Yuri Sapega

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Olympic medal record
Men’s Volleyball
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul Team Competition

Yuri Sapega (Belarusian: Юрый Мікалаевіч Сапега; Russian: Юрий Николаевич Сапега; 1 January 1965 in Grodno – 29 September 2005 in Moscow) was a Belarusian professional volleyball player and coach. He was a member of the USSR National Team since 1986[1] and won a silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics, competing for the USSR. He was 194 cm tall and played both as passer-hitter and middle hitter.

He was nicknamed the poet for his elegant style. He played in Italy for Padova in the 1990s. After ending his career as player, he worked as second coach for Russian volleyball national team, and later had a manager position in the Russian Volleyball Championship.

He died in Moscow in 2005 after a heart attack.


Club Country From To
CSKA Moscow  Soviet Union 1982-1983 1990-1991
Padova (volleyball)  Italy 1991-1992 1992-1993


  1. ^ (in Russian)Profile