Volleyball: Cuba and Mexico Secure Olympic Quotas Thanks to Continental Cup Final Victory

The NORCECA Olympic quotas were won by Cuba and Mexico as they claimed their respective titles at the 2018-2020 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final. Each team is made up of two beach volleyball pairs where they compete in a best of three matches, though the third match is only a single set played up to 15. Six teams participated in a single elimination tournament. The NORCECA Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final was held in Colima, Mexico from June 25th to June 27th 2021.

In the women’s event, top seeds Mexico and Cuba were given byes to the semifinals. They were joined by Guatemala and Puerto Rico who defeated Costa Rica 2-1 and Nicaragua 2-0 respectively. The top seeds would prove their ability by winning their respective matches 2-0 with Mexico overpowering Guatemala and Cuba winning against Puerto Rico. The Olympic quota was won by Cuba as they won both matches without dropping a set.

As with the women, Mexico and Canada were given byes to the semifinals in the men’s event. Puerto Rico came down a match against Guatemala to win 2-1 thanks to the golden set. Also advancing 2-1 to the semifinals was Nicaragua who won against the US Virgin Islands. Mexico and Canada would set up a final meeting against each other thanks to Mexico’s 2-0 victory against Puerto Rico and Canada 2-0 sweep against Nicaragua. After winning a match each, the Olympic quota was decided on a golden set where Mexico won 15-13.

This was the final opportunity for NORCECA nations to qualify to the Olympics. The final beach volleyball quotas are to be decided over the weekend.

Qualified Nations

Men’s Beach Volleyball
* Mexico

Women’s Beach Volleyball
* Cuba

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