Paris 2024: Olympic Beach Volleyball Rankings, updated October 2
October 2, 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.
With their gold medal at the Paris Elite16 — and second of the season, after winning gold in Uberlandia — the Czech Republic’s Ondrej Perusic and David Schweiner vaulted ten spots in the Olympic rankings, from No. 29 to 19. This, in spite of only having five finishes on their Olympic resume.
There were few surprises or major movements on the women’s side after Paris, as four teams ranked in the top 10 made it to the semifinals. In the rankings, the number in parentheses is how many qualifying events that pair has played.
Men’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings
(updated October 2 after the Paris Elite16)
Anders Mol, Christian Sorum, NORWAY, 8500 (8)
Andre Loyola, George Wanderley, BRAZIL, 7480 (11)
Nils Ehlers, Clemens Wickler, GERMANY, 6940 (9)
Sam Cottafava, Paolo Nicolai, ITALY, 6940 (11)
Adrian Gavira, Pablo Herrera, SPAIN, 6600 (12)
Evandro Goncalves, Arthur Mariano, BRAZIL, 6580 (11)
David Ahman, Jonatan Hellvig, SWEDEN, 6280 (6)
Alex Brouwer, Robert Meeuwsen, NETHERLANDS, 6160 (9)
Adrian Carambula, Alex Ranghieri, ITALY, 6120 (9)
Andy Benesh, Miles Partain, USA, 5940 (7)
Vitor Felipe, Renato Lima, BRAZIL, 5640 (11)
Julian Horl, Alex Horst, AUSTRIA, 5460 (10)
Cherif Samba, Ahmed Tijan, QATAR, 5040 (7)
Esteban Grimalt, Marco Grimalt, CHILE, 5000 (9)
Matthew Immers, Steven van de Velde, NETHERLANDS, 4880 (10)
Thomas Hodges, Zachery Schubert, AUSTRALIA, 4860 (10)
Paul Burnett, Chris McHugh, AUSTRALIA, 4820 (11)
Tri Bourne, Chaim Schalk, USA, 4800 (10)
Ondrej Perusic, David Schweiner, Czech Republic, 4660 (5)
Michal Bryl, Bartosz Losiak, POLAND, 4600 (6)
Theo Brunner, Trevor Crabb, USA, 4580 (9)
Pedro Solberg, Guto Carvalhaes, BRAZIL, 4320 (7)
Nico Capogrosso, Tomas Capogrosso, Argentina, 3780 (10)
Daniele Lupo, Enrico Rossi, ITALY, 3760 (10)
Other USA teams 27. Chase Budinger, Miles Evans, USA, 3480 (8)
42. Taylor Crabb, Taylor Sander, USA, 1860 (5)
Women’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings
(updated October 2 after Paris Elite16)
Carolina Salgado, Barbara Seixas, BRAZIL, 8760 (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.