Nikolay Karpol

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Nikolay Karpol
Personal information
Full nameNikolay Vasiliyevich Karpol
NicknameThe Howling Bear
Born (1938-05-01) 1 May 1938 (age 83)
Brzeżnica, Poland
(now Bereznitsa, Belarus)
HometownRussia
Coaching information
Previous teams coached
YearsTeams
1969-presentVC Uralochka-NTMK Yekaterinburg
Last updated: December 2015

Nikolay Vasiliyevich Karpol (Russian: Николай Васильевич Карполь; 1 May 1938, Bereznitsa village, former Polesie Voivodeship Republic of Poland) is a Russian women's volleyball coach. Known as The Howling Bear,[1] Karpol was a regular at the Olympic Games, with his teams usually earning a last call on the Olympic podium, winning gold medals in 1980 and 1988 and taking the silver medals in 1992, 2000 and 2004 for a total of five Olympic medals. In 2020, he set a new world record by coaching Uralochka for 51 years.[2]

Honours[edit]

Olympics games (as coach):

  • 1980, 1988 – gold,
  • 1992, 2000, 2004 – silver.

World Championships:

  • 1990 – gold,
  • 1994, 1998, 2002 – bronze.

Championships of Europe:

  • 1977 (coach), 1979, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2001 – gold

World Grand Champions Cup:

  • 1993 – bronze,
  • 1997 – gold,
  • 2001 – silver.

Grand-prix:

  • 1997, 1999, 2002 – gold,
  • 1998, 2000, 2003 – silver,
  • 1993, 1996, 2001 – bronze.

Winner of the European Championese League (Champions Cup):

  • 1981–1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995.

For lifetime dedication and great career, he was inducted in 2009 to the Volleyball Hall of Fame.[3]

Croatian journalist and publicist Tomislav Birtic published a book Karpol: Lunatics - That's What I Need.[4]

Honours and awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Famous People in Volleyball. Coach Nikolai Karpol
  2. ^ 82-летний Карполь установил новый мировой рекорд, отработав 51 год с одной командой
  3. ^ Volleyball Hall of Fame. "Volleyball Hall of Fame Honorees". Archived from the original on 2013-11-24. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  4. ^ tombirtic. "Karpol: Lunatics – That's What I Need". Archived from the original on 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2011-04-25.

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