Volleyball at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Sitting volleyball
at the XV Paralympic Games
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Venue Riocentro Pavilion 6
Dates 9–18 September 2016
Competitors 96 from 12 nations
Medalists
Gold medal
Silver medal
Bronze medal
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Sitting volleyball at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
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Tournament men women
Rosters men women

Sitting Volleyball at the 2016 Summer Paralympics will be held from 9 September to 18 September at the Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro. Two events will be contested: men’s and women’s team.[1]

In the men’s sitting event, Bosnia and Herzegovina are the defending champions. Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iran were the finalists in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012, with Iran winning in 2000 and 2008 and Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2004 and 2012.

The Rio Games will be the fourth time the women’s sitting volleyball event will be contested. China are the defending champions, defeating theUnited States for gold in 2012. Ukraine won bronze in 2012, their first ever medal in the event.

Classification[edit]

In sitting volleyball there are two categories of classification: disabled and minimal disability. A maximum of one minimally disabled player may be on the court for each team at any one time.

A part of the player’s body between the buttocks and the shoulders must be in contact with the court when playing or attempting to play the ball.[2]

Qualification[edit]

There will be 16 teams, 8 men’s teams and 8 women’s teams, taking part. Each country can enter one team per tournament.

Men’s Qualification

Means of qualification Date Host Quota Qualified
Host country 2 October 2009 Denmark Copenhagen 1 Brazil
2014 World Championships 15–21 June 2014 Poland Elblag 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iran
2014 Asian Para Games 18–24 October 2014 South Korea Incheon 1 China
2015 African Championships 23–28 July 2015 Rwanda Kigali 1 Egypt
2015 Parapan American Games 7–15 August 2015 Canada Toronto 1 United States
2015 Men’s European Championships 2–7 October 2015 Germany Warendorf 1 Germany
World Qualifier 17–23 March 2016 China Hangzhou City 1 Ukraine
Total 8

Women’s Qualification

Means of qualification Date Host Quota Qualified
Host country 2 October 2009 Denmark Copenhagen 1 Brazil
2014 World Championships 15–21 June 2014 Poland Elblag 2 China
United States
2014 Asian Para Games 18–24 October 2014 South Korea Incheon 1 Iran
2015 African Championships 23–28 July 2015 Rwanda Kigali 1 Rwanda
2015 Parapan American Games 7–15 August 2015 Canada Toronto 1 Canada
2015 Women’s European Championships 2–7 October 2015 Slovenia Podcetrtek 1 Ukraine
World Qualifier 17–23 March 2016 China Hangzhou City 1 Netherlands
Total 8

Men’s 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 four countries, playing every team in their group once. Two points were awarded for win, one point for a loss. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Egypt 3 3 0 6 9 4 2.250 267 234 1.141 Semi-finals
2  Brazil (H) 3 2 1 5 8 4 2.000 278 212 1.311
3  Germany 3 1 2 4 6 8 0.750 280 288 0.972 Classification 5th / 6th
4  United States 3 0 3 3 2 9 0.222 167 258 0.647 Classification 7th / 8th
Source: Paralympic.org
(H) Host.

Group B[edit]

Pos Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Iran 3 3 0 6 9 0 228 173 1.318 Semi-finals
2  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2 1 5 6 3 2.000 206 184 1.120
3  Ukraine 3 1 2 4 3 8 0.375 237 265 0.894 Classification 5th / 6th
4  China 3 0 3 3 2 9 0.222 216 265 0.815 Classification 7th / 8th

Knock-out stage[edit]

Semi-finals Gold medal
16 September
Egypt 0
18 September
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
16 September
Iran 3
Brazil 0
Iran 3
Bronze medal
18 September
Egypt 3
Brazil 2

Women’s 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 four countries, playing every team in their group once. Two points were awarded for win, one point for a loss. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Brazil (H) 3 3 0 6 9 0 225 140 1.607 Semi-finals
2  Ukraine 3 2 1 5 6 5 1.200 237 229 1.035
3  Netherlands 3 1 2 4 5 7 0.714 250 265 0.943 Classification 5th / 6th
4  Canada 3 0 3 3 1 9 0.111 169 247 0.684 Classification 7th / 8th
Source: Paralympic.org
(H) Host.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  China 3 3 0 6 9 2 4.500 246 169 1.456 Semi-finals
2  United States 3 2 1 5 8 3 2.667 256 156 1.641
3  Iran 3 1 2 4 3 6 0.500 160 197 0.812 Classification 5th / 6th
4  Rwanda 3 0 3 3 0 9 0.000 85 225 0.378 Classification 7th / 8th

Knock-out stage[edit]

Semi-finals Gold medal
17 September
Brazil 0
18 September
United States 3
United States 3
17 September
China 0
Ukraine 0
China 3
Bronze medal
18 September
Brazil 3
Ukraine 0

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men’s team
details
Iran Bosnia and Herzegovina Egypt
Women’s team
details
United States China Brazil

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