NEWS

28.09.2003
Czech Mate - Russia capture European Crown

The Russian women´s wait for a first major title since the breakup of the Soviet Union is over.

Russia, taking on the unbeaten Czech Republic in the final of the European Championships in Greece, snatched the gold medal in a 59-56 thriller.

27.09.2003
Russia 78 Spain 71

Pre-tournament favourites Russia ended Spain´s dream run at the European Championships on Saturday night to reach the final - and qualify for the Olympics.

Riding the hot hands of Olga Artechina and Elena Baranova, who repeatedly hurt the Spanish with three-point shots at crucial times, Vadim Kapranov´s troops returned to a title game for the third year running.

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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)  
 6Olga Firsova PG 1.72 26.04.1979 Krasnogorsk (UZB)  
 7Diana Goustilina 1.85 21.04.1974 Vladivostok (RUS)  
 8Elena Baranova FC 1.92 28.01.1972 Frounzé (KGZ)  
 9Ioulia Skopa 1.86 15.03.1978 Moscow (RUS)  
10Ilona Korstin SF 1.82 30.05.1980 St. Petersburg (RUS)  
11Maria Stepanova 2.02 23.02.1979 Shpakovskoe (RUS)  
12Maria Kalmykova 1.94 14.01.1978 Riazan 
13Tatiana Shchegoleva PF 1.92 09.02.1982 Moscow (RUS)  
14Irina Osipova 1.97 25.06.1981 Moscow (RUS)  
15Anna Arkhipova 1.78 27.07.1973 Stavropol (RUS)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Vadim Karpanov
Assistant Coach: Vladimir Golovine

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26.09.2003
France 66 Russia 79

Russia were slow out of the gate but they galloped home and into the semi-finals of the European Championships with a 79-66 triumph over holders France.

Alain Jardel admitted before the tournament that his side probably wouldn´t retain the title and his players proved him right though they can´t be faulted for effort.

26.09.2003
French Ready for Russians

France coach Alain Jardel insists tournament favourites Russia will not intimidate his fast-improving outfit in Friday night’s quarter-final showdown.

"Russia are capable of the best as well as of the worst," Jardel said on Friday. “They are not invincible, everything is possible.”

Russia 61 Spain 6424.09.2003
Russia 65 Hungary 5523.09.2003
Baranova - 'We Have to Wake Up and Play Better'23.09.2003
Belgium 56 Russia 7621.09.2003
Russia 74 Ukraine 5320.09.2003
Slovak Republic 80 Russia 7219.09.2003
Kapranov's Final Picks18.09.2003
Hungary Save Pride Against Russia08.09.2003

Team

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TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSA. Arkhipova11.0
RTE. Baranova10.0
ASE. Baranova3.0
STI. Skopa2.0
BSE. Baranova1.3

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

19.09.2003vs SVK[L] 72-80
20.09.2003vs UKR[W] 74-53
21.09.2003vs BEL[W] 76-56
23.09.2003vs HUN[W] 65-55
24.09.2003vs ESP[L] 61-64
26.09.2003vs FRA[W] 79-66
27.09.2003vs ESP[W] 78-71
28.09.2003vs CZE[W] 59-56

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