Volleyball at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

Volleyball at the 2012 Summer Paralympics was held from 30 August to 8 September at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London. Two events were contested: men's and women's team.

Volleyball
at the XIV Paralympic Games
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VenueExCeL Exhibition Centre
Dates30 August – 8 September 2012
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) (men)
 China (CHN) (women)
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Iran (IRI) (men)
 United States (USA) (women)
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Germany (GER) (men)
 Ukraine (UKR) (women)
2008
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Netherlands versus Japan women's match

In the men's sitting event, Iran were the defending champions. Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iran were the finalists in 2000, 2004 and 2008, with Iran winning in 2000 and 2008 and Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2004. These two countries met once more in the final in Beijing, with Iran emerging victorious by 3–0. Egypt finished fourth in Beijing, beaten 2–3 by Russia, who took bronze.[1][2] Bosnia and Herzegovina men's team won the gold in 2012.

The London Games marked the third time the women's sitting event was held. China were the defending champions. The Netherlands took silver, and the United States bronze, in 2004. In Beijing, China was again victorious, while the US and the Netherlands switched places to ascend the podium with silver and bronze, respectively.

MedalistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team   Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)
Ismet Godinjak
Adnan Manko
Adnan Kešmer
Asim Medić
Mirzet Duran
Nizam Čančar
Dževad Hamzić
Benis Kadrić
Safet Alibašić
Sabahudin Delalić (captain)
Ermin Jusufović
Coach: Mirza Hrustemović
  Iran (IRI)
Majid Lashgarisanami
Reza Peidayesh
Davood Alipourian
Ahmad Eiri
Naser Hassanpour Alinazari
Sadegh Bigdeli
Jalil Eimery (captain)
Seyedsaeid Ebrahimibaladezaei
Isa Zirahi
Ramezan Salehi Hajikolaei
Mohammad Khaleghi
Coach: Hadi Rezaeigarkani
  Germany (GER)
Alexander Schiffler
Thomas Renger
Stefan Haehnlein
Sebastian Czpakowski
Heiko Wiesenthal
Peter Schlorf
Jürgen Schrapp (captain)
Christoph Herzog
Barbaros Sayilir
Torben Schiewe
Coach: Rudolf Sonnenbichler
Women's team   China (CHN)
Tang Xue Mei
Lu Hong Qin (captain)
Tan Yanhua
Su Li Mei
Zheng Xiong Ying
Wang Yanan
Li Liping
Zhang Xu Fei
Yang Yan Ling
Zhang Lijun
Sheng Yu Hong
Coach: Zhang Jun
  United States (USA)
Lora Webster
Brenda Maymon
Michelle Gerlosky
Kathryn Holloway
Heather Erickson
Monique Burkland
Kari Miller
Allison Aldrich
Nichole Millage
Kaleo Kanahele
Kendra Lancaster (captain)
Coach: William Hamiter
  Ukraine (UKR)
Margaryta Pryvalykhina
Anzhelika Churkina (captain)
Larysa Sinchuk
Galyna Kuznetsova
Olena Manankova
Ilona Yudina
Larysa Klochkova
Olga Shatylo
Larysa Ponomarenko
Valentyna Brik
Coach: Viktor Tymoshenko

ClassificationEdit

In sitting volleyball there are two categories of classification: disabled and minimal disability. A maximum of one minimally disabled player may be on the court for each team at any one time.

A part of the player's body between the buttocks and the shoulders must be in contact with the court when playing or attempting to play the ball.[3]

QualificationEdit

There were 18 teams, 10 men's teams and 8 women's teams, taking part. Each country can enter one team per tournament.

