Over the past six years, the Serbia women’s team has started to match the performances of their male counterparts and become strong contenders for podium finishers. While there is still some way to go before matching the men in terms of titles, recent notable results have put the women’s team right up their among the world’s best.
The rise of the team started with the bronze medal at the FIVB World Championship 2006 in Japan, followed by a silver medal at the 2007 European Championship. From there, the side took part in the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 for the first time ever, finishing fifth. A year later in 2009, Serbia sealed the CEV European League, a feat they repeated in 2010 and 2011.
The team, with its delightful combination of youth and experience, competed in the FIVB World Grand Prix for the first time in 2011, clinching the bronze medal in an outstanding performance. They followed this up with gold at the European Championships and bronze at the FIVB Women’s World Olympic qualifier earlier this year.