Volleyball at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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Women's volleyball
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Juan de la Barrera Olympic Gymnasium
Revolution Ice Rink
Date 13–26 October
Competitors 94 from 8 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Poland
← 1964
1972 →

The 1968 Women's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 2nd edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Ciudad de México, Mexico from October 13 to 26, 1968.[1]

Qualification[edit]

Qualifiers Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 18 October 1963 West Germany Baden-Baden 1  Mexico
1964 Olympic Games Oct. 11–23, 1964 Japan Tokyo 1  Japan
1967 World Championship Jan. 25 – 29, 1967 Japan Tokyo 3  United States
 South Korea
 Peru
1967 European Championship Oct. 22 – Nov. 7, 1967 Turkey Izmir 3  Soviet Union
 Poland
 Czechoslovakia
Total 8

Format[edit]

The tournament was played in a single round-robin format, all teams were placed into a single pool and faced each other once.

Rosters[edit]

 Czechoslovakia[edit]

 Japan[edit]

 Mexico[edit]

 Peru[edit]

 Poland[edit]

 South Korea[edit]

 Soviet Union[edit]

 United States[edit]

[2]

Venues[edit]

Round robin[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Soviet Union 14 7 0 21 3 7.000 333 194 1.716
2  Japan 13 6 1 19 3 6.333 318 147 2.163
3  Poland 12 5 2 15 11 1.364 324 304 1.066
4  Peru 10 3 4 12 15 0.800 306 327 0.936
5  South Korea 10 3 4 11 14 0.786 276 305 0.905
6  Czechoslovakia 10 3 4 11 15 0.733 307 307 1.000
7  Mexico 8 1 6 7 18 0.389 215 338 0.636
8  United States 7 0 7 4 21 0.190 196 353 0.555
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
13 Oct Poland  3–2  South Korea 10–15 12–15 15–10 15–12 17–15 69–67 Report
13 Oct Japan  3–0  United States 15–6 15–2 15–2     45–10 Report
13 Oct Soviet Union  3–1  Czechoslovakia 8–15 15–7 15–13 15–7   53–42 Report
13 Oct Peru  3–2  Mexico 15–17 15–5 10–15 15–2 15–7 70–46 Report
14 Oct Peru  3–0  South Korea 15–13 15–6 15–9     45–28 Report
14 Oct Czechoslovakia  3–1  United States 15–8 11–15 15–9 15–11   56–43 Report
14 Oct Japan  3–0  Mexico 15–7 15–3 15–2     45–12 Report
14 Oct Soviet Union  3–0  Poland 15–5 15–11 15–4     45–20 Report
15 Oct Czechoslovakia  3–0  Mexico 15–8 15–2 16–14     46–24 Report
15 Oct Japan  3–0  Peru 15–3 15–11 15–9     45–23 Report
16 Oct Poland  3–0  United States 15–3 15–1 16–14     46–18 Report
16 Oct Soviet Union  3–0  South Korea 15–9 15–6 15–2     45–17 Report
17 Oct South Korea  3–1  United States 15–9 15–13 6–15 15–5   51–42 Report
17 Oct Soviet Union  3–0  Peru 15–4 15–9 15–9     45–22 Report
19 Oct Japan  3–0  Czechoslovakia 15–7 15–8 15–7     45–22 Report
19 Oct Poland  3–2  Mexico 15–9 12–15 15–11 11–15 15–4 68–54 Report
20 Oct Japan  3–0  Poland 15–5 15–6 15–6     45–17 Report
20 Oct Czechoslovakia  3–2  Peru 7–15 13–15 15–9 15–2 15–3 65–44 Report
21 Oct Soviet Union  3–1  United States 15–1 6–15 15–4 15–6   51–26 Report
21 Oct South Korea  3–0  Mexico 15–5 15–4 15–6     45–15 Report
23 Oct Soviet Union  3–0  Mexico 15–6 15–10 15–3     45–19 Report
23 Oct Peru  3–1  United States 15–11 15–0 14–16 15–12   59–39 Report
24 Oct Poland  3–0  Czechoslovakia 15–13 15–7 15–12     45–32 Report
24 Oct Japan  3–0  South Korea 15–5 15–5 15–4     45–14 Report
25 Oct Poland  3–1  Peru 15–10 14–16 15–9 15–8   59–43 Report
25 Oct South Korea  3–1  Czechoslovakia 15–9 15–9 9–15 15–11   54–44 Report
26 Oct Mexico  3–0  United States 15–8 15–7 15–4     45–19 Report
26 Oct Soviet Union  3–1  Japan 15–10 16–14 3–15 15–9   49–48 Report

Final standings[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Soviet Union
Lyudmila Buldakova
Lyudmila Mikhailkovskaya
Tatyana Veinberga
Vera Lantratova
Vera Galushka-Duyunova
Tatyana Sarycheva
Tatyana Ponyaeva-Tretyakova
Nina Smoleeva
Inna Ryskal
Galina Leontyeva
Roza Salikhova
Valentina Kamenek-Vinogradova
 Japan
Setsuko Yosjida
Suzue Takayama
Toyoko Iwahara
Youko Kasahara
Aiko Onozawa
Yukiyo Kojima
Sachiko Fukanaka
Kunie Shishikura
Setsuko Inoue
Sumie Oinuma
Makiko Furakawa
Keiko Hama
 Poland
Elżbieta Porzec
Zofia Szczęśniewska
Wanda Wiecha
Barbara Niemczyk
Krystyna Ostromęcka
Krystyna Krupa
Jadwiga Książek
Józefa Ledwig
Krystyna Jakubowska
Lidia Chmielnicka
Krystyna Czajkowska
Halina Aszkiełowicz

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Volleyball at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games: Women's Volleyball". https://www.sports-reference.com/. SR/OLYMPIC SPORTS. Retrieved 25 August 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States Volleyball at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 

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