Paris 2024: Olympic Beach Volleyball Rankings, updated July 25
July 24, 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 second consecutive gold medal — and third straight, when accounting for the South American Continental Championships — this one coming at the Edmonton Challenge on Sunday, Brazil’s Barbara and Carol have taken the No. 1 spot in the Olympic rankings, where Brazil currently boasts three of the top four teams.
Meanwhile, Portugal’s Hugo Campos and Joao Pedrosa won the first international gold medal for Portugal in 24 years — yet still remain outside of the top 24 in the Olympic rankings. The Beach Pro Tour is just that deep.
A heavy USA contingent, meanwhile, struggled. Only Betsi Flint and Julia Scoles made it to the quarterfinals, where they fell to Switzerland’s Zoe Verge-Depre and Esmee Bobner. Both Terese Cannon and Sarah Sponcil, and Kelley Kolinske and Hailey Harward, finished ninth, and five teams — Emily Stockman and Megan Kraft, Molly Turner and Maddie Anderson, Savvy Simo and Toni Rodriguez, Zana Muno and Deahna Kraft, Brook Bauer and Katie Horton — didn’t make it out of the qualifier.
The men didn’t fare much better.
Tri Bourne and Chaim Schalk, and Taylor Crabb and Taylor Sander, both lost in the ninth place rounds after winning pool play. Trevor Crabb and Theo Brunner settled for 17th after winning their first gold medal in Espinho, Portugal the week before. Chase Budinger and Miles Evans failed to break pool, and another three teams — Tim Brewster and Kyle Friend, Troy Field and Evan Cory, Adam Roberts and Jake Urrutia — all bowed out in the qualifier.
Men’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings
(updated July 25 after the Volleyball World Edmonton Challenge)
Anders Mol, Christian Sorum, NORWAY, 5700 (5)
Andre Loyola, George Wanderley, BRAZIL, 5420 (8)
Evandro Goncalves, Arthur Mariano, BRAZIL, 5080 (9)
Adrian Gavira, Pablo Herrera, SPAIN, 4580 (8)
Thomas Hodges, Zachery Schubert, AUSTRALIA, 4400 (9)
David Ahman, Jonatan Hellvig, SWEDEN, 4280 (4)
Esteban Grimalt, Marco Grimalt, CHILE, 4200 (7)
Theo Brunner, Trevor Crabb, USA, 4180 (8)
Vitor Felipe, Renato Lima, BRAZIL, 4140 (8)
Tri Bourne, Chaim Schalk, USA, 4120 (8)
Julian Horl, Alex Horst, AUSTRIA, 4100 (8)
Paul Burnett, Chris McHugh, AUSTRALIA, 4080 (9)
Michal Bryl, Bartosz Losiak, POLAND, 4000 (5)
Sam Cottafava, Paolo Nicolai, ITALY, 4000 (7)
Nils Ehlers, Clemens Wickler, GERMANY, 3880 (5)
Adrian Carambula, Alex Ranghieri, ITALY, 3740 (5)
Matthew Immers, Steven van de Velde, NETHERLANDS, 3600 (7)
Cherif Samba, Ahmed Tijan, QATAR, 3520 (5)
Andy Benesh, Miles Partain, USA, 3480 (4)
Nico Capogrosso, Tomas Capogrosso, Argentina, 3440 (9)
Alex Brouwer, Robert Meeuwsen, NETHERLANDS, 3340 (5)
Hendrik Mol, Mathias Berntsen, NORWAY, 3330 (7)
Moritz Pristauz, Robin Seidl, AUSTRIA, 3020 (8)
Ondrej Perusic, David Schweiner, CZECH REPUBLIC, 2860 (3)
Other USA teams
28. Chase Budinger, Miles Evans, USA, 2540 (6)
39. Taylor Crabb, Taylor Sander, USA, 1860 (5)
Women’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings
(updated July 25 after the Beach Pro Tour Edmonton Challenge)
Carolina Salgado, Barbara Seixas, BRAZIL, 6500 (9)
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.