The race for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games officially began in February 2023 in Doha, Qatar, with the Volleyball World Elite16. The 2024 season began the first week of March back in Doha, and the final event of the Olympic qualification cycle will be the Ostrava Elite16, which ends on June 9. We’ll be providing these updates for the Beach Volleyball Olympic rankings throughout the next two years.

There have been minor blows, mere jabs to the body of Pedro and Guto’s campaign for an Olympic berth in Paris 2024. But the past two weeks have been hooks to the head — a gold medal won at the Recife Challenge by Evandro Goncalves and Arthur Mariano, then another by fellow countrymen George Wanderley and Andre Loyola at the Saquarema Challenge. Meanwhile, Pedro and Guto, already trailing in the Olympic race, settled for a pair of ninths, which came on the back of a first-round qualifier loss at the Doha Elite16 earlier in March.

Just like that, seemingly in a span of two weeks, the Brazil men’s race for the Paris Olympic Games may be over. George and Andre are now ranked No. 4 in the world, Evandro and Arthur No. 6. The latter lead Pedro and Guto by 1,400 points, the former by 1,840. With eight events still remaining, including an Elite16 in Brazil in which Pedro and Guto may receive a main draw wild card, it is too early to fully pronounce the race over, but, barring something extraordinary from Pedro and Guto — and they are capable of extraordinary — it is nearing its end.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Canadian women’s race seems to have only just begun. The last-minute partnership of Sophie Bukovec and Heather Bansley popped off for another 600 points at the Saquarema Challenge with a fifth-place finish. That came on the heels of a silver medal in Recife. In the same two weeks that Brazil’s race has leapt closer to the finish line, Bukovec and Bansley’s race has leapt eight spots in the Olympic rankings, drawing ever-nearer to Canada’s No. 2, Sarah Pavan and Molly McBain.

The next Olympic qualifying event is a Challenge in Guadalajara, Mexico, that begins with a qualifier on Thursday, April 11.

Men’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings

(updated April 1 after the Saquarema Challenge)

  1. Anders Mol, Christian Sorum, NORWAY, 10460 (10)
  2. David Ahman, Jonatan Hellvig, SWEDEN, 10020 (9)
  3. Nils Ehlers, Clemens Wickler, GERMANY, 9100 (12)
  4. Andre Loyola, George Wanderley, BRAZIL, 8840 (12)
  5. Sam Cottafava, Paolo Nicolai, ITALY, 8800 (12)
  6. Evandro Goncalves, Arthur Mariano, BRAZIL, 8400 (12)
  7. Alex Brouwer, Robert Meeuwsen, NETHERLANDS, 8160 (12)
  8. Ondrej Perusic, David Schweiner, Czech Republic, 7780 (8)
  9. Adrian Gavira, Pablo Herrera, SPAIN, 7640 (12)
  10. Andy Benesh, Miles Partain, USA, 7620 (9)
  11. Thomas Hodges, Zachery Schubert, AUSTRALIA, 7380 (12)
  12. Theo Brunner, Trevor Crabb, USA, 7320 (12)
  13. Julian Horl, Alex Horst, AUSTRIA, 7260 (12)
  14. Chase Budinger, Miles Evans, USA, 7240 (12)
  15. Cherif Samba, Ahmed Tijan, QATAR, 7200 (10)
  16. Michal Bryl, Bartosz Losiak, POLAND, 7080 (9)
  17. Pedro Solberg, Guto Carvalhaes, BRAZIL, 7000 (12)
  18. Matthew Immers, Steven van de Velde, NETHERLANDS, 6940 (12)
  19. Adrian Carambula, Alex Ranghieri, ITALY, 6920 (10)
  20. Vitor Felipe, Renato Lima, BRAZIL, 6760 (12)
  21. Stefan Boermans, Yorick de Groot, NETHERLANDS, 6640 (8)
  22. Esteban Grimalt, Marco Grimalt, CHILE, 6560 (12)
  23. Moritz Pristauz, Robin Seidl, AUSTRIA, 6500 (12)
  24. Tri Bourne, Chaim Schalk, USA, 6460 (12)
  25. Piotr Kantor, Jakub Zdybek, POLAND, 5960 (12)
  26. Hendrik Mol, Mathias Berntsen, NORWAY, 5920 (12)
  27. Sam Schachter, Dan Dearing, CANADA, 5900 (12)
  28. Daniele Lupo, Enrico Rossi, ITALY, 5720 (12)
  29. Paul Burnett, Chris McHugh, AUSTRALIA, 5460 (12)
  30. Mark Nicolaidis, Izac Carracher, AUSTRALIA, 5200 (12)
  31. Hugo Campos, Joao Pedrosa, PORTUGAL, 5080 (12)
  32. Florian Breer, Marco Krattiger, SWITZERLAND, 5060 (12)
Duda and Ana Patricia top the women’s rankings/Volleyball World photo

