Volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's qualification

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The qualification for the 2016 Women's Olympic volleyball tournament was held from 22 August 2015 to 22 May 2016. Twelve teams qualified, the hosts, the FIVB World Cup champion and runner-up, five continental Olympic qualification tournament champions, and four teams from the World Olympic qualification tournament respectively.[1] Teams already qualified for the event were not eligible to play in the following qualification tournaments.

Qualification summary[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

Means of qualification[edit]

Qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics
Qualified for the 2016 World Olympics Qualification Tournament

Pool standing procedure[edit]

Host country[edit]

FIVB reserved a vacancy for the Olympics host country to participate in the tournament.

FIVB World cup[edit]

The winners and runners-up from 2015 FIVB Volleyball World Cup qualified for the Olympics.

  • Venue:  Japan
  • Dates: 22 August – 6 September 2015
Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  China
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Serbia
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United States
4  Russia
5  Japan
6  South Korea
7  Dominican Republic
8  Argentina
9  Cuba
10  Kenya
11  Peru
12  Algeria

Continental qualification tournaments[edit]

Africa[edit]

African Olympic Qualification Tournament
The winners qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games. The second and third teams would play in World Olympic Qualification Tournament.

Rank Team
1  Cameroon
2  Egypt
3  Kenya
4  Algeria
5  Botswana
6  Tunisia
7  Uganda

Asia and Oceania[edit]

Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament
The Asian Olympic qualification tournament combined with World Olympic qualification tournaments. The host teams and the top three ranked teams from the World ranking as of 1 January 2016 competed in the tournament. The top ranked among the four teams qualified as Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament winners.

Europe[edit]

European Olympic Qualification Tournament
The winners qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games. The second and third teams would play in World Olympic Qualification Tournament.

Rank Team
1  Russia
2  Netherlands
3  Italy
4  Turkey
5  Germany
6  Belgium
7  Poland
8  Croatia

North America[edit]

NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament
The top four ranked teams from the 2015 NORCECA Volleyball Championship competed in this tournament. The winners qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games. The second and third teams would play in the World Olympic Qualification Tournament.

Matches Pts Points Sets
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  United States 3 0 14 249 173 1.439 9 1 9.000
2  Dominican Republic 2 1 8 249 246 1.012 6 5 1.200
3  Puerto Rico 1 2 7 232 258 0.899 5 6 0.833
4  Canada 0 3 1 205 258 0.795 1 9 0.111
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
7 Jan 17:00 Dominican Republic  3–1  Puerto Rico 17–25 25–13 25–23 25–23   92–84 P2 P3
7 Jan 19:00 United States  3–0  Canada 25–18 25–18 25–15     75–51 P2 P3
8 Jan 17:00 Canada  1–3  Dominican Republic 27–25 16–25 24–26 20–25   87–101 P2 P3
8 Jan 19:00 United States  3–1  Puerto Rico 25–14 24–26 25–12 25–14   99–66 P2 P3
9 Jan 17:00 Puerto Rico  3–0  Canada 32–30 25–17 25–20     82–67 P2 P3
9 Jan 20:00 United States  3–0  Dominican Republic 25–19 25–19 25–18     75–56 P2 P3

South America[edit]

South American Olympic Qualification Tournament
The winners qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games. The second and third teams would play in World Olympic Qualification Tournament.

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Argentina 4 0 12 12 1 12.000 318 231 1.377
2  Peru 3 1 9 9 3 3.000 284 247 1.150
3  Colombia 2 2 5 6 9 0.667 332 329 1.009
4  Venezuela 1 3 4 6 9 0.667 315 314 1.003
5  Chile 0 4 0 1 12 0.083 193 321 0.601
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
6 Jan 15:00 Colombia  3–2  Venezuela 25–14 15–25 21–25 25–17 17–15 103–96 Result
6 Jan 19:00 Chile  0–3  Argentina 10–25 15–25 14–25     39–75 Result
7 Jan 16:00 Chile  0–3  Peru 10–25 13–25 10–25     33–75 Result
7 Jan 19:00 Venezuela  1–3  Argentina 18–25 16–25 25–17 18–25   77–92 Result
8 Jan 16:00 Venezuela  3–0  Chile 25–22 25–13 25–9     75–44 Result
8 Jan 19:00 Peru  3–0  Colombia 30–28 25–22 25–22     80–72 Result
9 Jan 14:00 Peru  3–0  Venezuela 25–23 25–22 25–22     75–67 Result
9 Jan 17:00 Argentina  3–0  Colombia 25–20 26–24 25–17     76–61 Result
10 Jan 14:00 Colombia  3–1  Chile 25–17 21–25 25–19 25–16   96–77 Result
10 Jan 17:00 Argentina  3–0  Peru 25–20 25–20 25–14     75–54 Result

World Qualification tournaments[edit]

There were 2 tournaments to get 5 remaining spots in the 2016 Olympic Games. Only the teams which had not yet qualified from the 3 events above could play in the tournament. 12 teams had rights to play in this tournament, Japan as a host of 1st tournament, the top three Asian teams from World ranking as of 1 January 2016, and the 2nd and 3rd place from continental qualification tournaments. The 1st tournament was combined with the Asian Olympic qualification tournament which played in Japan. The best ranked Asian team qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games. The best three ranked teams, excluding the best Asian team, also secured the vacancies in the 2016 Olympic Games. The 2nd tournament which was held in Puerto Rico consisted of 4 teams, and only the best ranked team could take the last spot for the 2016 Olympic Games. The table below showed the allocation of 12 qualified teams.[2]

