Irina Kirillova

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Irina Kirillova
Personal information
Full nameIrina Vladimirovna Kirillova
Born (1965-05-15) 15 May 1965 (age 57)
Tula, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Spike3.00 m (118 in)
Block2.85 m (112 in)
Volleyball information
PositionSetter[1]
National team
1982—1990
1993—1998
 Soviet Union
 Croatia

Irina Vladimirovna Kirillova (Russian: Ирина Владимировна Кириллова, born 15 May 1965), also known as Irina Parkhomchuk, is a retired competitive volleyball player and Olympic gold medalist for the Soviet Union, later competing for Croatia.[2]

In the 1990s, Kirilova played for the Croatia women's national volleyball team.[3]

At the 2006 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship, she was the assistant coach to the Russia women's national volleyball team. In 2011, Kirilova became the coach of the Croatian national team,[4] but resigned the position the same year.[5]

In 2017 Kirillova was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame.[1]

As of 2017, Kirillova is living in Italy. She is married to Giovanni Caprara, an Italian volleyball coach.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Irina Kirillova". volleyhall.org. International Volleyball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Irina Parkhomchuk". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-11-04. Full name: Irina Vladimirovna Parkhomchuk (-Kirillova) / Original name: Ирина Владимировна Пархомчук (-Кириллова)
  3. ^ Vukašinović, Ana (30 November 2010). "Uvezene medalje: Stranci koji su zbog sporta postali Hrvati". 24sata (in Croatian). Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Nova izbornica - Baračevi dogovorili: Irina Kirilova vodit će odbojkašice". Večernji list (in Croatian). 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  5. ^ "Fabris: Da je Kirilova ostala, sve bi bilo bitno drukčije". Novi list (in Croatian). 2011-07-12. Archived from the original on 2013-10-02. Retrieved 2013-09-28.
  6. ^ "Anzulović: Kirilova je bila primjer volje, sve je oko sebe činila boljima". Večernji list (in Croatian). 19 November 2019. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Profile". VolleyService.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 29 December 2016.

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