Latvia’s European champions Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka, and the Spanish pair of Elsa Baquerizo and Liliana Fernandez, earned their countries a place at Tokyo 2020 at the beach volleyball Olympic qualifier in China.
Iran sent the 12,000-capacity Azadi Indoor Stadium into a frenzy by winning the Asian Men's Volleyball title on home soil of Tehran, with a 25-14, 25-17, 25-21 win over Australia.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallists Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai of Italy will be at Tokyo 2020, after defeating Dutch duo Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen in the final of the FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament in China.
Hosts Iran reached the final of the Asian Men’s Volleyball Championships today with victory over the only unbeaten side in the competition, South Korea.
Rio 2016 bronze medal-winners Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen have reached the men's finals of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Tokyo 2020 Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification tournament in Haiyang, China.
Hosts Iran sailed through to the semi-finals of the Asian Men;s Volleyball Championship in Tehran today, but now face the only unbeaten side in the competition, South Korea.
Defending champions China made it five wins from five at the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Cup and are still to drop a set at the tournament.
Italy's Marta Menegatti and Viktoria Orsi Toth topped their pool at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) beach volleyball Olympic qualification event in Haiyang.
Japan, bidding for a third title in a row at the Asian Men's Volleyball Championship, lost their first match of this year's competition, going down 3-2 in their final qualification game to South Korea.
United States and China are the only undefeated sides, following the fourth round of matches at the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Cup in Japan.
Defending champions Japan start second phase of Asian Men’s Volleyball Championships with another win
Reigning champions Japan maintained their perfect record at the Asian Men's Volleyball Championship in Iran, defeating Pakistan 3-0 in the first of their second stage classification round matches.
Defending champions Russia maintained their machine-like progress at the European Men’s Volleyball Championships today as they won their fourth consecutive preliminary match, beating Finland 3-0.
The Netherlands claimed a superb straight sets win over Brazil as the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Cup continued in Japan.
Defending champions Japan end preliminary stage with perfect record at Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship
Reigning champions Japan completed the preliminary round with a perfect record at the Asian Men's Volleyball Championship after beating Chinese Taipei 3-1 to finish top of Pool B.
China, seeking a record-breaking fifth title at the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Cup in Japan, maintained their strong start today as they earned their second straight-sets victory.