Posts by Russia_Nikolai_Karpol

    ughhhh... just like in london, no victories for africa. so disappointing. african countries really need to invest more in women. well hopefully they can build for the future.


    all this talk about throwing matches to manipulate QF is silly. why would RUS or BRA gamble that NED is easier than CHN right now?


    as i said, this is a most unsettled olympics, unlike london and beijing. i still see USA, BRA, SRB and CHN in semis.


    But its look like china will face Brazil in the quarters


    this is my supplemental post
    i forgot to edit and write my predictions on these 2 playing dates



    10.08 Russia - Cameroon 3-0
    11.08 Korea - Argentina 3-0
    11.08 Brazil - Japan 3-1


    14.08 Serbia - Netherlands 3-2
    14.08 Italy - Puerto Rico 3-0
    14.08 USA - China 3-1

    Pool A
    06.08 Japan - Korea 3-2
    06.08 Brazil - Cameroon 3-0
    07.08 Russia - Argentina 3-0


    08.08 Japan - Cameroon 3-0
    09.08 Russia - Korea 3-0
    09.08 Brazil - Argentina 3-0


    10.08 Russia - Cameroon 22:05
    11.08 Korea - Argentina 01:30
    11.08 Brazil - Japan 03:35


    12.08 Argentina - Cameroon 3-1
    13.08 Russia - Japan 3-1
    13.08 Brazil - Korea 3-0


    14.08 Korea - Cameroon 3-0
    15.08 Japan - Argentina 3-0
    15.08 Brazil - Russia 2-3


    Pool B
    06.08 China - Netherlands 3-1
    06.08 USA - Puerto Rico 3-0
    07.08 Serbia - Italy 3-2


    08.08 China - Italy 2-3
    08.08 USA - Netherlands 3-1
    08.08 Serbia - Puerto Rico 3-0


    10.08 China - Puerto Rico 3-0
    10.08 Italy - Netherlands 3-2
    10.08 USA - Serbia 2-3


    12.08 China - Serbia 2-3
    12.08 USA - Italy 3-1
    12.08 Netherlands - Puerto Rico 3-0


    14.08 Serbia - Netherlands 14:30
    14.08 Italy - Puerto Rico 20:00
    14.08 USA - China 22:05

    http://www.sovsport.ru/gazeta/article-item/916846


    Fadeev says changes can be made until Aug 4 and that Ilchenko, Lyubushkina and Startseva are still training with the team. :thumbsup: Malykh is totally out though :down:
    I don't think they can win gold and all this doping issues will surely affect them. While others can focus 100% on the training, they can't.
    I guess I'm gonna need to make some sacrificial ritual that will magically turn Voronkova, Pankova and Malygina into the young top versions of Artamonova, Kirillova and Gamova :sos:


    hahah i hope this is circa 2004 when no one expected that russia would reach the semis eventually wiining the gold almost

    2012 was a nightmare year, literally everyone was either injured or recovering from injuries. In all honestly they shouldn't have even qualified for London.
    At this point it sounds almost hilarious that Maja originally intended to retire after that tournament. 8o


    Rio '16 will be the third Olympic tournament for Ognjenović, Brakočević, Veljković and Ćebić, if she makes it there. Stefana will become a three-time Olympic participant at the age of 26!


    2012 was a nightmare year, literally everyone was either injured or recovering from injuries. In all honestly they shouldn't have even qualified for London.
    At this point it sounds almost hilarious that Maja originally intended to retire after that tournament. 8o


    Rio '16 will be the third Olympic tournament for Ognjenović, Brakočević, Veljković and Ćebić, if she makes it there. Stefana will become a three-time Olympic participant at the age of 26!


    Artamonova was 25 when she competed for her third olympics

    Pool G
    24.06 Italy - Brazil 1:3
    24.06 Turkey - Belgium 3:1
    25.06 Brazil - Belgium 3:0
    25.06 Turkey - Italy 2:3
    26.06 Italy - Belgium 3:1
    26.06 Turkey Brazil 1:3


    Pool H
    24.06 Germany - USA 0:3
    24.06 China - Netherlands 3:0
    25.06 USA - Netherlands 3:1
    25.06 China - Germany 3:0
    26.06 Netherlands - Germany 3:0
    26.06 China - USA 2:3


    Pool I
    24.06 Serbia - Russia 2:3
    24.06 Japan - Thailand 3:2
    25.06 Thailand - Russia 0:3
    25.06 Japan - Serbia 1:3
    26.06 Serbia - Thailand 3:2
    26.06 Japan - Russia 0:3

    Pool D
    17.06 Brazil - Serbia 3:2
    17.06 China - Belgium 3:0
    18.06 Brazil - Belgium 3:0
    18.06 China - Serbia 3:1
    19.06 Belgium - Serbia 1:3
    19.06 China - Brazil 2:3


    Pool E
    18.06 Turkey - Japan 2:3
    18.06 USA - Germany 3:0
    19.06 Turkey - Germany 3:1
    19.06 USA - Japan 3:2
    20.06 Japan - Germany 3:0
    20.06 USA - Turkey 3:1


    Pool F
    17.06 Russia - Netherlands 3:2
    17.06 Thailand - Italy 3:2
    18.06 Thailand - Russia 1:3
    18.06 Netherlands - Italy 3:2
    19.06 Netherlands - Thailand 2:3
    19.06 Russia - Italy 3:2

    ool A
    10.06 Germany - USA 0-3
    10.06 China - Thailand 1-3
    11.06 USA - Thailand 3-1
    11.06 China - Germany 3-0
    12.06 Thailand - Germany 3-2
    12.06 China - USA 2-3


    Pool B
    09.06 Brazil - Italy 3-0
    09.06 Japan - Serbia 3-1
    10.06 Brazil - Japan 3-0
    Italy - Serbia 3-1
    12.06 Brazil - Serbia 3-1
    12.06 Italy - Japan 3-2


    Pool C
    10.06 Turkey - Belgium 3-2
    10.06 Russia - Nethrlands 3-2
    11.06 Turkey - Netherlands 1-3
    11.06 Russia - Belgium 3-0
    12.06 Netherlands - Belgium 3-1
    12.06 Russia - Turkey 3-1

    I was reading about Kosianenko and learned that her mother played on the NT. There was a video of the 1988 OG Russia-Japan match. Brought back memories...the granny panties shorts, the Sheena Easton hairstyle , the windmill style serve from the Japanese, and quick setting and arm swing of the hitters.


    Yes her late mother was the late Marina Nikulina-Pankova also the husband of the Head Coach of Zarechie..her mother was also a gold and silver medalist in 88 and 92 olympics respectively
    her mother was an Opposite and Setter during her playing years