Paris 2024: Olympic Beach Volleyball Rankings, updated October 23
October 23, 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.
The post-World Championships malaise did not hit the teams that needed it most during the Volleyball World Goa Challenge this past weekend. The two gold-medal-winning teams in the tournament in India — Anouk Verge-Depre and Joana Mader and Robin Seidl and Moritz Pristauz — were in dire need of a big finish.
And they got one, each claiming their best result of the season. It’s the first medal for Verge-Depre and Mader in 18 events, a huge boon to a Swiss Olympic race that is as tight as can possibly get.
On the American side, Tri Bourne and Chaim Schalk also had a much-needed finish, taking fifth, their best since a fifth in the Espinho Challenge in July. They have yet to medal in 2023, but given their recent string of events — losing in the first round of the Montreal and Paris Elite16 qualifiers and going 0-3 at World Championships — anything in the top 10 is a positive.
Men’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings (updated October 23 after the Goa Challenge)
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)
Adrian Gavira, Pablo Herrera, SPAIN, 7700 (12)
Andre Loyola, George Wanderley, BRAZIL, 7640 (12)
Evandro Goncalves, Arthur Mariano, BRAZIL, 7380 (12)
Alex Brouwer, Robert Meeuwsen, NETHERLANDS, 6960 (10)
Adrian Carambula, Alex Ranghieri, ITALY, 6920 (10)
Andy Benesh, Miles Partain, USA, 6900 (8)
Julian Horl, Alex Horst, AUSTRIA, 6560 (12)
Vitor Felipe, Renato Lima, BRAZIL, 6280 (12)
Ondrej Perusic, David Schweiner, Czech Republic, 6260 (6)
Thomas Hodges, Zachery Schubert, AUSTRALIA, 6260 (12)
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)
Esteban Grimalt, Marco Grimalt, CHILE, 5640 (10)
Tri Bourne, Chaim Schalk, USA, 5560 (12)
Paul Burnett, Chris McHugh, AUSTRALIA, 5460 (12)
Pedro Solberg, Guto Carvalhaes, BRAZIL, 5280 (8)
Moritz Pristauz, Robin Seidl, AUSTRIA, 4820 (12)
Daniele Lupo, Enrico Rossi, ITALY, 4560 (11)
Other USA teams 25. Chase Budinger, Miles Evans, USA, 4580 (10)
45. Taylor Crabb, Taylor Sander, USA, 1860 (5)
Women’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings (updated October 16 after the Volleyball World Goa Challenge)
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.