Volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's tournament in volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics was the 15th edition of the event at an Olympic Games, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB, in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Tokyo, Japan from 25 July to 8 August 2021.

Women's volleyball
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
Olympic rings with white rims.svg
VenueAriake Arena
Date25 July – 8 August 2021
Competitors12 teams from 12 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  United States (1st title)
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Brazil
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Serbia
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It was originally scheduled to take place from 26 July to 9 August 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced on 24 March 2020 that the 2020 Summer Olympics would be delayed to 2021.[1] Because of this pandemic, the games were played behind closed doors.[2]

The United States won their first gold after finishing runners-up three times with a 3–0 win over Brazil.[3] Serbia won the bronze medal with a victory over South Korea.[4]

Competition scheduleEdit

P Preliminary round ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Gold medal match
Sun 25 Mon 26 Tue 27 Wed 28 Thu 29 Fri 30 Sat 31 Sun 1 Mon 2 Tue 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8
P P P P P ¼ ½ B F

QualificationEdit


Event Date(s) Venue Quota Qualifier
Host nation[5] 7 September 2013   Buenos Aires 1   Japan
Intercontinental Qualifier Pool A 1–4 August 2019   Wrocław 1   Serbia
Pool B   Ningbo 1   China
Pool C   Bossier City 1   United States
Pool D   Uberlândia 1   Brazil
Pool E   Kaliningrad 1   ROC
Pool F   Catania 1   Italy
African Qualifier 5–9 January 2020   Yaoundé 1   Kenya
South American Qualifier 7–9 January 2020   Bogotá 1   Argentina
Asian Qualifier 7–12 January 2020   Nakhon Ratchasima 1   South Korea
European Qualifier 7–12 January 2020   Apeldoorn 1   Turkey
North American Qualifier 10–12 January 2020   Santo Domingo 1   Dominican Republic
Total 12

Pools compositionEdit

Teams were seeded following the serpentine system according to their FIVB World Ranking as of 29 September 2019.[6] FIVB reserved the right to seed the hosts as head of pool A regardless of the World Ranking. Rankings are shown in brackets except the hosts who ranked 7th.

Pool A Pool B
  Japan (Hosts)   China (1)
  Serbia (3)   United States (2)
  Brazil (4)   ROC (5)
  South Korea (9)   Italy (8)
  Dominican Republic (10)   Argentina (11)
  Kenya (19)   Turkey (12)

RostersEdit

VenueEdit

All matches
  Tokyo, Japan
Ariake Arena
Capacity: 15,000
 

FormatEdit

The preliminary round was a competition between the twelve teams divided into two pools of six teams. The teams competed in a single round-robin format. The four highest ranked teams in each group advanced to the knockout stage (quarter-finals). The sixth placed teams in each pool were ranked eleventh in this competition. The fifth placed teams in each pool were ranked ninth.[7]

The knockout stage followed the single-elimination format. The losers of the quarter-finals were eliminated and ranked fifth. The quarterfinal winners played in the semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals competed for gold medals and the losers played for bronze medals.[7]

Pool standing procedureEdit

In order to establish the ranking of teams after the group stage, the following criteria should be implemented:[8]

  1. Number of matches won
  2. Match points
  3. Sets ratio
  4. Points ratio
  5. Result of the last match between the tied teams

Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 match points for the winner, 0 match points for the loser
Match won 3–2: 2 match points for the winner, 1 match point for the loser

RefereesEdit

The following referees were selected for the tournament.[9]

  •   Hernán Casamiquela
  •   Paulo Turci
  •   Liu Jiang
  •   Denny Cespedes
  •   Fabrice Collados
  •   Daniele Rapisarda
  •   Shin Muranaka
  •   Sumie Myoi
  •   Luis Macias
  •   Wojciech Maroszek
  •   Evgeny Makshanov
  •   Vladimir Simonović
  •   Juraj Mokrý
  •   Kang Joo-hee
  •   Susana Rodríguez
  •   Hamid Al-Rousi
  •   Patricia Rolf

Preliminary roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   Brazil 5 5 0 14 15 3 5.000 434 315 1.378 Quarter-finals
2   Serbia 5 4 1 12 13 3 4.333 381 313 1.217
3   South Korea 5 3 2 7 9 10 0.900 374 415 0.901
4   Dominican Republic 5 2 3 8 10 10 1.000 411 406 1.012
5   Japan (H) 5 1 4 4 6 12 0.500 378 395 0.957
6   Kenya 5 0 5 0 0 15 0.000 242 376 0.644
Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host
25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
14:20
Serbia   3–0   Dominican Republic Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Kang Joo-hee (KOR), Evgeny Makshanov (RUS)
(25–18, 25–12, 25–20)
Results Statistics
25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
19:40
Japan   3–0   Kenya Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Fabrice Collados (FRA), Hamid Al-Rousi (UAE)
(25–15, 25–11, 25–23)
Results Statistics
25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
21:45
Brazil   3–0   South Korea Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Liu Jiang (CHN), Shin Muranaka (JPN)
(25–10, 25–22, 25–19)
Results Statistics

27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
14:20
Japan   0–3   Serbia Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Patricia Rolf (USA), Juraj Mokrý (SVK)
(23–25, 16–25, 24–26)
Results Statistics
27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
19:40
Brazil   3–2   Dominican Republic Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Susana Rodríguez (ESP), Vladimir Simonović (SRB)
(22–25, 25–17, 25–13, 23–25, 15–12)
Results Statistics
27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
21:45
South Korea   3–0   Kenya Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Sumie Myoi (JPN), Evgeny Makshanov (RUS)
(25–14, 25–22, 26–24)
Results Statistics

29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
11:05
South Korea   3–2   Dominican Republic Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Hernán Casamiquela (ARG), Shin Muranaka (JPN)
(25–20, 17–25, 25–18, 15–25, 15–12)
Results Statistics
29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
14:20
Serbia   3–0   Kenya Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Hamid Al-Rousi (UAE), Sumie Myoi (JPN)
(25–21, 25–11, 25–20)
Results Statistics
29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
19:40
Japan   0–3   Brazil Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Denny Cespedes (DOM), Evgeny Makshanov (RUS)
(16–25, 18–25, 24–26)
Results Statistics

31 July 2021 (2021-07-31)
09:00
Dominican Republic   3–0   Kenya Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Kang Joo-hee (KOR), Patricia Rolf (USA)
(25–19, 25–18, 25–10)
Results Statistics
31 July 2021 (2021-07-31)
16:25
Serbia   1–3   Brazil Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Fabrice Collados (FRA), Wojciech Maroszek (POL)
(20–25, 16–25, 25–23, 19–25)
Results Statistics
31 July 2021 (2021-07-31)
19:40
Japan   2–3   South Korea Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Susana Rodríguez (ESP), Paulo Turci (BRA)
(19–25, 25–19, 22–25, 25–15, 14–16)
Results Statistics

2 August 2021 (2021-08-02)
09:00
Serbia   3–0   South Korea Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Evgeny Makshanov (RUS), Sumie Myoi (JPN)
(25–18, 25–17, 25–15)
Results Statistics
2 August 2021 (2021-08-02)
19:40
Japan   1–3   Dominican Republic Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Patricia Rolf (USA), Wojciech Maroszek (POL)
(10–25, 23–25, 25–19, 19–25)
Results Statistics
2 August 2021 (2021-08-02)
21:45
Brazil   3–0   Kenya Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Vladimir Simonović (SRB), Daniele Rapisarda (ITA)
(25–10, 25–16, 25–8)
Results Statistics

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   United States 5 4 1 10 12 7 1.714 418 401 1.042 Quarter-finals
2   Italy 5 3 2 10 11 7 1.571 409 377 1.085
3   Turkey 5 3 2 9 12 8 1.500 434 416 1.043
4   ROC 5 3 2 9 11 8 1.375 422 378 1.116
5   China 5 2 3 7 8 9 0.889 374 385 0.971
6   Argentina 5 0 5 0 0 15 0.000 275 375 0.733
Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
09:00
ROC   0–3   Italy Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Patricia Rolf (USA), Wojciech Maroszek (POL)
(23–25, 19–25, 14–25)
Results Statistics
25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
11:05
United States   3–0   Argentina Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Sumie Myoi (JPN), Daniele Rapisarda (ITA)
(25–20, 25–19, 25–20)
Results Statistics
25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
16:25
China   0–3   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Susana Rodríguez (ESP), Luis Macias (MEX)
(21–25, 14–25, 14–25)
Results Statistics

27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
09:00
ROC   3–0   Argentina Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Kang Joo-hee (KOR), Hamid Al-Rousi (UAE)
(25–19, 25–15, 25–13)
Results Statistics
27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
11:05
China   0–3   United States Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Wojciech Maroszek (POL), Fabrice Collados (FRA)
(27–29, 22–25, 21–25)
Results Statistics
27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
16:25
Italy   3–1   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Denny Cespedes (DOM), Hernán Casamiquela (ARG)
(25–22, 23–25, 25–20, 25–15)
Results Statistics

29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
09:00
Italy   3–0   Argentina Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Susana Rodríguez (ESP), Liu Jiang (CHN)
(25–21, 25–16, 25–15)
Results Statistics
29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
16:25
China   2–3   ROC Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Daniele Rapisarda (ITA), Juraj Mokrý (SVK)
(17–25, 25–23, 25–20, 25–27, 12–15)
Results Statistics
29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
21:45
United States   3–2   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Paulo Turci (BRA), Kang Joo-hee (KOR)
(25–19, 25–20, 17–25, 20–25, 15–12)
ResultsStatistics

31 July 2021 (2021-07-31)
11:05
United States   0–3   ROC Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Vladimir Simonović (SRB), Hernán Casamiquela (ARG)
(20–25, 12–25, 19–25)
Results Statistics
31 July 2021 (2021-07-31)
14:20
Argentina   0–3   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Sumie Myoi (JPN), Hamid Al-Rousi (UAE)
(23–25, 20–25, 18–25)
Results Statistics
31 July 2021 (2021-07-31)
21:45
China   3–0   Italy Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Shin Muranaka (JPN), Evgeny Makshanov (RUS)
(25–21, 25–20, 26–24)
Results Statistics

2 August 2021 (2021-08-02)
11:05
United States   3–2   Italy Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Liu Jiang (CHN), Luis Macias (MEX)
(21–25, 25–16, 25–27, 25–16, 15–12)
Results Statistics
2 August 2021 (2021-08-02)
14:20
ROC   2–3   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Fabrice Collados (FRA), Susana Rodríguez (ESP)
(25–21, 23–25, 23–25, 25–15, 10–15)
Results Statistics
2 August 2021 (2021-08-02)
16:25
China   3–0   Argentina Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Kang Joo-hee (KOR), Denny Cespedes (DOM)
(25–15, 25–22, 25–19)
Results Statistics

Knockout stageEdit

  • The first ranked teams of both pools played against the fourth ranked teams of the other pool. The second ranked teams faced the second or third ranked teams of the other pool, determined by drawing of lots. The drawing of lots was held after the last match in the preliminary round.[7][11]

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
4 August
 
 
  Brazil3
 
6 August
 
  ROC1
 
  Brazil3
 
4 August
 
  South Korea0
 
  South Korea3
 
8 August
 
  Turkey2
 
  Brazil0
 
4 August
 
  United States3
 
  Serbia3
 
6 August
 
  Italy0
 
  Serbia0
 
4 August
 
  United States3 Bronze medal match
 
  Dominican Republic0
 
8 August
 
  United States3
 
  South Korea0
 
 
  Serbia3
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

4 August 2021 (2021-08-04)
09:00
South Korea   3–2   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Hamid Al-Rousi (UAE), Patricia Rolf (USA)
(17–25, 25–17, 28–26, 18–25, 15–13)
Results Statistics
4 August 2021 (2021-08-04)
13:00
Dominican Republic   0–3   United States Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Luis Macias (MEX), Kang Joo-hee (KOR)
(11–25, 20–25, 19–25)
Results Statistics
4 August 2021 (2021-08-04)
17:00
Serbia   3–0   Italy Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Paulo Turci (BRA), Evgeny Makshanov (RUS)
(25–21, 25–14, 25–21)
Results Statistics
4 August 2021 (2021-08-04)
21:30
Brazil   3–1   ROC Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Fabrice Collados (FRA), Susana Rodríguez (ESP)
(23–25, 25–21, 25–19, 25–22)
Results Statistics

