico (16)

Rosters[edit]

Venue[edit]

Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
Capacity: 11,800
Maracanãzinho.jpg

Format[edit]

The preliminary round was a competition between the twelve teams divided into two pools of six teams. This round, the teams competed in a single round-robin format. The four highest ranked teams in each group advanced to the knockout stage (quarter-finals). The sixth placed teams in each pool was ranked eleventh in this competition. The fifth placed teams in each pool was ranked ninth.
The knockout stage followed the single-elimination format. The losers of the quarter-finals were eliminated and ranked fifth. The quarter-final winners played in the semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals competed for gold medals and the losers played for bronze medals.

Pool standing procedure[edit]

In order to establish the ranking of teams after the group stage, the following criteria should be implemented:[5]

  1. Number of matches won
  2. Match points
  3. Set ratio
  4. Setpoint ratio
  5. Results between tied teams (head-to-head record)

Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 match points for the winner, 0 match points for the loser
Match won 3–2: 2 match points for the winner, 1 match point for the loser

Referees[edit]

The following referees were selected for the tournament.[6]

  • Argentina Hernán Casamiquela
  • Belgium Arturo Di Giacomo
  • Brazil Rogerio Espicalsky
  • Brazil Paulo Turci
  • China Liu Jiang
  • Dominican Republic Denny Cespedes
  • Egypt Nasr Shaaban
  • Germany Heike Kraft
  • Iran Mohammad Shahmiri
  • Italy Fabrizio Pasquali
  • Mexico Luis Macias
  • Poland Piotr Dudek
  • Qatar Ibrahim Al-Naama
  • Russia Andrey Zenovich
  • Serbia Vladimir Simonović
  • Slovakia Juraj Mokrý
  • South Korea Kang Joo-hee
  • Spain Susana Rodríguez
  • Tunisia Taoufik Boudaya
  • United States Patricia Rolf

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are Brasília Time (UTC−03:00).

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.
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
09:30
Japan  1–3  South Korea
(25–19, 15–25, 17–25, 21–25)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,760
Referees: Denny Cespedes (DOM), Patricia Rolf (USA)
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
15:00
Brazil  3–0  Cameroon
(25–14, 25–21, 25–13)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,890
Referees: Heike Kraft (GER), Liu Jiang (CHN)
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
20:30
Russia  3–0  Argentina
(25–13, 25–10, 25–16)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,437
Referees: Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT), Luis Macias (MEX)

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
11:35
Japan  3–0  Cameroon
(25–20, 25–15, 25–17)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,400
Referees: Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA), Hernán Casamiquela (ARG)
8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
20:30
Russia  3–1  South Korea
(25–23, 23–25, 25–23, 25–14)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,398
Referees: Piotr Dudek (POL), Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT)
8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
22:35
Brazil  3–0  Argentina
(25–16, 25–19, 25–11)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,651
Referees: Nasr Shaaban (EGY), Fabrizio Pasquali (ITA)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
17:05
Russia  3–0  Cameroon
(25–19, 25–22, 25–23)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,396
Referees: Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT), Mohammad Shahmiri (IRI)
10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
20:30
South Korea  3–0  Argentina
(25–18, 25–20, 25–23)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,248
Referees: Patricia Rolf (USA), Taoufik Boudaya (TUN)
10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
22:35
Brazil  3–0  Japan
(25–18, 25–18, 25–22)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,759
Referees: Susana Rodríguez (ESP), Luís Macias (MEX)

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
11:35
Argentina  3–2  Cameroon
(19–25, 25–19, 26–28, 25–21, 15–13)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,345
Referees: Taoufik Boudaya (TUN), Arturo di Giacomo (BEL)
12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
20:30
Russia  3–0  Japan
(25–14, 30–28, 25–18)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,448
Referees: Mohammad Shahmiri (IRI), Heike Kraft (GER)
12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
22:35
Brazil  3–0  South Korea
(25–17, 25–13, 27–25)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,790
Referees: Patricia Rolf (USA), Liu Jiang (CHN)

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
11:35
South Korea  3–0  Cameroon
(25–15, 25–22, 25–20)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,893
Referees: Luis Macias (MEX), Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA)
14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
20:30
Japan  3–0  Argentina
(25–23, 25–16, 26–24)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,939
Referees: Denny Cespedes (DOM), Fabrizio Pasquali (ITA)
14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
22:35
Brazil  3–0  Russia
(25–23, 25–21, 25–21)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,892
Referees: Nasr Shaaban (EGY), Taoufik Boudaya (TUN)

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
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
11:35
China  2–3  Netherlands
(23–25, 25–21, 25–18, 22–25, 13–15)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,410
Referees: Susana Rodríguez (ESP), Paulo Turci (BRA)
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
17:05
United States  3–0  Puerto Rico
(25–17, 25–22, 25–17)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,832
Referees: Taoufik Boudaya (TUN), Kang Joo-hee (KOR)
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
22:35
Serbia  3–0  Italy
(27–25, 25–20, 25–23)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 4,373
Referees: Piotr Dudek (POL), Arturo Di Giacomo (BEL)

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
09:30
China  3–0  Italy
(25–21, 25–21, 25–16)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 4,804
Referees: Patricia Rolf (USA), Paulo Turci (BRA)
8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
15:00
United States  3–2  Netherlands
(18–25, 25–18, 21–25, 25–20, 15–8)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,455
Referees: Mohammad Shahmiri (IRI), Juraj Mokrý (SVK)
8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
17:05
Serbia  3–0  Puerto Rico
(29–27, 25–18, 25–20)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,730
Referees: Kang Joo-hee (KOR), Andrey Zenovich (RUS)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
09:30
China  3–0  Puerto Rico
(25–20, 25–17, 25–18)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 4,386
Referees: Heike Kraft (GER), Kang Joo-hee (KOR)
10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
11:35
Italy  0–3  Netherlands
(21–25, 20–25, 20–25)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,539
Referees: Juraj Mokrý (SVK), Nasr Shaaban (EGY)
10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
15:00
United States  3–1  Serbia
(25–17, 21–25, 25–18, 25–19)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,134
Referees: Hernán Casamiquela (ARG), Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA)

