As a host for Tokyo Olympics 2020, men’s volleyball team automatically get s a berth in the competition. However, the same is not opportunity for women’s team since their ranking was lower then men. Torsten Loibl, Coach of both the teams said that the shocking news will give more strength and the preparation for qualifying in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament will only work as a advantage for the team.
Serbia, Russia, China and Japan have secured spots at the Tokyo Olympics in the men’s competition based on their rankings. Russia, China, Mongolia and Romania have done so on the women’s side. Both competitions will be held with eight teams at the Summer Olympic Games.
A total of 20 men’s and women’s teams will compete at the Olympic Qualification Tournament in India in the month of March. The top three teams in each will secure spots for Tokyo.
Final spot in both events will be decided at the FIBA Universality Olympic Qualification Tournament in Hungary in late April.
The women’s team that was shocked to hear the news has begun the preparations with more energy and ready to beat any team. To watch Tokyo Olympics Live keep up with us.