Men's tournamentEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

 
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Germany 8 4 0 12 3 4.000 340 266 1.278
2   Russia 7 3 1 11 5 2.200 356 275 1.295
3   Egypt 6 2 2 9 6 1.500 424 402 1.055
4   Great Britain 5 1 3 3 9 0.333 230 276 0.833
5   Morocco 4 0 4 0 12 0.000 157 300 0.523
30 August 2012
14:00
Great Britain   0–3   Russia ExCeL London, London
Referees: Ronaldo Chaves (BRA), Benno Meijer (NED)
(14–25, 18–25, 20–25)
Report
30 August 2012
19:00
Egypt   3–0   Morocco ExCeL London, London
Referees: Xin Xia (CHN), Masoud Yazdanpanah (IRI)
(25–10, 25–12, 25–22)
Report
31 August 2012
11:00
Germany   3–0   Morocco ExCeL London, London
Referees: France Marcoux (CAN), Jung Mal-Soon (KOR)
(25–11, 25–10, 25–9)
Report
31 August 2012
21:00
Great Britain   0–3   Egypt ExCeL London, London
Referees: Joe Campbell (GBR), Dariusz Jasinski (POL)
(15–25, 17–25, 22–25)
Report
1 September 2012
11:00
Russia   2–3   Germany ExCeL London, London
Referees: Khalid Shanishah (LBA), Janko Plešnik (SLO)
(18–25, 25–11, 19–25, 25–15, 13–15)
Report
2 September 2012
14:00
Great Britain   3–0   Morocco ExCeL London, London
Referees: Sari Mannersuo (FIN), Stephen Giugni (AUS)
(25–20, 25–19, 25–12)
Report
2 September 2012
21:00
Egypt   2–3   Russia ExCeL London, London
Referees: Dominik Raca (CRO), Ronaldo Chaves (BRA)
(25–22, 25–19, 18–25, 21–25, 11–15)
Report
3 September 2012
11:00
Great Britain   0–3   Germany ExCeL London, London
Referees: Masoud Yazdanpanah (IRI), Xin Xia (CHN)
(19–25, 16–25, 14–25)
Report
4 September 2012
9:00
Egypt   1–3   Germany ExCeL London, London
Referees: Toomas Murulo (EST), Dominik Raca (CRO)
(16–25, 22–25, 25–23, 24–26)
Report
4 September 2012
14:00
Russia   3–0   Morocco ExCeL London, London
Referees: Adnan Kolos (BIH), Dimosthenis Kostopoulos (GRE)
(25–13, 25–8, 25–11)
Report

Group BEdit

 
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Iran 8 4 0 12 1 12.000 322 207 1.556
2   Bosnia and Herzegovina 7 3 1 10 3 3.333 309 240 1.288
3   Brazil 6 2 2 6 6 1.000 257 230 1.117
4   China 5 1 3 3 9 0.333 243 266 0.914
5   Rwanda 4 0 4 0 12 0.000 115 300 0.383
30 August 2012
16:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina   3–0   China ExCeL London, London
Referees: Toomas Murulo (EST), Mourad El-Baroudy (EGY)
(26–24, 25–21, 25–17)
Report
30 August 2012
21:00
Iran   3–0   Rwanda ExCeL London, London
Referees: Janko Plešnik (SLO), Dee Wauchope (GBR)
(25–11, 25–6, 25–8)
Report
31 August 2012
14:00
Brazil   3–0   Rwanda ExCeL London, London
Referees: Stephen Giugni (AUS), Glynn Archibald (GBR)
(25–5, 25–5, 25–13)
Report
1 September 2012
14:00
Iran   3–0   China ExCeL London, London
Referees: Dimosthenis Kostopoulos (GRE), Amin Al-Traifi (KSA)
(25–15, 25–19, 25–12)
Report
1 September 2012
21:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina   3–0   Brazil ExCeL London, London
Referees: Anton Probst (GER), Joe Campbell (USA)
(25–14, 25–21, 25–19)
Report
2 September 2012
9:00
China   3–0   Rwanda ExCeL London, London
Referees: Dee Wauchope (GBR), Ute Fischer (GER)
(25–10, 25–13, 25–17)
Report
3 September 2012
14:00
Iran   3–0   Brazil ExCeL London, London
Referees: Amin Al-Traifi (KSA), Mourad El-Baroudy (EGY)
(25–21, 25–15, 25–17)
Report
3 September 2012
21:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina   3–0   Rwanda ExCeL London, London
Referees: Benno Meijer (NED), Glynn Archibald (GBR)
(25–7, 25–12, 25–8)
Report
4 September 2012
11:00
Brazil   3–0   China ExCeL London, London
Referees: Report
(25–17, 25–23, 25–20)
Sari Mannersuo (FIN), Anton Probst (GER)
4 September 2012
16:00
Iran   3–1   Bosnia and Herzegovina ExCeL London, London
Referees: Report
(22–25, 25–18, 25–18, 25–22)
Dariusz Jasinski (POL), Janko Plesnik (SLO)

Final roundEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Germany3
 
 
 
  China2
 
  Germany0
 
 
 
  Bosnia and Herzegovina3
 
  Egypt0
 
 
 
  Bosnia and Herzegovina3
 
  Bosnia and Herzegovina3
 
 
 
  Iran1
 
  Russia3
 
 
 
  Brazil2
 
  Russia0
 
 
 
  Iran3 Third place
 
  Great Britain0
 
 
 
