Overview

Team profile

As an emerging nation, Colombia are making their World Grand Prix debut at this year’s tournament, their first appearance in any FIVB competition. Most of their previous volleyball experience has come at continental level in the South American Championships. They have finished fourth in each of their last three appearances dating back to 2009 and were also fourth when they hosted the tournament in Bogota in 2003. Their best result in the competition came in 1991 when they won the bronze medal. It remains their first and only medal in any international competition.

 
Over the last three years Colombia have competed in the Pan American Cup with gradually improving results. They participated for the first time in 2012 and finished 11th, a year later they rose two places to ninth and, after defeating Costa Rica, Peru and Mexico, they ended in seventh place last season. They have only competed once at the Pan American Games and finished seventh back in 1971, above Haiti and Bahamas. Although their men’s team will compete at this year’s competition in Canada, the women’s team are not involved. At a lower level, they came third when they hosted the 2005 Bolivarian Games, defeating Ecuador in straight sets in the bronze medal match.

Coach

Guillaume Eduardo

Guillaume Eduardo

This year marks the start of a new era for Colombia’s women’s team. It is Argentinian Eduardo Guillaume’s first year in charge and the team’s first World Grand Prix appearance. Guillaume’s previous international experience came as assistant coach of his home country’s women’s team and as head coach of their under-23 women’s squad. He also has extensive club coaching experience. He guided the Bolivar men’s club to the 2014 Colombian Volleyball League title and won the Colombian Women’s Volleyball League title with TANDI in 2000 and 2001. Guillaume won the Argentinian Women’s Volleyball League in 1988 with Atletico Independiente de Avellaneda and in 1989 with Atletico Boca Juniors.

Staff

  • Team Manager Polchlopek Jose
  • Assistant coach Silva Bryan
  • Second Assistant Coach Martinez Ezequiel

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
Colombia
6 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 15 16 4 4.000 482 402 1.199
2
Peru
6 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 15 15 4 3.750 451 367 1.228
3
Kenya
6 4 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 10 12 10 1.200 472 443 1.065
4
Cuba
6 3 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 10 12 9 1.333 476 436 1.091
5
Kazakhstan
6 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 3 8 9 11 0.818 416 437 0.951
6
Algeria
6 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 2 7 10 14 0.714 482 521 0.925
7
Mexico
6 2 4 0 1 1 1 0 3 6 8 15 0.533 453 512 0.884
8
Australia
6 0 6 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 3 18 0.166 389 503 0.773

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