Yevgeniya Estes

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Yevgeniya Estes
Personal information
Born (1975-07-17) 17 July 1975 (age 42)
 Soviet Union Sverdlovsk
National team
 Soviet Union

Yevgeniya Viktorovna Estes (Russian: Евге́ния Ви́кторовна Э́стес), née Artamonova (Артамонова) (born 17 July 1975 in Sverdlovsk) is a Russian female volleyball player, who was a member of the national team and one of only two volleyball players (along with Sergey Tetyukhin) that competed consecutively in six Olympic Games and took the silver medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

She also won the Most Beautiful Women Volleyball Player Award, which was held on the occasion of FIVB World Grand Champions Cup 1993 and sponsored by Japanese Monthly Volleyball Magazine. As a member of TOYOBO, she won the first runner-up of "Miss V-League".



Aru-chan (Evguenia's nickname in Japan) On the court, she rarely shows her feelings, which made Japanese media nickname her “Ice doll”.

During the Russia-Japan game of the World Grand Prix 1995 she fell down because of a knee injury.The knee was operated unsuccessfully on the previous year.

Individual awards[edit]


Preceded by
Brazil Leila Barros
United States Danielle Scott-Arruda
Most Valuable Player of
FIVB World Grand Prix

Succeeded by
Brazil Leila Barros
Italy Paola Cardullo