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Beach volleyball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's beach volleyball tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, United Kingdom, took place between 28 July and 8 August at Horse Guards Parade.[1]

Women's beach volleyball
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueHorse Guards Parade
Dates28 July – 8 August
Competitors48 from 19 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Misty May-Treanor
Kerri Walsh Jennings
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jennifer Kessy
April Ross
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Juliana Felisberta
Larissa França
 Brazil
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Twenty-four pairs of competitors were taking part, including one from Great Britain as the host country, and a maximum of two from each other nation. Sixteen qualified through positioning in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings as of 17 June 2012, five others earned their places at the 2010–12 Continental Beach Volleyball Cup, and the final three from the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Olympic Qualification tournament.[2]

Contents

QualificationEdit

Means of qualification Vacancies Qualified
FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking (as of 17 June 2012) 16   Brazil
  China
  United States
  Brazil
  United States
  Netherlands
  Italy
  Germany
  Czech Republic
  Spain
  Germany
  Switzerland
  Austria
  Australia
  Czech Republic
  Greece
2010–12 Continental Beach Volleyball Cup (confirmed on 2 July 2012) 5   Mauritius (Africa)
  Argentina (South America)
  Russia (Europe)
  Canada (North America)
  Australia (Asia/Oceania)
Beach Volleyball World Cup Final Olympic Qualification (26 June – 1 July 2012) 2   Netherlands
  Russia
Host nation 1   Great Britain
Total 24

SeedsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Advance directly to round of 16
Third place/'lucky loser' play-offs
Eliminated

The composition of the preliminary rounds was announced confirmed on 19 July 2012 in a draw held in Klagenfurt, Austria.[3]

Teams are awarded two points for a win and one for a loss.[4] If two teams are tied at the end of pool play, the tiebreakers is their head-to-head match.[4] If three or more teams are tied, the tiebreakers are (1) points between tied teams, (2) points ratio within pool, and (3) tournament seed.[4] The two best teams from each group advance to the round of 16. The two best third-placed teams also qualify. Two 'lucky loser' matches qualify two more of the third-placed teams.[5]

Pool AEdit

Pts Matches Points Sets
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   JulianaLarissa (BRA) 6 3 0 126 76 1.658 6 0 MAX
2   HoltwickSemmler (GER) 5 2 1 115 97 1.186 4 2 2.000
3   HáječkováKlapalová (CZE) 4 1 2 106 105 1.010 2 4 0.500
4   RigobertLi Yuk Lo (MRI) 3 0 3 57 126 0.452 0 6 0.000
28 July 2012
10:00
  HoltwickSemmler (GER) '2'–0   HáječkováKlapalová (CZE) Horse Guards Parade
(21–16, 21–18)
Report

28 July 2012
17:30
  JulianaLarissa (BRA) '2'–0   RigobertLi Yuk Lo (MRI) Horse Guards Parade
(21–5, 21–10)
Report

30 July 2012
09:00
  HáječkováKlapalová (CZE) '2'–0   RigobertLi Yuk Lo (MRI) Horse Guards Parade
(21–10, 21–11)
Report

30 July 2012
15:30
  JulianaLarissa (BRA) '2'–0   HoltwickSemmler (GER) Horse Guards Parade
(21–18, 21–13)
Report

1 August 2012
10:00
  HoltwickSemmler (GER) '2'–0   RigobertLi Yuk Lo (MRI) Horse Guards Parade
(21–11, 21–10)
Report

1 August 2012
15:30
  JulianaLarissa (BRA) '2'–0   HáječkováKlapalová (CZE) Horse Guards Parade
(21–12, 21–18)
Report

Pool BEdit

Pts Matches Points Sets
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   VasinaVozakova (RUS) 5 2 1 156 150 1.040 5 4 1.250
2   XueZhang (CHN) 5 2 1 143 135 1.059 5 3 1.667
3   KuhnZumkehr (SUI) 4 1 2 136 139 0.978 4 4 1.000
4   ArvanitiTsiartsiani (GRE) 4 1 2 119 130 0.915 2 5 0.400
28 July 2012
09:00
  XueZhang (CHN) '1–2'   VasinaVozakova (RUS) Horse Guards Parade
(21–18, 14–21, 14–16)
Report

28 July 2012
21:00
  KuhnZumkehr (SUI) '2'–0   ArvanitiTsiartsiani (GRE) Horse Guards Parade
(21–13, 21–19)
Report

30 July 2012
10:00
  XueZhang (CHN) '2'–1   KuhnZumkehr (SUI) Horse Guards Parade
(21–18, 16–21, 15–8)
Report

30 July 2012
16:30
  ArvanitiTsiartsiani (GRE) '2'–1   VasinaVozakova (RUS) Horse Guards Parade
(18–21, 21–13, 15–12)
Report