  Iran3
 
  Germany3
 
 
  Russia2
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

5 September 2012
9:00
Germany   3–2   China ExCeL London, London
Referees: Adnan Kolos (BIH), France Marcoux (CAN)
(19–25, 21–25, 25–21, 25–19, 15–10)
Report
5 September 2012
11:20
Russia   3–2   Brazil ExCeL London, London
Referees: Khalid Shanishah (LBA), Jung Mal-Soon (KOR)
(18–25, 25–15, 25–15, 19–25, 15–8)
Report
5 September 2012
14:00
Egypt   0–3   Bosnia and Herzegovina ExCeL London, London
Referees: Joe Campbell (USA), Amin Al-Traifi (KSA)
(17–25, 16–25, 22–25)
Report
5 September 2012
21:20
Great Britain   0–3   Iran ExCeL London, London
Referees: Dimosthenis Kostopoulos (GRE), Ute Fisher (GER)
(18–25, 13–25, 15–25)
Report

Semi-finalsEdit

6 September 2012
16:00
Germany   0–3   Bosnia and Herzegovina ExCeL London, London
Referees: Jung Mal-Soon (KOR), Khalid Shanishah (LBA)
(19–25, 20–25, 14–25)
Report
6 September 2012
21:00
Russia   0–3   Iran ExCeL London, London
Referees: Benno Meijer (NED), Ronaldo Chaves (BRA)
(15–25, 18–25, 18–25)
Report

Bronze medal matchEdit

8 September 2012
16:00
Germany   3–2   Russia ExCeL London, London
Referees: Dariusz Jasinski (POL), Glynn Archibald (GBR)
(20–25, 26–24, 22–25, 25–22, 16–14)
Report

Gold medal matchEdit

8 September 2012
18:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina   3–1   Iran ExCeL London, London
Referees: Anton Probst (GER), Toomas Murulo (EST)
(19–25, 25–21, 25–22, 25–15)
Report

Classification roundEdit

 
5th–8th place semi-finals5th–6th place match
 
      
 
 
 
 
  China2
 
 
 
  Egypt3
 
  Egypt2
 
 
 
  Brazil3
 
  Brazil3
 
 
  Great Britain0
 
7th–8th place match
 
 
 
 
 
  China3
 
 
  Great Britain0

5th–8th place semi-finalsEdit

6 September 2012
14:00
China   2–3   Egypt ExCeL London, London
Referees: Dominik Raca (CRO), Sari Mannersuo (FIN)
(25–16, 23–25, 23–25, 25–17, 11–15)
Report
6 September 2012
19:00
Brazil   3–0   Great Britain ExCeL London, London
Referees: Amin Al-Traifi (KSA), Dariusz Jasinski (POL)
(25–20, 25–16, 25–15)
Report

7th–8th place matchEdit

7 September 2012
16:00
China   3–0   Great Britain ExCeL London, London
Referees: Toomas Murulo (EST)
(25–14, 25–16, 25–22)
Report

5th–6th place matchEdit

8 September 2012
14:00
Egypt   2–3   Brazil ExCeL London, London
Referees: Masoud Yazdanpanah (IRI), Benno Meijer (NED)
(14–25, 25–15, 21–25, 25–15, 13–15)
Report

9th–10th place matchEdit

7 September 2012
14:00
Morocco   1–3   Rwanda ExCeL London, London
Referees: Dee Wauchope (GBR)
(25–20, 25–27, 22–25, 23–25)
Report

Women's tournamentEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

 
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Ukraine 6 3 0 9 1 9.000 241 167 1.443
2   Netherlands 5 2 1 7 4 1.750 251 201 1.249
3   Japan 4 1 2 4 6 0.667 190 218 0.872
4   Great Britain 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 129 225 0.573
31 August 2012
9:00
Great Britain   0–3   Ukraine ExCeL London, London
Attendance: Report
Referees: Adnan Kolos (BIH), Sari Mannersuo (FIN)
(9–25, 20–25, 14–25)
31 August 2012
19:00
Netherlands   3–1   Japan ExCeL London, London
Referees: Amin Al-Traifi (KSA), Dominik Raca (CRO)
(22–25, 25–18, 25–13, 25–14)
Report
1 September 2012
16:00
Great Britain   0–3   Netherlands ExCeL London, London
Referees: Mourad El-Baroudy (EGY), Xin Xia (CHN)
(13–25, 12–25, 15–25)
Report
2 September 2012
11:00
Netherlands   1–3   Ukraine ExCeL London, London
Referees: Jung Mal-Soon (KOR), Dimosthenis Kostopoulos (GRE)
(24–26, 25–15, 11–25, 19–25)
Report
2 September 2012
19:00
Great Britain   0–3   Japan ExCeL London, London
Referees: Dariusz Jasinski (POL), Anton Probst (GER)
(11–25, 21–25, 14–25)
Report
3 September 2012
16:00
Ukraine   3–0   Japan ExCeL London, London
Referees: Ronaldo Chaves (BRA), Joe Campbell (USA)
(25–20, 25–9, 25–16)
Report

