Paris 2024: Olympic Beach Volleyball Rankings, updated July 17
July 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.
By virtue of their gold-medal finish Sunday at the Espinho Challenge, Trevor Crabb and Theo Brunner jumped from No. 15 to No. 10 in the Olympic beach volleyball rankings — and also became the No. 1 American team, leapfrogging both Miles Partain and Andy Benesh, who did not play Espinho, and Tri Bourne and Chaim Schalk, who finished fifth.
Meanwhile, Barbara and Carol of Brazil led an all-Brazilian podium, further solidifying their spot as the No. 2 Brazilian women’s pair.
Men’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings
(updated July 17 after the Volleyball World Espinho Challenge)
Anders Mol, Christian Sorum, NORWAY, 5700 (5)
Evandro Goncalves, Arthur Mariano, BRAZIL, 5080 (9)
Andre Loyola, George Wanderley, BRAZIL, 4620 (7)
David Ahman, Jonatan Hellvig, SWEDEN, 4280 (4)
Adrian Gavira, Pablo Herrera, SPAIN, 4280 (7)
Julian Horl, Alex Horst, AUSTRIA, 4100 (8)
Michal Bryl, Bartosz Losiak, POLAND, 4000 (5)
Nils Ehlers, Clemens Wickler, GERMANY, 3880 (5)
Vitor Felipe, Renato Lima, BRAZIL, 3840 (7)
Theo Brunner, Trevor Crabb, USA, 3820 (7)
Adrian Carambula, Alex Ranghieri, ITALY, 3740 (5)
Tri Bourne, Chaim Schalk, USA, 3660 (7)
Matthew Immers, Steven van de Velde, NETHERLANDS, 3600 (7)
Andy Benesh, Miles Partain, USA, 3480 (4)
Alex Brouwer, Robert Meeuwsen, NETHERLANDS, 3340 (5)
Thomas Hodges, Zachery Schubert, AUSTRALIA, 3300 (7)
Sam Cottafava, Paolo Nicolai, ITALY, 3280 (6)
Esteban Grimalt, Marco Grimalt, CHILE, 2980 (5)
Cherif Samba, Ahmed Tijan, QATAR, 2920 (4)
Moritz Pristauz, Robin Seidl, AUSTRIA, 2880 (7)
Ondrej Perusic, David Schweiner, CZECH REPUBLIC, 2860 (3)
Paul Burnett, Chris McHugh, AUSTRALIA, 2860 (7)
Daniele Lupo, Enrico Rossi, ITALY, 2800 (7)
Hendrik Mol, Mathias Berntsen, NORWAY, 2570 (6)
Other USA teams
29. Chase Budinger, Miles Evans, USA, 2240 (5)
39. Taylor Crabb, Taylor Sander, USA, 1400 (4)
Women’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings
(updated July 10 after Volleyball World Gstaad Elite16)
Kelly Cheng, Sara Hughes, USA, 5320 (6)
Duda Lisboa, Ana Patricia Silva, BRAZIL, 5260 (5)
Kristen Nuss, Taryn Kloth, USA, 5120 (6)
Carolina Salgado, Barbara Seixas, BRAZIL, 4900 (7)
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.