Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The 2004 women's Olympic volleyball tournament was the eleventh edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee. It was held at the Peace and Friendship Stadium located at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex between 14 and 28 August 2004.[1]

Women's volleyball
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Olympic rings with white rims.svg
VenuePeace and Friendship Stadium
Date14–28 August
Competitors144 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  China (2nd title)
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Russia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Cuba
← 2000
2008 →

QualificationEdit

Qualifiers Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 5 September 1997   Lausanne 1   Greece
2003 Women's World Cup 1–15 November 2003   Japan 3   China
  Brazil
  United States
European Qualification 5–10 January 2004   Baku, Azerbaijan 1   Germany
North American Qualification 15–21 December 2003   Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1   Cuba
South and North American Qualification 9–11 January 2004   Caracas, Venezuela 1   Dominican Republic*
African Qualification 7–10 January 2004   Nairobi, Kenya 1   Kenya
Asian Qualification 8–16 May 2004   Tokyo, Japan 1   South Korea
2004 Olympic Qualification Tournament 3   Japan
  Russia
  Italy
Total 12 Source:FIVB[2]

* Dominican Republic is associated at the NORCECA (North America), but entered the South American Qualification as the invited country as winner of the 2003 Pan American Games.[3]

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 and 11th, respectively).

The Final round was played in a single elimination format, starting at the quarterfinals, winners advanced to the semifinals while losers were eliminated (ranked at standings as joined 5th).

Pools compositionEdit

Pool A Pool B
  Brazil   China
  Greece   Cuba
  Italy   Dominican Republic
  Japan   Germany
  Kenya   Russia
  South Korea   United States

RostersEdit

VenueEdit

All matches
  , Piraeus, Greece
Peace and Friendship Stadium
Capacity: 10,520
 

Preliminary roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   Brazil 5 5 0 10 15 2 7.500 410 326 1.258 Quarterfinals
2   Italy 5 4 1 9 14 3 4.667 392 305 1.285
3   South Korea 5 3 2 8 9 7 1.286 355 352 1.009
4   Japan 5 2 3 7 6 10 0.600 346 343 1.009
5   Greece 5 1 4 6 5 12 0.417 349 383 0.911
6   Kenya 5 0 5 5 0 15 0.000 236 379 0.623
Source: FIVB


14 August 2004
14:00
Japan   0–3   Brazil Peace and Friendship Stadium
(21–25, 22–25, 21–25)
Report
14 August 2004
16:00
Greece   3–0   Kenya Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–7, 25–22, 25–14)
Report
14 August 2004
19:30
South Korea   0–3   Italy Peace and Friendship Stadium
(17–25, 13–25, 19–25)
Report

16 August 2004
9:00
Kenya   0–3   Brazil Peace and Friendship Stadium
(16–25, 27–29, 12–25)
Report
16 August 2004
14:00
Italy   3–0   Japan Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–16, 25–13, 25–17)
Report
16 August 2004
16:00
Greece   1–3   South Korea Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–20, 19–28, 15–25, 22–25)
Report

18 August 2004
11:50
South Korea   3–0   Kenya Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–16, 25–20, 25–19)
Report
18 August 2004
16:35
Japan   3–1   Greece Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–10, 20–25, 25–21, 25–22)
Report
18 August 2004
21:30
Brazil   3–2   Italy Peace and Friendship Stadium
(19–25, 25–13, 22–25, 25–16, 15–13)
Report

20 August 2004
14:00
South Korea   3–0   Japan Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–21, 26–24, 25–21)
Report
20 August 2004
16:00
Greece   0–3   Brazil Peace and Friendship Stadium
(22–25, 22–25, 11–25)
Report
20 August 2004
19:30
Kenya   0–3   Italy Peace and Friendship Stadium
(17–25, 13–25, 14–25)
Report

22 August 2004
11:00
Japan   3–0   Kenya Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–8, 25–17, 25–14)
Report
22 August 2004
16:00
Italy   3–0   Greece Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–19 ,25–19, 25–22)
Report
22 August 2004
19:30
Brazil   3–0   South Korea Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–19, 25–18, 25–23)
Report

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   China 5 4 1 9 14 4 3.500 429 346 1.240 Quarterfinals
2   Russia 5 3 2 8 11 8 1.375 426 388 1.098
3   Cuba 5 3 2 8 11 10 1.100 443 460 0.963
4   United States 5 2 3 7 11 10 1.100 472 467 1.011
5   Germany 5 2 3 7 7 11 0.636 387 414 0.935
6   Dominican Republic 5 1 4 6 3 14 0.214 334 416 0.803
Source: FIVB


14 August 2004
9:00
Cuba   2–3   Germany Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–20, 26–24, 22–25, 15–25, 15–17)
Report
14 August 2004
11:35
Dominican Republic   0–3   Russia Peace and Friendship Stadium
(17–25, 13–25, 16–25)
Report
14 August 2004
21:30
China   3–1   United States Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–21, 23–25, 25–22, 25–18)
Report

