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FIVB 2010 Women's Volleyball World Championship
29 October - 14 November 2010

 RUS / Russia - Team Composition

Assistant coach KURNOSOV IGOR
Therapist / trainer SEMENYCHEV NIKOLAY
  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
  5   Liubov Shashkova Sokolova 4/12/1977 192 72 315 307 Dinamo Krasnodar
  L 7 Svetlana Kryuchkova Kryuchkova 21/02/1985 174 63 290 286 Enisey - Krasnoyarsk
  8   Nataliya Goncharova Goncharova 1/06/1989 194 75 315 306 Dinamo Moscow
  11 Ekaterina Gamova Gamova-Mukasey 17/10/1980 202 80 321 310 Dinamo-Kazan
  12   Vera Vetrova (Ulyakina) Vetrova 21/08/1986 180 73 298 293 Dinamo Moscow
  13 Evgeniya Startseva Startseva 12/02/1989 185 68 294 290 Dinamo-Kazan
  L 14   Ekaterina Ulanova Ulanova 5/08/1986 172 61 298 290 Dinamo-Kazan
  15 Tatyana Kosheleva Kosheleva 23/12/1988 191 67 315 305 Galatasaray
  16   Iuliia Merkulova Merkulova 17/02/1984 202 75 317 308 Dinamo Krasnodar
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

The Russian national team played as the USSR from 1949-1991, before becoming the CIS in 1991-1993. Over the years it has won Olympic gold four times, the FIVB World Championship six times, the World Cup once, the Grand Prix three times and the European Championship 17 times. No other team has had such impressive results. And of course, in addition to the incredible goldmedal haul, Russia has also brought home many silver and bronze medals.

The team finished second at the 2004 Olympics, which turned out to be a milestone event for them as many changes to the lineup soon followed. But, owing to a strong pool of talent and excellent managerial organization, the new team won bronze at the European Championship following the Athens 2004 Olympics.

The year 2006 was one of the most successful for Russia in recent times. They won silver at the FIVB World Grand Prix before going on to win the World Championship in Japan. But 2007 was not so successful as they succumbed to a series of injuries. As a result Russia finished fourth at the World Grand Prix and third at the European Championship.

In 2008 they started with victory at the European Olympic qualification tournament but faltered at the Beijing Games, finishing fifth. A number of changes were then made to the team to accommodate younger players, and despite missing out on the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix the team is now prepared to take on the world’s best in Japan.

Coach profile

Vladimir Kuzyutkin has over 40 years of experience as a Volleyball coach, joining the Russian women’s national team in 2009. In total he has coached in more than 1,600 matches.

Prior to becoming Russia coach he was head of the Turkey team and also coached club sides in Russia and Turkey, winning both national titles. He also played for Russia before becoming a coach.


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