Overview

Team profile

Argentina

Argentina, known as Las Panteras (The Panthers), will be competing in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the first time, after being crowned champions earlier this year in the South American Olympic Qualification Tournament on home soil in Bariloche. Argentina swept the tournament, dropping only one set, with victories over Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and Chile. The team has enjoyed success at the South American Championships, accumulating six silver medals and 12 bronzes over the years. They took bronze medals at the Pan American Cup in 2008, 2013 and 2015; and at the Final Four Cup in 2008 and 2010. 

Argentina have played at the World Grand Prix for the sixth consecutive time and in the 2015 edition they finished seventh in Group 2. It was their latest step in a gradual decline as they finished 17th in 2014, 16th in 2013, 15th in 2012 and 14th in 2011. Their level-17th place finish at the World Championship concluded a disappointing 2014 season as they returned to the competition for the first time since 2002 and their only win came against bottom-placed Tunisia. The Argentine team has certainly improved as their new players gained experience from playing in the World Cup and in the continental Olympic qualification tournament. Now that the Olympic qualification is in the bag, things are looking brighter for the Argentine squad as they face tougher opponents, which will help them become one of the world’s future elite teams.

Coach

Orduna, Guillermo

Orduna, Guillermo

Guillermo Orduna took over as coach of the Argentina women’s national team in December 2012. Since then, he has led them to bronze at the Pan American Cup in 2013 and 2015, and silver at the 2013 South American Championship. Under his guidance, Argentine earned its biggest achievement of qualifying to their first-ever Olympic Games after they won the South American Olympic Qualification Tournament in Bariloche. Orduna, who was born in San Isidro, also helped Argentina qualify for the 2014 World Championships, their first appearance at the tournament in 12 years, where they finished equal 17th. Before taking over Argentina’s women’s team he coached the country’s women’s youth team and was an assistant coach for its men’s team. Orduna has also coached women’s club teams in Argentina and Spain.

  • Team Manager Ramon, Fabian
  • Assistant coach Caceres, Guillermo
  • Doctor Albero, Arnoldo
  • Physiotherapist Magliarella, Marcelo

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank 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
Brazil
5 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 0 MAX 377 272 1.386
2
Russia
5 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 12 12 4 3.000 393 323 1.216
3
Korea
5 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 9 10 7 1.428 384 372 1.032
4
Japan
5 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 2 6 7 9 0.777 347 364 0.953
5
Argentina
5 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 3 14 0.214 319 407 0.783
6
Cameroon
5 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 2 15 0.133 328 410 0.800

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