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The Italy women's national volleyball team is the national team of Italy that takes part in international volleyball competitions. It is governed by the Federazione Italiana di Pallavolo(FIPAV). The team's biggest victories were the Gold Medal at the 2002 FIVB Women's World Championship, being the first team to break the domination of RussiaCubaChina and Japan; the 2007 and the 2011 World Cup, winning 21 out of the 22 matches in both tournaments.

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 [hide*1 Palmarès

Palmarès[edit]Edit

Competition Total
Olympic Games 0 0 0 0
World Championship 1 0 0 1
European Championship 2 2 2 6
Universiade 2 0 0 2
Mediterranean Games 6 1 2 9
Total 11 3 4 18

Current Squad[edit]Edit

The following is the Italian roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] view · talk

Head coach: Massimo Barbolini

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2012 club
3 Paola Croce 6 March 1978 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 52 kg (115 lb) 290 cm (110 in) 265 cm (104 in) [1]

Liu·Jo Modena

5 Giulia Rondon 16 October 1987 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 280 cm (110 in) [2]

ICOS Crema

6 Monica De Gennaro (L) 8 January 1987 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 292 cm (115 in) 270 cm (110 in) [3]

Scavolini Pesaro

8 Jenny Barazza 24 July 1981 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 285 cm (112 in) [4]

Liu·Jo Modena

9 Caterina Bosetti 2 February 1994 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 59 kg (130 lb) 299 cm (118 in) 281 cm (111 in) [5]

MC-Carnaghi Villa Cortese

12 Francesca Piccinini 10 January 1979 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 279 cm (110 in) [6]

Norda Foppapedretti Bergamo

13 Valentina Arrighetti 26 January 1985 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 294 cm (116 in) 280 cm (110 in) [7]

Norda Foppapedretti Bergamo

14 Eleonora Lo Bianco (C) 22 December 1979 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 287 cm (113 in) 273 cm (107 in) [8]

Galatasaray

15 Antonella Del Core 5 November 1980 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 296 cm (117 in) 279 cm (110 in) [9]

Fakel Novyj Urengoj

16 Lucia Bosetti 9 July 1989 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 306 cm (120 in) 286 cm (113 in) [10]

MC-Carnaghi Villa Cortese

17 Simona Gioli 17 September 1977 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 307 cm (121 in) 283 cm (111 in) [11]

Fakel Novyj Urengoj

18 Carolina Costagrande 15 October 1980 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 291 cm (115 in) [12]

Guangdong Evergrande

3 times World Champions[edit]Edit

Year Games Host Runners-up 3rd place
2002 14th World Championship [13]

Germany

United States Russia
2007 10th World Cup [14]

Japan

Brazil United States
2011 11th World Cup [15]

Japan

United States China

Results[edit]Edit

Olympic Games[edit]Edit

  • 1964 — did not participate
  • 1968 — did not participate
  • 1972 — did not participate
  • 1976 — did not participate
  • 1980 — did not participate
  • 1984 — did not participate
  • 1988 — did not participate
  • 1992 — did not participate
  • 1996 — did not participate
  • 2000 — 9th place
  • 2004 — 5th place
  • 2008 — 5th place
  • 2012 — 6th place

World Championship[edit]Edit

  • 1952 — did not compete
  • 1956 — did not compete
  • 1960 — did not compete
  • 1962 — did not compete
  • 1967 — did not compete
  • 1970 — did not compete
  • 1974 — did not compete
  • 1978 — did not compete
  • 1982 — 15th place
  • 1986 — 9th place
  • 1990 — 10th place
  • 1994 — 14th place
  • 1998 — 5th place
  • 2002 — [16] Gold Medal
  • 2006 — 4th place
  • 2010 — 5th place
  • 2014 — TBD

World Cup[edit]Edit

  • 1973 — did not compete
  • 1977 — did not compete
  • 1981 — did not compete
  • 1985 — did not compete
  • 1989 — did not compete
  • 1991 — did not compete
  • 1995 — did not compete
  • 1999 — 7th place
  • 2003 — 4th place
  • 2007 — [17] Gold Medal
  • 2011 — [18] Gold Medal

FIVB World Grand Prix[edit]Edit

Squads[edit]Edit

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