1st tournament 2nd tournament
Qualification Qualifier Qualification Qualifier Qualification Qualifier
Host country  Japan European QT  Netherlands African QT  Kenya
World Ranking for Asian teams  South Korea  Italy  Algeria
 Thailand North American QT 2nd  Dominican Republic North American QT 3rd  Puerto Rico
 Kazakhstan South American QT 2nd  Peru South American QT 3rd  Colombia
  •  Egypt withdrew from the tournament. Therefore,  Algeria, as the fourth place team in the African qualifier, replaced  Egypt.[3]

1st Tournament[edit]

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Italy 6 1 17 18 7 2.571 586 517 1.133
2  Netherlands 5 2 16 17 7 2.429 571 465 1.228
3  Japan 5 2 14 18 10 1.800 644 571 1.128
4  South Korea 4 3 13 15 11 1.364 597 577 1.035
5  Thailand 4 3 12 15 12 1.250 597 592 1.008
6  Dominican Republic 2 5 6 7 16 0.438 517 542 0.954
7  Peru 2 5 6 7 16 0.438 462 549 0.842
8  Kazakhstan 0 7 0 3 21 0.143 426 587 0.726
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
14 May 10:10 South Korea  1–3  Italy 17–25 20–25 27–25 18–25   82–100 P2 P3
14 May 12:55 Thailand  3–1  Dominican Republic 26–24 26–28 25–16 25–20   102–88 P2 P3
14 May 15:40 Kazakhstan  1–3  Netherlands 12–25 25–21 14–25 8–25   59–96 P2 P3
14 May 19:15 Japan  3–0  Peru 25–23 25–10 25–14     75–47 P2 P3
15 May 10:10 Italy  3–1  Thailand 17–25 25–16 25–17 25–16   92–74 P2 P3
15 May 12:55 Peru  3–0  Dominican Republic 25–22 25–16 26–24     76–62 P2 P3
15 May 15:40 Netherlands  0–3  South Korea 27–29 23–25 21–25     71–79 P2 P3
15 May 19:20 Japan  3–0  Kazakhstan 25–14 25–15 25–11     75–40 P2 P3
17 May 10:10 Kazakhstan  1–3  Peru 25–19 22–25 23–25 23–25   93–94 P2 P3
17 May 12:55 Dominican Republic  0–3  Italy 22–25 23–25 23–25     68–75 P2 P3
17 May 15:40 Thailand  0–3  Netherlands 14–25 16–25 20–25     50–75 P2 P3
17 May 19:15 South Korea  3–1  Japan 28–26 25–17 17–25 25–19   95–87 P2 P3
18 May 10:10 Peru  0–3  Italy 19–25 16–25 17–25     52–75 P2 P3
18 May 12:55 Kazakhstan  0–3  South Korea 16–25 11–25 21–25     48–75 P2 P3
18 May 15:40 Netherlands  3–0  Dominican Republic 25–22 25–18 25–21     75–61 P2 P3
18 May 19:20 Japan  3–2  Thailand 20–25 25–23 23–25 25–23 15–13 108–109 P2 P3
20 May 10:10 Thailand  3–0  Kazakhstan 25–18 25–19 25–15     75–52 P2 P3
20 May 12:55 South Korea  3–1  Peru 18–25 25–22 25–14 25–21   93–82 P2 P3
20 May 15:40 Italy  0–3  Netherlands 21–25 21–25 14–25     56–75 P2 P3
20 May 19:15 Dominican Republic  0–3  Japan 22–25 16–25 25–27     63–77 P2 P3
21 May 10:10 South Korea  2–3  Thailand 25–19 25–22 27–29 24–26 12–15 113–111 P2 P3
21 May 12:55 Kazakhstan  1–3  Dominican Republic 20–25 25–22 12–25 20–25   77–97 P2 P3
21 May 15:40 Peru  0–3  Netherlands 16–25 14–25 17–25     47–75 P2 P3
21 May 19:20 Japan  2–3  Italy 25–23 25–27 25–27 25–21 9–15 109–113 P2 P3
22 May 10:10 Dominican Republic  3–0  South Korea 25–23 25–11 28–26     78–60 P2 P3
22 May 12:55 Thailand  3–0  Peru 25–17 26–24 25–23     76–64 P2 P3
22 May 15:40 Italy  3–0  Kazakhstan 25–22 25–16 25–19     75–57 P2 P3
22 May 19:15 Netherlands  2–3  Japan 25–20 13–25 25–21 30–32 11–15 104–113 P2 P3


Individual Awards[edit]


2nd Tournament[edit]

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Puerto Rico 3 0 9 9 0 MAX 226 138 1.638
2  Colombia 2 1 6 6 3 2.000 209 164 1.274
3  Kenya 1 2 3 3 7 0.429 186 219 0.849
4  Algeria 0 3 0 1 9 0.111 148 248 0.597
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
20 May 17:10 Kenya  0–3  Colombia 14–25 15–25 13–25     42–75 P2 P3
20 May 20:10 Puerto Rico  3–0  Algeria 25–10 25–11 25–12     75–33 P2 P3
21 May 17:10 Kenya  3–1  Algeria 25–14 23–25 25–14 25–16   98–69 P2 P3
21 May 20:10 Puerto Rico  3–0  Colombia 25–17 26–24 25–18     76–59 P2 P3
22 May 15:10 Algeria  0–3  Colombia 16–25 12–25 18–25     46–75 P2 P3
22 May 18:10 Puerto Rico  3–0  Kenya 25–8 25–23 25–15     75–46 P2 P3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Qualification Process". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Qualification Detail". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Line-up for Intercontinental qualifier". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Retrieved 8 March 2016.

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