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List of indoor volleyball World Champions

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Indoor volleyball World Champions means champions in the Olympic Games, Men's and Women's World Championships and Men's and Women's World Cup, which are the three most important indoor volleyball competitions held by FIVB. All three competitions are held quadrennially.

Men's Volleyball World Champions[edit | edit source]

Year Games Host Champion
1949 1st World Men's Volleyball Championship Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union
1952 2nd World Men's Volleyball Championship Soviet Union
1956 3rd World Men's Volleyball Championship France  Czechoslovakia
1960 4th World Men's Volleyball Championship Brazil  Soviet Union
1962 5th World Men's Volleyball Championship Soviet Union
1964 Tokyo Olympic Games Japan
1965 1st World Cup Poland
1966 6th World Men's Volleyball Championship Czechoslovakia  Czechoslovakia
1968 Mexico City Olympic Games Mexico  Soviet Union
1969 2nd World Cup East Germany  East Germany
1970 7th World Men's Volleyball Championship Bulgaria
1972 Munich Olympic Games West Germany  Japan
1974 8th World Men's Volleyball Championship Mexico  Poland
1976 Montreal Olympic Games Canada
1977 3rd World Cup Japan  Soviet Union
1978 9th World Men's Volleyball Championship Italy
1980 Moscow Olympic Games Soviet Union
1981 4th World Cup Japan
1982 10th World Men's Volleyball Championship Argentina
1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games United States  United States
1985 5th World Cup Japan
1986 11th World Men's Volleyball Championship France
1988 Seoul Olympic Games South Korea
1989 6th World Cup Japan  Cuba
1990 12th World Men's Volleyball Championship Brazil  Italy
1991 7th World Cup Japan  Soviet Union
1992 Barcelona Olympic Games Spain  Brazil
1994 13th World Men's Volleyball Championship Greece  Italy
1995 8th World Cup Japan
1996 Atlanta Olympic Games United States  Netherlands
1998 14th World Men's Volleyball Championship Japan  Italy
1999 9th World Cup Japan  Russia
2000 Sydney Olympic Games Australia  Yugoslavia
2002 15th World Men's Volleyball Championship Argentina  Brazil
2003 10th World Cup Japan
2004 Athens Olympic Games Greece
2006 16th World Men's Volleyball Championship Japan
2007 11th World Cup Japan
2008 Beijing Olympic Games China  United States
2010 17th World Men's Volleyball Championship Italy  Brazil
2011 12th World Cup Japan  Russia
2012 London Olympic Games Great Britain
2014 18th World Men's Championship Poland  Poland
2015 13th World Cup Japan  United States
2016 Rio Olympic Games Brazil  Brazil
2018 19th World Men's Championship Italy-Bulgaria  Poland
2019 14th World Cup Japan
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Japan

World Champions[edit | edit source]

Country World Championship World Cup Olympic Games
Olympic Games
# of World Champions First year to win
World Champions
 Soviet Union /  Russia 6 6 4 16 1949
 Brazil 3 2 3 8 1992
 United States 1 2 3 6 1984
 Poland 3 0 1 4 1974
 Italy 3 1 0 4 1990
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 1956
 Germany 1 1 0 2 1969
 Japan 0 0 1 1 1972
 Netherlands 0 0 1 1 1996
 Serbia 0 0 1 1 2000
 Cuba 0 1 0 1 1989

Continental[edit | edit source]

Continental World Championship World Cup Olympic Games
Olympic Games
Total # of
World Champions
Europe : CEV 15 8 7 30
South America : CSV 3 2 3 8
North America : NORCECA 1 3 3 7
Asia : AVC 0 0 1 1

Women's Volleyball World Champions[edit | edit source]

Year Games Host Champion
1952 1st World Women's Volleyball Championship Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1956 2nd World Women's Volleyball Championship France
1960 3rd World Women's Volleyball Championship Brazil
1962 4th World Women's Volleyball Championship Soviet Union  Japan
1964 Tokyo Olympic Games Japan
1967 5th World Women's Volleyball Championship Japan
1968 Mexico City Olympic Games Mexico  Soviet Union
1970 6th World Women's Volleyball Championship Bulgaria
1972 Munich Olympic Games West Germany
1973 1st World Cup Uruguay
1974 7th World Women's Volleyball Championship Mexico  Japan
1976 Montreal Olympic Games Canada
1977 2nd World Cup Japan
1978 8th World Women's Volleyball Championship Soviet Union  Cuba
1980 Moscow Olympic Games Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1981 3rd World Cup Japan  China
1982 9th World Women's Volleyball Championship Peru
1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games United States
1985 4th World Cup Japan
1986 10th World Women's Volleyball Championship Czechoslovakia
1988 Seoul Olympic Games South Korea  Soviet Union
1989 5th World Cup Japan  Cuba
1990 11th World Women's Volleyball Championship China  Soviet Union
1991 6th World Cup Japan  Cuba
1992 Barcelona Olympic Games Spain
1994 12th World Women's Volleyball Championship Brazil
1995 7th World Cup Japan
1996 Atlanta Olympic Games United States
1998 13th World Women's Volleyball Championship Japan
1999 8th World Cup Japan
2000 Sydney Olympic Games Australia
2002 14th World Women's Volleyball Championship Germany  Italy
2003 9th World Cup Japan  China
2004 Athens Olympic Games Greece
2006 15th World Women's Volleyball Championship Japan  Russia
2007 10th World Cup Japan  Italy
2008 Beijing Olympic Games China  Brazil
2010 16th World Women's Volleyball Championship Japan  Russia
2011 11th World Cup Japan  Italy
2012 London Olympic Games Great Britain  Brazil
2014 17th World Women's Volleyball Championship Italy  United States
2015 12th World Cup Japan  China
2016 Rio Olympic Games Brazil
2018 18th World Women's Volleyball Championship Japan  Serbia
2019 13th World Cup Japan
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Japan

