FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 KAZ / Kazakhstan

 
Team manager
Coach GUTOR Oleksandr
Assistant coach MASSIMOV Rustam
Doctor TOPKIN Grigoriy
Physiotherapist BIBIKOV Sergey
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Tatyana Mudritskaya Mudritskaya 17.01.1985 195 77 310 300 Schweriner SC
  2   Lyudmila Issayeva Issayeva 26.09.1989 184 70 295 280 ALMATY
  3 Sana Anarkulova Anarkulova 21.07.1989 188 77 300 280 ALMATY
  4   Lyudmila Anarbayeva Anarbayeva 12.11.1983 192 72 305 299 Zhetyssu
  5 Olga Nassedkina Nassedkina 28.12.1982 190 75 305 255 ZHETYSSU
  6   Natalya Akilova Akilova 31.05.1993 183 62 295 275 KARAGANDA
  7 Alena Omelchenko Omelchenko 19.06.1989 195 78 310 300 Zhetyssu
  C 8   Korinna Ishimtseva Ishimtseva 08.02.1984 187 69 300 280 Zhetyssu
  9 Irina Lukomskaya Lukomskaya 19.03.1991 176 66 280 270 Almaty
  10   Irina Shenberger Shenberger 20.02.1992 180 73 290 280 Zhetyssu
  L 11 Marina Storozhenko Storozhenko 06.06.1985 175 57 290 280 Zhetyssu
  12   Inna German German 17.01.1983 182 75 300 280 Karaganda
  13 Radmila Beresneva Beresneva 06.06.1983 185 70 300 295 Irtysh-Kazchrom
  14   Yana Yagodina Yagodina 24.01.1993 182 69 300 285 Almaty
  15 Anastassiya Rostovchshikova Rostovchshikova 17.04.1994 180 64 280 260 KOSTANAY
  16   Inna Matveyeva Matveyeva 12.10.1978 186 70 303 294 Irtysh-Kazchrom
  17 Yekaterina Razorenkova Razorenkova 03.06.1993 185 69 283 280 Almaty
  18   Yelena Gordeyeva Gordeyeva 23.11.1988 178 72 280 275 Almaty
  19 Zarina Sitkazinova Sitkazinova 20.03.1993 182 70 295 280 Gracia KZ
  20   Tatyana Fendrikova Fendrikova 23.02.1990 169 55 280 275 Almaty
  21 Katerina Tatko Tatko 15.12.1992 182 70 285 275 ZHETYSSU
  22   Irina Chumak Chumak 26.01.1994 185 67 285 270 ALMATY
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

This is Kazakhstan’s fifth appearance at the World Grand Prix, and they will hoping for a promising showing before competing in the World Championship later in the year. They finished 17th in 2013 with a win against Cuba being their only victory. Their best result was 10th on their debut in 2007, and they will look to take a step towards improving that record when they open their campaign against Australia in Pool P.

The country has a rich volleyball tradition stretching back to some notable players from the Kazakhstan region who won international championships with the all-conquering Soviet Union teams. After the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the new national side made their debut at the Asian Championship in 1993, coming fifth. Twelve years later they won their first medal at the competition, a silver, and in 2012 they added an Asian Cup bronze to their medal haul. They completed their journey to becoming a reputable international volleyball nation when they qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where they finished equal ninth.

Coach profile

Oleksandr Gutor was appointed Kazakhstan coach in 2012 and later in the year he led the team to the bronze medal at the Asian Cup. That secured their entry to the 2013 World Grand Prix where they finished 17th. The following month Gutor guided his side to fifth place at the Asian Championship. 

Born in Ukraine, he played for national junior teams from the age of 11 and was a full Soviet Union international between 1978 and 1984, winning a World Championship title. He coached men’s teams in Ukraine, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates and Slovakia, and women’s sides in the United States before returning home to work with the Ukrainian women from 2006.