Semi-finalsEdit

6 August 2021 (2021-08-06)
13:00
Serbia   0–3   United States Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Hernán Casamiquela (ARG), Susana Rodríguez (ESP)
(19–25, 15–25, 23–25)
Results Statistics
6 August 2021 (2021-08-06)
21:00
Brazil   3–0   South Korea Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Luis Macias (MEX), Denny Cespedes (DOM)
(25–16, 25–16, 25–16)
Results Statistics

Bronze medal matchEdit

8 August 2021 (2021-08-08)
09:00
South Korea   0–3   Serbia Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Daniele Rapisarda (ITA), Patricia Rolf (USA)
(18–25, 15–25, 15–25)
Results Statistics

Gold medal matchEdit

8 August 2021 (2021-08-08)
13:30
Brazil   0–3   United States Ariake Arena, Tokyo
Referees: Juraj Mokrý (SVK), Hernán Casamiquela (ARG)
(21–25, 20–25, 14–25)
Results Statistics

Statistics leadersEdit

  • Only players whose teams advanced to the semifinals are ranked.

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team[12][13]
    United States
    Brazil
    Serbia
4   South Korea
5   Turkey
6   Italy
7   ROC
8   Dominican Republic
9   China
10   Japan
11   Argentina
12   Kenya

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  United States
Foluke Akinradewo
Michelle Bartsch-Hackley
Andrea Drews
Micha Hancock
Kimberly Hill
Jordan Larson
Chiaka Ogbogu
Jordyn Poulter
Kelsey Robinson
Jordan Thompson
Haleigh Washington
Justine Wong-Orantes
  Brazil
Camila Brait
Tandara Caixeta[14]
Macris Carneiro
Ana Beatriz Corrêa
Ana Carolina da Silva
Ana Cristina de Souza
Fernanda Garay
Carol Gattaz
Gabriela Guimarães
Rosamaria Montibeller
Natália Pereira
Roberta Ratzke
  Serbia
Bianka Buša
Mina Popović
Slađana Mirković
Brankica Mihajlović
Maja Ognjenović
Ana Bjelica
Maja Aleksić
Milena Rašić
Silvija Popović
Tijana Bošković
Bojana Milenković
Jelena Blagojević

AwardsEdit

The awards were announced on 8 August 2021.[15]

Position Player
Most Valuable Player   Jordan Larson
Setter   Jordyn Poulter
Outside Spikers   Jordan Larson
  Michelle Bartsch-Hackley
Middle Blockers   Haleigh Washington
  Carol Gattaz
Opposite Spiker   Tijana Bošković
Libero   Justine Wong-Orantes

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". olympic.org. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Tokyo Olympics to be held without fans after new COVID-19 state of emergency declared". usatoday.com. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Drews shines as USA strike gold in Tokyo". FIVB. 8 August 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Boskovic's 33 bags bronze for Serbia". FIVB. 8 August 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Host city election for the Olympic Summer Games 2020". IOC. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  6. ^ "FIVB Senior World Ranking – Women (as of 29 September 2019)". FIVB. 29 September 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  7. ^ a b c "Formula". FIVB. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Pools Ranking Criteria". FIVB. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Competition Officials" (PDF). olympics.com. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Tokyo 2020 schedule confirmed for 2021". FIVB. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Draw decides women's volleyball quarterfinal pairings". volleyballworld.com. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  12. ^ "Tournament Summary" (PDF). olympics.com. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  13. ^ "Volleyball Olympic Games Tokyo 2020". volleyballworld.com. Retrieved Aug 8, 2021.
  14. ^ "Volleyball (women): Medallists" (PDF). Olympics.com. 8 August 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  15. ^ "Larson leads women's Tokyo 2020 Dream Team". FIVB. 8 August 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2021.

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