So maybe as short flashback about creating VM from one of our developers
Somewhere in 2008 or 2009 I was surprised by a very young and at the same time very tall player of Lokomotiv Bielogorie Bielgorod who was first in this team known for years from training talent talents young middle blocker. The next season, however, he found himself in another database as a young attacker in the Mettaloinvest Old Oskol team which I found out was the Bielogorie afiliated club with the same sponsor and in this club he was supposed to play in the Vyzsha League but there were some turbulences and finally it was a strange situation because affiliated club and Belogogorie played in one competition. But then I look and this young player pops up again in the base that he returned to the former position of the middle blocker again to Bielogorie.
As Bielogorie has the largest volleyball forum in Russia and probably the only sensible one and it so happened that I made some posts there I found out that it was supposedly some great talent simply amazingly efficient for its height and then were laughs quite commonly of awkward middle blocker Alexandr Kazakov.
Of course, position changes sometimes occur probably the most famous exactly the same rotation is of course the famous Alessandro Fei or later the transformation of a nice Dutch setter suddenly playing as an even better outside hitter.
But IMHO it looked a bit, however as because this player has a lot of talent but at the same time is really very tall and at the same time the coaches themselves could not decide for which position the talent should play.
Summing up how the third set in the final in London and in general the entire Olympic tournament began, I wrote in our forum in advance that Dmitri Muserskij because it is about maybe can try to play at such a high as a reserve attacker. Of course that this will be his best match ever, probably even his biggest fans did not expect but the fact is that in one of our editions he was a talented high young attacker.
I do not blame the ignorance of commentators and bystanders because it seemed that the entire Brazilian training staff was devastated by what happened in the next 3 sets and at the post-match press conference the most famous volleyball coach Bernardo Rezende looked stiff and broken by the course of the match and an unusual change. So maybe I was one of the few people who knew that such a change could occur in this match
However, if I were to give an example of a Polish player, people themselves wrote several times in some archaic version that in AZS Częstochowa, there is a young, unknown middle blocker one named Piotr Nowakowski that is a big talent but noone ever heard about him in real world.
Although there were also wrong types - there was such a great talent in the base for many years named Tsimafei Zhukouski because someone probably Wojtas noticed that he was doing really well in young years. I came to know it the latest at the generation of Wlazli and Winiarski and I would certainly be able to say more about David Murek than about the world champions from 2018, but Tsimafei has made probably not a great career, unfortunately, he did not make at least not as much as the VM expected him.
By the way, still referring to Muserski, he was a pupil of a training center in Belgorod under the leadership of the legendary trainer and self made man called Gennady Shipulin. Quite a few volleyballers were raised there, even though the relationship between successful careers and wasted talents was controversial. In addition, they always had a keen eye on talents in neighboring Ukraine. However, as we know, at least since the mid-1990s, Ukraine is definitely a poorer country than Russia, and apart from the strongest volleyball center in the form of the Lokomitiv Kharkiv club, it is generally not very popular with volleyball. The two most famous pupils from the Ukrainian mate are Taras Khtey and Dima Muserski, adding Aleksandra Butko, a Belarusian all of them a olympic champions from London. A malicious person could say that this was the last sporting success of the former USSR. It would be necessary to add the most famous Sergei Tietiuchin born in Turkmenistan but it was 1975 when no one thought about the breakup of the USSR and Sergei I read about it in Belogorie forum where he is the subject of a cult of the individual he always considered himself a native Russian and that's what parents are like Russians.
At one time I was wondering especially around 2014 and 2015 because both volleyballers are born in eastern Ukraine where you can more or less likely with a few dozen percent probability to bet that are also ethnic Russians but it was hard to find something about it.