1962 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship

The 1962 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship was the fourth edition of the tournament, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB. It was held in the Soviet Union from 13 to 25 October 1962.[1]

1962 Women's World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Soviet Union
Dates13 – 25 October
Teams14
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Champions Japan (1st title)

As a tournament held once every four years and following its last edition in 1960, the subsequent tournament should have been in 1964. When volleyball became an Olympic sport starting in the 1964 Games, the FIVB decided to move the World Championships from the Olympic years to be played in between Olympic Games, therefore anticipating the 1964 edition to 1962.[2]

Participating teamsEdit

FormatEdit

The tournament was played in two different stages (first and final rounds). In the First round, the 14 participants were divided in four groups (two groups of four teams and two groups of three teams). A single round-robin format was played within each group to determine the teams group position, all teams progressed to the next round.

In the Final round, two groups were created (1st-8th and 9th-14th), teams were allocated to a group according to their First round group position (best two teams of each group going to 1st-8th and the remaining teams to 9th-14th). A single round-robin format was played within each group with matches already played between teams in the First round also counted in this round.[1]

Pools compositionEdit

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
  Austria   Bulgaria   China   Netherlands
  Brazil   Czechoslovakia   East Germany   Romania
  Poland   Hungary   Japan   Soviet Union
  North Korea   West Germany

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

The tournament was played at venues in four cities.[1]

Pool A Pool B
Host cities in the Soviet Union
Riga, USSR Leningrad, USSR
Capacity: Capacity:
Pool C, Final round Pool D, Final round
Kiev, USSR Moscow, USSR
Capacity: Capacity:

First roundEdit

(Q) Advanced to Final pool
(q) Advanced to 9th-14th pool

Pool AEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Poland (Q) 4 2 0 6 0 MAX 90 22 4.091
2   Brazil (Q) 3 1 1 3 3 1.000 60 53 1.132
3   Austria (q) 2 0 2 0 6 0.000 15 90 0.167
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Oct Poland   3–0   Brazil 15–4 15–5 15–6     45–15
14 Oct Brazil   3–0   Austria 15–1 15–2 15–5     45–8
15 Oct Poland   3–0   Austria 15–2 15–3 15–2     45–7

Pool BEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Bulgaria (Q) 4 2 0 6 2 3.000 111 87 1.276
2   Czechoslovakia (Q) 3 1 1 4 4 1.000 105 96 1.094
3   Hungary (q) 2 0 2 2 6 0.333 84 117 0.718
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Oct Bulgaria   3–1   Czechoslovakia 15–12 15–12 8–15 15–7   53–46
14 Oct Czechoslovakia   3–1   Hungary 12–15 17–15 15–8 15–5   59–43
15 Oct Bulgaria   3–1   Hungary 13–15 15–10 15–4 15–12   58–41

Pool CEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Japan (Q) 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 61 2.213
2   East Germany (Q) 5 2 1 6 5 1.200 130 136 0.956
3   China (q) 4 1 2 5 7 0.714 137 162 0.846
4   North Korea (q) 3 0 3 1 9 0.111 103 146 0.705
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Oct China   3–1   North Korea 8–15 15–13 18–16 15–6   56–50
13 Oct Japan   3–0   East Germany 15–7 15–10 15–1     45–18
14 Oct East Germany   3–2   China 13–15 15–6 9–15 15–9 15–12 67–57
14 Oct Japan   3–0   North Korea 15–2 15–6 15–11     45–19
15 Oct Japan   3–0   China 15–5 15–12 15–7     45–24
15 Oct East Germany   3–0   North Korea 15–13 15–9 15–12     45–34

Pool DEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Soviet Union (Q) 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 135 39 3.462
2   Romania (Q) 5 2 1 6 3 2.000 110 87 1.264
3   Netherlands (q) 4 1 2 3 6 0.500 82 106 0.774
4   West Germany (q) 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 40 135 0.296
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Oct Romania   3–0   West Germany 15–5 15–2 15–10     45–17
13 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   Netherlands 15–4 15–6 15–2     45–12
14 Oct Romania   3–0   Netherlands 15–4 15–9 15–12     45–25
14 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   West Germany 15–3 15–1 15–3     45–7
15 Oct Netherlands   3–0   West Germany 15–6 15–8 15–2     45–16
15 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   Romania 15–6 15–7 15–7     45–20

Final roundEdit

  • The results and the points of the matches between the same teams that were already played during the First round are taken into account for the Final round.

