Overview

Team profile

Russia

Russia have won three FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix titles but it has been 14 years since they last topped the podium in 2002. They took silver last season after last winning the same medals in 2009.

Russia took the bronze medals in 2014 after finishing fourth in Group 1’s Preliminary Round, with wins against Belgium, Turkey and China in the Final Six that sealed their spot on the podium. At the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship, Russia finished fifth. They also finished fourth at the 2015 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup.

Russia's 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. Taking into account their years competing under the banner of the Soviet Union, the Russians are the most successful nation in the history of women’s volleyball. They claimed Olympic gold medals in 1968, 1972, 1980 and 1988. They have also won the World Championship seven times and the European Championship on 18 occasions and triumphed in the 1973 World Cup and the 1997 Grand Champions Cup.

Coach

Marichev Yury

Marichev Yury

Yury Marichev, who took over as coach of Russia’s women’s team in January 2013 after the tragic death of his predecessor Sergei Ovchinnikov, will hope to better the team’s second-place finish in Group 1 of last year’s FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix. In his first year in charge, Marichev guided the team to gold at the European Championships and oversaw their gold at the University Games. He also guided the team in their victory at the continental qualification tournament for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In addition to coaching the national team, Marichev has been head coach of several men’s and women’s club teams in his native Russia. He was also an accomplished club player himself, 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 Khoroshev Sergei
  • Doctor Rasskazov Sergei
  • Physiotherapist Semenychev Nikolai

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
USA
9 8 1 6 2 0 0 1 0 24 25 5 5.000 739 603 1.225
2
China
9 8 1 6 1 1 0 0 1 23 24 6 4.000 701 591 1.186
3
Russia
9 8 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 23 26 10 2.600 833 738 1.128
4
Brazil
9 7 2 3 4 0 1 0 1 22 23 10 2.300 779 674 1.155
5
Netherlands
9 5 4 3 2 0 0 2 2 15 17 14 1.214 709 706 1.004
6
Serbia
9 5 4 1 0 4 1 1 2 12 18 20 0.900 836 854 0.978
7
Italy
9 4 5 1 2 1 2 3 0 13 19 19 1.000 840 818 1.026
8
Japan
9 3 6 2 1 0 3 1 2 12 16 19 0.842 776 783 0.991
9
Turkey
9 3 6 1 1 1 1 2 3 9 13 21 0.619 719 773 0.930
10
Thailand
9 2 7 0 1 1 0 1 6 5 7 24 0.291 611 744 0.821
11
Belgium
9 1 8 0 1 0 1 3 4 4 8 25 0.320 668 771 0.866
12
Germany
9 0 9 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 4 27 0.148 610 766 0.796

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