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
«2012 2020»
Volleyball at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Indoor
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Tournament men women
Rosters men women
Beach
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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 Maracanãzinhoin Maracanã, and the beach volleyball tournament was held atCopacabana 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
Event↓/Date → 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

Beach volleyball[edit]

Means of qualification Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Men Women
Host Country 2 October 2009 DenmarkCopenhagen 2 Brazil Brazil
2015 World Championships 26 June – 5 July 2015  Netherlands 2 Brazil Brazil
FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking[6][7] 12 June 2016 Switzerland Lausanne 30 Netherlands United States
United States Germany
Netherlands Canada
United States Netherlands
Spain Australia
Latvia Italy
Russia Germany
Italy Spain
Poland Poland
Italy Switzerland
Austria Canada
Poland Switzerland
Germany United States
Canada Argentina
Mexico China
2014–2016 AVC Continental Cup 15 April – 26 June 2016
(Final round)
Australia Cairns 2 Qatar Australia
2014–2016 CAVB Continental Cup Various 2 Tunisia Egypt
2014–2016 CEV Continental Cup Norway Stavanger 2 Austria Netherlands
2014–2016 CSV Continental Cup Various 2 Chile Venezuela
2014–2016 NORCECA Continental Cup Mexico Guaymas 2 Cuba Costa Rica
2016 FIVB World Continental Cup 6–10 July 2016 Russia Sochi 4 Canada Czech Republic
Russia Russia
Total 48 24 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
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
 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

Beach volleyball competition[edit]

Men’s competition[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 competition[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 4 4 4 12

Medalists[edit]

Indoor volleyball[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men’s indoor
details
 Brazil (BRA)
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Éder Carbonera
Wallace de Souza
William Arjona
Sérgio Santos
Luiz Felipe Fonteles
Maurício Souza
Douglas Souza
Lucas Saatkamp
Evandro Guerra
Ricardo Lucarelli Souza
Maurício Silva
 Italy (ITA)
Pasquale Sottile
Luca Vettori
Osmany Juantorena
Simone Giannelli
Salvatore Rossini
Ivan Zaytsev
Filippo Lanza
Simone Buti
Massimo Colaci
Matteo Piano
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Oleg Antonov
 United States (USA)
Matthew Anderson
Aaron Russell
Taylor Sander
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Kawika Shoji
William Priddy
Murphy Troy
Thomas Jaeschke
Micah Christenson
Maxwell Holt
David Smith
Erik Shoji
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

References

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