Beach volleyball at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Beach Volleyball
at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Beach volleyball 2018 Commonwealth Games.svg
Venue Coolangatta Beachfront
Dates 6–12 April 2018
Competitors 48 from 16 nations

Beach Volleyball at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was held on the Gold Coast, Australia from 6 to 12 April. The beach volleyball competition was held at Coolangatta Beachfront. This was the first time that Beach Volleyball was held at the Commonwealth Games.[1] A total of twelve men's and twelve women's teams are scheduled to compete (48 athletes, at 2 per team) in each respective tournament.

Competition schedule[edit]

The following is the competition schedule for the Beach Volleyball competitions:[2]

P Pool stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match G Gold medal match
Event↓/Date → Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8 Mon 9 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12
Men P P P P ¼ ½ B G
Women P P P P ¼ ½ B G

Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation (Australia)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia* 1 1 0 2
 Canada 1 1 0 2
3  New Zealand 0 0 1 1
 Vanuatu 0 0 1 1
Totals (4 nations) 2 2 2 6

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's tournament
details
 Australia (AUS)
Christopher McHugh
Damien Schumann
 Canada (CAN)
Sam Pedlow
Sam Schachter
 New Zealand (NZL)
Ben O'Dea
Sam O'Dea
Women's tournament
details
 Canada (CAN)
Melissa Humana-Paredes
Sarah Pavan
 Australia (AUS)
Mariafe Artacho del Solar
Taliqua Clancy
 Vanuatu (VAN)
Linline Matauatu
Miller Pata

Qualification[edit]

A total of 12 men's teams and women's team qualified to compete at the games.[3]

Men[edit]

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation N/A N/A 1  Australia
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings 31 October 2017 N/A 4  Canada
 England
 Trinidad and Tobago
 New Zealand
European Qualification Tournament 15–16 September 2017 Cyprus Larnaca 1  Scotland
AVC Beach Tour 2017 8 April – 28 October 2017 Various 1  Sri Lanka
African Qualification Tournament 27–29 October 2017 Sierra Leone Freetown 1  Sierra Leone
NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour 2017 7 April – 13 November 2017 Various 1  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Oceania Qualification Tournament 6–8 December 2017 Vanuatu Port Villa 1  Fiji
FIVB/CGF Invitation TBD N/A 2  Cyprus
 Mozambique
Total 12

Women[edit]

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation N/A N/A 1  Australia
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings 31 October 2017 N/A 4  Canada
 New Zealand
 Vanuatu
 England
European Qualification Tournament 15–16 September 2017 Cyprus Larnaca 1  Cyprus
AVC Beach Tour 2017 8 April – 28 October 2017 Various 1  Singapore
African Qualification Tournament 27–29 October 2017 Sierra Leone Freetown 1  Rwanda
NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour 2017 7 April – 13 November 2017 Various 1  Trinidad and Tobago
Oceania Qualification Tournament 6–8 December 2017 Vanuatu Port Villa 1  Fiji
FIVB/CGF Invitation TBD N/A 2  Scotland[4]
 Grenada
Total 12

Participating nations[edit]

There are 16 participating nations in beach volleyball with a total of 48 athletes. The number of athletes a nation entered is in parentheses beside the name of the country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beach volleyball added to 2018 Commonwealth Games". FIVB.org. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Beach Volleyball Schedule" (PDF). www.gc2018.com/. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Athlete Allocation System" (PDF). www.triathlon.org/. International Triathlon Union. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  4. ^ Butler, Nick (7 January 2018). "Beattie and Coutts secure final beach volleyball spot at Gold Coast 2018". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 7 January 2018.

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