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RIO 2016 M: Alekno reveals squad for Olympics – no Poletaev (LIST)

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source: sportbo.ru; Photo: fivb.com

This was the roster that many were waiting for since it was the last remained unreleased in both competitions for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.



Russia National Team head coach Vladimir Alekno renounced setter Dmitriy Kovalev and opposite Viktor Poletaev, as sportbo.ru revealed. Previously he cut Dmitriy Muserskiy (injury) and Lukáš Diviš while Aleksandr Markin was forbidden to compete due to doping affair.

The final 12-man roster of the Olympic Games defending champions:

SETTERS: Sergey Grankin, Igor Kobzar; OPPOSITES: Maksim Mikhailov, Konstantin Bakun; MIDDLE BLOCKERS: Andrey Ashchev, Aleksandr Volkov, Artem Volvich; RECEIVERS: Sergey Tetyukhin, Egor Kliuka, Dmitriy Volkov; LIBERO: Aleksey Verbov, Artem Ermakov.


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Fede July 26, 2016 - 5:37 pm

And Berezhko?Ilinik?whats up Alekno r u mad?

dee jae69 July 27, 2016 - 1:49 am

@Fede berezhko is injured and can’t recover fast. markin is banned.

M July 26, 2016 - 6:24 pm

Berezhko is injured…Alekno is wise completely but he has very few choises…he misses many of his stars

TuanAnh July 27, 2016 - 10:51 am

Dmitriy Volkov? what? Are you kidding?
No Poletaev? shhhh, i’m breaking my heart.
We have only 3 WS. We have so many trouble but we have another better choice.I have to say this is patchy roster.
Whatever, let’s fight/


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