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Freedom Chiya
South Africa  
  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: FIVB
Birth Date July 11, 1979 (39 years old)
Home Town Durban
Resides Johannesburg
Height 6'1"
  Best Finish Winnings
International 19th $1,750
   FIVB 19th $1,750
Overall 19th $1,750
 
Bio Bits

Beach Bits:
With partner Grant Goldschmidt, became the first men's team to secure an at-large berth in the 2012 London Olympics for South Africa by winning the CAVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cup in April 2012.

2008-11: Chiya did not compete internationally.
2007: Chiya and 2004 Olympian Gerson Rorich competed in the season finale in Brazil, winning one match in the qualifier before losing and placing 33rd.
2006: Chiya did not compete internationally.
2005: Chiya played in an FIVB event in Cape Town with Andile Masinga. Being seeded directly into the main draw, the pair went 0-3 in pool play, finishing 25th.
2004: Chiya made his international beach debut in an FIVB event in Cape Town with Alwie Lester. The duo won their country quota match but lost in the qualifier.

Indoor: Chiya is a former member of the South Africa National Indoor team.

 
 
Career Summary
 
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 19th 21st 25th 33rd 41st 57th
2004 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 6.0 247th 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2005 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000.00 20.0 181st 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2007 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 15.0 254th 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2012 FIVB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 27.0 182nd 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
2013 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $750.00 75.0 232nd 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2018 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 35.0 512th 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  9
(968th)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,750.00 178.0   0 0 1 1 2 1 3 1
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total   9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,750.00 178.0   0 0 1 1 2 1 3 1
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Partner Summary
 
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 19th 21st 25th 33rd 41st 57th
Grant Goldschmidt 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $750 102.0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1
Andile Masinga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 20.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Leo Williams 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 35.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Gershon Rorich 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 15.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Alwie Lester 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,750 178.0 0 0 1 1 2 1 3 1
 
Overall
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 19th 21st 25th 33rd 41st 57th
Grant Goldschmidt 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $750 102.0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1
Andile Masinga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 20.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Leo Williams 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 35.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Gershon Rorich 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 15.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Alwie Lester 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
 
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,750 178.0 0 0 1 1 2 1 3 1
 
 
Location Summary
 
International
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 19th 21st 25th 33rd 41st 57th
Brazil: Fortaleza FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 15.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Czech Republic: Prague FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
England: London FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Germany: Berlin FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Malaysia: Langkawi FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 35.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
South Africa: Cape Town FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 26.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
South Africa: Durban FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $750 75.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Switzerland: Gstaad FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,750 178.0 0 0 1 1 2 1 3 1
 
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,750 178.0 0 0 1 1 2 1 3 1
 
 
Season Summaries 2004-18
 
2004 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
3/23-28 Cape Town, South Africa Alwie Lester Q30 41   6
CQ: d. Paul Stevens / Sean Heyes    21-12, 18-21, 15-10 (0:44)
Q1: l. Richard Kogel / Sander Mulder (Q3,25)  14-21, 15-21 (0:44)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 1-1  
Sets Won-Lost: 2-3  
Points Scored-Allowed: 83-85
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 41st
Points: 6
Ranking: 247th
 
2005 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
11/23-27 Cape Town, South Africa Andile Masinga 24 25 $1,000.00 20
PH: l. David Klemperer / Kjell Schneider (9)  11-21, 12-21 (0:32)
PH: l. Pedro Cunha / Franco Neto (8)  9-21, 14-21 (0:35)
PH: l. Kevin Ces / Fabien Dugrip (Q2,25)  11-21, 20-22 (0:37)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 0-3  
Sets Won-Lost: 0-6  
Points Scored-Allowed: 77-127
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 25th
Winnings: $1,000
Points: 20
Ranking: 181st
 
2007 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
9/26-30 Fortaleza, Brazil Gershon Rorich Q18 33   15
Q1: d. Morais Abreu / Emanuel Fernandes (Q15)  21-6, 21-14 (0:36)
Q2: l. Bruno de Paula / Benjamin Insfran (Q2,12)  11-21, 15-21 (0:33)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 1-1  
Sets Won-Lost: 2-2  
Points Scored-Allowed: 68-62
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 33rd
Points: 15
Ranking: 254th
 
2012 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
5/22-27 Prague, Czech Republic Grant Goldschmidt Q59 57   3
Q1: l. Evandro Goncalves / Harley Marques (Q6,12)  19-21, 16-21 (0:40)
7/3-8 Gstaad, Switzerland Grant Goldschmidt Q23 41   12
Q1: l. Alexey Kuleshov / Dmitriy Yakovlev (Q10)  15-21, 21-14, 7-15 (0:42)
7/10-14 Berlin, Germany Grant Goldschmidt Q31 41   12
Q1: l. Rhooney Ferramenta / Thiago Santos Barbosa (Q2)  22-24, 16-21 (0:42)
7/28-8/9 London, England Grant Goldschmidt 21 19    
PD: l. Jake Gibb / Sean Rosenthal (4)  10-21, 11-21 (0:33)     
PD: l. Aleksandrs Samoilovs / Ruslans Sorokins (16)  13-21, 10-21 (0:34)     
PD: l. Grzegorz Fijalek / Mariusz Prudel (9)  19-21, 13-21 (0:43)     
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 0-6  
Sets Won-Lost: 1-12  
Points Scored-Allowed: 192-263
Tournaments Played: 4
Best Finish: 19th
Points: 27
Ranking: 182nd
 
2013 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
12/11-14 Durban, South Africa Grant Goldschmidt 8 25 $750.00 75
PH: l. Leon Colina / Jackson Henriquez (Q8,25)  21-14, 18-21, 13-15 (0:50)
PH: l. Cheng Chen / Jian Li (Q7,24)  13-21, 7-21 (0:31)
PH: l. Oscar Brandao / Thiago Santos Barbosa (9)  by Forfeit
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 0-3  
Sets Won-Lost: 1-4  
Points Scored-Allowed: 72-92
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 25th
Winnings: $750
Points: 75
Ranking: 232nd
 
2018 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
4/26-29 Langkawi, Malaysia Leo Williams Q14 21   35
Q1: l. Moritz Kindl / Marian Klaffinger (Q3)  15-21, 4-21 (0:28)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 0-1  
Sets Won-Lost: 0-2  
Points Scored-Allowed: 19-42
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 21st
Points: 35
Ranking: 512th
 

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