FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 RUS / Russia

 
Team manager Erkhov Andrey
Coach Marichev Yury
Assistant coach Kurnosov Igor
Doctor Rasskazov Sergei
Physiotherapist Semenychev Nickolay
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Yana Shcherban Shcherban 06.09.1989 185 71 298 294 Dinamo-Krasnodar
  2   Anna Matienko Matienko 12.07.1981 182 68 298 292 Dinamo-Krasnodar
  3 Anastasia Bavykina Bavykina 06.07.1992 188 73 313 300 Zarechie Odintsovo
  4   Irina Zaryazhko Zaryazhko 04.10.1991 196 78 305 290 Uralochka-NTMK
  5 Alexandra Pasynkova Pasynkova 14.04.1987 190 75 313 305 Dinamo Krasnodar
  6   Iuliia Kutiukova Kutiukova 30.03.1989 183 74 0 299 Omichka Omsk
  L 7 Svetlana Kryuchkova Kryuchkova 21.02.1985 174 63 290 286 Dinamo Krasnodar
  8   Nataliya Goncharova Obmochaeva 01.06.1989 194 75 315 306 Dinamo Moscow
  9 Anastasia Markova Markova 16.10.1987 189 71 305 300 Dinamo Moscow
  C 10   Ekaterina Kosianenko Kosianenko 02.02.1990 178 64 290 285 Zarechie-Odinzovo
  11 Iuliia Morozova Morozova 08.01.1985 192 79 305 301 Dinamo Moscow
  12   Nelli Alisheva Alisheva 20.12.1983 204 82 317 308 Proton
  13 Evgeniya Startseva Startseva 12.02.1989 185 68 294 290 Dinamo-Kazan
  14   Irina Fetisova Fetisova 07.09.1994 190 76 307 286 Zarechie Odintsovo
  15 Tatiana Kosheleva Kosheleva 23.12.1988 191 67 315 305 Dinamo-Moscow
  16   Yuliya Podskalnaya Podskalnaya 18.04.1989 190 75 306 295 Dinamo Krasnodar
  17 Natalia Malykh Malykh 08.12.1993 187 65 308 297 Zarechie-Odinzovo
  L 18   Ekaterina Chernova Chernova 26.01.1986 178 68 292 290 Uralochka
  L 19 Anna Malova Malova 16.04.1990 175 59 286 290 Dinamo Moscow
  20   Anastasia Shlyakhovaya Shlyakhovaya 05.10.1990 192 69 313 307 Omichka Omsk
  L 21 Natalia Guskova Guskova 10.05.1996 172 57 288 280 Fakel
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Russia have won three World Grand Prix titles but it has been a dozen years since they topped the podium and their last medal in the competition was the silver they took in 2009. They came seventh last year and will be looking to make amends for that disappointing showing by registering a fourth victory before targeting a third successive World Championship title later in the year.

The Russians, taking into account their years competing under the banner of the Soviet Union, are the most successful nation in the history of women’s volleyball. They claimed Olympic gold medals at Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972, Moscow 1980 and Seoul 1988. 

They have also won the World Championship seven times, and the European Championship on 18 occasions along with triumphs in 1973 World Cup and 1997 Grand Champions Cup. Key players in their World Grand Prix campaign will include Nataliya Obmochaeva and Maria Borodakova, the latter of whom won the World Club Championship in May with Russian side Dinamo Kazan.

Coach profile

Yuri Marichev was appointed coach of Russia in January last year following the tragic death of predecessor Sergei Ovchinnikov. The team came seventh in the 2013 World Grand Prix but took gold at the European Championship a month later, restoring their pride after the disappointment of a quarterfinal defeat by Brazil at the 2012 Olympic Games.

As a player, Marichev helped CSKA Moscow win the USSR championship three times along with the 1991 European Cup and European Super Cup. After moving to Turkish club Edzhzachibashi, he picked up a national championship winners medal in 1992. His coaching CV includes a gold medal at the 2005 World Junior Championship with the Russia men’s youth team.