Volleyball at the Summer Paralympics

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Volleyball at the Summer Paralympics
Sitting volleyball pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Governing body WOVD
Events 2 (men: 1; women: 1)
Games

Paralympic volleyball was first competed at the Summer Paralympic Games in 1976. That first year, the traditional standing form of volleyball was contested. Sitting volleyball was later introduced as a full Paralympic event in 1980. The 2000 was the last time standing volleyball appeared on the Paralympic programme, the women's sitting volleyball event was also introduced in the 2004.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Men's[edit]

Sitting[edit]

Men's sitting volleyball medal winning for every Summer Games as follows:

Brazil versus Egypt men's match at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio
United States versus China women's match at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London
Australia versus Libya men's match at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney


Year Gold Silver Bronze
1980  Netherlands  Sweden  Yugoslavia
1984  Netherlands  West Germany  Sweden
1988  Iran  Netherlands  Norway
1992  Iran  Netherlands  Germany
1996  Iran  Norway  Finland
2000  Iran  Bosnia and Herzegovina  Finland
2004  Bosnia and Herzegovina  Iran  Egypt
2008  Iran  Bosnia and Herzegovina  Russia
2012  Bosnia and Herzegovina  Iran  Germany
2016  Iran  Bosnia and Herzegovina  Egypt

Women's[edit]

Sitting[edit]

Women's sitting volleyball medal winning for every Summer Games as follows:

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2004  China  Netherlands  United States
2008  China  United States  Netherlands
2012  China  United States  Ukraine
2016  United States  China  Brazil

Medals ranking[edit]

Both men's and women's sitting and standing volleyball medal results counted where applicable.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Iran 6 2 0 8
2  Germany 4 3 3 10
3  Israel 3 1 0 4
 China 3 1 0 4
5  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 3 0 5
6  Netherlands 2 2 1 6
7  United States 1 1 1 3
8  Poland 0 2 2 4
9  Norway 0 1 1 2
 Russia 0 1 1 2
 Slovakia 0 1 1 2
12  Canada 0 1 0 1
 Great Britain 0 1 0 1
14  Finland 0 0 3 3
15  Egypt 0 0 2 2
 France 0 0 2 2
17  Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
 Brazil 0 0 1 1
 Yugoslavia 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ng, Kwok (2012). When Sitting is Not Resting: Sitting Volleyball. Bloomington, IL: Authorhouse. p. 152. ISBN 978-1-4772-1789-4.