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Volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The 1996 women's Olympic volleyball tournament was the ninth edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee. It was held from 20 July to 3 August 1996 at the Stegeman Coliseum of The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

Women's volleyball
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Olympic rings with white rims.svg
VenueUniversity of Georgia Coliseum
Omni Coliseum
Date20 July – 3 August
Competitors144 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Cuba
2nd, silver medalist(s)  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Brazil
← 1992
2000 →

Contents

QualificationEdit

Qualifiers Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 18 September 1990   Tokyo 1   United States
1995 Women's World Cup 3–17 November 1995   Japan 3   Cuba
  Brazil
  China
European Qualification 1   Germany
North American Qualification 1   Canada
South American Qualification 1   Peru
Asian Qualification 1   South Korea
African Qualification 1   Russia
1996 Olympic Qualification Tournament 26 May −2 June 1996   Tokyo, Japan 3   Netherlands
  Japan
  Ukraine
Total 12

FormatEdit

The tournament was played in two different stages. In the Preliminary round (first stage), the twelve participants were divided into two pools of six teams. A single round-robin format was played within each pool to determine the teams position in the pool. The four highest ranked teams in each pool advanced to the Final round (second stage) and the two lowest ranked teams took no further participation (with pool places 5th and 6th being ranked in the final standings as joined 9th ad 11th, respectively).

The Final round was played in a single elimination format, with placement matches determining the top eight positions. Starting at the quarterfinals, winners advanced to the semifinals while losers advanced to the placement matches (5th–8th semifinal).

Pools compositionEdit

Pool A Pool B
  China   Brazil
  Japan   Canada
  Netherlands   Cuba
  South Korea   Germany
  Ukraine   Peru
  United States   Russia

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

(Q) Advanced to quarterfinals

Group AEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   China (Q) 10 5 0 15 3 5.000 256 181 1.414
2   United States (Q) 9 4 1 13 5 2.600 241 198 1.217
3   Netherlands (Q) 8 3 2 10 7 1.429 211 179 1.179
4   South Korea (Q) 7 2 3 10 9 1.111 249 222 1.122
5   Japan 6 1 4 3 12 0.250 158 199 0.794
6   Ukraine 5 0 5 0 15 0.000 89 225 0.396
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
20 Jul Netherlands   0–3   China 10–15 5–15 7–15     22–45 Report
20 Jul Japan   0–3   South Korea 10–15 12–15 10–15     32–45 Report
20 Jul United States   3–0   Ukraine 15–8 15–5 15–11     45–24 Report
22 Jul China   3–2   South Korea 17–16 16–14 2–15 13–15 15–13 63–73 Report
22 Jul Ukraine   0–3   Japan 9–15 5–15 4–15     18–45 Report
22 Jul Netherlands   1–3   United States 15–12 10–15 15–17 7–15   47–59 Report
24 Jul Japan   0–3   Netherlands 3–15 10–15 3–15     16–45 Report
24 Jul United States   1–3   China 8–15 2–15 15–12 12–15   37–57 Report
24 Jul South Korea   3–0   Ukraine 15–3 15–10 15–7     45–20 Report
26 Jul Netherlands   3–1   South Korea 15–11 15–12 7–15 15–8   52–46 Report
26 Jul China   3–0   Ukraine 15–4 15–4 15–6     45–14 Report
26 Jul United States   3–0   Japan 15–11 15–7 15–12     45–30 Report
28 Jul Japan   0–3   China 14–16 11–15 10–15     35–46 Report
28 Jul South Korea   1–3   United States 15–10 13–15 9–15 3–15   40–55 Report
28 Jul Ukraine   0–3   Netherlands 3–15 5–15 5–15     13–45 Report

