Natalya Safronova

Natalya Safronova (born 6 February 1979[1] in Krasnoyarsk), is a volleyball player from Russia. During her time playing with the Russian club Zarechie Odintsovo, she won the "Best Attacker" award at the 2006–07 CEV Cup.[2]

Natalya Safronova
Personal information
Full nameNatalya Safronova
Nationality Russia
Born (1979-02-06) 6 February 1979 (age 42)
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
Spike312 cm (123 in)
Block305 cm (120 in)
Volleyball information
PositionWing spiker
Current clubRussia Zarechie Odintsovo
National team
1997 –2009Russia Russia
Last updated: March 2010

On 3 December 2009 she collapsed during training after suffering a stroke. She was in coma for 18 days and only regained her speech a year after the incident took place.[3]

She continues to recover from the stroke with her volleyball career likely to be over.





  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2010-03-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ CEV. "Sirio Perugia wins CEV Cup after Champions League". Archived from the original on 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2010-04-04.
  3. ^ "Safronova Can Talk Again". Retrieved 2013-02-14.

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