No let up for Mikhaylov
as the Russian
master aims
for another gold rush
It would probably be fair to argue that Maxim Mikhaylov had
never enjoyed a year like it; gold at the London 2012 Olympic
Games, an improbable come-from-behind victory against the
dominant men’s team of the last decade in the gold medal
match and the accolade of being the tournament’s leading
scorer with 148 points.
This year Mikhaylov has already picked up where he left off;
he won a bronze medal in the CEV Champions League with
his club Zenit Kazan, who he has taken to the Russian Super
League semifinals, and led a team made up of young players
to glory in the Russian All-Star Match. Russia’s ambitions will
be a high as ever, with victory in the FIVB World League and
the CEV European Championship the overriding priorities for
Olympic champion Maxim Mikhaylov enjoyed a stellar year in
and with 2013 already shaping up to be another year
with plenty to play for, the London 2012 Olympic Games
leading points scorer tells VolleyWorld all about Russia’s aims
for the season ahead.