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Ekaterina Gamova

Sports | 8-14 yrs | Interactive, Learning Pod

Ekaterina Gamova: Profile and Biography

Standing tall at 6 feet 8 inches Ekaterina Gamova (October 17th, 1980 – ) is a volleyball player on the Russian national team. Gamova was on the team when they won the gold medals at the 2006 and 2010 Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Women’s World Championship and silver medals at the Sydney and Athens Olympic Games in 2000 and 2004 respectively.

Ekaterina is from Chelyabinsk, Russia. Gamova began her volleyball tour with the Junior World Championships in 1999 and was the youngest player on the team at the 200 Sydney Olympics. Although she was used sparingly on the team, the 19 year old proved her worth in silver. 4 years later, she was amongst the top players in the women’s volleyball circuit. As one of the top scorers and top blockers in all her events she has been named Best Scorer, Best Blocker and Most Valuable Player several times.

Although Ekaterina shines individually, it takes a team to bring home the medals. In London 2012 Gamova will represent Russia on the national team and will do everything in her power to achieve gold for herself, her team, and her country.
Ekaterina Gamova, stands at 202 cms. Her spike is at 321 cms. Can you find out what these numbers signify? That is, can you find out what the word spike means in volleyball terms?

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