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Volleyball, Women

Date13 – 26 October 1968
StatusOlympic
LocationGimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México / Pista de Hielo Revolución, Ciudad de México
Participants87 from 8 countries
FormatRound-robin tournament.

There were eight teams entered in a round-robin tournament. The qualifying standards allowed in the first four finishers at the 1966 World Championships, the top three at the 1967 European Championships, and the host nation, Mexico. Japan had won the 1962 and 1966 World Championships in addition to the 1964 Olympic gold medal, although the 1966 World field was somewhat diluted because of an Eastern Bloc boycott following a scandal surrounding the GDR (East Germany) and PRK (North Korea) teams. But in the European Championships, the Soviet Union had won 7 of the 8 events since it was first held in 1949, losing only in 1955 to Czechoslovakia. The event was expected to come down again to Japan and the USSR. The final match saw the two teams meet, both with perfect records of 6-0. The Soviets won in four sets, 15-10, 16-14, 3-15, 15-9.

PosNrTeamNOCWLPtsSetsPoints
1Soviet UnionURS701421–3333–194Gold
2JapanJPN611319–3318–147Silver
3PolandPOL521215–11324–304Bronze
4PeruPER341012–15306–327
5Republic of KoreaKOR341011–14276–305
6CzechoslovakiaTCH341011–15307–308
7MexicoMEX1687–18215–338
8United StatesUSA0774–21197–353

Round-Robin (13 – 26 October 1968)

Match #113 Oct 10:00POL 3 – 2KOR
Match #213 Oct 12:00JPN 3 – 0USA
Match #313 Oct 17:00URS 3 – 1TCH
Match #413 Oct 19:00PER 3 – 2MEX
Match #514 Oct 10:00PER 3 – 0KOR
Match #614 Oct 12:00TCH 3 – 1USA
Match #714 Oct 17:00JPN 3 – 0MEX
Match #814 Oct 19:00URS 3 – 0POL
Match #915 Oct 12:00TCH 3 – 0MEX
Match #1015 Oct 12:00JPN 3 – 0PER
Match #1116 Oct 10:00POL 3 – 0USA
Match #1216 Oct 12:00URS 3 – 0KOR
Match #1317 Oct 17:00KOR 3 – 1USA
Match #1417 Oct 12:00URS 3 – 0PER
Match #1519 Oct 17:00JPN 3 – 0TCH
Match #1619 Oct 12:00POL 3 – 2MEX
Match #1720 Oct 10:00JPN 3 – 0POL
Match #1820 Oct 10:00TCH 3 – 2PER
Match #1921 Oct 10:00URS 3 – 1USA
Match #2021 Oct 17:00KOR 3 – 0MEX
Match #2121 Oct 19:00URS 3 – 0MEX
Match #2223 Oct 17:00PER 3 – 1USA
Match #2324 Oct 17:00POL 3 – 0TCH
Match #2424 Oct 12:00JPN 3 – 0KOR
Match #2525 Oct 10:00POL 3 – 1PER
Match #2625 Oct 12:00KOR 3 – 1TCH
Match #2726 Oct 16:00MEX 3 – 0USA
Match #2826 Oct 18:00URS 3 – 1JPN

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