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Italy women's national volleyball team

The Italy women's national volleyball team is governed by the Federazione Italiana Pallavolo (FIPAV). The team's biggest victories were the Gold Medal at the 2002 FIVB Women's World Championship, being the first team to break the domination of Russia, Cuba, China and Japan, and the 2007 and the 2011 World Cup, winning 21 out of the 22 matches in both tournaments.

Italy
Federazione Italiana Pallavolo.svg
AssociationFIPAV
ConfederationCEV
Head coachDavide Mazzanti
FIVB ranking8 (as of September, 2019)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances5 (First in 2000)
Best result5th (2004, 2008, 2012)
World Championship
Appearances11 (First in 1978)
Best resultGold (2002)
World Cup
Appearances4 (First in 1999)
Best resultGold (2007, 2011)
European Championship
Appearances24 (First in 1951)
Best resultGold (2007, 2009)
www.federvolley.it (in Italian)
The women's national team with the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

PalmarèsEdit

Competition       Total
Olympic Games 0 0 0 0
World Championship 1 1 0 2
World Cup 2 0 0 2
World Grand Champions Cup 1 0 0 1
World Grand Prix 0 3 4 7
European Championship 2 2 3 7
Universiade 2 1 0 3
Mediterranean Games 7 1 2 10
Total 15 8 9 32

ResultsEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
  1964 Did Not Qualify
  1968
  1972
  1976
  1980
  1984
  1988
  1992
  1996
  2000 Group 9th Place 5 1 4 7 12 Squad
  2004 Quarterfinals 5th Place 6 4 2 14 6 Squad
  2008 Quarterfinals 5th Place 6 4 2 14 7 Squad
  2012 Quarterfinals 5th Place 6 4 2 15 8 Squad
  2016 Group stage 9th Place 5 1 4 4 12 Squad
  2020 Qualified
Total 0 Title 6/14

World ChampionshipEdit

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

World Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
  1952 Did Not Enter
  1956
  1960
  1962
  1967
  1970 Did Not Qualify
  1974
  1978 20th Place Squad
  1982 15th Place Squad
  1986 9th Place Squad
  1990 10th Place Squad
  1994 14th Place Squad
  1998 5th Place Squad
  2002 Final Round Champions Squad
  2006 Semi Finals 4th Place Squad
  2010 5th Place Squad
  2014 Semi Finals 4th Place Squad
  2018 Final Round Runner-up Squad
Total 1 Title 11/18

World CupEdit

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
  1973 Did Not Qualify
  1977
  1981
  1985
  1989
  1991
  1995
  1999 7th Place Squad
  2003 Semi Finals 4th Place Squad
  2007 Final Round Champions Squad
  2011 Final Round Champions Squad
  2015 Did Not Qualify
Total 2 Titles 4/12

World Grand PrixEdit

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

World Grand Prix record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
  1993 Did Not Enter
  1994 8th Place Squad
  1995 Did Not Enter
  1996
  1997 6th Place Squad
  1998 5th Place Squad
  1999 Semi Finals 4th Place Squad
  2000 7th Place Squad
  2001 Did Not Qualified
  2002
  2003 5th Place Squad
  2004 Final Round Runners Up Squad
  2005 Final Round Runners Up Squad
  2006 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
  2007 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
  2008 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
  2009 Did Not Qualified
  2010 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
  2011 7th Place Squad
  2012 10th Place Squad
  2013 5th Place Squad
  2014 9th Place Squad
  2015 5th Place Squad
  2016 8th place 9 4 5 19 19 Squad
  2017 Final Round Runners Up 13 8 5 28 22 Squad
Total 0 Titles 19/25

FIVB Nations LeagueEdit

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Nations League record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  2018 Preliminary Round 7th 15 10 5 34 22 Squad
Total 1/1

European ChampionshipEdit

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Mediterranean GamesEdit

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Mediterranean Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
  1975 Runners Up Squad
  1979 Champions Squad
  1983 Champions Squad
  1987 Third Place Squad
  1991 Champions Squad
  1993 Did Not Compete
  1997 Champions Squad
  2001 Final Round Champions Squad
  2005 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
  2009 Final Round Champions Squad
  2013 Final Round Champions Squad
Total 7 Titles 10/11

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following is the Italian roster in the 2018 World Championship.[1]

Head coach: Davide Mazzanti

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2017–18 club
1 Serena Ortolani 7 January 1987 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 240 cm (94 in)   Monza
3 Carlotta Cambi 28 May 1996 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 292 cm (115 in)   Pesaro
5 Ofelia Malinov 29 February 1996 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 285 cm (112 in)   Bergamo
6 Monica De Gennaro 8 January 1987 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 292 cm (115 in) 217 cm (85 in)   Conegliano
7 Sylvia Nwakalor 12 August 1999 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 318 cm (125 in) 290 cm (110 in)   Club Italia
10 Cristina Chirichella (c) 10 February 1994 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 322 cm (127 in) 306 cm (120 in)   Novara
11 Anna Danesi 20 April 1996 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 294 cm (116 in)   Conegliano
13 Sarah Fahr 12 September 2001 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 322 cm (127 in) 206 cm (81 in)   Club Italia
14 Elena Pietrini 17 March 2000 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 206 cm (81 in)   Club Italia
15 Marina Lubian 11 April 2000 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 318 cm (125 in) 300 cm (120 in)   Club Italia
16 Lucia Bosetti 9 July 1989 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 292 cm (115 in)   Scandicci
17 Miriam Sylla 8 January 1995 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 240 cm (94 in)   Bergamo
18 Paola Egonu 18 December 1998 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 344 cm (135 in) 321 cm (126 in)   Novara
20 Beatrice Parrocchiale 26 December 1995 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 59 kg (130 lb) 286 cm (113 in) 258 cm (102 in)   Firenze

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MONDIALE FEMMINILE 2018: DOMANI LE AZZURRE PARTONO PER IL GIAPPONE". Federazione Italiana de Pallavolo (in Italian). Retrieved 22 September 2018.

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