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Volleyball at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The 1968 Women's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 2nd edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Ciudad de México, Mexico from October 13 to 26, 1968.[1]

Women's volleyball
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
VenueJuan de la Barrera Olympic Gymnasium
Revolution Ice Rink
Date13–26 October
Competitors94 from 8 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Poland
← 1964
1972 →

Contents

QualificationEdit

Qualifiers Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 18 October 1963   Baden-Baden 1   Mexico
1964 Olympic Games Oct. 11–23, 1964   Tokyo 1   Japan
1967 World Championship Jan. 25 – 29, 1967   Tokyo 3   United States
  South Korea
  Peru*
1967 European Championship Oct. 22 – Nov. 7, 1967   Izmir 3   Soviet Union
  Poland
  Czechoslovakia
Total 8

* Peru qualified as the 1967 World Championship fourth best team as winners Japan were already qualified as 1964 Olympic champions.[1]

FormatEdit

The tournament was played in a single round-robin format, all teams were placed into a single pool and faced each other once.

RostersEdit

VenuesEdit

Round robinEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Soviet Union 14 7 0 21 3 7.000 333 194 1.716
2   Japan 13 6 1 19 3 6.333 318 147 2.163
3   Poland 12 5 2 15 11 1.364 324 304 1.066
4   Peru 10 3 4 12 15 0.800 306 327 0.936
5   South Korea 10 3 4 11 14 0.786 276 305 0.905
6   Czechoslovakia 10 3 4 11 15 0.733 307 307 1.000
7   Mexico 8 1 6 7 18 0.389 215 338 0.636
8   United States 7 0 7 4 21 0.190 196 353 0.555
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
13 Oct Poland   3–2   South Korea 10–15 12–15 15–10 15–12 17–15 69–67 Report
13 Oct Japan   3–0   United States 15–6 15–2 15–2     45–10 Report
13 Oct Soviet Union   3–1   Czechoslovakia 8–15 15–7 15–13 15–7   53–42 Report
13 Oct Peru   3–2   Mexico 15–17 15–5 10–15 15–2 15–7 70–46 Report
14 Oct Peru   3–0   South Korea 15–13 15–6 15–9     45–28 Report
14 Oct Czechoslovakia   3–1   United States 15–8 11–15 15–9 15–11   56–43 Report
14 Oct Japan   3–0   Mexico 15–7 15–3 15–2     45–12 Report
14 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   Poland 15–5 15–11 15–4     45–20 Report
15 Oct Czechoslovakia   3–0   Mexico 15–8 15–2 16–14     46–24 Report
15 Oct Japan   3–0   Peru 15–3 15–11 15–9     45–23 Report
16 Oct Poland   3–0   United States 15–3 15–1 16–14     46–18 Report
16 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   South Korea 15–9 15–6 15–2     45–17 Report
17 Oct South Korea   3–1   United States 15–9 15–13 6–15 15–5   51–42 Report
17 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   Peru 15–4 15–9 15–9     45–22 Report
19 Oct Japan   3–0   Czechoslovakia 15–7 15–8 15–7     45–22 Report
19 Oct Poland   3–2   Mexico 15–9 12–15 15–11 11–15 15–4 68–54 Report
20 Oct Japan   3–0   Poland 15–5 15–6 15–6     45–17 Report
20 Oct Czechoslovakia   3–2   Peru 7–15 13–15 15–9 15–2 15–3 65–44 Report
21 Oct Soviet Union   3–1   United States 15–1 6–15 15–4 15–6   51–26 Report
21 Oct South Korea   3–0   Mexico 15–5 15–4 15–6     45–15 Report
23 Oct Soviet Union   3–0   Mexico 15–6 15–10 15–3     45–19 Report
23 Oct Peru   3–1   United States 15–11 15–0 14–16 15–12   59–39 Report
24 Oct Poland   3–0   Czechoslovakia 15–13 15–7 15–12     45–32 Report
24 Oct Japan   3–0   South Korea 15–5 15–5 15–4     45–14 Report
25 Oct Poland   3–1   Peru 15–10 14–16 15–9 15–8   59–43 Report
25 Oct South Korea   3–1   Czechoslovakia 15–9 15–9 9–15 15–11   54–44 Report
26 Oct Mexico [[File:{{{flag alias-1968}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] 3–0   United States 15–8 15–7 15–4     45–19 Report
26 Oct Soviet Union   3–1   Japan 15–10 16–14 3–15 15–9   49–48 Report

Final standingsEdit

MedalistsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Volleyball at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games: Women's Volleyball". https://www.sports-reference.com/. SR/OLYMPIC SPORTS. Retrieved 25 August 2014. External link in |website= (help)

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