The plans and lists of players for both men’s and women’s national teams of Russia for the summer have been unveiled. 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; OPPOSITE HITTERS: 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. The list players called for the gathering by the head coach Sergio Busato is as follows:
SETTERS: Elena Novik, Tatyana Romanova, Evgeniya Startseva; OPPOSITE HITTERS: 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.
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