Volleyball at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The 1984 Women's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 6th edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Long Beach, California, United States from July 30 to August 7, 1984.[1]

Women's volleyball
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
VenueLong Beach Arena
Date30 July – 7 August
Competitors96 from 8 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  China (1st title)
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Japan
← 1980
1988 →

Competition schedule edit

P Preliminary round ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Gold medal match
Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Mon 6 Tue 7
P P P ½ B F

Qualification edit

Qualifiers Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 18 May 1978   Athens 1   United States
1980 Summer Olympic Games 21–29 July 1980   Moscow 1   Soviet Union
1982 World Championship 12–25 September 1982   Lima 1   China
1983 NORCECA Championship 12–16 July 1983   Indianapolis 1   Cuba

  Canada*

1983 South American Championship 2–6 August 1983   São Paulo 1   Peru
1983 European Championship 17–25 September 1983   Rostock 1   East Germany

  West Germany

1983 Asian Championsnip 10–17 November 1983   Fukuoka 1   Japan
Wild cards 2   Brazil*
  South Korea*
Total 8

* Notes:[1]

1. Cuba was the 1983 NORCECA Championship runners-up (champions United States, were already qualified as hosts), but together with East Germany (1983 European champion), Soviet Union (1980 Olympic champion) and other countries, boycotted the games.
2. Canada, South Korea and West Germany replaced Cuba, East Germany and the Soviet Union.
3. In a change in the classification process, in relation to the previous Games, the best team in the FIVB ranking that had not qualified for the Games would gain a spot on tournament. In this way, the remaining place went to South Korea, however with the boycott there was another placed was left and was reassigned to the second best non qualifer, which was Brazil.

Format edit

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 composition edit

Pool A Pool B
  Brazil   Canada
  China   Japan
  United States   Peru
  West Germany   South Korea

Squads edit

Venues edit

Preliminary round edit

Group A edit

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   United States 3 3 0 6 9 3 3.000 167 139 1.201 1st–4th semifinals
2   China 3 2 1 5 7 3 2.333 144 101 1.426
3   West Germany 3 1 2 4 3 6 0.500 93 126 0.738 5th–8th semifinals
4   Brazil 3 0 3 3 2 9 0.222 120 158 0.759
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Jul China   3–0   Brazil 15–13 15–10 15–11     45–34 Report
30 Jul United States   3–0   West Germany 17–15 15–8 15–10     47–33 Report
1 Aug West Germany   0–3   China 5–15 6–15 3–15     14–45 Report
1 Aug United States   3–2   Brazil 12–15 10–15 15–5 15–5 15–12 67–52 Report
3 Aug Brazil   0–3   West Germany 9–15 14–16 11–15     34–46 Report
3 Aug China   1–3   United States 13–15 15–7 14–16 12–15   54–53 Report

Group B edit

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   Japan 3 3 0 6 9 1 9.000 143 73 1.959 1st–4th semifinals
2   Peru 3 2 1 5 6 5 1.200 123 125 0.984
3   South Korea 3 1 2 4 6 6 1.000 137 125 1.096 5th–8th semifinals
4   Canada 3 0 3 3 0 9 0.000 55 135 0.407
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Jul Peru   3–0   Canada 15–9 15–10 15–4     45–23 Report
30 Jul Japan   3–1   South Korea 8–15 15–11 15–2 15–7   53–35 Report
1 Aug Canada   0–3   South Korea 10–15 1–15 3–15     14–45 Report
1 Aug Japan   3–0   Peru 15–8 15–7 15–5     45–20 Report
3 Aug Peru   3–2   South Korea 15–8 15–6 7–15 6–15 15–13 58–57 Report
3 Aug Japan   3–0   Canada 15–6 15–6 15–6     45–18 Report

Final round edit

5th to 8th place edit

 
Semifinals5th place
 
      
 
5 August
 
 
  South Korea3
 
7 August
 
  Brazil1
 
  South Korea3
 
5 August
 
  West Germany0
 
  Canada0
 
 
  West Germany3
 
7th place
 
 
7 August
 
 
  Canada0
 
 
  Brazil3

5th–8th place semifinals edit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
5 Aug South Korea   3–1   Brazil 13–15 15–13 15–9 15–10   58–47 Report
5 Aug Canada   0–3   West Germany 5–15 7–15 1–15     13–45 Report

7th place match edit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
7 Aug Canada   0–3   Brazil 9–15 3–15 8–15     20–45 Report

5th place match edit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
7 Aug South Korea   3–0   West Germany 15–10 15–10 15–2     45–22 Report

Final edit

 
SemifinalsGold medal match
 
      
 
5 August
 
 
  Japan0
 
7 August
 
  China3
 
  China3
 
5 August
 
  United States0
 
  Peru0
 
 
  United States3
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
7 August
 
 
  Japan3
 
 
  Peru1

Semifinals edit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
5 Aug Peru   0–3   United States 14–16 9–15 10–15     33–46 Report
5 Aug Japan   0–3   China 10–15 7–15 4–15     21–45 Report

Bronze medal match edit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
7 Aug Japan   3–1   Peru 13–15 15–4 15–7 15–10   58–36 Report

Gold medal match edit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
7 Aug China   3–0   United States 16–14 15–3 15–9     46–26 Report

Final standing edit

Medalists edit

Gold Silver Bronze

Awards edit

See also edit

China's first-ever Olympic volleyball title was commemorated in the following movies:

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Volleyball at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's Volleyball". Olympedia. Retrieved 5 December 2022.

External links edit