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Volleyball at the 2011 Pan American Games – Women's tournament

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Competitors  96 from 8 nations
Venue  Pan American Volleyball Complex
Dates  October 15 – October 20

The women's tournament of volleyball at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico began on October 15 and ended on October 20, when the Brazil defeated Cuba 3–2 for the gold medal. all games were held at the Pan American Volleyball Complex. The defending champions are Cuba.



The top seven teams in the combined FIVB and 2010 Women's Pan-American Volleyball Cup rankings plus hosts Mexico qualified for the final tournament. The following nations qualified for the tournament:


At the start of tournament, all eight participating countries had 12 players on their rosters. Final squads for the tournament are due on September 14, 2011 a month before the start of 2011 Pan American Games.


  • Eight teams are split into two preliminary round groups of four teams each. The top team from each group qualifies for the semifinals.
  • The second placed team will play the third placed team from the other group for another place in the semifinals.
  • The winning teams from the semifinals play for the gold medal. The losing teams compete for the bronze medal.
  • Pool standing procedure

    Match won 3–0: 5 points for the winner, 0 point for the loser
    Match won 3–1: 4 points for the winner, 1 points for the loser
    Match won 3–2: 3 points for the winner, 2 points for the loser
    In case of tie, the teams were classified according to the following criteria:
    points ratio and sets ratio

    Preliminary Round

    All times are local Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)


  • MVP:  Yoana Palacios (CUB)
  • Best Scorer:  Bethania de la Cruz (DOM)
  • Best Spiker:  Yoana Palacios (CUB)
  • Best Blocker:  Lauren Gibbemeyer (USA)
  • Best Server:  Gyselle Silva (CUB)
  • Best Digger:  Brenda Castillo (DOM)
  • Best Setter:  Dani Lins (BRA)
  • Best Receiver:  Brenda Castillo (DOM)
  • Best Libero:  Brenda Castillo (DOM)
  • References

    Volleyball at the 2011 Pan American Games – Women's tournament Wikipedia