Volleyball: Puerto Rico to Make Women’s Debut After Intercontinental Tournament Win

Puerto Rico finished as the top nation at the 2016 Women’s Intercontinental Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament. The four team tournament contained teams from NORCECA, South America and Africa where they played a round robin tournament with the top team qualifying to the Olympics. The Women’s Intercontinental Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from May 20th to May 22nd 2016.

The first set of matches saw Colombia and Puerto Rico win in straight sets over Kenya and Algeria respectively. Kenya was able to get its first win in its second match as it defeated Algeria in a 3-1 match while Puerto Rico placed itself in a great position to win the tournament with a 3-0 victory over Colombia. In the final matches Colombia defeated Algeria in straight sets while Puerto Rico qualified to the Olympics with a 3-0 win over Kenya.

This will be Puerto Rico’s Olympic debut in women’s volleyball. All 12 teams for the women’s tournament are now known.

 

Tournament Rankings

  1. Puerto Rico
  2. Colombia
  3. Kenya
  4. Algeria

 

References

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