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Yekaterina Gamova owns extremely magical shots with her great height
In sports competitions, especially in sports such as volleyball, height brings great advantages. But being tall is not enough, the difference between Yekaterina Gamova is not the only stature but also in superior football skills.
It is not difficult to recognize Russian long legs on the field or anywhere. Her height of 2m05 (with some sources being 2m02) makes her one of the tallest female volleyball athletes in the world.
Gamova’s height is second only to fellow countryman Nelly Alisheva (2m10) and is superior to another female “garden cranes”. Even her long legs are far beyond the average height of the male volleyball athletes 1m95 and of course, the female colleagues have to “fatigue” and lookup.
Having an advantage is one thing, promoting your advantage is another thing and with Russian athletes, everything has to go through hard work. After a long period of training in youth teams, Gamova (born in 1980) started playing professionally at the age of 16.
She quickly made her mark and moved to bigger clubs such as Uralochka-NTMK or Dynamo Moscow before going abroad to play in 2009, joining Fenerbahce, Turkey. The amazing height helps Gamova to have a rebound up to 3m30 and a jump to 3m14. The powerful and equally intelligent play gives this long-legged a successful career.
She and the Russian team won the world championship in 2006, 2010 as well as won the gold medal in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004. Gamova individuals also collected a series of outstanding awards such as Best scorer in the World Championship 2006, the best athlete in the World Championship 2010…
In 2016, Gamova decided not to attend the Rio Olympics. The reason is that Gamova followed her husband to quit the game. said goodbye to volleyball, thereby closing a glorious career.