BEST VOLLEYBALLERS OF THE WORLD
Volleyball is a team sports game in which two teams take part. The competition takes place on a special platform, which is divided by a grid. The task of each team is to prevent the volleyball being thrown over the net to touch its half of the court. Also, players are prohibited from touching the ball more than three times in a row. In general, this game is familiar to everyone, so explaining what and how, probably, is not worth it. But as for the most famous volleyball players, not everyone can know them. It is about these great people in their field that we will discuss further. Of course, it will not be possible to list all the outstanding athletes, but I would still like to touch on the biography of some. So let’s get started.
Shashkova Lyubov Vladimirovna is an outstanding athlete, participant, and also the winner of international championships of the highest world level in volleyball. Honored, naturally, the master of sports of Russia was born on December 4, 1977 in Moscow. Today is the striker of the Istanbul club “Fenerbahce”. Also, Shashkova competes in the Russian national team. Love is a two-time world champion in 2006 and 2010. Plus, Shashkova received a silver medal at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.
Maxim Mikhailov is a Russian volleyball player. Born March 19, 1988 in the village of Kuzmolovsky (Leningrad Region). The athlete made his debut in the Russian national volleyball team in 2008 on July 14. There was a World League match when Russia played with Korea, it was then that Mikhailov showed what he really can do. Today, Honored Master of Sports Maxim Mikhailov plays as part of the Zenit club team, and also plays for the Russian team.
Olga Fateeva is a Russian volleyball player, a master of sports of international class. Fateeva was born on May 4, 1984 in Ukraine in the city of Pavlograd (Dnipropetrovsk region). This volleyball player has enough merit – she is a three-time champion of Russia, and the World Champion in 2010, and the winner of the Russian Cup in 2006 and 2007, and a finalist of the Champions League in 2003, 2008, and also a finalist of the European Cup for 2006. As for specifically 2008 and 2009, Fateeva during this period was recognized as the most productive volleyball player of the Russian championship. In 2011, Olga became the winner of the Polish Championship.
Volleyball player Semyon Poltava – a native of Ukraine, the city of Odessa. Semyon was born in 1981 on February 8. From 1997 to 1998, Semyon played in the Peter Lada club, from 1998 to 2002 in the Avtomobilist and Baltika clubs, from 2002 to 2003 in the Montichiari club (Italy), from 2003 to 2010 in Dynamo club, from 2010 to 2011 – in the Yaroslavich club, and since 2011 he joined the Fakel club (Novy Urengoy). Since 2003, Simon Poltavsky has been playing for the Russian national volleyball team.
Another famous volleyball player in Russia is Alexander Volkov. Sasha was born in 1985 on February 14. If we talk about Alexander’s personal achievements, it can be noted that in 2006 he was recognized as the best striker of the “Final Four” of the Russian Cup, in 2008 – the best blocker of the “Final Four” again the Cup of Russia, in 2006-2007 – the best blocking “ Final Four ”is already the Champions League. Alexander is a participant in the Stars of Russia in 2005/08/09/10.
Maria Sheshenina is a well-known Russian volleyball athlete, Honored Master of Sports of our country, world champion. Sheshenin was born in 1985 on June 26 in Russia in the city of Sverdlovsk. During her volleyball career, Marina managed to play for such teams as: Uraltransbank (Ekaterinburg), Malachite (Ekaterinburg), Uralochka (Sverdlovsk), Dynamo (Moscow). Since 2003, Marina Sheshenina began to be part of the Russian national volleyball team. For her enormous contribution to the development of sports and physical education, as well as high sports achievements, Marina Sheshenina on October 3, 2006 was awarded the Order ll of the degree “For Merit to the Fatherland”.
Gamova, Ekaterina Alexandrovna, is a Russian volleyball player, world champion, and a member of the national team, which won silver medals at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, as well as the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
Artamonova Evgenia Viktorovna is a famous Russian volleyball player. Armatova was born in 1975 on July 17. Today she is a Honored Master of Sports of Russia, a bronze medalist of the World Cup, a medalist of the World Cups, a silver medalist of the Olympic Games, as well as a gold medalist of the Grand Prix and the European Championship.
It would be possible to further discuss Russian athletes, since there are still a lot of them, but the fact is that this article is called “The best volleyball players of the world”, so, nevertheless, I would like to talk about famous athletes from other countries. So, let’s go further.
Raid Priddy is an American athlete, a very experienced player and a wonderful volleyball player. Born in 1977 on October 1 in the United States. Raid has won many awards.