Group BEdit

 
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   China 6 3 0 9 2 4.500 275 138 1.993
2   United States 5 2 1 7 2 3.500 245 187 1.310
3   Brazil 4 1 2 4 8 0.500 242 273 0.886
4   Slovenia 3 0 3 2 9 0.222 176 260 0.677
31 August 2012
16:00
China   3–1   United States ExCeL London, London
Referees: Ute Fischer (GER), Khalid Shanishah (LBA)
(22–25, 32–30, 25–23, 25–17)
Report
1 September 2012
9:00
China   3–1   Brazil ExCeL London, London
Referees: Benno Meijer (NED), Adnan Kolas (BIH)
(26–24, 25–15, 20–25, 25–16)
Report
1 September 2012
19:00
United States   3–0   Slovenia ExCeL London, London
Referees: Masoud Yazdan Panah (IRI), France Marcoux (CAN)
(25–8, 25–15, 25–8)
Report
2 September 2012
16:00
Slovenia   2–3   Brazil ExCeL London, London
Referees: Glynn Archibald (GBR), Toomas Murulo (EST)
(17–25, 28–30, 25–19, 25–21, 7–15)
Report
3 September 2012
9:00
China   3–0   Slovenia ExCeL London, London
Referees: Ute Fischer (GER), Adnan Kolos (BIH)
(25–12, 25–15, 25–16)
Report
3 September 2012
19:00
United States   3–0   Brazil ExCeL London, London
Referees: Jung Mal-Soon (KOR), Khalid Shanishah (LBA)
(25–13, 25–20, 25–19)
Report

Final roundEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Ukraine0
 
 
 
  United States3
 
  United States1
 
 
 
  China3
 
  Netherlands2
 
 
  China3
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
  Ukraine3
 
 
  Netherlands0

Semi-finalsEdit

5 September 2012
16:00
Ukraine   0–3   United States ExCeL London, London
Referees: Dominik Raca (CRO), Stephen Giugni (AUS)
(14–25, 13–25, 19–25)
Report
5 September 2012
19:00
Netherlands   2–3   China ExCeL London, London
Referees: Glynn Archibald (GBR), Sari Mannersuo (FIN)
(25–17, 14–25, 25–13, 16–25, 11–15)
Report

Bronze medal matchEdit

7 September 2012
19:00
Ukraine   3–0   Netherlands ExCeL London, London
Referees: Joe Campbell (GBR), France Marcoux (CAN)
(25–14, 25–21, 25–16)
Report

Gold medal matchEdit

September 7, 2012
21:00
United States   1–3   China ExCeL London, London
Referees: Janko Plesnik (SLO), Ute Fischer (GER)
(25–22, 15–25, 30–32, 15–25)
Report

Classification roundEdit

 
5th–8th place semi-finals5th–6th place match
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Brazil3
 
 
 
  Great Britain0
 
  Brazil3
 
 
 
  Slovenia1
 
  Japan0
 
 
  Slovenia3
 
7th–8th place match
 
 
 
 
 
  Great Britain0
 
 
  Japan3

5th–8th place semi-finalsEdit

4 September 2012
19:00
Brazil   3–0   Great Britain ExCeL London, London
Referees: Stephen Giugni (AUS), Masoud Yazdanpanah (IRI)
(25–19, 25–10, 25–7)
Report
4 September 2012
21:00
Japan   0–3   Slovenia ExCeL London, London
Referees: France Marcoux (CAN), Dee Wauchope (GBR)
(19–25, 22–25, 20–25)
Report

7th–8th place matchEdit

6 September 2012
9:00
Great Britain   0–3   Japan ExCeL London, London
Referees: Dimosthenis Kostopoulos (GRE), Janko Plesnik (SLO)
(23–25, 19–25, 13–25)
Report

5th–6th place matchEdit

6 September 2012
11:00
Brazil   3–1   Slovenia ExCeL London, London
Referees: Mourad El-Baroudy (EGY), Stephen Giugni (AUS)
(25–16, 25–14, 21–25, 25–21)
Report

ReferencesEdit

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