FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 RUS / Russia - Team Composition

 
Team manager Artamonov Igor
Head coach Alekno Vladimir
Assistant coach Busato Sergio
Doctor Smakotnin Yaroslav
Therapist / trainer Grevtsov Pavel
Journalist Chikiris Oleg
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  2 Denis Biriukov Biryukov 08.12.1988 202 93 352 324
  3   Nikolay Apalikov Apalikov 26.08.1982 203 103 353 344
  C 4 Taras Khtey Khtey 22.05.1982 205 109 351 339
  6   Evgeny Sivozhelez Sivozhelez 06.08.1986 196 90 330 320
  7 Sergey Makarov Makarov 28.03.1980 196 97 337 329
  8   Sergey Tetyukhin Tetyukhin 23.09.1975 197 89 345 338
  9 Alexander Sokolov Sokolov 01.03.1982 193 97 315 310
  10   Roman Yakovlev Yakovlev 13.08.1976 202 102 344 332
  12 Alexander Butko Butko 18.03.1986 198 97 339 327
  13   Dmitriy Muserskiy Muserskiy 29.10.1988 218 104 375 347
  16 Pavel Kruglov Kruglov 17.09.1985 205 98 351 342
  17   Maxim Mikhaylov Mikhaylov 19.03.1988 202 103 345 330
  18 Alexander Volkov Volkov 14.02.1985 210 90 360 335
  20   Alexey Obmochaev Obmochaev 22.05.1989 188 80 325 310
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The USSR Volleyball Federation joined the FIVB in 1948 and in 1949 participated in the first FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship. International competitions such as the Olympic Games, World and European Championships and World Cups were continually synonymous with a victorious USSR men’s team as they went on to gain worldwide recognition by winning three Olympic titles (1964, 1968 and 1980), six World Championships (1949, 1952, 1960, 1962, 1978, 1982), four World Cups (1965, 1977, 1981, 1991) and were European champions 12 times.

In 1993, after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Russians never lost their volleyball dominance. In 1996 and 1997 the team finished third in the World League and in 1998 they placed second. Then 1999 saw them regain the World Cup title before capturing silver at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

The year 2002 was highlighted by the Russian team winning the World League title once again and claiming silver at the World Championships. Then 2004 and 2008 brought further Olympic glory for the Russians as they took the bronze medal in Athens and Beijing respectively. The past decade has seen Russia finish amongst the medals without clinching the elusive gold, that was until this year’s World League. The start of another dominant Russia era? One waits to see.

Coach profile

Vladimir Alekno, in his second stint as coach, led Russia to 2011World League glory. After playing in USSR, Bulgaria, Italy and France, he began coaching French club Tours in 1999, winning the French Championship and France Cup. After success with Dynamo Moscow he became Russia coach in 2007 leading them to World League and World Cup silver. After bronze at the 2008 Olympics Alekno was replaced by Daniele Bagnoli, but returned in 2010. He also coaches Russian club Zenit Kazan, who finished third at the recent Men’s Club World Championship.