Russia national handball team

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Association Handball Union of Russia
(Союз гандболистов России)
Coach Oleg Kuleshov
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Summer Olympics
Best result 1st, 2000
World Championship
Appearances 11 (first in 1993)
Best result 1st, 1993, 1997
European Championship
Appearances 11 (first in 1994)
Best result 1st, 1996
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The Russia national handball team is the national handball team of Russia and is controlled by the Handball Union of Russia. Russia is designated by IHF and EHF as the inheritor of the record of USSR until 1990 and the Unified Team during the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

History of handball in Russia[edit]

Handball in Russia as one of the sports games appeared in early 20th century (approx. in 1909). In the first period of its development the handball in Russia had two forms, 11 players form and 7 players form. The main centers for the development of handball in Russia till the end of 40s were Moscow, Leningrad, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar and other cities of the Russian Federation. Its high popularity, growing authority, both in center and in provinces demanded the formation of united organizational and methodical center, and it was had formed. In 1955 was set up the All-Union section (federation) of handball, was approved the statutes of this public sports organization, were defined the directions for the development of handball, and that appeared to be a stimulus to wide development of handball in the country. There were formed the sections of handball, were set up handball teams, the handball competitions were held. By early 60s was finally approved a single form of handball game – 7players form.

At that period, thanks to active and purposeful efforts of handball public family – All-Russia and regional federations, coaches, athletes and just lovers for handball – started to work centers for children and youths where were trained young athletes – future champions of world and Olympic Games. The first center of that kind was the sports school “Start” for children and youths in Rostov-on-Don. Then similar schools were opened in Moscow, Sverdlovsk, Leningrad, Krasnodar, Volgograd, Krasnoyarsk, in the Far East. More than 100 such centers for training young athletes were opened in Russia. The best of them were awarded with the status of specialized sports schools of Olympic reserve. The opening of those sports schools of Olympic reserve played a significant role in preparation of high class athletes – the reserve of the master teams and of national teams of the country. Young athletes in the age of 10–17 years had their sports training in those schools using special programs. To the moment of appear at the international arena the Russian handball players had got sufficient sports potential and could be able to equally withstand to club and national teams of the countries where handball 7players form started its development much earlier.

The first world championships in handball 7 players form for men teams was held in 1938 in Germany, for women` teams in 1957 in Yugoslavia.

Results[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Year Rank
West Germany 1972 Soviet Union 5th place
Canada 1976 Soviet Union Champions
USSR 1980 Soviet Union Runners-up
USA 1984 Soviet Union Boycotted
South Korea 1988 Soviet Union Champions
Spain 1992 Commonwealth of Independent States Champions
USA 1996 Russia 5th place
Australia 2000 Russia Champions
Greece 2004 Russia 3rd Place
China 2008 Russia 6th place
UK 2012 Russia Did not qualify

World Championship[edit]

Year Hosting Country Rank
1938 Germany Did not participate
1954 Sweden Did not participate
1958 East Germany Did not participate
1961 West Germany Did not participate
1964 Czechoslovakia Soviet Union 5th place
1967 Sweden Soviet Union 4th Place
1970 France Soviet Union 9th place
1974 East Germany Soviet Union 5th place
1978 Denmark Soviet Union Runners-up
1982 West Germany Soviet Union Champions
1986 Switzerland Soviet Union 10th place
1990 Czechoslovakia Soviet Union Runners-up
1993 Sweden Russia Champions
1995 Iceland Russia 5th place
1997 Japan Russia Champions
1999 Egypt Russia Runners-up
2001 France Russia 6th place
2003 Portugal Russia 5th place
2005 Tunisia Russia 8th place
2007 Germany Russia 6th place
2009 Croatia Russia 16th place
2011 Sweden Did not qualify
2013 Spain Russia 7th place
2015 Qatar Russia Qualified

European Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Portugal 1994 Runners-up 2 7 6 0 1 172 148
Spain 1996 Champion 1 7 6 1 0 172 141
Italy 1998 Fourth place 4 7 3 1 3 179 167
Croatia 2000 Runners-up 2 7 5 0 2 189 175
Sweden 2002 5th/6th Place 5 7 5 1 1 166 144
Slovenia 2004 5th/6th Place 5 7 4 1 2 206 190
Switzerland 2006 5th/6th Place 6 7 4 0 3 210 202
Norway 2008 Preliminary round 14 3 0 1 2 74 88
Austria 2010 Main round 10 6 1 0 5 177 194
Serbia 2012 Preliminary round 15 3 0 1 2 82 89
Denmark 2014 Main round 9 6 2 0 4 168 179
Total 11/11 1 title 64 36 3 25 1941 1847

Team[edit]

Squad[edit]

This is the roster for the 2014 European Men's Handball Championship.

Head coach: Oleg Kuleshov

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Nikolay Sorokin (1982-07-23)23 July 1982 (aged 31) 1.85 m 5 0 Russia Permskie Medvedi
4 P Aleksei Polyakov (1985-12-16)16 December 1985 (aged 28) 2.00 m 0 0 Russia Zarya Kaspiya
5 P Alexander Pyshkin (1987-04-13)13 April 1987 (aged 26) 1.97 m 4 1 Russia Universitet Neva
6 RB Daniil Shishkarev (1988-07-06)6 July 1988 (aged 25) 1.89 m 13 16 Russia Chekhovskiye Medvedi
7 RB Dmitry Kovalev (1982-05-15)15 May 1982 (aged 31) 1.80 m 125 307 Russia Chekhovskiye Medvedi
8 RB Egor Evdokimov (1982-03-09)9 March 1982 (aged 31) 2.00 m 84 126 Ukraine Motor Zaporozhye
9 LW Oleg Skopintsev (1984-04-15)15 April 1984 (aged 29) 1.84 m 40 56 Ukraine Motor Zaporozhye
11 CB Pavel Atman (1987-05-25)25 May 1987 (aged 26) 1.90 m 43 57 Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
12 GK Vadim Bogdanov (1986-03-26)26 March 1986 (aged 27) 1.97 m 17 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
13 LB Sergei Gorbok (1982-12-04)4 December 1982 (aged 31) 1.96 m 6 35 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
16 GK Igor Levshin (1974-08-18)18 August 1974 (aged 39) 1.98 m 41 0 Russia Permskie Medvedi
18 LB Sergey Kudinov (1991-06-29)29 June 1991 (aged 22) 1.95 m 0 0 Russia Zarya Kaspiya
25 RB Sergey Shelmenko (1983-04-05)5 April 1983 (aged 30) 1.96 m 17 39 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
35 RB Konstantin Igropulo (1985-04-14)14 April 1985 (aged 28) 1.90 m 103 498 Germany Füchse Berlin
52 CB Inal Aflitulin (1988-03-22)22 March 1988 (aged 25) 1.82 m 3 5 Ukraine Motor Zaporozhye
69 RB Samvel Aslanyan (1986-02-23)23 February 1986 (aged 27) 1.86 m 70 106 Russia Permskie Medvedi
89 CB Dmitry Zhitnikov (1989-11-20)20 November 1989 (aged 24) 1.85 m 13 18 Russia Chekhovskiye Medvedi

Coaching Staff[edit]

HUR Management Personnel: Russia Mikhail Lutsenko
Head Coach: Russia Oleg Kuleshov
Coach: Russia Yuri Kidiaev
Doctor: Russia Viacheslav Borisov
Masseur: Russia Mikhail Prilutsky

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