1 August 2012
09:00
  XueZhang (CHN) '2'–0   ArvanitiTsiartsiani (GRE) Horse Guards Parade
(21–17, 21–16)
Report

1 August 2012
14:30
  KuhnZumkehr (SUI) '1–2'   VasinaVozakova (RUS) Horse Guards Parade
(17–21, 21–19, 9–15)
Report

Pool CEdit

Pts Matches Points Sets
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   May-TreanorWalsh Jennings (USA) 6 3 0 137 109 1.257 6 1 6.000
2   KolocováSluková (CZE) 5 2 1 133 137 0.971 4 4 1.000
3   SchwaigerSchwaiger (AUT) 4 1 2 141 150 0.940 4 5 0.800
4   CookHinchley (AUS) 3 0 3 136 151 0.901 2 6 0.333
28 July 2012
14:30
  KolocováSluková (CZE) '2'–1   SchwaigerSchwaiger (AUT) Horse Guards Parade
(10–21, 21–13, 15–13)
Report

28 July 2012
23:00
  May-TreanorWalsh Jennings (USA) '2'–0   CookHinchley (AUS) Horse Guards Parade
(21–18, 21–19)
Report

30 July 2012
22:00
  SchwaigerSchwaiger (AUT) '2'–1   CookHinchley (AUS) Horse Guards Parade
(18–21, 22–20, 15–10)
Report

30 July 2012
23:00
  May-TreanorWalsh Jennings (USA) '2'–0   KolocováSluková (CZE) Horse Guards Parade
(21–14, 21–19)
Report

1 August 2012
22:00
  KolocováSluková (CZE) '2'–1   CookHinchley (AUS) Horse Guards Parade
(21–16, 18–21, 15–11)
Report

1 August 2012
23:00
  May-TreanorWalsh Jennings (USA) '2'–1   SchwaigerSchwaiger (AUT) Horse Guards Parade
(17–21, 21–8, 15–10)
Report

Pool DEdit

Pts Matches Points Sets
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   KessyRoss (USA) 6 3 0 149 131 1.137 6 2 3.000
2   BaquerizoFernández (ESP) 5 2 1 149 143 1.042 5 3 1.667
3   Keizervan Iersel (NED) 4 1 2 134 126 1.063 4 4 1.000
4   GallayZonta (ARG) 3 0 3 93 126 0.738 0 6 0.000
29 July 2012
12:00
  Keizervan Iersel (NED) '1–2'   BaquerizoFernández (ESP) Horse Guards Parade
Referees: Miguel Rivera Ramirez (MEX), Wang Leijun (CHN)
(21–14, 16–21, 11–15)
Report

29 July 2012
21:00
  KessyRoss (USA) '2'–0   GallayZonta (ARG) Horse Guards Parade
Referees: Wang Leijun (CHN), Catriona Tweedie (AUS)
(21–11, 21–18)
Report

31 July 2012
11:00
  BaquerizoFernández (ESP) '2'–0   GallayZonta (ARG) Horse Guards Parade
Referees: Miguel Rivera Ramirez (MEX), Marc Berard (FRA)
(22–20, 21–16)
Report

31 July 2012
23:00
  KessyRoss (USA) '2'–1   Keizervan Iersel (NED) Horse Guards Parade
Referees: Jonas Personeni (SUI), Wang Leijun (CHN)
(21–15, 12–21, 15–8)
Report

2 August 2012
11:00
  Keizervan Iersel (NED) '2'–0   GallayZonta (ARG) Horse Guards Parade
(21–12, 21–16)
Report

2 August 2012
16:30
  KessyRoss (USA) '2'–1   BaquerizoFernández (ESP) Horse Guards Parade
Referees: Richard Casutt (NZL), Wang Leijun (CHN)
(21–19, 19–21, 19–17)
Report

Pool EEdit

Pts Matches Points Sets
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   MariaTalita (BRA) 6 3 0 161 138 1.167 6 2 3.000
2   GollerLudwig (GER) 5 2 1 160 144 1.111 5 3 1.667
3   Meppelinkvan Gestel (NED) 4 1 2 103 118 0.873 2 4 0.500
4   BawdenPalmer (AUS) 3 0 3 127 151 0.841 2 6 0.333
29 July 2012
16:30
  GollerLudwig (GER) '2'–1   BawdenPalmer (AUS) Horse Guards Parade
(21–18, 19–21, 15–8)
Report

