Paris 2024: Olympic Beach Volleyball Rankings, updated November 6
November 6, 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.
For just the eighth time since 1997, there was an all-American men’s final. Miles Evans and Chase Budinger trumped Theo Brunner and Trevor Crabb for the first time all season (21-14, 23-21) to win their first gold medal as a team. Tri Bourne and Chaim Schalk, meanwhile, finished fourth, their best of the season in what was a tremendous week for the USA men.
Barbara and Carol collected their third gold medal of the season while fellow Brazilians Taina Silva and Victoria Lopes added another bronze to what has been an impressive medal haul for the Brazilian women in 2023.
Men’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings (updated November 6 after the Volleyball World Haikou 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)
Andre Loyola, George Wanderley, BRAZIL, 7640 (12)
Evandro Goncalves, Arthur Mariano, BRAZIL, 7380 (12)
Adrian Gavira, Pablo Herrera, SPAIN, 7240 (12)
Alex Brouwer, Robert Meeuwsen, NETHERLANDS, 6960 (10)
Adrian Carambula, Alex Ranghieri, ITALY, 6920 (10)
Andy Benesh, Miles Partain, USA, 6900 (8)
Thomas Hodges, Zachery Schubert, AUSTRALIA, 6680 (12)
Julian Horl, Alex Horst, AUSTRIA, 6560 (12)
Theo Brunner, Trevor Crabb, USA, 6460 (11)
Vitor Felipe, Renato Lima, BRAZIL, 6280 (12)
Ondrej Perusic, David Schweiner, Czech Republic, 6260 (6)
Tri Bourne, Chaim Schalk, USA, 6080 (12)
Michal Bryl, Bartosz Losiak, POLAND, 5880 (7)
Cherif Samba, Ahmed Tijan, QATAR, 5680 (8)
Matthew Immers, Steven van de Velde, NETHERLANDS, 5680 (11)
Esteban Grimalt, Marco Grimalt, CHILE, 5640 (10)
Paul Burnett, Chris McHugh, AUSTRALIA, 5460 (12)
Chase Budinger, Miles Evans, USA, 5380 (11)
Pedro Solberg, Guto Carvalhaes, BRAZIL, 5280 (8)
Hendrik Mol, Mathias Berntsen, NORWAY, 5090 (11)
Other USA teams
45. Taylor Crabb, Taylor Sander, USA, 1860 (5)
Women’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings (updated November 6 after the Volleyball World Haikou Challenge)
Duda Lisboa, Ana Patricia Silva, BRAZIL, 9860 (9)
Kristen Nuss, Taryn Kloth, USA, 9360 (10)
Carolina Salgado, Barbara Seixas, BRAZIL, 9100 (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.