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Lyubov Sokolova (volleyball)

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Lyubov Vladimirovna Sokolova (Russian: Любо́вь Влади́мировна Соколо́ва (Шашко́ва), also known as Lyubov Kılıç and formerly known as Lyubov Shashkova, born 4 December 1977) is a retired Russian volleyball player. She was a member of the national team that won the gold medals at 2006 and 2010 World Championship in Japan and the silver medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Lyubov Sokolova
Lyubov Kılıç 3.jpg
Personal information
Full nameLyubov Sokolova
Nationality Russia  Turkey
Born (1977-12-04) 4 December 1977 (age 41)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Spike315 cm (124 in)
Block307 cm (121 in)
Volleyball information
PositionWing Spiker
Current clubDinamo Krasnodar
National team
Last updated: May 2016


Personal lifeEdit

She married Turkish former volleyball player Aytaç Kılıç when she was playing for Eczacıbaşı Istanbul. She has a son from her ex-husband. She has Turkish as well as Russian citizenship.[citation needed]


Sokolova has numerous individual awards in all categories. In 2006, she was honored "Best player of Europe".[1]

She won the 2006–07 CEV Top Teams Cup with the Spanish team Grupo 2002 Murcia, and was awarded "Most Valuable Player" and "Best Server".[2]

Sokolova won the bronze medal at the 2010–11 CEV Champions League with Fenerbahçe.[3][4]

On May 2016 Sokolova announced her retirement from sports.[5]






  1. ^ CEV. "CEV Honours Players of the Year 2006". Archived from the original on 27 May 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ CEV. "Grupo 2002 Murcia takes Women's Top Teams Cup to Spain". Archived from the original on 27 May 2008. Retrieved 4 April 2010.
  3. ^ CEV. "World champion FenerbahceAcibadem saves honor by claiming bronze medal". Archived from the original on 23 March 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
  4. ^ CEV. "VakifGunesTTelekom completes Turkish fairy tale in Istanbul". Archived from the original on 24 March 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Двукратная чемпионка мира по волейболу Любовь Соколова объявила о завершении карьеры". ТАСС. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.

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Preceded by
  Raquel Silva
Best Server of
FIVB World Grand Prix

Succeeded by
  Érika Coimbra
Preceded by
  Virna Dias
Most Valuable Player of
FIVB World Grand Prix

Succeeded by
  Danielle Scott-Arruda