Peru will make their third appearance in
the World Grand Prix in 2014. The last occasion Peru took part in the
tournament was in 2011 when they finished 16th, and the time before was in 1994
when they came 11th. They will open their 2014 World Grand Prix campaign with a
match against Canada in Pool J.
The 1980s represented a golden age of Peruvian
volleyball. With a team consisting of Natalia Malaga, who now coaches the team,
the team won silver at the 1988 Olympic Games, silver at the 1982 World
Championship and bronze at the 1986 World Championship. More recently the team
has failed to reach the heights of Malaga's heyday.
Their last Olympic
appearance was in 2000 and they have not won a medal at the World Championships
since the 1986 bronze. At the continental level they have always been a force
though, and have won a medal at every South American Championships since 1951.
In total they won the title 12 times, but the most recent triumph was in 1993.