29 July 2012
20:00
  MariaTalita (BRA) '2'–0   Meppelinkvan Gestel (NED) Horse Guards Parade
(21–10, 21–19)
Report

31 July 2012
12:00
  MariaTalita (BRA) '2'–1   GollerLudwig (GER) Horse Guards Parade
(21–19, 29–31, 15–13)
Report

31 July 2012
16:30
  BawdenPalmer (AUS) '0–2'   Meppelinkvan Gestel (NED) Horse Guards Parade
(19–21, 15–21)
Report

2 August 2012
14:30
  GollerLudwig (GER) '2'–0   Meppelinkvan Gestel (NED) Horse Guards Parade
(21–18, 21–14)
Report

2 August 2012
17:30
  MariaTalita (BRA) '2'–1   BawdenPalmer (AUS) Horse Guards Parade
(18–21, 21–16, 15–9)
Report

Pool FEdit

Pts Matches Points Sets
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   CicolariMenegatti (ITA) 6 3 0 154 122 1.262 6 2 3.000
2   KhomyakovaUkolova (RUS) 5 2 1 157 150 1.047 5 3 1.667
3   DampneyMullin (GBR) 4 1 2 119 136 0.875 2 5 0.400
4   LessardMartin (CAN) 3 0 3 156 176 0.886 3 6 0.500
29 July 2012
09:00
  CicolariMenegatti (ITA) '2'–1   KhomyakovaUkolova (RUS) Horse Guards Parade
(17–21, 21–18, 15–8)
Report

29 July 2012
17:30
  DampneyMullin (GBR) '2'–1   LessardMartin (CAN) Horse Guards Parade
(17–21, 21–14, 15–13)
Report

31 July 2012
17:30
  DampneyMullin (GBR) '0–2'   CicolariMenegatti (ITA) Horse Guards Parade
(18–21, 12–21)
Report

31 July 2012
20:00
  KhomyakovaUkolova (RUS) '2'–1   LessardMartin (CAN) Horse Guards Parade
(21–18, 28–30, 15–13)
Report

2 August 2012
12:00
  CicolariMenegatti (ITA) '2'–1   LessardMartin (CAN) Horse Guards Parade
(21–12, 23–25, 15–10)
Report

2 August 2012
15:30
  DampneyMullin (GBR) '0–2'   KhomyakovaUkolova (RUS) Horse Guards Parade
(23–25, 13–21)
Report

Lucky loserEdit

Advance directly to round of 16
Third place/'Lucky loser' play-offs
Eliminated

Of the six teams that are placed third in their pools, two directly qualify for the play-offs. From the four remaining third-placed teams, another two teams qualify for the play-offs by winning a 'lucky loser' match.

This table shows the results of the third placed teams after the pool play, and before the 'lucky loser' matches.

Pts Matches Points Sets
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Keizervan Iersel (NED) 4 1 2 134 126 1.063 4 4 1.000
2   KuhnZumkehr (SUI) 4 1 2 136 139 0.978 4 4 1.000
3   SchwaigerSchwaiger (AUT) 4 1 2 141 150 0.940 4 5 0.800
4   HáječkováKlapalová (CZE) 4 1 2 106 105 1.010 2 4 0.500
5   Meppelinkvan Gestel (NED) 4 1 2 103 118 0.873 2 4 0.500
6   DampneyMullin (GBR) 4 1 2 119 136 0.875 2 5 0.400

Lucky loser play-offsEdit

2 August 2012
22:00
  SchwaigerSchwaiger (AUT) '2'–0   DampneyMullin (GBR) Horse Guards Parade
(21–15, 21–12)
Report

2 August 2012
22:00
  HáječkováKlapalová (CZE) '0–2'   Meppelinkvan Gestel (NED) Horse Guards Parade
(17–21, 17–21)
Report

