Discover the top teams and players to watch out for in the tokyo olympics women’s volleyball competition. Get the latest schedule and analysis in this guide.
The Tokyo Olympics is just around the corner, and sports fans worldwide are gearing up for the biggest sporting event of the year. One of the most exciting events to watch out for is the Women’s Volleyball competition. Volleyball has been a part of the Olympics since 1964, and the women’s competition has been a staple since 1964. This year’s tournament promises to be an exciting one, with some of the world’s best teams vying for the coveted gold medal.
History of Women’s Volleyball in the Olympics
The history of Women’s Volleyball in the Olympics dates back to 1964 when it made its debut in Tokyo. The Soviet Union won the first-ever gold medal, while Japan took home the silver medal. The United States won the bronze medal that year. Since then, women’s volleyball has become a staple of the Olympics, with some of the world’s greatest athletes showcasing their skills on the biggest stage of all.
Over the years, Women’s Volleyball has evolved, with new rules and regulations introduced to make the game more exciting and competitive. The current format of the game is a best-of-five sets, with each set played to 25 points. The team that wins three sets first wins the match.
Women’s Volleyball has also seen some dominant teams over the years. The Soviet Union has won four gold medals, while Cuba and China have won three each. Brazil, the current Olympic champions, have won two gold medals, while the United States and Japan have won one each. With such a rich history, Women’s Volleyball promises to be one of the most exciting events to watch out for in the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics Women’s Volleyball Teams
Twelve teams will be competing in the Women’s Volleyball competition at the Tokyo Olympics. The teams are divided into two groups of six, with the top four teams from each group advancing to the knockout stage.
The teams in Group A are Japan, Serbia, Brazil, South Korea, the Dominican Republic, and Kenya. Japan, the silver medalists in Rio 2016, will have home advantage and will be looking to go one better this time around. Brazil, the current Olympic champions, will be looking to retain their title, while Serbia will be looking to improve on their bronze medal from Rio 2016.
In Group B, the teams are the United States, China, Russia, Italy, Argentina, and Turkey. The United States, who won the bronze medal in Rio 2016, will be looking to win their first gold medal since Beijing 2008. China, the 2016 silver medalists, will be looking to go one better, while Russia will be looking to improve on their fifth-place finish in Rio 2016.
Players to Watch Out For
The Women’s Volleyball competition at the Tokyo Olympics will feature some of the world’s best players. These players will be instrumental in their team’s success and will be looking to make a mark on the biggest stage of all.
One player to watch out for is Tijana Boskovic of Serbia. Boskovic, who plays as an opposite, is considered one of the best players in the world. She was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2018 World Championships and the 2019 European Championships. Boskovic will be looking to lead Serbia to their first-ever gold medal in women’s volleyball.
Another player to watch out for is Zhu Ting of China. Zhu, who plays as an outside hitter, was named the MVP of the Rio 2016 Olympics, where she led China to the silver medal. She has also been named the MVP of the World Championships and the World Cup. Zhu will be looking to lead China to their first gold medal in women’s volleyball since Athens 2004.
Other players to watch out for include Jordan Larson of the United States, Paola Egonu of Italy, and Gabriela Guimaraes of Brazil.
Schedule of Women’s Volleyball Matches in Tokyo Olympics
The Women’s Volleyball competition at the Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 24, 2021, and will run until August 8, 2021. The matches will be played at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo.
The twelve teams will be divided into two groups of six. Each team will play five matches in the group stage, with the top four teams from each group advancing to the knockout stage.
The quarterfinals will be played on August 4, 2021, followed by the semifinals on August 6, 2021. The bronze medal match will be played on August 8, 2021, followed by the gold medal match on the same day.
The schedule for the Women’s Volleyball matches at the Tokyo Olympics is as follows:
- July 24: Japan vs. Kenya, Serbia vs. Dominican Republic, Brazil vs. South Korea, United States vs. Argentina, China vs. Turkey, Russia vs. Italy
- July 26: Brazil vs. Dominican Republic, Serbia vs. Kenya, Japan vs. South Korea, China vs. Italy, United States vs. Russia, Turkey vs. Argentina
- July 28: Japan vs. Serbia, Brazil vs. Kenya, South Korea vs. Dominican Republic, Russia vs. Turkey, China vs. Argentina, United States vs. Italy
- July 30: Dominican Republic vs. Kenya, Brazil vs. Japan, Serbia vs. South Korea, United States vs. Turkey, Russia vs. Argentina, China vs. Italy
- August 1: South Korea vs. Kenya, Serbia vs. Brazil, Japan vs. Dominican Republic, Italy vs. Turkey, United States vs. China, Russia vs. Argentina
Volleyball fans worldwide are eagerly anticipating the start of the Women’s Volleyball competition at the Tokyo Olympics. With some of the world’s best players and teams set to compete, this promises to be an exciting and thrilling event.