Italy finished top of the qualification tournament ©Getty Images

Italy won the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Women's Olympic Qualification Tournament after beating winless Kazakhstan on the final day in Tokyo.

All four spots at Rio 2016 had already been claimed going into the last round of action, but finishing top of the round robin was still up for grabs.

The Italians triumphed 25-22, 22-16, 22-19 to finish on a record of won six, lost one at the eight-team tournament.

They had made sure of their place in Rio yesterday along with The Netherlands, South Korea and hosts Japan.

Seventeen-year-old Paola Egonu starred for Italy, finishing with 21 points.

The Dutch had topped the pile heading into today's games, but slipped to second after an exciting loss in five sets to the Japanese.

Japan beat the Netherlands in an entertaining final encounter
Japan beat the Netherlands in an entertaining final encounter ©Getty Images

The home side ensured they finished third and as the top Asian country with a 20-25, 25-13, 21-25, 32-30, 15-11 success.

South Korea finished in fourth position after they closed their tournament with defeat to a Dominican Republic side who had won just once going into the game.

The Caribbean side came through 25-23, 25-11, 28-26 with the Koreans perhaps taking their foot off the gas.

With the event doubling as an Asian qualifier, the top country from the continent knew they would progress to Rio regardless of where they finished.

The next three best nations at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium also booked their spot.