Volleyball: 16 Nations Qualify With Finalization of Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings

The FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings have concluded and the majority of the Olympic quotas for beach volleyball have been awarded. The 15 highest ranked eligible pairs qualified their nation to the Olympics, with a maximum of two teams per event. The rankings are based on the 12 best results in eligible events from a team between September 1st 2018 to June 13th 2021.

The men’s ranking was topped by Norway’s Anders Mol and Christian Sorum while the women’s ranking was topped by Canada’s Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes. Pavan and Humana-Paredes have previously qualified at the 2019 World Championships.

Canada was able to qualify a second team in the women’s rankings while Brazil, Germany, Switzerland and the United States qualified two teams. On the men’s side, Italy and Russia qualified a second team, joining Brazil, Poland and the United States who qualified two teams through the rankings.

Five quotas remain in each event where it will be awarded to the Continental Cup Final winners. The events are set to take place by the end of June.

Qualified Nations

Men’s Beach Volleyball
* Brazil
* Brazil
* Chile
* Czech Republic
* Germany
* Italy
* Netherlands
* Norway
* Poland
* Poland
* Qatar
* Russia
* Spain
* United States
* United States

Women’s Beach Volleyball
* Australia
* Brazil
* Brazil
* Canada
* China
* Czech Republic
* Germany
* Germany
* Italy
* Netherlands
* Russia
* Switzerland
* Switzerland
* United States
* United States

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