Kapranov's Final Picks


Russia coach Vadim Kapranov has reconfirmed his squad for the European Championships which get underway on Friday in Greece.

The bulk of the Russian squad comes from club sides VBM-SGAU Samara and UGMK Ekaterinburg.

Russia were runners-up in Europe two years ago to France and also last year at to the United States at the World Championships.

Russia squad for the European Championships in Greece:

Olga Arteshina (1.86m forward, VBM-SGAU Samara); Oxana Rakhmatullina (1.80m guard, VBM-SGAU Samara), Olga Naimushina (1.72m guard, VBM-SGAU Samara), Diana Gustilina (1.80m forward, UGMK Ekaterinburg), Elena Baranova (1.92m forward, UGMK Ekaterinburg), Yulia Skopa (1.83m forward, Dinamo Moscow), Ilona Korstin (1.83m guard, Bourges-Basket France), Maria Stepanova ( 2.01m centre, VBM-SGAU Samara), Maria Kalmykova (1.93m centre, Dinamo-Energia Novosibirsk), Tatiana Schegoleva (1.93m centre, Mondevilles France), Irina Osipova (1.96m centre, UGMK Ekaterinburg) Anna Arkhipova (1.73m guard, UGMK Ekaterinburg).


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