Group BEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Brazil (Q) 10 5 0 15 1 15.000 238 121 1.967
2   Russia (Q) 9 4 1 12 4 3.000 217 140 1.550
3   Cuba (Q) 8 3 2 10 6 1.667 196 156 1.256
4   Germany (Q) 7 2 3 7 9 0.778 163 191 0.853
5   Canada 6 1 4 3 14 0.214 156 239 0.653
6   Peru 5 0 5 2 15 0.133 129 252 0.512
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
20 Jul Russia   3–0   Germany 15–5 15–10 15–7     45–22 Report
20 Jul Canada   0–3   Cuba 8–15 8–15 5–15     21–45 Report
20 Jul Brazil   3–0   Peru 15–7 15–1 15–5     45–13 Report
22 Jul Russia   3–0   Canada 15–1 15–7 15–9     45–17 Report
22 Jul Germany   3–0   Peru 15–11 15–6 15–3     45–20 Report
22 Jul Cuba   0–3   Brazil 11–15 10–15 4–15     25–45 Report
24 Jul Canada   0–3   Germany 5–15 12–15 6–15     23–45 Report
24 Jul Brazil   3–0   Russia 15–3 15–11 15–13     45–27 Report
24 Jul Peru   0–3   Cuba 2–15 5–15 10–15     17–45 Report
26 Jul Russia   3–0   Peru 15–11 15–8 15–1     45–20 Report
26 Jul Germany   0–3   Cuba 6–15 8–15 4–15     18–45 Report
26 Jul Canada   0–3   Brazil 6–15 6–15 11–15     23–45 Report
28 Jul Brazil   3–1   Germany 15–4 13–15 15–6 15–8   58–33 Report
28 Jul Cuba   1–3   Russia 15–10 6–15 7–15 8–15   36–55 Report
28 Jul Peru   2–3   Canada 17–16 6–15 15–11 9–15 12–15 59–72 Report

Final roundEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinsl
 
          
 
30 July
 
 
  China3
 
1 August
 
  Germany0
 
  China3
 
30 July
 
  Russia1
 
  Netherlands1
 
3 August
 
  Russia3
 
  China1
 
30 July
 
  Cuba3
 
  United States0
 
1 August
 
  Cuba3
 
  Cuba3
 
30 July
 
  Brazil2 Third place
 
  South Korea0
 
3 August
 
  Brazil3
 
  Russia2
 
 
  Brazil3
 
 
5–8th place5th place
 
      
 
31 July
 
 
  Germany2
 
1 August
 
  Netherlands3
 
  Netherlands3
 
31 July
 
  South Korea0
 
  United States0
 
 
  South Korea3
 
7th place
 
 
1 August
 
 
  Germany1
 
 
  United States3

QuarterfinalsEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Jul China   3–0   Germany 15–12 15–8 15–8     45–28 Report
30 Jul Netherlands   1–3   Russia 15–10 7–15 9–15 10–15   41–55 Report
30 Jul United States   0–3   Cuba 1–15 10–15 12–15     23–45 Report
30 Jul South Korea   0–3   Brazil 4–15 2–15 10–15     16–45 Report

5th–8th placesEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
31 Jul Germany   2–3   Netherlands 12–15 15–9 15–13 9–15 10–15 61–67 Report
31 Jul United States   0–3   South Korea 12–15 5–15 11–15     28–45 Report

7th place matchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Aug Germany   1–3   United States 16–17 6–15 15–5 6–15   43–52 Report

5th place matchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Aug Netherlands   3–0   South Korea 15–9 15–9 15–13     45–31 Report

1st–4th placesEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Aug China   3–1   Russia 12–15 15–5 15–8 15–12   57–40 Report
1 Aug Cuba   3–2   Brazil 5–15 15–8 10–15 15–13 15–12 60–63 Report

Bronze medal matchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
3 Aug Russia   2–3   Brazil 13–15 15–4 14–16 15–8 13–15 70–58 Report

Gold medal matchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
3 Aug China   1–3   Cuba 16–14 12–15 16–17 6–15   50–61 Report

Final standingsEdit

MedalistsEdit

Individual awardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Volleyball at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's Volleyball". Sports Reference. Retrieved 12 February 2019.

External linksEdit