Paris 2024: Olympic Beach Volleyball Rankings, updated October 16
October 17, 2023
The Olympic race for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games officially began in February in Doha, Qatar, with the Volleyball World Elite16. The final event is yet to be determined, but the qualification period will conclude on June 9, 2024. We’ll be providing these updates for the Beach Volleyball Olympic rankings throughout the next two years.
What a weekend it was in Tlaxcala, Mexico, for the 2023 Beach Volleyball World Championships.
The three teams on the podium — Brazil’s Ana Patricia and Duda in silver, the USA’s Kristen Nuss and Taryn Kloth in bronze, and Americans Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes in gold — are now the top three teams in the Olympic rankings, respectively.
As for the men, the Brazilian race just got a whole lot more interesting, with George and Andre failing to break pool while Pedro and Guto snagged a fifth.
Men’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings (updated October 16 after the World Championships)
Anders Mol, Christian Sorum, NORWAY, 9460 (9)
Sam Cottafava, Paolo Nicolai, ITALY, 7740 (12)
Nils Ehlers, Clemens Wickler, GERMANY, 7740 (10)
David Ahman, Jonatan Hellvig, SWEDEN, 7720 (7)
Andre Loyola, George Wanderley, BRAZIL, 7640 (12)
Evandro Goncalves, Arthur Mariano, BRAZIL, 7380 (12)
Alex Brouwer, Robert Meeuwsen, NETHERLANDS, 6960 (10)
Adrian Gavira, Pablo Herrera, SPAIN, 6940 (12)
Adrian Carambula, Alex Ranghieri, ITALY, 6920 (10)
Andy Benesh, Miles Partain, USA, 6900 (8)
Vitor Felipe, Renato Lima, BRAZIL, 6280 (12)
Ondrej Perusic, David Schweiner, Czech Republic, 6260 (6)
Julian Horl, Alex Horst, AUSTRIA, 6100 (11)
Michal Bryl, Bartosz Losiak, POLAND, 5880 (7)
Theo Brunner, Trevor Crabb, USA, 5700 (10)
Cherif Samba, Ahmed Tijan, QATAR, 5680 (8)
Matthew Immers, Steven van de Velde, NETHERLANDS, 5680 (11)
Thomas Hodges, Zachery Schubert, AUSTRALIA, 5660 (11)
Esteban Grimalt, Marco Grimalt, CHILE, 5640 (10)
Paul Burnett, Chris McHugh, AUSTRALIA, 5460 (12)
Pedro Solberg, Guto Carvalhaes, BRAZIL, 5280 (8)
Tri Bourne, Chaim Schalk, USA, 4960 (11)
Daniele Lupo, Enrico Rossi, ITALY, 4560 (11)
Stefan Boermans, Yorick de Groot, NEHTERLANDS, 4440 (6)
Other USA teams 27. Chase Budinger, Miles Evans, USA, 4120 (9)
44. Taylor Crabb, Taylor Sander, USA, 1860 (5)
Women’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings (updated October 16 after the World Championships)
Duda Lisboa, Ana Patricia Silva, BRAZIL, 9860 (9)
Kristen Nuss, Taryn Kloth, USA, 9360 (10)
Kelly Cheng, Sara Hughes, USA, 9040 (10)
Carolina Salgado, Barbara Seixas, BRAZIL, 8940 (12)
To qualify for the Olympic Games via the Olympic rankings, teams use their best 12 finishes throughout the Olympic qualifying period, which ends June 9, 2024. The top 17 from the Olympic rankings will punch their tickets to the Paris Olympics. The remaining seven spots are allotted to five continental cup champions, the winner of the 2023 World Championships, and the French wild card.
Each country is limited to two teams who can earn a spot in the Olympic Games.
Teams can never push out good finishes. Once you hit your 12, you only replace your worst finishes. In parentheses below is the number of events each pair has played.
You earn points as a team. Therefore, if a team breaks up and the individuals select new partners, they begin with zero Olympic ranking points, although they keep their individual entry points to get into events.