One of the most popular sports in the Summer Olympics is now volleyball and it’s watched by millions but I would venture a guess that no man actually remembers who won or lost. This is especially true in beach volleyball, where the women play in extreme heat and need to avoid clothing that makes them sweat.
The women’s tournament in volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics was the 14th edition of the event at an Olympic Games, organised by the world’s governing body, the FIVB, in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 6 to 20 August 2016.
China won their third gold by defeating Serbia in the final. The United States won bronze by winning against the Netherlands.
The medals were presented by Yu Zaiqing, Anita DeFrantz and Chang Ung IOC members from China, United States and North Korea respectively and by Ary Graça, Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz and Aleksandar Boričić, President and Executive Vice-Presidents of the FIVB.