This year marks Serbia’s seventh consecutive appearance at the FIVB World Grand Prix, after first joining the competition in 2011 and immediately shooting to the podium for their first of two bronze medals. They followed up with another bronze in 2013, but didn’t make the Final Six in the last three editions.
They enjoyed a brilliant run in 2015 and 2016, first claiming silver at the FIVB World Cup and then advancing to the final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where they gave China a run for their money before going down in four sets and settling for a historic silver. They had previously ranked fifth in Beijing 2008 and 11th in London 2012. At the FIVB World Championships they won bronze in 2006, before finishing eighth in 2010 and seventh in 2014. They were European champions in 2011 and also have a silver medal from 2007 and most recently won the bronze in 2015. They also hold a European bronze from 1951 as Yugoslavia.