Women’s Olympic Beach Volleyball Tournament

July 24
12:00am GMT
Hermannova/Slukova
Czech Republic
Ishii/Murakami
Japan
Beach
Women
July 24
2:00am GMT
Agatha/Duda
Brazil
Gallay/Pereyra
Argentina
Beach
Women
July 24
3:00am GMT
Pavan/Humana-Paredes
Canada
Stam/Schoon
Netherlands
Beach
Women
July 24
6:00am GMT
Betschart/Hüberli
Switzerland
Kozuch/Ludwig
Germany
Beach
Women
July 24
8:00am GMT
Heidrich/Vergé-Dépré
Switzerland
Sude/Borger
Germany
Beach
Women
July 24
11:00am GMT
Bansley/Wilkerson
Canada
Wang F/Xia
China
Beach
Women
July 25
12:00am GMT
Klineman/Ross
USA
Xue/Wang X
China
Beach
Women
July 25
3:00am GMT
Clancy/Artacho Del Solar
Australia
Lidy/Leila
Cuba
Beach
Women
July 25
6:00am GMT
Makroguzova/Kholomina
Russia
Menegatti/Orsi Toth
Italy
Beach
Women
July 25
12:00pm GMT
Keizer/Meppelink
Netherlands
Liliana/Elsa
Spain
Beach
Women
July 26
12:00am GMT
Claes/Sponcil
USA
Kravcenoka/Graudina
Latvia
Beach
Women
July 26
2:00am GMT
Ana Patrícia/Rebecca
Brazil
Makokha/Khadambi
Kenya
Beach
Women
July 26
3:00am GMT
Pavan/Humana-Paredes
Canada
Sude/Borger
Germany
Beach
Women
July 26
7:00am GMT
Betschart/Hüberli
Switzerland
Hermannova/Slukova
Czech Republic
Beach
Women
July 26
11:00am GMT
Ishii/Murakami
Japan
Kozuch/Ludwig
Germany
Beach
Women
July 26
12:00pm GMT
Heidrich/Vergé-Dépré
Switzerland
Stam/Schoon
Netherlands
Beach
Women
July 27
12:00am GMT
Klineman/Ross
USA
Liliana/Elsa
Spain
Beach
Women
July 27
2:00am GMT
Bansley/Wilkerson
Canada
Gallay/Pereyra
Argentina
Beach
Women
July 27
7:00am GMT
Keizer/Meppelink
Netherlands
Xue/Wang X
China
Beach
Women
July 27
1:00pm GMT
Agatha/Duda
Brazil
Wang F/Xia
China
Beach
Women
July 28
1:00am GMT
Betschart/Hüberli
Switzerland
Ishii/Murakami
Japan
Beach
Women
July 28
2:00am GMT
Ana Patrícia/Rebecca
Brazil
Kravcenoka/Graudina
Latvia
Beach
Women
July 28
6:00am GMT
Hermannova/Slukova
Czech Republic
Kozuch/Ludwig
Germany
Beach
Women
July 28
7:00am GMT
Lidy/Leila
Cuba
Makroguzova/Kholomina
Russia
Beach
Women
July 28
12:00pm GMT
Clancy/Artacho Del Solar
Australia
Menegatti/Orsi Toth
Italy
Beach
Women
July 29
12:00am GMT
Claes/Sponcil
USA
Makokha/Khadambi
Kenya
Beach
Women
July 29
1:00am GMT
Heidrich/Vergé-Dépré
Switzerland
Pavan/Humana-Paredes
Canada
Beach
Women
July 29
6:00am GMT
Stam/Schoon
Netherlands
Sude/Borger
Germany
Beach
Women
July 29
11:00am GMT
Gallay/Pereyra
Argentina
Wang F/Xia
China
Beach
Women
July 29
12:00pm GMT
Agatha/Duda
Brazil
Bansley/Wilkerson
Canada
Beach
Women
July 30
12:00am GMT
Keizer/Meppelink
Netherlands
Klineman/Ross
USA
Beach
Women
July 30
6:00am GMT
Clancy/Artacho Del Solar
Australia
Makroguzova/Kholomina
Russia
Beach
Women
July 30
8:00am GMT
Liliana/Elsa
Spain
Xue/Wang X
China
Beach
Women
July 30
11:00am GMT
Lidy/Leila
Cuba
Menegatti/Orsi Toth
Italy
Beach
Women
July 31
12:00am GMT
Ana Patrícia/Rebecca
Brazil
Claes/Sponcil
USA
Beach
Women
July 31
1:00am GMT
Kravcenoka/Graudina
Latvia
Makokha/Khadambi
Kenya
Beach
Women

Qualified Pairs / Pools

Pool A

Team
P
W
L
PTS
Switzerland
Heidrich/Vergé-Dépré
0
0
0
0
Canada
Pavan/Humana-Paredes
0
0
0
0
Netherlands
Stam/Schoon
0
0
0
0
Germany
Sude/Borger
0
0
0
0

Pool B

Team
P
W
L
PTS
Netherlands
Keizer/Meppelink
0
0
0
0
USA
Klineman/Ross
0
0
0
0
Spain
Liliana/Elsa
0
0
0
0
China
Xue/Wang X
0
0
0
0

Pool C

Team
P
W
L
PTS
Brazil
Agatha/Duda
0
0
0
0
Canada
Bansley/Wilkerson
0
0
0
0
Argentina
Gallay/Pereyra
0
0
0
0
China
Wang F/Xia
0
0
0
0

Pool D

Team
P
W
L
PTS
Brazil
Ana Patrícia/Rebecca
0
0
0
0
USA
Claes/Sponcil
0
0
0
0
Latvia
Kravcenoka/Graudina
0
0
0
0
Kenya
Makokha/Khadambi
0
0
0
0

Pool E

Team
P
W
L
PTS
Australia
Clancy/Artacho Del Solar
0
0
0
0
Cuba
Lidy/Leila
0
0
0
0
Russia
Makroguzova/Kholomina
0
0
0
0
Italy
Menegatti/Orsi Toth
0
0
0
0

Pool F

Team
P
W
L
PTS
Switzerland
Betschart/Hüberli
0
0
0
0
Czech Republic
Hermannova/Slukova
0
0
0
0
Japan
Ishii/Murakami
0
0
0
0
Germany
Kozuch/Ludwig
0
0
0
0

Potential Women’s Beach Volleyball Medal Winners

Brazil / USA to dominate?

With beach volleyball being a relatively new sport to the Olympic Games debuting in the late ’90s, only two countries have truly dominated: USA and Brazil. Both Brazil and USA have four teams in the top 15 of the Beach Volleyball World Rankings, but only the top two pairs from each country could qualify for the Olympic tournament.

Even though they are ranked No. 7 in the world, Walsh Jennings and her partner, Brooke Sweat, didn’t make the cut since two other pairs from the USA scored higher than them: Ross/Klineman and Kelly Claes/Sarah Sponcil.

April Ross and Alix Klineman are looking like the favorites to win for Team USA. Ross played in the 2016 Olympic Games with the legendary Kerri Walsh Jennings where they ended up winning the Bronze medal. Klineman is relatively new to beach, leaving a professional indoor career to play beach professionally in 2017.

In 2016, Ágatha Bednarczuk and Bárbara Seixas won the silver for Brazil, and Bednarczuk is returning this Olympic cycle to seek out gold with her new partner, Duda Santos Lisboa. Lisboa is a great beach player, winning four World Tour events and named FIVB Top Rookie in 2016.

Canadian pair bringing World Championship title and FIVB ranking to the party

But USA and Brazil aren’t the only ones in the running this year. At the top of the rankings is Canada with the unstoppable duo of Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes. They are ranked number one in the world of women’s beach volleyball and qualified for the Olympics by winning the World Championships, so they are definitely one of the teams to beat this year.

Germany to repeat Rio 2016 shock?

Germany won the last Olympic women’s beach volleyball competition and they could potentially do it again. Laura Ludwig is back with a new partner, Margareta Kozuch, and they’re looking pretty good after ending up in the No. 14 spot in the FIVB beach rankings. Ludwig has the drive to go back and win the gold again, so only time will tell if Kozuch and Ludwig can connect and advance in the competition.