Soviet Union women's national volleyball team

The Soviet Union women's national volleyball team was the national volleyball team that had represented the Soviet Union in the International competitions between 1952 until 1991.

Soviet Union
AssociationSoviet Union Volleyball Federation
ConfederationCEV
FIVB ranking? (as of September, 2019)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances6 (First in 1964)
Best resultGold Gold Medalist : (1968, 1972, 1980, 1988)
World Championship
Appearances10 (First in 1952)
Best resultGold Champions : (1952, 1956, 1960, 1970, 1990)
World Cup
Appearances6 (First in 1973)
Best resultGold Champions : (1973)
European Championship
Appearances17 (First in 1949)
Best resultGold Champions : (1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1963, 1967, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1985, 1989, 1991)
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FIVB considers Russia as the inheritor of the records of Soviet Union (1952–1991) and CIS (1992). The USSR Volleyball Federation joined the FIVB in 1948, a year after the foundation of the international governing body. In 1952, they triumphed in the first ever FIVB Women’s World Championship and have been dominating the international scene ever since, having won Five World Championships, one World Cup and 13 European Championships.

HistoryEdit

The USSR Volleyball Federation joined the FIVB in 1948 and in 1952 they sent a team to compete in the first ever World Championship. They were soon regularly topping the podium at international competitions such as the Olympic Games, World Championship and European Championships and the World Cup.

Major world titlesEdit

USSREdit

Year Games Host Runners-up 3rd place
1952 1st World Championship   Soviet Union   Poland   Czechoslovakia
1956 2nd World Championship   France   Romania   Poland
1960 3rd World Championship   Brazil   Japan   Czechoslovakia
1968# 19th Olympic Games   Mexico   Japan   Poland
1970# 6th World Championship   Bulgaria   Japan   North Korea
1972# 20th Olympic Games   West Germany   Japan   North Korea
1973# 1st World Cup   Uruguay   Japan   South Korea
1980 22nd Olympic Games   Soviet Union   East Germany   Bulgaria
1988 24th Olympic Games   South Korea   Peru   China
1990 11th World Championship   China   China   United States

# – 4 major titles in row in late 1960s - early 1970s (World Women's Volleyball Championship, World Cup, Olympic Games)


ResultsEdit

Olympic Games[1]Edit

  • 1964  Silver Medal
  • 1968  Gold Medal
  • 1972  Gold Medal
  • 1976  Silver Medal
  • 1980  Gold Medal
  • 1988  Gold Medal
Unified Team
  • 1992  Silver Medal

FIVB World Championship[2]Edit

  • 1952  Gold Medal
  • 1956  Gold Medal
  • 1960  Gold Medal
  • 1962  Silver Medal
  • 1970  Gold Medal
  • 1974  Silver Medal
  • 1978  Bronze Medal
  • 1982 – 6th place
  • 1986 – 6th place
  • 1990  Gold Medal

FIVB World Cup[3]Edit

European Championship[4]Edit

  • 1949  Gold Medal
  • 1950  Gold Medal
  • 1951  Gold Medal
  • 1955  Silver Medal
  • 1958  Gold Medal
  • 1963  Gold Medal
  • 1967  Gold Medal
  • 1971  Gold Medal
  • 1975  Gold Medal
  • 1977  Gold Medal
  • 1979  Gold Medal
  • 1981  Silver Medal
  • 1983  Silver Medal
  • 1985  Gold Medal
  • 1987  Silver Medal
  • 1989  Gold Medal
  • 1991  Gold Medal

TeamEdit

1990 Last World Championship squadEdit

Coach: Nikolay Karpol

No. Name Age Height Weight
1 Valentina Ogiyenko 25 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb)
3 Marina Nikulina 27 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
4 Yelena Batuchina 19 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
5 Irina Smirnova 22 186 cm (6 ft 1 in) 74 kg (163 lb)
6 Tatyana Sidorenko 24 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb)
7 Irina Parchomtschuk 25 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
10 Svetlana Vasilevskaya 19
11 Yelena Ovtschinnikova 25 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
12 Irina Gorbatiuk 27
13 Svetlana Korytova 22 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
14 Yuliya Bubnova 19 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
15 Olga Tolmachyova 27 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Todor volleyball". Todor66 sports references. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Todor volleyball". Todor66 sports references. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Todor volleyball". Todor66 sports references. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Todor volleyball". Todor66 sports references. Retrieved 21 March 2020.

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