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19th Edition
5 - 28 August 2011

 
 RUS / Russia - Team Composition

 
Team manager MAKAROV ANDREY
Head coach KUZYUTKIN VLADIMIR
Assistant coach KURNOSOV IGOR
Doctor KLIMOVSKIY PAVEL
Therapist / trainer SEMENYCHEV NIKOLAY
Journalist ANFONOGENTOV ANDREI
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Maria Borisenko Borodakova 8/03/1986 190 80 301 297 Dinamo-Kazan
  2   Lesya Makhno Makhno 4/09/1981 188 73 310 305 Dinamo-Kazan
  3 Maria Perepelkina Perepelkina 9/03/1984 187 72 304 300 Dinamo Moscow
  4   Ekaterina Osichkina Osichkina 2/04/1986 190 80 307 300 Dinamo-Krasnodar
  5 Victoria Kuzyakina Kuzyakina 1/06/1985 175 70 290 287 Omichka
  6   Olga Bukreeva Bukreeva 15/02/1987 187 70 302 298 Dinamo Krasnodar
  7 Svetlana Kryuchkova Kryuchkova 21/02/1985 174 63 290 286 Dinamo Krasnodar
  8   Nataliya Goncharova Obmochaeva 1/06/1989 194 75 315 306 Dinamo Moscow
  9 Olga Fateeva Fateeva 4/05/1984 190 72 310 303 Atom
  10   Iuliia Morozova Morozova 8/01/1985 192 79 305 301 Dinamo Moscow
  11 Ekaterina Gamova Gamova-Mukasey 17/10/1980 202 80 321 310 Dinamo-Kazan
  12   Vera Vetrova (Ulyakina) Ulyakina 21/08/1986 180 73 298 293 Dinamo Moscow
  13 Evgeniya Startseva Startseva 12/02/1989 185 68 294 290 Dinamo-Kazan
  14   Ekaterina Ulanova Ulanova 5/08/1986 172 61 298 290 Dinamo-Kazan
  15 Tatiana Kosheleva Kosheleva 23/12/1988 191 67 315 305 Dinamo-Moscow
  16   Iuliia Merkulova Merkulova 17/02/1984 202 75 317 308 Dinamo Krasnodar
  17 Ekaterina Chernova Chernova 26/01/1986 178 68 292 290 Uralochka
  18   Ekaterina Kosianenko Kosianenko 2/02/1990 178 64 290 285 Zarechie-Odinzovo
  19 Irina Uraleva Uraleva 14/06/1990 170 65 285 275 Proton
  20   Anna Matienko Matienko 12/07/1981 182 68 298 292 Dinamo-Krasnodar
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The team was founded in 1949 and until 1991 played as the USSR. That changed to the CIS in 1992 before becoming Russia in 1993.

They have won the Olympic title four times, the World Championship six times, the World Cup and the World Grand Champions Cup once, the World Grand Prix three times and European Championship 17 times.

The team took silver at the 2004 Olympic Games after which a number of changes took place, leading to a great 2006, which was one of the most successful for the Russian team in recent times; they placed second in the World Grand Prix before winning the World Championship.

But they were unable to maintain their form, and after the Olympic Games in 2008, a number of young players were drafted into the team.

The respected Vladimir Kuzyutkin was brought in as coach to guide the team toward the 2012 Olympic Games and the team soon started to improve, taking second place in the 2009 FIVB World Grand Prix.

They went even better last year when they took gold at the World Championship, remaining undefeated in the tournament. Tatiana Kosheleva was named Best Spiker and Ekaterina Gamova was voted MVP.

Coach profile

Vladimir Ivanovich Kuzyutkin was born in 1947. He has had a long career coaching both men's and women's teams, twice winning the Turkish Women’s Championship with Emlakbank (1990-1991) and Ekzatchibashi (1994-1995). From 2006 to 2008, Kuzyutkin worked with Universitet-Belogorie in Russia. Kuzyutkin has been head coach of the Russian women’s team since 2009 and led them to second place in the 2009 World Grand Prix. He capped this by leading Russia to the gold medal at the 2010 World Championship.

 
 

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