FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 RUS / Russia - Team Composition

 
Team manager Artamonov Igor
Head coach Alekno Vladimir
Assistant coach Busato Sergio
Doctor Smakotnin Yaroslav
Therapist / trainer Grevtsov Pavel
Journalist Stetsko Vladimir
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Alexander Abrosimov Abrosimov 25.08.1983 207 98 341 325
  2   Denis Biriukov Biryukov 08.12.1988 202 93 352 324
  3 Nikolay Apalikov Apalikov 26.08.1982 203 103 353 344
  4   Taras Khtey Khtey 22.05.1982 205 109 351 339
  5 Sergey Grankin Grankin 21.01.1985 195 96 351 320
  6   Evgeny Sivozhelez Sivozhelez 06.08.1986 196 90 330 320
  7 Sergey Makarov Makarov 28.03.1980 196 97 337 329
  8   Sergey Tetyukhin Tetyukhin 23.09.1975 197 89 345 338
  L 9 Alexander Sokolov Sokolov 01.03.1982 193 97 315 310
  10   Yury Berezhko Berezhko 27.01.1984 196 93 346 338
  11 Konstantin Ushakov Ushakov 24.03.1970 198 77 343 332
  12   Alexander Butko Butko 18.03.1986 198 97 339 327
  13 Dmitriy Muserskiy Muserskiy 29.10.1988 218 104 375 347
  14   Dmitry Shcherbinin Shcherbinin 10.09.1989 205 95 350 335
  15 Dmitriy Ilinykh Ilinykh 31.01.1987 201 92 338 330
  16   Pavel Kruglov Kruglov 17.09.1985 205 98 351 342
  C 17 Maxim Mikhaylov Mikhaylov 19.03.1988 202 103 345 330
  18   Alexander Volkov Volkov 14.02.1985 210 90 360 335
  19 Alexey Rodichev Rodichev 24.03.1988 196 80 340 325
  L 20   Alexey Obmochaev Obmochaev 22.05.1989 188 80 325 310
  21 Pavel Abramov Abramov 23.04.1979 200 87 347 336
  22   Alexey Kazakov Kazakov 18.03.1976 217 112 358 344
  23 Alexey Verbov Verbov 31.01.1982 183 79 315 310
  24   Pavel Moroz Moroz 26.02.1987 205 105 352 343
  25 Igor Kobzar Kobzar 13.04.1991 198 86 337 315
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The USSR Volleyball Federation joined the FIVB in 1948 and in 1949 participated in the first FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship. International competitions such as the Olympic Games, World and European Championships and World Cups were continually synonymous with a victorious USSR men’s team as they went on to gain worldwide recognition by winning three Olympic titles (1964, 1968 and 1980), six World Championships (1949, 1952, 1960, 1962, 1978, 1982), five World Cups (1965, 1977, 1981, 1991, 2011) and were European champions 12 times.

In 1993, after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Russians never lost their volleyball dominance. In 1996 and 1997 the team finished third in the World League and in 1998 they placed second. Then 1999 saw them regain the World Cup title before capturing silver at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

The year 2002 was highlighted by the Russian team winning the World League title once again and claiming silver at the World Championships. Then 2004 and 2008 brought further Olympic glory for the Russians as they took the bronze medal in Athens and Beijing respectively. The past decade has seen Russia finish amongst the medals without clinching the elusive gold, that was until last year’s World League before following it up with a dominant display at the World Cup, dropping just one match on the way to victory. The start of another dominant Russia era? One waits to see.

Coach profile

Vladimir Alekno, in his second stint as coach, led Russia to 2011 World League and World Cup glory. After playing in USSR, Bulgaria, Italy and France, he began coaching French club Tours in 1999, winning the French Championship and France Cup. After success with Dynamo Moscow he became Russia coach in 2007 leading them to World League and World Cup silver. After bronze at the 2008 Olympics Alekno was replaced by Daniele Bagnoli, but returned in 2010. He also coaches Russian club Zenit Kazan, who won the 2012 Men’s CEV Champions League.

Alekno missed the first round of the 2012 World League due to back surgery. Click here for more