World Champions[edit | edit source]

Country World Championship World Cup Olympic Games
Olympic Games
# of World Champions First year to win
World Champions
 Soviet Union /  Russia 7 1 4 12 1952
 Cuba 3 4 3 10 1978
 China 2 4 3 9 1981
 Japan 3 1 2 6 1962
 Italy 1 2 0 3 2002
 Brazil 0 0 2 2 2008
 United States 1 0 0 1 2014
 Serbia 1 0 0 1 2018

Continental[edit | edit source]

Continental World Championship World Cup Olympic Games
Olympic Games
Total # of
World Champions
Europe : CEV 9 3 4 16
Asia : AVC 5 5 5 15
North America : NORCECA 4 4 3 11
South America : CSV 0 0 2 2

Winning Players[edit | edit source]

Women Volleyball players who won at least three gold medals in World Championship, World Cup or Olympic Games
Player Country Number of
Gold medals
World Championship World Cup Olympic Games
Olympic Games
Longest
Titles in-row
Regla Bell  Cuba 9 1994
1998
1989
1991
1995
1999
1992
1996
2000
8
Lilia Izquierdo  Cuba 9 1994
1998
1989
1991
1995
1999
1992
1996
2000
8
Marlenys Costa  Cuba 8 1994
1998
1991
1995
1999
1992
1996
2000
8
Mireya Luis  Cuba 8 1994
1998
1989
1991
1995
1992
1996
2000
6
Regla Torres  Cuba 8 1994
1998
1989
1991
1995
1992
1996
2000
6
Ana Fernandez  Cuba 7 1994
1998
1995
1999
1992
1996
2000
7
Magalys Carvajal  Cuba 6 1994 1989
1991
1995
1992
1996
5
Idalmis Gato  Cuba 6 1994 1991
1995
1992
1996
2000
5
Mirka Francia  Cuba 6 1994
1998
1995
1999
1996
2000
6
Taismary Aguero  Cuba 6 1998 1995
1999
1996
2000
5
 Italy - 2007 - 1
Lyudmila Buldakova  Soviet Union 5 1956
1960
1970
- 1968
1972
3
Liang Yan  China 5 1982
1986
1981
1985
1984 5
Inna Ryskal  Soviet Union 4 1970 1973 1968
1972
4
Roza Salikhova  Soviet Union 4 1970 1973 1968
1972
4
Vera Galushka-Duyunova  Soviet Union 4 1970 1973 1968
1972
4
Nina Smoleyeva  Soviet Union 4 1970 1973 1968
1972
4
Lang Ping  China 4 1982 1981
1985
1984 4
Yang Xilan  China 4 1982
1986
1985 1984 4
Jiang Ying  China 4 1982
1986
1985 1984 4
Zheng Meizhu  China 4 1982
1986
1985 1984 4
Mercedes Calderon  Cuba 4 1994 1989
1991
1992 4
Tania Ortiz  Cuba 4 1994 1989
1991
1992 4
Yumilka Ruiz  Cuba 4 1998 1999 1996
2000
4
Marta Sanchez  Cuba 4 1998 1995
1999
2000 3
Aleksandra Chudina  Soviet Union 3 1952
1956
1960
- - 3
Katsumi Matsumura  Japan 3 1962
1967
- 1964 3
Yoko Shinozaki  Japan 3 1962
1967
- 1964 3
Tatyana Ponyayeva-Tretyakova  Soviet Union 3 1970 - 1968
1972
3
Tatyana Sarycheva  Soviet Union 3 1970 - 1968
1972
3
Galina Leontyeva  Soviet Union 3 1970 - 1968
1972
3
Yuko Arakida  Japan 3 1974 1976 1977 3
Echiko Maeda  Japan 3 1974 1976 1977 3
Katsuko Kanesaka  Japan 3 1974 1976 1977 3
Juri Yokoyama  Japan 3 1974 1976 1977 3
Hiromi Yano  Japan 3 1974 1976 1977 3
Takako Shirai  Japan 3 1974 1976 1977 3
Zhang Rongfang  China 3 1982 1981 1984 3
Zhou Xiaolan  China 3 1982 1981 1984 3
Hou Yuzhu  China 3 1986 1985 1984 3
Li Yanjun  China 3 1986 1985 1984 3
Yang Xiaojun  China 3 1986 1985 1984 3
Su Huijuan  China 3 1986 1985 1984 3
Norka Latamblet  Cuba 3 - 1989
1991
1992 2
Raisa O'Farrill  Cuba 3 - 1995 1992
1996
2
Sara Anzanello  Italy 3 2002 2007
2011
- 1
Eleonora Lo Bianco  Italy 3 2002 2007
2011
- 1

Special records[edit | edit source]

Women Volleyball players who achieved most silver but not gold medals in World Championship, World Cup or Olympic Games
Player Country Number of
Silver medals
World Championship World Cup Olympic Games
Olympic Games
Longest
Silver in-row
Keiko Hama  Japan 4 1970 1973 1968
1972
4
Logan Tom  United States 4 2002 2011 2008
2012
2
Evgenija Artamonova  Russia 4 - 1999 1992
2000
2004
2
Lai Yawen  China 4 1990
1998
1991 1996 2

See also[edit | edit source]


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