Overview

Team profile

Czech Republic

With six wins out of six, Czech Republic finished first in Group 3’s Intercontinental Round last year before losing to hosts Bulgaria in the Final Four final. Playing in their third successive World Grand Prix, they will be hoping to rediscover the magic touch that carried them to the gold medal in the 2012 European League under the leadership of coach Carlo Parisi. They finished 14th on their World Grand Prix debut in 2013.

 
Bulgaria were also the opponents in that 2012 European League final. The Czechs’ 3-0 victory, after 12 straight wins in the pool stage, brought back memories of the days when, playing as Czechoslovakia, they were a force to be reckoned with. The team won a string of medals, including gold in 1955 in the European Championship and bronzes in the World Championships of 1952 and 1960. Until 2012, the European Championship bronze they claimed in 1997 was the solitary medal they had won since the Czech/Slovak split in 1993. They missed out on qualification for the inaugural European Games held in Baku, Azerbaijan, in June. However, there are encouraging signs for the Czechs, who took the bronze medal at the 2010 European Junior Championships.

Coach

Carlo Parisi

Carlo Parisi

Carlo Parisi made an immediate impact after becoming the Czech Republic women’s team coach in February 2012. That year he led the team to their first European League title, thereby earning them their World Grand Prix debut. The team now returns for its third straight appearance in the tournament. A club coach for over two decades in his native Italy, his best results came with women’s team Yamamay Busto Arsizio between 2004 and 2015. The team won the CEV Cup in 2010 and again in 2012, the same year they won their first national league title. They also lifted the Italian Super Cup in 2013, finished third in the 2012/13 Champions League and second in the 2014/15 Champions League.

Staff

  • Team Manager Michaela Prochazkova
  • Assistant coach Marcela Ritschelova
  • Doctor Jiri Uher
  • Physiotherapist Zdenek Zitka

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Netherlands
7 7 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 20 21 3 7.000 585 429 1.363
2
Czech Republic
7 5 2 1 3 1 1 1 0 15 18 11 1.636 650 602 1.079
3
Poland
7 4 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 12 13 11 1.181 534 547 0.976
4
Puerto Rico
7 4 3 0 3 1 1 1 1 12 15 14 1.071 643 609 1.055
5
Bulgaria
6 3 3 1 0 2 2 0 1 9 13 13 1.000 544 550 0.989
6
Canada
6 2 4 0 1 1 0 3 1 5 9 15 0.600 506 550 0.920
7
Argentina
6 1 5 0 1 0 1 2 2 4 7 16 0.437 476 548 0.868
8
Croatia
6 0 6 0 0 0 1 3 2 1 5 18 0.277 442 545 0.811

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