PlayoffsEdit

BracketEdit

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
1   JulianaLarissa (BRA) 21 21
20   Meppelinkvan Gestel (NED) 10 17 1   JulianaLarissa (BRA) 21 21
8   GollerLudwig (GER) 21 21 8   GollerLudwig (GER) 10 19
12   HoltwickSemmler (GER) 16 15 1   JulianaLarissa (BRA) 21 19 12
5   AntonelliAntunes (BRA) 16 22 9 4   KessyRoss (USA) 15 21 15
10   KolocováSluková (CZE) 21 20 15 10   KolocováSluková (CZE) 23 18
11   KuhnZumkehr (SUI) 15 19 4   KessyRoss (USA) 25 21
4   KessyRoss (USA) 21 21 4   KessyRoss (USA) 16 16
3   May-TreanorWalsh Jennings (USA) 21 21 3   May-TreanorWalsh Jennings (USA) 21 21
9   Keizervan Iersel (NED) 15 12 3   May-TreanorWalsh Jennings (USA) 21 21
16   BaquerizoFernández (ESP) 15 15 7   CicolariMenegatti (ITA) 13 13
7   CicolariMenegatti (ITA) 21 21 3   May-TreanorWalsh Jennings (USA) 22 22 Bronze medal match
15   SchwaigerSchwaiger (AUT) 21 16 15 2   XueZhang (CHN) 20 20
23   VasinaVozakova (RUS) 17 21 9 15   SchwaigerSchwaiger (AUT) 18 11 1   JulianaLarissa (BRA) 11 21 15
18   KhomyakovaUkolova (RUS) 12 11 2   XueZhang (CHN) 21 21 2   XueZhang (CHN) 21 19 12
2   XueZhang (CHN) 21 21

Round of 16Edit

3 August 2012
09:00
  GollerLudwig (GER) '2'–0   HoltwickSemmler (GER) Horse Guards Parade
Referees: Amina Abdou Elsergany (EGY), Richard Casutt (NZL)
(21–16, 21–15)
Report

3 August 2012
14:00
  JulianaLarissa (BRA) '2'–0   Meppelinkvan Gestel (NED) Horse Guards Parade
Referees: Wang Leijun (CHN), Jonas Personeni (SUI)
(21–10, 21–17)
Report

3 August 2012
17:00
  KuhnZumkehr (SUI) '0–2'   KessyRoss (USA) Horse Guards Parade
Referees: Damien Searle (GBR), Catriona Tweedie (AUS)
(15–21, 19–21)
Report

3 August 2012
22:00
  SchwaigerSchwaiger (AUT) '2'–1   VasinaVozakova (RUS) Horse Guards Parade
(21–17, 16–21, 15–9)
Report

4 August 2012
09:00
  KhomyakovaUkolova (RUS) '0–2'   XueZhang (CHN) Horse Guards Parade
(12–21, 11–21)
Report

4 August 2012
13:00
  BaquerizoFernández (ESP) '0–2'   CicolariMenegatti (ITA) Horse Guards Parade
(15–21, 15–21)
Report

4 August 2012
18:00
  MariaTalita (BRA) '1–2'   KolocováSluková (CZE) Horse Guards Parade
(16–21, 22–20, 9–15)
Report

4 August 2012
21:00
  May-TreanorWalsh Jennings (USA) '2'–0   Keizervan Iersel (NED) Horse Guards Parade
(21–13, 21–12)
Report

QuarterfinalsEdit

5 August 2012
18:00
  XueZhang (CHN) '2'–0   SchwaigerSchwaiger (AUT) Horse Guards Parade
(21–18, 21–11)
Report

5 August 2012
19:00
  May-TreanorWalsh Jennings (USA) '2'–0   CicolariMenegatti (ITA) Horse Guards Parade
(21–13, 21–13)
Report

5 August 2012
22:00
  KolocováSluková (CZE) '0–2'   KessyRoss (USA) Horse Guards Parade
(23–25, 18–21)
Report

5 August 2012
23:00
  JulianaLarissa (BRA) '2'–0   GollerLudwig (GER) Horse Guards Parade
(21–10, 21–19)
Report

SemifinalsEdit

7 August 2012
18:00
  May-TreanorWalsh Jennings (USA) '2'–0   XueZhang (CHN) Horse Guards Parade
(22–20, 22–20)
Report

7 August 2012
21:00
  JulianaLarissa (BRA) '1–2'   KessyRoss (USA) Horse Guards Parade
(21–15, 19–21, 12–15)
Report

Bronze medal matchEdit

8 August 2012
19:00
  XueZhang (CHN) '1–2'   JulianaLarissa (BRA) Horse Guards Parade
(21–11, 19–21, 12–15)
Report

FinalEdit

8 August 2012
21:00
  KessyRoss (USA) '0–2'   May-TreanorWalsh Jennings (USA) Horse Guards Parade
(16–21, 16–21)
Report

Final rankingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.london2012.com/games/sport-competition-schedules/olympic-sport-competition-schedule.php?sport=Beach+Volleyball&venue=&date=&Search.x=34&Search.y=18
  2. ^ Olympic Qualifying process confirmed for Volleyball and Beach Volleyball, FIVB, 17 May 2010.
  3. ^ Olympic beach volleyball pool draw completed in Klagenfurt, FIVB, 19 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Olympic Qualification" (PDF). FIVB. p. 5. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  5. ^ Olympic Games beach volleyball schedule confirmed, FIVB, 20 July 2012.

External linksEdit