The 2023 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments, alternatively the 2023 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup (for the tournament held in Japan) and also known as FIVB Road to Paris Volleyball Qualifier, are the three volleyball tournaments to be contested by 24 women’s national teams of the FIVB. The top teams will earn a place in the 2024 Summer Olympics volleyball tournament.
Saturday will see Japan take on Turkey to book a place for the Paris Olympics. Japan is currently ranked eighth in the world rankings. While Turkey is the current World No. 1. Heading into this marquee clash, both teams are in scintillating form. Japan has won all its previous fixtures against Peru, Argentina, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria. Likewise, Turkey has also sailed past Puerto Rico, Bulgaria, Peru and Argentina. Naturally, this epic showdown on Saturday will result in a mouthwatering clash.
What is the format of the Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women?
The FIVB Olympic Qualification Tournaments (OQTs) include the 24 best-placed non-qualified teams. However, Russia has not been granted permission to participate due to the ongoing Ukraine war. The rankings have been done on the basis of the FIVB World Rankings as of 18 September 2022. As the host nation, France has already secured its place in the women’s competitions. The other 11 quota places are allocated via a two-step qualification process that ensures the best volleyball nations can participate in the event while observing the principle of universality.
The first step of the process includes the allocation of six Olympic quota places. These are contested during the FIVB Road to Paris Volleyball Qualifiers. Out of this, the top 24 teams as per the World Ranking (WR) not yet qualified are split into three single round-robin pools of eight teams each. The top two teams of each pool qualify for Paris 2024. On the other hand, the remaining five places per gender are filled by selecting the top five not yet qualified teams in the WR. This will be decided at the end of the Preliminary Phase of Volleyball Nations League 2024. To guarantee the principle of universality, these teams are selected as per the following order of priority: 1) Teams from continents without qualified teams, and 2) Top teams not yet qualified.
Japan vs Turkey: Squads of both teams
Miyu Nagaoka (O), Kotona Hayashi (OH), Sarina Nishida (OH), Mayu Ishikawa (OH), Haruyo Shimamura (MB), Nanami Seki (S), Mika Shibata (S), Aya Watanabe (MB), Arisa Inoue (OH), Nichika Yamada (MB), Satomi Fukudome (L), Manami Kojima (L), Yuka Meguro (L), Mizuki Tanaka (OH), Miwako Osanai (OH), Mami Yokota (MB), Tamaki Matsui (S), Airi Miyabe (OH), Mai Irisawa (MB), Minami Nishimura (L), Yuki Nishikawa (OH), Aki Momii (S), Ameze Miyabe (OH), Yoshino Sato (OH), Yukiko Wada (OH)
Orge Gizem (L), Akoz Simge Sebnem (L), Özbay Cansu (S), Vargas Melissa Teresa (O), Aykac Ayca (OH), Akman Kubra (MB), Baladin Hande (OH), Guveli Yasemin (MB), Diken Meliha (O), Ivegin Tugba (OH), Cebecioglu Derya (OH), Şahin Elif (S), Bukmen Ege Melisa (OH), Erdem Dündar Eda (MB), Akyol Ayçin (MB), Sahin Saliha (OH), Unal Buse (S), Gunes Zehra (MB), Kalac Asli (MB), Aydin İlkin (OH), Yilmaz Melis (L), Yuzgenc Tutku Burcu (O), Arici Beyza (MB), Caliskan Sila (S), Karakurt Ebrar (O)
Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women Schedule
|Schedule (22.08.23)||Timings (IST)|
|Italy vs USA||00:15|
|Puerto Rico vs Peru||06:30|
|Czech Republic vs Ukraine||07:30|
|Bulgaria vs Argentina||09:30|
|Canada vs Mexico||10:30|
|Brazil vs Belgium||12:30|
|Serbia vs Netherlands||13:30|
|Colombia vs Slovenia||15:00|
|Japan vs Turkey||15:55|
|China vs Dominican Republic||17:00|
|Thailand vs Korea||18:00|
|Poland vs USA||21:00|
When is the Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women?
The Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women starts on September 16, 2023 and ends on September 24, 2023.
Where to watch the Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women?
The LIVE Streaming of the Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women will be available on Volleyball World TV (VBTV). However, one has to buy a premium subscription of $ 3.99/month to watch the important matches. It is also speculated that there will be a streaming on the official YouTube channel of the Volleyball World.
- Bulgaria vs Argentina, Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women: Live Stream, Schedule, Squads
- Puerto Rico vs Peru, Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women: Live Stream, Schedule, Squads
- Thailand vs Korea, Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Women: Live Stream, Schedule, Squads
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