Rio 2016 qualification process
Two indoor Canadian Teams are qualified for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
According to the FIVB ranking, three beach volleyball teams confirmed their Olympic berths.
- Kristina Valjas (Toronto, ON) and Jamie Broder (Victoria, BC)
- Heather Bansley (Waterdown, ON) and Sarah Pavan (Kitchener, ON)
- Chaim Schalk (Red Deer, AB) and Ben Saxton (Calgary, AB)
The other Canadian pairs in the main draw had to go through the Continental Qualifier route to secure a second spot in the Olympics. John Binstock and Sam Schachter won the Canadian Olympic Beach Volleyball Trials.
More info about beach volleyball teams here
Below is a quick snapshot of the qualification process for our national teams.
More info on Rio 2016 here
To support our teams on the road to Rio 2016, check out our Rally for Rio page