Bangkok, Thailand, June 30, 2020 – Reigning Olympic champions, World Cup winners and world No.1 China has topped the AVC Senior Women’s Continental Ranking as expected following the last updated rankings released by FIVB on its official website on Tuesday, June 30.

China, powered by superstar Zhu Ting, who captured the MVP award at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, had 407 combined points, leaving Korea to finish a surprise second with 287 points. Defending consecutive two-time Asian champions Japan came in third position at the AVC Senior Continental Ranking with 278 points, while Thailand (197 points) and Kazakhstan (166) were placed fourth and fifth places respectively.

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The 5 Continental Rankings filter the World Ranking points won and lost in matches played between teams from the same Continental Confederation (i.e. Japan vs Italy will only be counting towards the new World Ranking, but Japan vs Korea will be counting towards the new World Ranking and the AVC Continental Ranking).

However, in the FIVB Senior World Ranking, China stay on top with 391 points, while defending consecutive two-time VNL champions USA and 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medallists Brazil finished second and third with 382 and 328 points respectively. Japan were ranked 7th in the world, with Korea and Thailand in 10th and 15th respectively.

The FIVB Senior World Ranking has also been updated on the same day (June 30). Following the decision of the FIVB Board of Administration, the new World Ranking system has been implemented from February 1, 2020 and has taken into account all results from January 1, 2019. However, for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games grouping, the previous World Ranking will be applied, based on the rankings as of January 31, 2020.

Below is the system of point attribution for the selected FIVB World and Official Competitions.

Meanwhile, Iran, one of the leading and most successful teams in men’s continental volleyball competitions, deservedly led the charge in the AVC Continental Ranking when the reigning Asian champions had aggregate 257 points, with archrivals Japan trailing in close second place with 215 points. Australia, silver medallists at the last year’s Asian Senior Championship, Korea and China were ranked third, fourth and fifth with 181, 168 and 149 points respectively.

Globally, Rio Olympic gold medallists Brazil, defending consecutive two-time world champions Poland and USA finished top three in the FIVB Senior World Ranking, while Iran became the best Asian team in the world ranking as they came in 8th position. Japan has also shot into prominence to be ranked 9th in the world. Australia were placed 15th, with Korea, Qatar, China, Chinese Taipei in 20th, 23rd, 26th and 30th in the world ranking.

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