Standing at 205cm, 22-year-old Ekaterina Gamova is a
giant in the world of women's Volleyball and in the
The youngster from the Uralochka club in Russia is a
pillar in attack and defence, using her immense height
to great effect. Her heigh alone has her standing
clear of any of her temamates by seven
centimetres and she makes full use of it
Some descibe her as a pillar on poles. Her frame might
not be the most robust but underestimate the innocent
looking Gamova at your own peril.
Russian coach Nikolai
Karpol has already put her to good use, having given
her a taste of the Olympic Games while she has also
recorded over 50 World Grand Prix matches.
Her partnership with skipper Evguenia Artamonova is
becoming one of the strongest in women's volleyball.
Don't be surprised to see these two Russian
heaveyweights topping their points scoring lists in
the coming seasons, especially the World Grand Prix.
She has already proved her worth having been Russia's
best player at the Montreux Volleymasters earlier this
year where Russia finished second to China and there's
no doubt she'll be one of Russia's mainstays in years