Overview

Team profile

Russia

At the 2015 World Grand Prix Russia took the silver medal after a final day win over Japan. Last year at the World Championship, Ekaterina Gamova was back following international retirement and Russia reached the third round in Milan before falling to the USA and Italy, taking a ranking of joint-fifth. Russia make their return to the World Cup after a 16-year absence. In 1999 they won the silver medal ahead of Brazil but behind an invincible Cuba side that won all their 11 games. All of their other six appearances were as the Soviet Union, when they won gold in 1973 and collected three bronzes and one silver medal between 1981 and 1991.

Their best spell in the World Grand Prix started in the late 1990s when, after clinching gold in 1997, they went on to win the title twice more in the next five years. Only Brazil have won more medals in the competition than Russia. Including years competing as the Soviet Union, the Russians are the most successful women’s volleyball nation. They won Olympic gold medals at Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972, Moscow 1980 and Seoul 1988. They have also won the World Championship seven times, including 2006 and 2010, and the European Championship on 18 occasions, most recently in 2013, and also triumphed at the 1997 Grand Champions Cup.

Coach

Marichev Yury

Marichev Yury

Yuri Marichev took over as coach of Russia's women's team in January 2013, after the tragic death of his predecessor Sergei Ovchinnikov. In his first year in charge, Marichev guided the team to gold at the European Championships and oversaw their gold at the University Games. In 2014 he led them to third in Group 1 at the World Grand Prix. They went one better at this year’s edition, sweeping Japan on the final day to finish second in Group 1. Marichev has also coached several men's and women's club teams in Russia. He was also an accomplished club player, winning the USSR national championship six times, the European Cup five times and the European Super Cup three times.

Staff

  • Team Manager Erkhov Andrey
  • Assistant coach Kurnosov Igor
  • Second Assistant Coach Korolev Aleksey
  • Doctor Rasskazov Sergei
  • Physiotherapist Semenychev Nickolay

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
China
11 10 1 6 4 0 0 0 1 30 30 7 4.285 900 658 1.367
2
Serbia
11 10 1 6 0 4 0 1 0 26 31 11 2.818 964 739 1.304
3
USA
11 9 2 8 1 0 1 0 1 28 29 7 4.142 859 617 1.392
4
Russia
11 9 2 8 0 1 1 1 0 27 30 8 3.750 889 702 1.266
5
Japan
11 7 4 6 0 1 2 2 0 22 27 14 1.928 922 779 1.183
6
Korea
11 5 6 4 1 0 1 1 4 16 18 19 0.947 816 787 1.036
7
Dominican Republic
11 5 6 2 3 0 1 1 4 16 18 21 0.857 835 859 0.972
8
Argentina
11 4 7 3 0 1 1 1 5 12 15 23 0.652 738 819 0.901
9
Cuba
11 4 7 1 2 1 0 1 6 11 13 25 0.520 740 876 0.844
10
Kenya
11 2 9 1 0 1 0 1 8 5 7 29 0.241 683 844 0.809
11
Peru
11 1 10 1 0 0 2 2 6 5 9 30 0.300 732 899 0.814
12
Algeria
11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 33 0.000 326 825 0.395

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