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
09:30
China  0–3  Serbia
(19–25, 19–25, 22–25)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 3,509
Referees: Kang Joo-hee (KOR), Susana Rodríguez (ESP)
12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
15:00
United States  3–1  Italy
(25–22, 25–22, 23–25, 25–20)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,243
Referees: Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA), Denny Cespedes (DOM)
12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
17:05
Netherlands  3–0  Puerto Rico
(25–14, 25–22, 25–16)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,742
Referees: Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT), Hernán Casamiquela (ARG)

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
09:30
Serbia  2–3  Netherlands
(22–25, 20–25, 25–22, 25–18, 8–15)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,387
Referees: Susana Rodríguez (ESP), Andrey Zenovich (RUS)
14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
15:00
Italy  3–0  Puerto Rico
(25–14, 25–13, 25–22)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,225
Referees: Kang Joo-hee (KOR), Patricia Rolf (USA)
14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
17:05
United States  3–1  China
(22–25, 25–17, 25–19, 25–19)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,897
Referees: Heike Kraft (GER), Juraj Mokrý (SVK)

Knockout stage[edit]

All times are Brasília Time (UTC−03:00).

The first ranked teams of both pools played against the fourth ranked teams of the other pool. The second ranked teams faced the second or third ranked teams of the other pool, determined by drawing of lots. The drawing of lots was held after the last match in the preliminary round.

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal
 
          
 
16 August
 
 
 Brazil2
 
18 August
 
 China3
 
 China3
 
16 August
 
 Netherlands1
 
 South Korea1
 
20 August
 
 Netherlands3
 
 China3
 
16 August
 
 Serbia1
 
 Russia0
 
18 August
 
 Serbia3
 
 Serbia3
 
16 August
 
 United States2 Bronze medal
 
 Japan0
 
20 August
 
 United States3
 
 Netherlands1
 
 
 United States3
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
10:00
South Korea  1–3  Netherlands
(19–25, 14–25, 25–23, 20–25)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,351
Referees: Patricia Rolf (USA), Nasr Shaaban (EGY)
16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
14:00
Japan  0–3  United States
(16–25, 23–25, 22–25)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,226
Referees: Paulo Turci (BRA), Heike Kraft (GER)
16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
18:00
Russia  0–3  Serbia
(9–25, 22–25, 21–25)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,121
Referees: Susana Rodríguez (ESP), Hernán Casamiquela (ARG)
16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
22:15
Brazil  2–3  China
(25–15, 23–25, 22–25, 25–22, 13–15)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 9,498
Referees: Piotr Dudek (POL), Vladimir Simonović (SRB)

Semi-finals[edit]

18 August 2016 (2016-08-18)
13:00
Serbia  3–2  United States
(20–25, 25–17, 25–21, 16–25, 15–13)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,837
Referees: Andrey Zenovich (RUS), Nasr Shaaban (EGY)
18 August 2016 (2016-08-18)
22:15
China  3–1  Netherlands
(27–25, 23–25, 29–27, 25–23)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,411
Referees: Luis Macias (MEX), Fabrizio Pasquali (ITA)

Bronze medal match[edit]

20 August 2016 (2016-08-20)
13:00
Netherlands  1–3  United States
(23–25, 27–25, 22–25, 19–25)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,897
Referees: Paulo Turci (BRA), Piotr Dudek (POL)

Gold medal match[edit]

20 August 2016 (2016-08-20)
22:15
China  3–1  Serbia
(19–25, 25–17, 25–22, 25–23)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,773
Referees: Susana Rodríguez (ESP), Patricia Rolf (USA)

Statistics leaders[edit]

  • Only players whose teams advanced to the semifinals are ranked.

Source: FIVB.org

Final standing[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 China
Ding Xia
Gong Xiangyu
Hui Ruoqi (c)
Lin Li
Liu Xiaotong
Wei Qiuyue
Xu Yunli
Yan Ni
Yang Fangxu
Yuan Xinyue
Zhang Changning
Zhu Ting
 Serbia
Tijana Bošković
Jovana Brakočević
Bianka Buša
Tijana Malešević
Brankica Mihajlović
Jelena Nikolić
Maja Ognjenović (c)
Silvija Popović
Milena Rašić
Jovana Stevanović
Stefana Veljković
Bojana Živković
 United States
Rachael Adams
Foluke Akinradewo
Kayla Banwarth
Alisha Glass
Christa Harmotto (c)
Kimberly Hill
Jordan Larson
Carli Lloyd
Karsta Lowe
Kelly Murphy
Kelsey Robinson
Courtney Thompson

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China crowned champions in Rio de Janeiro". rio2016.fivb.com. 20 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "USA raise high wall to stop Netherlands for bronze medal". rio2016.fivb.com. 20 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "FIVB Senior World Ranking - Women (as of October 2015)". FIVB. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rio 2016 women's volleyball pools unveiled". fivb.com. 23 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Pools Ranking Criteria". FIVB. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Referees
  7. ^ "FIVB:#Rio2016 women's #Volleyball Dream Team". fivb.com. 20 Aug 2016. Retrieved 20 Aug 2016. 

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