FIVB Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan

TEAM COMPOSITION

 RUS / Russia - Team Composition

 
Team manager Erkhov Andrey
Head coach Ovchinnikov Sergey
Assistant coach Kurnosov Igor
Doctor Klimovskiy Pavel
Therapist / trainer Semenychev Nikolay
Journalist Anfinogentov Andrei
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  C 1 Maria Borisenko Borodakova 08.03.1986 190 80 301 297
  2   Lesya Makhno Makhno 04.09.1981 188 73 310 305
  3 Maria Perepelkina Perepelkina 09.03.1984 187 72 304 300
  4   Evgenia Estes Estes 17.07.1975 191 75 315 306
  5 Liubov Shashkova Sokolova 04.12.1977 192 72 315 307
  6   Anna Matienko Matienko 12.07.1981 182 68 298 292
  L 7 Svetlana Kryuchkova Kryuchkova 21.02.1985 174 63 290 286
  8   Nataliya Goncharova Obmochaeva 01.06.1989 194 75 315 306
  9 Regina Moroz Moroz 14.01.1987 188 70 310 303
  10   Elena Konstantinova Konstantinova 25.08.1981 190 74 310 304
  11 Ekaterina Gamova-Mukasey Gamova-Mukasey 17.10.1980 202 80 321 310
  12   Yana Shcherban Shcherban 06.09.1989 185 71 298 294
  13 Evgeniya Startseva Startseva 12.02.1989 185 68 294 290
  14   Ekaterina Ulanova Ulanova 05.08.1986 172 61 298 290
  15 Tatiana Kosheleva Kosheleva 23.12.1988 191 67 315 305
  16   Iuliia Merkulova Merkulova 17.02.1984 202 75 317 308
  L 17 Victoria Kuzyakina Kuzyakina 01.06.1985 175 70 290 287
  18   Marina Akulova Akulova 13.12.1985 181 70 303 290
  19 Victoriia Chaplina Chaplina 23.10.1988 188 77 301 295
 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 in 2010 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. 
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