9th-14th poolEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   China 10 5 0 15 2 7.500 247 116 2.129
2   North Korea 9 4 1 13 4 3.250 242 157 1.541
3   Hungary 8 3 2 10 7 1.429 219 179 1.223
4   Netherlands 7 2 3 8 9 0.889 191 181 1.055
5   West Germany 6 1 4 3 12 0.250 113 210 0.538
6   Austria 5 0 5 0 15 0.000 59 228 0.259
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
18 Oct China   3–0   Austria 15–4 15–4 15–0     45–8
18 Oct North Korea   3–1   Netherlands 12–15 15–10 15–8 15–7   57–40
18 Oct Hungary   3–0   West Germany 15–1 15–12 15–6     45–19
20 Oct North Korea   3–0   West Germany 15–6 15–8 15–9     45–23
20 Oct Netherlands   3–0   Austria 15–0 15–0 15–4     45–4
20 Oct China   3–1   Hungary 15–2 11–15 15–13 15–5   56–35
21 Oct West Germany   3–0   Austria 15–10 15–4 18–16     48–30
21 Oct China   3–0   Netherlands 15–5 15–3 15–8     45–16
21 Oct North Korea   3–0   Hungary 15–12 15–10 15–13     45–35
23 Oct North Korea   3–0   Austria 15–2 15–1 15–0     45–3
23 Oct Hungary   3–1   Netherlands 15–10 18–16 11–15 15–4   59–45
23 Oct China   3–0   West Germany 15–2 15–2 15–3     45–7
24 Oct Hungary   3–0   Austria 15–4 15–7 15–3     45–14

Final poolEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Japan 14 7 0 21 1 21.000 329 103 3.194
2   Soviet Union 13 6 1 19 4 4.750 322 182 1.769
3   Poland 11 4 3 13 11 1.182 300 283 1.060
4   Romania 10 3 4 12 13 0.923 287 329 0.872
5   Czechoslovakia 10 3 4 12 14 0.857 304 321 0.947
6   Bulgaria 10 3 4 12 15 0.800 306 360 0.850
7   East Germany 9 2 5 7 17 0.412 260 332 0.783
8   Brazil 7 0 7 0 21 0.000 118 316 0.373
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
18 Oct Japan   3–0   Poland 15–3 15–5 15–2     45–15
18 Oct Romania   3–0   Brazil 15–6 15–4 16–14     46–24
18 Oct East Germany   3–2   Bulgaria 15–17 15–10 9–15 15–13 17–15 71–70
18 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   Czechoslovakia 15–5 16–14 15–10     46–29
19 Oct Romania   3–1   Poland 16–14 9–15 15–10 16–14   56–53
19 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   East Germany 15–1 15–5 15–8     45–14
19 Oct Czechoslovakia   3–0   Brazil 15–5 15–7 15–8     45–20
19 Oct Japan   3–0   Bulgaria 15–3 15–2 15–8     45–13
20 Oct Czechoslovakia   3–1   Romania 13–15 16–14 15–10 15–12   59–51
20 Oct Poland   3–0   Bulgaria 15–3 15–7 15–13     45–23
20 Oct East Germany   3–0   Brazil 15–4 15–6 15–8     45–18
20 Oct Japan   3–1   Soviet Union 14–16 15–7 15–11 15–3   59–37
22 Oct Japan   3–0   Brazil 15–4 15–2 15–4     45–10
22 Oct Romania   3–0   East Germany 15–10 15–4 16–14     46–28
22 Oct Poland   3–2   Czechoslovakia 12–15 5–15 15–12 15–9 15–8 62–59
22 Oct Soviet Union   3–1   Bulgaria 15–5 14–16 15–5 15–1   59–27
23 Oct Czechoslovakia   3–1   East Germany 13–15 16–14 15–5 15–10   59–44
23 Oct Japan   3–0   Romania 15–2 15–0 15–1     45–3
23 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   Poland 15–11 15–12 15–8     45–31
23 Oct Bulgaria   3–0   Brazil 15–7 15–9 15–13     45–29
25 Oct Poland   3–0   East Germany 15–13 19–17 15–10     49–40
25 Oct Bulgaria   3–2   Romania 16–18 15–8 14–16 15–13 15–10 75–65
25 Oct Japan   3–0   Czechoslovakia 15–2 15–4 15–1     45–7
25 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   Brazil 15–0 15–0 15–2     45–2

Final standingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 1962". FIVB. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  2. ^ Batista Junior, João (29 January 2017). "1967: o Mundial de Vôlei que a Guerra Fria encurtou". UOL (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Women Volleyball IV World Championship 1962". todor66.com. Retrieved 16 October 2017.

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