NEWS

07.10.2007
Russia Golden

Russia captured their second continental championship and booked a spot in the 2008 Olympics by holding off Spain 74-68 in Sunday's final of the 2007 EuroBasket Women, but not before they nearly blew a 21-point lead.

Ilona Korstin led the way for Russia with 18 points while Tatiana Shchegoleva chipped in 14 points off the bench including the decisive lay-up with 13 seconds remaining after Spain had missed a chance to trim the margin to two points 10 seconds earlier.

07.10.2007
Russia Clash With Spain In Title Tilt

Spain’s women have finally broken their final four jinx and reached the gold medal game after semi-final defeats at the three previous EuroBaskets.

If they are to win a EuroBasket title for the first time since 1993, they will have to do something the men couldn’t do three weeks ago in Madrid and that is beat Russia.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Olga Arteshina 1.90 27.11.1982 Samara (RUS)  
 5Oxana Rakhmatulina 1.80 07.12.1976 Alma-Ata (KAZ)  
 6Natalia Vodopyanova PF 1.88 04.06.1981 St.Petersbourg (RUS)  
 7Ekaterina Ruzanova PG 1.78 16.08.1982 Toliatti (RUS)  
 8Marina Karpunina SG 1.78 21.03.1984 Moscow (RUS)  
 9Tatiana Shchegoleva PF 1.92 09.02.1982 Moscow (RUS)  
10Ilona Korstin SF 1.82 30.05.1980 St. Petersburg (RUS)  
11Maria Stepanova 2.02 23.02.1979 Shpakovskoe (RUS)  
12Irina Sokolovskaya 1.86 03.01.1983 Vologda (RUS)  
13Ekaterina Lisina 2.03 15.10.1987 Penza (RUS)  
14Svetlana Abrosimova 1.85 09.07.1980 St. Petersburg (RUS)  
15Irina Osipova 1.97 25.06.1981 Moscow (RUS)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Igor Grudin
Assistant Coach: Boris Sokolovskiy ,
Natalia Hejkova

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06.10.2007
That Hurt

Some things don't change so quickly.

Just like in every EuroBasket in the 21st century Russia will play the finals.

06.10.2007
Nothing To Lose

Russia's goal coming into the 2007 EuroBasket was nothing less than capturing the gold medal and direct qualification for the 2008 Olympics.

The 2005 EuroBasket silver-medallists' penultimate hurdle on the way to that goal are the former Soviet Republic of Latvia, who will be Russia's opponent in Saturday's first semi-final in Chieti.

Semi Tough05.10.2007
Tall Order05.10.2007
Russia Roll Over Spain03.10.2007
Spain, Russia Battle For Top Spot03.10.2007
Q & A With Russia's Maria Stepanova02.10.2007
Russia Back On Track01.10.2007
Russia Tackle Belarus01.10.2007
Serbian Surprise29.09.2007
Serbia Face Russian Bear29.09.2007
Russia Head To Next Round Unbeaten26.09.2007

Team

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Russia
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TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSM. Stepanova13.8
RTM. Stepanova10.0
ASO. Rakhmatulina2.3
STO. Arteshina1.4
BSM. Stepanova1.5

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

24.09.2007vs ITA[W] 60-55
25.09.2007vs FRA[W] 63-59
26.09.2007vs GRE[W] 86-47
29.09.2007vs SRB[L] 65-67
01.10.2007vs BLR[W] 87-73
03.10.2007vs ESP[W] 64-49
05.10.2007vs LTU[W] 75-58
06.10.2007vs LAT[W] 67-36
07.10.2007vs ESP[W] 74-68

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Secretary General: Vladimir Khlopikov
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