Women’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Rankings

(updated April 1 after Saquarema Challenge)

  1. Duda Lisboa, Ana Patricia Silva, BRAZIL, 11820 (12)
  2. Kristen Nuss, Taryn Kloth, USA, 10860 (12)
  3. Carolina Salgado, Barbara Seixas, BRAZIL, 10200 (12)
  4. Kelly Cheng, Sara Hughes, USA, 10040 (11)
  5. Melissa Humana-Paredes, Brandie Wilkerson, CANADA, 8860 (10)
  6. Raisa Schoon, Katja Stam, NETHERLANDS, 8840 (12)
  7. Xinyi Xia, Chen Xue, CHINA, 8600 (12)
  8. Tina Graudina, Anastasija Samoilova, LATVIA, 8560 (12)
  9. Valentina Gottardi, Marta Menegatti, ITALY, 8200 (12)
  10. Victoria Lopes, Taina Silva, BRAZIL, 7720 (12)
  11. Agatha, Rebecca, BRAZIL, 7320 (12)
  12. Mariafe Artacho, Taliqua Clancy, AUSTRALIA, 7310 (10)
  13. Anouk Verge-Depre, Joana Mader, SWITZERLAND, 7140 (12)
  14. Nina Brunner, Tanja Huberli, SWITZERLAND, 7100 (9)
  15. Esmee Bobner, Zoe Verge-Depre, SWITZERLAND, 7020 (12)
  16. Svenja Muller, Cinja Tillman, GERMANY, 6900 (10)
  17. Daniela Alvarez, Tania Moreno, SPAIN, 6860 (12)
  18. Lezana Placette, Alexia Richard, FRANCE, 6780 (12)
  19. Betsi Flint, Julia Scoles, USA, 6740 (11)
  20. Laura Ludwig, Louisa Lippmann, GERMANY, 6500 (11)
  21. Monika Paulikiene, Aine Raupelyte, LITHUANIA, 6480 (12)
  22. Andressa Cavalcanti, Vitoria De Souza, BRAZIL, 6240 (12)
  23. Karla Borger, Sandra Ittlinger, GERMANY, 6080 (12)
  24. Sarah Pavan, Molly McBain, CANADA, 6000 (11)
  25. Lili Fernandez, Paula Soria, SPAIN, 5980 (12)
  26. Dorina Klinger, Ronja Klinger, AUSTRIA, 5920 (12)
  27. Niina Ahtiainen, Taru Lahti, FINLAND, 5820 (12)
  28. Barbora Hermannova, Marie-Sara Stochlova, CZECH REPUBLIC, 5740 (12)
  29. Jagoda Gruszczynska, Ola Wachowicz, POLAND, 5660 (12)
  30. Worapeerachayakorn Kongphopsarutawadee, Taravadee Naraphornrapat, THAILAND, 5180 (11)
  31. Jie Dong, Fan Wang, CHINA, 4620 (11)
  32. Miki Ishii, Sayaka Mizoe, JAPAN, 4300 (10)

Previous rankings

Olympic volleyball rankings, March 26
Olympic volleyball rankings, March 11
Olympic volleyball rankings, December 18
Olympic volleyball rankings, December 4
Olympic volleyball rankings, November 27
Olympic volleyball rankings, November 20
Olympic volleyball rankings, November 6
Olympic volleyball rankings, October 23
Olympic volleyball rankings, October 16
Olympic volleyball rankings, October 2
Olympic volleyball rankings, August 21
Olympic volleyball rankings, July 31
Olympic rankings, July 25
Olympic beach rankings, July 17
Olympic beach rankings, July 10

Olympic beach rankings, June 19
Olympic beach volleyball rankings, June 5
Olympic beach volleyball rankings, May 1
Olympic beach volleyball rankings, April 17

Olympic beach volleyball rankings, April 10
Olympic beach volleyball rankings, March 28
Olympic beach volleyball rankings, March 20

Things to know about Olympic Beach qualifying:

  • To qualify for the Olympic Games via the Olympic rankings, teams use their best 12 finishes throughout the Olympic qualifying period, which ends June 9, 2024. The top 17 from the Olympic rankings will punch their tickets to the Paris Olympics. The remaining seven spots are allotted to five continental cup champions, the winner of the 2023 World Championships, and the French wild card.
  • Each country is limited to two teams who can earn a spot in the Olympic Games.
  • Teams can never push out good finishes. Once you hit your 12, you only replace your worst finishes. In parentheses below is the number of events each pair has played.
  • You earn points as a team. Therefore, if a team breaks up and the individuals select new partners, they begin with zero Olympic ranking points, although they keep their individual entry points to get into events.
  • Click here for the full Beach Pro Tour schedule. The next Volleyball World event will be a Challenge in Guadalajara, Mexico, April 11-14.


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