Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

Russian Women's Teams That Will Make You Fall in Love with Sports


IllustrationIllustration - There are a number of young and attractive female sports stars who have achieved great success - both in Russia and internationally - so that the future looks bright. RBTH has chosen several talents that need attention in the coming years.

Traditionally, Russian women's sports teams have excelled in gymnastics, integrated swimming and ice skating on the international stage. But, the last decade shows women are starting to master a number of male-dominated sports including rugby, handball, chess, and even wrestling - and many medals have been obtained.

Hand ball
In the Soviet Union, women's handball teams enjoyed great success, winning gold at the Olympics and World Championships. They dominated this sport for almost 15 years, but the team stepped on many pebbles in modern Russia and their achievements dived. Only in 2001 did their fortune improve and the women's handball team returned to the gold medal. They are involved in the World Championship in Germany in December 2017.
Achievements: Gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Somehow, all of Russia's main chess players have surnames starting with "K": Karpov, Kasparov, and Karjakin - moreover, they are all men. However, be careful of Kosteniuk (Alexandra) and Kosintseva brothers (Nadezhda and Tatiana). Over the past decade, the women's chess team has collected impressive medals.
Achievements: Gold at the 2017 World Team Chess Championship at Khanty Mansiysk.

Soviet men's volleyball team is famous all over the world. Winning gold in the big championship is almost a formality. The game was played from a young age by the Russians at school, but after the breakup of the Soviet Union, the sport was beset by chaos and a team of men and women suffered. However, over the past decade everything has improved, and the Russian women's team has competed in many major tournaments.
Achievements: Gold medal at the 2015 European Women's Volleyball Championship.


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