Natalia Vieru

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Natalia Vieru
Natalia Vieru London 2012.jpg
Vieru in 2013
No. 15 – UMMC Ekaterinburg
Position Center
League RPL
Personal information
Born (1989-07-25) 25 July 1989 (age 28)
Chișinău, Moldova
Nationality Russian
Listed height 200 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2005–07 Dynamo 2 Kursk
2007–11 Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje
2011–12 Good Angels Košice
2012–14 Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje
2014–2015 Nadezhda Orenburg
2015–present UMMC Ekaterinburg
Career highlights and awards

Natalia Stanislavovna Vieru (Russian: Наталья Станиславовна Виеру; born 25 July 1989) is a Moldavian-born Russian basketball player.[1] She is a member of the Russia women's national basketball team[2] and competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] Apart from the national team she plays for the Russian club UMMC Ekaterinburg as a center. UMMC Ekaterinburg was one of the most successful Russian clubs in the last few years.

National team[edit]

With her height of 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) she is currently the tallest player in the Russian national team (2015/2016).[3][4] Her team placed fourth at the 2012 Olympics, but did not qualify for the 2016 Games, placing sixth at the 2015 Eurobasket, which served as the qualifying tournament for the Olympics.

Main Achievements[edit]

1st place – EuroLeague Women (2008, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2018)
1st place – Women SuperCup (2009, 2010)
1st place – Championship of Russia (2008, 2016, 2017)
2nd place – Championship of Russia (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015)
3rd place – Russian Cup (2015)
4th place - Olympic games London (2012)
1st place – UMMC Cup (2015, 2016)
1st place – Championship of Slovakia (2012)
1st place – Cup of Slovakia (2012)
1st place – U20 European Championship Women (2008)
3rd place – U18 European Championship Women (2007)
MVP Championship of Slovakia (2012)
3x Best Russian Young Basketball Player (2007, 2008, 2009)
MVP U20 European Championship Women (2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Natalia Vieru. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Natalia Vieru – National Team". russiabasket.ru. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Natalia Vieru – height – UMMC". ugmk.com. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Natalia Vieru – FIBA". fiba.com. Retrieved 26 July 2017.