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Dmitry Aleksandrovich Muserskiy (Russian: Дмитрий Александрович Мусэрский; born 29 October 1988) is a Russian volleyball player, a member of the Russia men's national volleyball team and the Russian club Belogorie Belgorod, 2012 Olympic Champion, 2013 European Champion, gold medalist of the 2011 World Cup, and multimedalist of the World League. Muserskiy is currently considered one of the world's tallest athletes.

Dmitriy Muserskiy
Paris Volley - Lokomotiv Belgorod, CEV Champions League, 6 November 2014 - 17.JPG
Personal information
Full nameDmitry Aleksandrovich Muserskiy
NicknameDima
NationalityUkrainian
Russian
Born (1988-10-29) October 29, 1988 (age 30)
Makiivka, Ukraine SSR, USSR
Height2.19 m (7 ft 2 in)
Weight104 kg (229 lb)
Spike375 cm (148 in)
Block351 cm (138 in)
Volleyball information
PositionMiddle blocker/opposite
Current clubOsaka Suntory Sunbirds[1]
Number13
Career
YearsTeams
1996–2005
2005–2008
2008–2008
2008–2018
2018–
VBK Kharkiv
Belogorie Belgorod
VK Metalloinvest
Belogorie Belgorod
Suntory Sunbirds
National team
2010– Russia (132)
Last updated: 20 December 2017

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CareerEdit

Muserskiy started playing volleyball at the age of 8 under the guidance of Boris Osnach. In 2006 Muserskiy defended the colors of the junior national team. On the 4th of June, 2010, in Yekaterinburg, in his first match for the Russia national team against rivals from the United States in the FIVB World League Muserskiy scored 13 points and became the best scorer of the Russian team that day. In 2011, with Russian national team, he won the World League, also won the prize for the Best on the Pitch, and the World Cup.

He won Olympic Games London 2012 and World League 2013 and European Championship 2013.

Personal lifeEdit

Muserskiy was born in Makiivka, Ukraine, USSR. He was Ukrainian, but he took Russian citizenship in 2006. He is married. In February 2015 his wife gave birth to their son named Roman.[2]

Sporting achievementsEdit

ClubsEdit

National championshipsEdit

National teamEdit

IndividuallyEdit

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Awards
Preceded by
  Robertlandy Simón
Best Blocker of
FIVB World League

2010
Succeeded by
  Maxim Mikhaylov
Preceded by
  Ivan Miljković
Most Valuable Player of
CEV European Championship

2013
Succeeded by
  Antonin Rouzier
Preceded by
  David Lee
Best Blocker of
CEV Champions League

2013/2014
Succeeded by
  Piotr Nowakowski
  Rob Bontje
Preceded by
  Wallace de Souza
Most Valuable Player of
FIVB Club World Championship

2014
Succeeded by
  Yoandry Leal
Preceded by
Not awarded
Best Middle Blocker of
FIVB Nations League

2018
Succeeded by
  Maxwell Holt
  Ivan Iakovlev