Russia national handball team

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AssociationHandball Union of Russia
(Союз гандболистов России)
CoachEduard Koksharov
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Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances4 (First in 1996)
Best resultWinners (2000)
World Championship
Appearances21 (First in 1993)
Best resultWinners (1993, 1997)
European Championship
Appearances12 (First in 1994)
Best resultWinners (1996)
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Russia national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1993 Sweden
Gold medal – first place 1997 Japan
Silver medal – second place 1999 Egypt
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1996 Spain
Silver medal – second place 1994 Portugal
Silver medal – second place 2000 Croatia

The Russia national handball team is controlled by the Handball Union of Russia. Russia is designated by IHF and EHF.

All Olympic medals of the Soviet Union were inherited by Russia, but not combined together with the medal count of the Russian Federation.

History[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.

Results[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Year Position Pld W D L GS GA
United States 1996 5th 6 4 0 2 165 132
Australia 2000 1st 8 7 0 1 219 195
Greece 2004 3rd 8 4 0 4 214 216
China 2008 6th 8 3 1 4 216 214
United Kingdom 2012 Did not qualify
Brazil 2016 Did not qualify

World Championship[edit]

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 19th place
2017 France Russia 12th place
2019 Germany/Denmark Russia 14th place

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
Poland 2016 Main round 9 6 2 1 3 160 161
Croatia 2018 Did not qualify
Total 12/12 1 title 70 38 4 28 2101 2008

Honours[edit]

Competition 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
World Championship 2 1 0 3
European Championship 1 2 0 3
Total 4 3 1 8

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2019 World Men's Handball Championship.[1]

Head coach: Eduard Koksharov

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Oleg Grams (1984-02-20) 20 February 1984 (age 34) 2.00 m 146 0 France Dunkerque
5 RB Dmitrii Kiselev (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 25) 1.94 m 37 87 Republic of Macedonia RK Vardar
6 RW Daniil Shishkarev (1988-07-06) 6 July 1988 (age 30) 1.91 m 118 295 Republic of Macedonia RK Vardar
7 RW Dmitry Kovalyov (1982-05-15) 15 May 1982 (age 36) 1.80 m 208 547 Russia HC Spartak
8 P Yegor Yevdokimov (1982-03-09) 9 March 1982 (age 36) 2.03 m 137 181 Russia HC Spartak
9 LB Alexander Shkurinskiy (1995-04-11) 11 April 1995 (age 23) 1.93 m 36 72 Belarus Meshkov Brest
16 GK Dmitry Pavlenko (1991-01-01) 1 January 1991 (age 28) 1.93 m 31 0 Russia Chekhovskiye Medvedi
17 LB Aleksandr Dereven (1992-03-26) 26 March 1992 (age 26) 1.98 m 30 59 Russia HC Spartak
18 P Sergej Gorpishin (1997-08-31) 31 August 1997 (age 21) 2.00 m 11 11 Germany HC Erlangen
21 P Gleb Kalarash (1990-11-29) 29 November 1990 (age 28) 2.05 m 59 90 Republic of Macedonia RK Vardar
23 LW Roman Ostrashchenko (1992-09-26) 26 September 1992 (age 26) 1.88 m 26 20 Russia Chekhovskiye Medvedi
31 LW Timur Dibirov (1983-07-30) 30 July 1983 (age 35) 1.80 m 206 719 Republic of Macedonia RK Vardar
34 LB Vitaly Komogorov (1991-08-28) 28 August 1991 (age 27) 1.96 m 22 14 Romania CS Dinamo București
43 P Maksim Mikhalin (1997-09-03) 3 September 1997 (age 21) 2.07 m 12 8 Russia SKIF Krasnodar
87 GK Victor Kireev (1987-05-05) 5 May 1987 (age 31) 1.90 m 55 0 Ukraine Motor Zaporozhye
89 CB Dmitry Zhitnikov (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 29) 1.97 m 119 303 Hungary Pick Szeged
97 RW Aleksei Fokin (1997-08-29) 29 August 1997 (age 21) 1.85 m 7 4 Russia HC Kaustik
99 LB Sergei Kosorotov (1999-06-16) 16 June 1999 (age 19) 1.99 m 9 21 Russia Chekhovskiye Medvedi

Coaching staff[edit]

HUR Management Personnel: Andrey Lavrov
Head Coach: Oleg Kuleshov
Coach: Viacheslav Borisov / Lev Vornin / Alexander Yanushevich
Masseur: Mikhail Prilutsky
Videooperator: Andrei Seregin

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