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Yekaterina Gamova : biography

October 17, 1980 -

Yekaterina Aleksandrovna Gamova () (born October 17, 1980) is a Russian volleyball player. She was a member of the national team that won the gold medals at the 2006 and 2010 FIVB Women's World Championships, and the silver medal in both the Athens 2004 and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. She is tall with EU size 49 feet, making her one of the tallest female athletes in the world. Her role is outside hitter/opposite.

Awards

Individuals

  • 2004 Olympic Qualifier "Best Scorer"
  • 2004 Olympic Qualifier "Best Blocker"
  • 2004 Olympic Qualifier "Best Server"
  • 2004 Olympic Games "Best Scorer"
  • 2004 Olympic Games "Best Blocker"
  • 2006 FIVB World Grand Prix "Best Scorer"
  • 2006–07 Women's Indesit European Champions' League "Best Server"
  • 2007 European Championship "Best Scorer"
  • 2008–09 CEV Indesit Champions League Final Four "Best Scorer"
  • 2009–10 CEV Indesit Champions League Final Four "Best Scorer"
  • 2009–10 Turkish League Regular Season MVP
  • 2009–10 Turkish League Final Series MVP
  • 2009–10 Turkish League Final Series Best Scorer
  • 2009–10 Turkish League Final Series Best Hitter
  • 2010 FIVB World Championship "Most Valuable Player"
  • 2010–11 Russian Cup "MVP"
  • 2010–11 Russian Cup "Best Spiker"

National team

Junior

  • 1999 Junior World Championship – Gold Medal

Senior

  • 2010 World Championship – Gold Medal
  • 2006 World Championship – Gold Medal
  • 1999 World Grand Prix – Gold Medal

Clubs

  • 2010–2011 Russian Cup – Champion, with Dinamo Kazan
  • 2009–2010 Turkish League Championship – Champion, with Fenerbahçe Acıbadem
  • 2009–2010 Turkish Cup Championship – Champion, with Fenerbahçe Acıbadem
  • 2009–2010 Turkish Super Cup Championship – Champion, with Fenerbahçe Acıbadem
  • 2005, 2007, 2009 Russian Championship – Champion, with Dynamo Moscow
  • 2000, 2001, 2002, Russian League Championship – Champion, with Uralochka-NTMK
  • 1998, 1999, Russian League Championship – Champion, with Uralochka-NTMK 2

Career

Playing with Dynamo Moscow she won the silver medal at the 2008–09 CEV Indesit Champions League, and she was awarded "Best Scorer".

For the 2009/2010 season, she joined the Turkish team Fenerbahçe Acıbadem. With this team she won the Turkish League Championship and went to the 2010 CEV Indesit Champions League Final Four. Her team finished in the second place after being defeated by Volley Bergamo and she was awarded "Best Scorer".

She was a member of the Russia national team that won the 2010 World Championship and was named the Most Valuable Player of the event.

After the defeat in the quarterfinals by Brazil in the 2012 Olympics she is considering quitting playing with the national team but still continuing playing at club level. “I will take a break with the national team. I don’t know if it will be a permanent leave, or if I will resume after a long pause."http://www.fivb.org/en/olympics/london2012/FeatureVB.asp?No=36445

Family

After the Olympics in London on August 17, 2012, she married the Russian cinematographer and producer Michael Mukasey.http://www.rg.ru/2012/08/17/reg-pfo/gamova-anons.html

Clubs

  • Avtodor-Metar (1996–1998)
  • Uralochka-NTMK 2 (1998–2000)
  • Uralochka-NTMK (2000–2003)
  • Dynamo Moscow (2003–2009)
  • Fenerbahçe Acıbadem (2009–2010)
  • Dinamo Kazan (2010–2012)
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