Brazil is a volleyball-loving nation steeped in Olympic history. The women’s national team are firmly focused on the future, and have left the disappointment of being eliminated by China in the quarterfinals of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the past. They appear to have a new lease of life since Rio, clinching a 12th FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix title in 2017, after topping the Final Six standings in Nanjing.
Brazil won successive gold medals at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games, becoming the third team, after the Soviet Union and Cuba, to retain the Olympic title. They also won Olympic bronze at the Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 Games.
Outside of the Olympic arena, the Brazilian team have been the dominant force in the World Grand Prix, winning nine of the past 13 editions. Then national team have won 12 titles in the history of the competition and finished as runners-up on five other occasions. They also won the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup in 2005 and 2013 and finished third at the FIVB Volleyball World Championship in Italy in 2014, after finishing in second place behind Russia at the previous two editions.
Unsurprisingly, the Brazilian team boast a highly impressive continental record as well, having won the South American Championship 20 times, including the last 10 times of asking .