16 August 2004
11:00
China   3–0   Dominican Republic Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–20, 25–16, 25–16)
Report
16 August 2004
19:30
United States   3–1   Germany Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–22, 25–22, 22–25, 27–25)
Report
16 August 2004
22:05
Russia   2–3   Cuba Peace and Friendship Stadium
(24–26, 25–19, 27–25, 19–25, 13–15)
Report

18 August 2004
9:00
Dominican Republic   3–2   United States Peace and Friendship Stadium
(26–24, 22–25, 27–25, 23–25, 19–17)
Report
18 August 2004
14:00
Cuba   3–2   China Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–19, 22–25, 15–25, 25–21, 15–13)
Report
18 August 2004
19:30
Germany   0–3   Russia Peace and Friendship Stadium
(29–31 ,11–25, 18–25)
Report

20 August 2004
9:00
China   3–0   Germany Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–18, 25–15, 25–16)
Report
20 August 2004
11:00
Dominican Republic   0–3   Cuba Peace and Friendship Stadium
(23–25, 17–25, 23–25)
Report
20 August 2004
21:30
United States   2–3   Russia Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–20, 17–25, 25–20, 18–25, 11–15)
Report

22 August 2004
9:00
Germany   3–0   Dominican Republic Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–16, 25–19, 25–21)
Report
22 August 2004
14:00
Russia   0–3   China Peace and Friendship Stadium
(15–25, 16–25, 26–28)
Report
22 August 2004
21:30
Cuba   0–3   United States Peace and Friendship Stadium
(22–25, 12–25, 19–25)
Report

Final roundEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
24 August
 
 
  Brazil3
 
26 August
 
  United States2
 
  Brazil2
 
24 August
 
  Russia3
 
  South Korea0
 
28 August
 
  Russia3
 
  China3
 
24 August
 
  Russia2
 
  Italy2
 
26 August
 
  Cuba3
 
  Cuba2
 
24 August
 
  China3 Bronze medal match
 
  Japan0
 
28 August
 
  China3
 
  Cuba3
 
 
  Brazil1
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

24 August 2004
14:00
Japan   0–3   China Peace and Friendship Stadium
(20–25, 22–25, 20–25)
Report
24 August 2004
16:00
South Korea   0–3   Russia Peace and Friendship Stadium
(17–25, 15–25, 22–25)
Report
24 August 2004
19:30
Italy   2–3   Cuba Peace and Friendship Stadium
(23–25, 25–14, 25–22, 14–25, 12–15)
Report
24 August 2004
21:55
Brazil   3–2   United States Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–22, 25–20, 22–25, 25–27, 15–6)
Report

SemifinalsEdit

26 August 2004
19:30
Brazil   2–3   Russia Peace and Friendship Stadium
(25–18, 25–21, 22–25, 26–28, 14–16)
Report
26 August 2004
22:15
Cuba   2–3   China Peace and Friendship Stadium
(22–25, 20–25, 25–17, 25–23, 10–15)
Report

Bronze medal matchEdit

28 August 2004
18:00
Brazil   1–3   Cuba Peace and Friendship Stadium
(22–25, 22–25, 25–14, 17–25)
Report

Gold medal matchEdit

28 August 2004
20:10
Russia   2–3   China Peace and Friendship Stadium
(30–28, 27–25, 20–25, 23–25, 12–15)
Report

Final standingsEdit

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  China (CHN)
Wang Lina
Song Nina
Chen Jing
Zhang Yuehong
Zhao Ruirui
Zhou Suhong
Li Shan
Liu Yanan
Yang Hao
Feng Kun (captain)
Zhang Ping
Zhang Na
  Russia (RUS)
Alexandra Korukovets
Olga Nikolaeva
Elena Tyurina
Olga Chukanova
Elizaveta Tishchenko
Evgenya Artamonova (captain)
Marina Sheshenina
Elena Plotnikova
Natalya Safronova
Lioubov Chachkova
Irina Tebenikhina
Ekaterina Gamova
  Cuba (CUB)
Zoila Barros
Rosir Calderón
Nancy Carrillo
Ana Fernández
Maybelis Martínez
Liana Mesa
Anniara Muñoz
Yahima Ortiz
Daymi Ramirez
Yumilka Ruíz (captain)
Marta Sánchez
Dulce Téllez

AwardsEdit

  • Most Valuable Player
  Feng Kun (CHN)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Volleyball at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Women's Volleyball". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  2. ^ "2004 Women's Olympic Qualification". FIVB. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  3. ^ "South America Men & Women – Olympic ticket battle starts Friday". FIVB. 7 January 2004. Retrieved 7 October 2017.

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