Volleyball at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The 1972 Women's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 3rd edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Munich, West Germany from 27 August to 7 September 1972.[1]

Women's volleyball
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
VenueVolleyball Hall
Date27 August – 7 September
Competitors93 from 8 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Japan
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  North Korea
← 1968
1976 →

QualificationEdit

Qualifiers Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 26 April 1966   Rome 1   West Germany
1968 Olympic Games 13–26 October 1968   Mexico City 1   Soviet Union
1970 World Championship 22 Sep. – 2 Oct. 1970   Varna 3   Japan
  North Korea
  Hungary
Asian Qualification Tournament 1971 Unknown 1   South Korea
1971 European Championship 23 Sep. – 1 Oct. 1971   Reggio Emilia 1   Czechoslovakia
1971 Pan American Games 31 July – 11 Aug. 1971   Cali 1   Cuba
Total 8

FormatEdit

The tournament was played in two different stages. In the Preliminary round (first stage), the eight participants were divided into two pools of four teams. A single round-robin format was played within each pool to determine the teams position in the pool. The Final round (second stage) was played in a single elimination format, where the preliminary round two highest ranked teams in each group advanced to the semifinals and the two lowest ranked teams advanced to the 5th–8th place semifinals.

Pools compositionEdit

Pool A Pool B
  Hungary   Cuba
  South Korea   Czechoslovakia
  Soviet Union   Japan
  West Germany   North Korea

RostersEdit

VenueEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Pool AEdit

(A) Advance to 1st–4th semifinals
(a) Advance to 5th–8th semifinals
 
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Soviet Union (A) 6 3 0 9 2 4.500 159 96 1.656
2   South Korea (A) 5 2 1 7 3 2.333 127 99 1.283
3   Hungary (a) 4 1 2 4 6 0.667 114 131 0.870
4   West Germany (a) 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 61 135 0.452
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Aug Hungary   3–0   West Germany 15–8 15–11 15–9     45–28 Report
27 Aug South Korea   1–3   Soviet Union 15–11 8–15 7–15 7–15   37–56 Report
29 Aug Hungary   0–3   South Korea 7–15 13–15 11–15     31–45 Report
29 Aug Soviet Union   3–0   West Germany 15–5 15–7 15–9     45–21 Report
31 Aug Hungary   1–3   Soviet Union 12–15 2–15 15–13 9–15   38–58 Report
31 Aug South Korea   3–0   West Germany 15–2 15–8 15–2     45–12 Report

Pool BEdit

(A) Advance to 1st–4th semifinals
(a) Advance to 5th–8th semifinals
 
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Japan (A) 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 136 56 2.429
2   North Korea (A) 5 2 1 6 3 2.000 119 76 1.566
3   Cuba (a) 4 1 2 3 7 0.429 73 140 0.521
4   Czechoslovakia (a) 3 0 3 1 9 0.111 85 141 0.603
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
28 Aug Cuba   0–3   North Korea 1–15 8–15 3–15     12–45 Report
28 Aug Japan   3–0   Czechoslovakia 15–1 15–7 15–9     45–17 Report
30 Aug Cuba   0–3   Japan 2–15 3–15 5–15     10–45 Report
30 Aug Czechoslovakia   0–3   North Korea 3–15 7–15 8–15     18–45 Report
1 Sep Cuba   3–1   Czechoslovakia 6–15 15–12 15–10 15–13   51–50 Report
1 Sep Japan   3–0   North Korea 15–3 15–2 16–14     46–19 Report

Final roundEdit

5th–8th placeEdit

 
5th–8th places5th place
 
      
 
2 September
 
 
  West Germany0
 
7 September
 
  Cuba3
 
  Cuba2
 
2 September
 
  Hungary3
 
  Hungary3
 
 
  Czechoslovakia2
 
7th place
 
 
7 September
 
 
  Czechoslovakia3
 
 
  West Germany0

5th–8th place semifinalsEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Sep West Germany   0–3   Cuba 11–15 13–15 15–17     39–47 Report
2 Sep Hungary   3–2   Czechoslovakia 15–9 13–15 11–15 15–10 15–11 69–60 Report

7th place matchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
7 Sep Czechoslovakia   3–0   West Germany 15–13 15–4 16–14     46–31 Report

5th place matchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
7 Sep Cuba   2–3   Hungary 15–13 16–14 14–16 5–15 11–15 61–73 Report

FinalEdit

 
SemifinalsGold medal match
 
      
 
3 September
 
 
  South Korea0
 
7 September
 
  Japan3
 
  Japan2
 
3 September
 
  Soviet Union3
 
  Soviet Union3
 
 
  North Korea1
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
7 September
 
 
  South Korea0
 
 
  North Korea3

SemifinalsEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
3 Sep South Korea   0–3   Japan 3–15 5–15 9–15     17–45 Report
3 Sep Soviet Union   3–1   North Korea 15–10 16–14 7–15 15–8   53–47 Report

Bronze medal matchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
7 Sep South Korea   0–3   North Korea 7–15 9–15 9–15     25–45 Report

Gold medal matchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
7 Sep Japan   2–3   Soviet Union 11–15 15–4 11–15 15–9 11–15 63–58 Report

Final standingEdit

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Soviet Union
Vera Galushka-Duyunova
Tatyana Ponyayeva-Tretyakova
Nina Smoleeva
Roza Salikhova
Lyudmila Buldakova
Tatyana Gonobobleva
Lyubov Turina
Galina Leontyeva
Inna Ryskal
Tatyana Sarycheva
Lyudmila Borozna
Nataliya Kudreva
  Japan
Sumie Oinuma
Noriko Yamashita
Seiko Shimakage
Makiko Furukawa
Takako Iida
Katsumi Matsumura
Michiko Shiokawa
Takako Shirai
Mariko Okamoto
Keiko Hama
Yaeko Yamazaki
Toyoko Iwahara
  North Korea
Ri Chun-Ok
Kim Myong-Suk
Kim Zung-Bok
Kang Ok-Sun
Kim Yeun-Ja
Hwang He-Suk
Jang Ok-Rim
Paek Myong-Suk
Ryom Chun-Ja
Kim Su-Dae
Jong Ok-Jin

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Volleyball at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Women's Volleyball". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2019.

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