Both men’s and women’s nationals teams of Russia announce preliminary lists
Men’s and women’s national teams of Russia will gather in July to start to train.
Russia Men, the current winners of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League, will gather at the Voley Grad training camp in the city of Anapa, in July.
Twenty-five players will undergo an in-depth medical examination in Moscow of which 18 players will start the training process on July 7-27. These 25 players, chosen by the head coach Tuomas Sammelvuo are:
Setters: Butko Aleksandr, Kobzar Igor, Kovalev Dmitriy, Abaev Konstantin, Grankin Sergey
Opposites: Mikhaylov Maxim, Poletaev Viktor, Zhigalov Maksim.
Middle–blockers: Volvich Artem, Kononov Aleksey, Kurkaev Ilyas, Filippov Igor, Yakovlev Ivan.
Outside–hitters: Bogdan Denis, Volkov Dmitriy, Kliuka Egor, Savin Sergey, Semyshev Anton, Surmachevskiy Andrey, Voronkov Fedor, Podlesnykh Yaroslav.
Liberos: Golubev Valentin, Melkozerov Sergey, Andreev Evgeniy, Baranov Evgeniy.
As for the women’s team, 25 players will undergo medical testing prior to the gathering that will take place on July 3 and will last until July 31. This is the list of players called for the gathering by the head coach Sergio Busato:
Setters: Elena Novik, Tatyana Romanova, Evgeniya Startseva.
Opposites: Nataliya Goncharova, Tatyana Kadochkina, Darya Malygina.
Middle-blockers: Yuliya Brovkina, Ekaterina Evdokimova, Ekaterina Efimova, Valeriya Zaytseva, Irina Koroleva, Angelina Lazarenko, Irina Fetisova.
Outside-hitters: Irina Voronkova, Tatyana Kosheleva, Anna Lazareva, Kseniya Parubets, Yaroslava Simonenko, Darya Stolyarova, Arina Fedorovtseva, Yana Shcherban, Tatyana Yurinskaya.
Liberos: Darya Pilipenko, Anna Podkopaeva, Olga Frolova.