Yekaterina Gamova

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Yekaterina Gamova
Ekaterina Gamova 3.jpg
Gamova in 2009
Personal information
Full name Yekaterina Aleksandrovna Gamova
Nationality  Russia
Born (1980-10-17) 17 October 1980 (age 34)
Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
Hometown Yekaterinburg, Russia
Height 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Spike 321 cm (126 in)
Block

310 cm (120 in)

[1]
Volleyball information
Position Outside hitter/Opposite
Current club Dinamo Kazan
Number 11
Career
Years Teams
2000–2003
2003–2009
2009–2010
2010–
Uralochka-NTMK
Dynamo Moscow
Fenerbahçe Acıbadem
Dinamo Kazan
National team
1996 – Russia
Last updated: May 2014

Yekaterina Aleksandrovna Gamova (Russian: Екатерина Александровна Гамова) (born 17 October 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 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) tall with EU size 49 feet, making her one of the tallest female athletes in the world.[2][3] Her role is outside hitter/opposite.

Career[edit]

Playing with Dynamo Moscow she won the silver medal at the 2008–09 CEV Indesit Champions League, and she was awarded "Best Scorer".[4]

For the 2009/2010 season, she joined the Turkish team Fenerbahçe Acıbadem.[5] With this team she won the Turkish League Championship[6] 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".[7]

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.[8]

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."[9]

Gamova won with the Russian club Dinamo Kazan the 2013–14 CEV Champions League held in Baku, Azerbaijan, defeating 3-0 the home owners Rabita Baku in the semifinals[10] and 3-0 to the Turkish VakıfBank İstanbul in the final.[11] She was awarded tournament's Most Valuable Player and Best Scorer.[11]

Gamova won the gold medal in the 2014 FIVB Club World Championship, when her team defeated 3-0 to the Brazilian club Molico Osasco for the championship match. She was named the Best Opposite Spiker and Most Valuable Player among the championship Best Team.[12]

Family[edit]

After the Olympics in London on 17 August 2012, she married the Russian cinematographer and producer Michael Mukasey.[13]

Clubs[edit]

Awards[edit]

Individuals[edit]

National team[edit]

Junior[edit]

Senior[edit]

Clubs[edit]

  • 1998, 1999, Russian League Championship – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Uralochka-NTMK 2
  • 2000, 2001, 2002, Russian League Championship – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Uralochka-NTMK
  • 2005, 2007, 2009 Russian Championship – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Dynamo Moscow
  • 2009–2010 Turkish League Championship – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Fenerbahçe Acıbadem
  • 2009–2010 Turkish Cup Championship – Champion, with Fenerbahçe Acıbadem
  • 2009–2010 Turkish Super Cup Championship – Champion, with Fenerbahçe Acıbadem
  • 2010–2011 Russian Cup – Champion, with Dinamo Kazan
  • 2013–14 CEV Champions League - Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Dinamo Kazan
  • 2014 FIVB Club World Championship - Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Dinamo Kazan

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Awards
Preceded by
Hao Yang
World Grand Prix Best Scorer
2003
Succeeded by
Logan Tom
Preceded by
Miyuki Takahashi
World Grand Prix Best Scorer
2006
Succeeded by
Taismary Agüero