Following the 2008 Olympics:
The country winning the gold medal in the Women's Beach Volleyball Tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympics was Germany.
Beach volleyball debuted at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. The first gold medal was won by Sandra Pires and Jackie Silva of Brazil in the women's event.
In indoor volleyball, China defeated Russia in the gold medal match and in beach volleyball, Kerri Walsh and Misty May of the United States defeated Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar of Brazil in the gold medal match.
Brazil won the gold medal in 2012 for women's volleyball
The gold medal in the Women's Beach Volleyball Tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympics went to Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst.