Paris 2024: Olympic Beach Volleyball Rankings, updated November 20
November 20, 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.
Chase Budinger and Miles Evans did it again. Two weeks after winning gold at the Haikou Challenge, they stood on the podium again, claiming a bronze medal at the Chiang Mai Challenge in Thailand, jumping Tri Bourne and Chaim Schalk in the process. It is the eighth medal won by USA men this season — in Challenges and Elite16s — which is nearly triple the total from 2022.
On the women’s side, the Brazilians continue to hog the hardware. Agatha and Rebecca won their first gold medal as a team, joining Ana Patricia and Duda and Barbara and Carol as Brazilians who have won an event this year. It has made for an interesting shift in the Olympic rankings below.
Men’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings (updated November 20 after the Volleyball World Chiang Mai 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, 7300 (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, 6840 (12)
Julian Horl, Alex Horst, AUSTRIA, 6820 (12)
Matthew Immers, Steven van de Velde, NETHERLANDS, 6480 (12)
Theo Brunner, Trevor Crabb, USA, 6460 (11)
Vitor Felipe, Renato Lima, BRAZIL, 6280 (12)
Ondrej Perusic, David Schweiner, Czech Republic, 6260 (6)
Chase Budinger, Miles Evans, USA, 6100 (12)
Tri Bourne, Chaim Schalk, USA, 6080 (12)
Michal Bryl, Bartosz Losiak, POLAND, 5880 (7)
Cherif Samba, Ahmed Tijan, QATAR, 5680 (8)
Esteban Grimalt, Marco Grimalt, CHILE, 5640 (10)
Paul Burnett, Chris McHugh, AUSTRALIA, 5460 (12)
Pedro Solberg, Guto Carvalhaes, BRAZIL, 5280 (8)
Hendrik Mol, Mathias Berntsen, NORWAY, 5090 (11)
Piotr Kantor, Jakub Zdybek, POLAND, 5060 (10)
Moritz Pristauz, Robin Seidl, AUSTRIA, 5040 (12)
Daniele Lupo, Enrico Rossi, ITALY, 5020 (12)
Florian Breer, Marco Krattiger, SWITZERLAND, 4820 (12)
Hugo Campos, Joao Pedrosa, PORTUGAL, 4740 (12)
Stefan Boermans, Yorick de Groot, NETHERLANDS, 4440 (6)
Nico Capogrosso, Tomas Capogrosso, ARGENTINA, 4420 (11)
Mark Nicolaidis, Izac Carracher, AUSTRALIA, 4400 (11)
Other USA teams
45. Taylor Crabb, Taylor Sander, USA, 2080 (6)
Women’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings (updated November 20 after the Volleyball World Chiang Mai 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.