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Date of birth: 02/10/1988

Place of Birth: Spoleto

m. 2,04

kg. 104

Speciality 12-team Tournament


He is the blue Zar, the male symbol of Italvolley. Sport is in his DNA: his mother, Irina, was a swimming champion, while his father, Vjaceslav, won everything in volleyball. Last season he played in Russia (with a brief period in Qatar), but he is truly Italian, as he was born in Spoleto (Perugia) 27 years ago, and that's why he decided to come back home. He also missed the sun while in Moscow, along with the warmth of the people and good wine. However, he wasn't without the affection of Ashling, his wife, and young son Sasha who both joined him. An avid NBA and tennis (Roger Federer is his favourite) fan, as a child he dreamt of being a hockey goaltender. Then, his father took him to the gym and he fell in love with volleyball and never looked back (except for a 'fling' with beach volleyball). He did well at school and his parents rewarded him for his good marks. Now, after the silver in the World Cup and European bronze from 2015, he is also preparing to pass the Rio test. Ready to repeat, at least, the bronze from London 2012.

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Achievements at the Olympic Games

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Records and medals in international, national and youth competitions

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Go to the Qualified Athletes List Status: Individual spots 23/09/2015
First Club: Edilpac Foligno Volley
Club: Sir Safety Perugia
First Coach: Vietcheslav Zaytsev
Coach: Slobodan Kovac
Position: Hitter
Other sports: Tennis, Basketball
Hobby: Videogames
Relationship Status: Married


Olympic Games

3° Londra 2012

World Championship

4° Italia 2010 

13° Polonia 2014 

European Championship

2° Austria 2011

2° Danimarca 2013

3° Bulgaria 2015


World Cup

4° Giappone 2011 

2° Giappone 2015

Other results

Olympic Games medal table

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Londra 2012 Men's Tournament 0 0 1
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