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Throughout every calendar year, there are so many championships take place all around the globe in volleyball. Apart from that, there are several volleyball competitions conducted both locally and internationally for volleyball teams.
So many skilled players and teams participate in each championship and at the end of it all, one team becomes the champion of the champions. Teams and players prepare for each championship to the best of their abilities and give their all to win the competition.
In this post, I’ll be discussing in detail about the top championships in volleyball and sprinkle some interesting facts along the way.
So without any further delay, let’s get started!
Volleyball Championships and the Facts
Before we move any further, kindly note that all the facts I mentioned in this post are only relevant at the time of writing. There’s a possibility that some of the facts like the medal stats will surely change in the future.
A Player Qualifying for a National Volleyball Team
Every player’s volleyball journey starts from the very beginning. First, they learn the basics of the sport, develop a serious interest and dedication towards it, practice regularly to perfect their skills, participate and perform well in school level tournaments, graduate to the state team, perform exceptionally good over there, move to the national team and then, keep their place in the national set up through their consistent performance.
You need to understand that this is just a basic outline of how the qualification structure works for a player qualifying to the national team and the system may vary based on each country’s requirements.
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Top Championships in Volleyball
Olympic games, volleyball world championship, men’s and women’s volleyball world cup, beach volleyball world championship for both men’s and women’s national teams and challenger cup/nations league are the top championships in volleyball.
There are a couple versions of volleyball being played at the Olympic games. They are indoor and beach volleyball.
The indoor version of the sport inducted into the Olympic games in 1964 and on the other hand, the beach volleyball was introduced in 1996. Olympic Games volleyball championship takes place between a gap of 4 years duration and until now, Russia have won 7/4 Olympic gold medals in both men’s and women’s volleyball respectively.
Volleyball World Championship
Just like the Olympic Games volleyball championship, the volleyball world championship is an international tournament that takes place between a gap of 4 years time for both men’s and women’s national teams.
The first volleyball world championship took place in 1949 at Prague, France. Up to this point, Russia is the only team that participated in all the world championship tournaments. As a result of that, it won the championship for 6 times.
The first women’s world championship was played in 1952. Also in the women’s volleyball, Russia managed to win the championship 7 times. The women’s world championship is held between every 4 years like their male counterparts.
Men’s and Women’s Volleyball World Cup
It’s an international competition contested by both men’s and women’s senior national volleyball teams every 4 years. Brazil leads the medal tally in men’s world cup with 3 gold medals and on the other hand, China has won 5 gold medals in the women’s volleyball world cup.
In 1965, the men’s volleyball world cup was introduced and in 1973, the first women’s world cup event took place.
Beach Volleyball World Championship for Both Men’s and Women’s National Teams
This competition is organized by international volleyball federation (FIVB) and the first official edition of beach world championship took place in Los Angeles USA in 1997. Since then, it’s being held between a gap of every 2 years.
Challenger Cup/nations League
The Challenger Cup and the Nations League were first introduced in 2018 for men’s and women’s national volleyball teams respectively. It replaced the FIVB Volleyball World League for men’s and FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix for women’s volleyball teams.
The Challenger Cup and the Nations League is being held annually ever since their introduction in 2018.
FAQs on Top Championships in Volleyball
What’s the Size of the Ball Being Used for Top Champion ships in Volleyball?
A typical ball that’s used for top championships in volleyball must be 65/67CM in circumference and should weigh 260/280oz. Also, there’s a limitation in the inside air pressure that must be maintained for each ball used for play.
What’s the Maximum Height of a Volleyball Net for Men’s Competitions?
The maximum height of a volleyball net for men’s competitions is 2.43 meters.
What’s the Maximum Height of a Volleyball Net for Women’s Competitions?
The maximum height of a volleyball net for women’s competitions is 2.24 meters.
By now, I am sure that you have a clear idea of the top championships in volleyball.
These are prestigious volleyball championships and as I mentioned earlier, the participants give their all to win each one of them.
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