• I think Russia benefits from the postponement. I agree that Goncharova is not getting better but most players are not 30 yet. And the "old" ones (Startseva, Koroleva, Podkapaeva) should be able to play at the same level next year.

    The good thing is that Russia has now more time to find the right players and system. And there are several interesting young players (Kadochkina, Kotikova, Fedorovtseva just to name a few) and some players below 25 who need the experience of another season (O. Frolova, Iurinskaya, Lazareva, Simonenko and more). Also we can still hope that we find more options for the setter position.

    Kosheleva's chances to be part of the olympic team will be even lower next year (other OH are 5+ years younger).

  • Buzato convoca 25 jogadores em Anapa


    S: Startseva - Romanova - Novik


    OPP: Goncharova - Lazareva - Malygina - Stolyarova


    MB: Koroleva - Fetisova - Efimova - Lazarenko - Evdokimova - Zaytseva - Brovkina


    OH: Parubets - Voronkova - Kosheleva - Shcherban - Kadochkina - Fedorovtseva - Simonenko - Yurinskaya


    L: Malova - Pilipenko - Frolova


    https://russiavolley.ru/2020/0…et-iyulskij-sbor-v-anape/


    Fedorovtseva - 16 anos - 1,91.

    Kadochkina - 17 anos - 1,92.

    Brovkina - 19 anos - 1,96

    Simonenko - 24 anos - 1,90.


    Shcherban, Malygina e Stolyarova estão de volta. Galkina, Kurilo e Khaletskaya estão fora.

  • I miss Kotikova (still injured?), Iurinskaya and Olga Frolova (one of the best Russian receivers last season). No clue why Malygina and Stolyarova are included... Not sure about Novik (I think Sinitsyna did better in Sakhalin, but both not NT material). Would have prefered O. Efimova who had a great season.

  • If Voronkova does not get her previous shape back circa 2018, Koshe will take her spot as starter. Speaking of Kosheleva, it seems she had a better season in China compared to when she was in Brazil. I know I totally wrote her off from NT, since like 2017, but if she improves steadily I can see her now back to the team :what:


    EDIT: Sad Khodonova is not part of the list, I think she's better than Schreban

  • When she played in Brazil, she was recovering from that nasty injury she had back in Galatasaray. She wasn't near close to her best shape..


    Kosheleva seems a really strong-minded person, I believe she will be in OG if she wants to be there

  • Whoa. Galkina and Kurilo are out? At least Malova is back. How about Kotikova?

    Maybe I'm blind but I don't see what's so special about Kotikova. For an OH she's not so tall (for Russian standards) and she hits better in Position 2 which is not really helping her a spot in the team. Kadochkina and Lazareva are more promising than her IMO.

  • Maybe I'm blind but I don't see what's so special about Kotikova. For an OH she's not so tall (for Russian standards) and she hits better in Position 2 which is not really helping her a spot in the team. Kadochkina and Lazareva are more promising than her IMO.

    Kotikova is the same height as Shcherban and had almost the same stats (attack %, reception %) in the season 2018/19 (injured most of 19/20) but she is 10 years younger. Kadochkina's reception is far worse so far, Lazareva playd OPP afaik.