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Russian Olympic squad announced - Jul 13, 2012

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Following a practice game against Russian male student squad, head coach Boris Sokolovsky made final four cuts to the Russian National Team roster, bringing it down to the 12 who will go to London.

In the practice game the Russians earned their first victory against male student squads this summer 89-75.

Unlike what was reported by some Russian outlets two days ago, the final four cuts for the Russian NT were Liudmila Sapova (185-F/C-84), Katerina Keyru (182-G/F-88), Ekaterina Lisina (202-C-87) and Tatiana Popova (180-PF-84).

Russian 2012 roster looks like this:

Name Height Position DOB Club
Elena Danilochkina (186-G-86) 182 cm guard 27.01.1986 Nadezhda
Becky Hammon (175-PG-77, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Colorado St.) (168-PG-77, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Colorado St.) 168 cm guard 11.03.1977 Sparta&K
Natalia Zhedik (184-G-88) 183 cm guard 11.07.1988 Nadezhda
Ilona Korstin (183-G/F-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) 183 cm guard 30.05.1980 Perfumerias Avenida, Spain
Eugeniya Belyakova (183-G-86) 182 cm guard 27.06.1986 Sparta&K
Olga Arteshina (189-F-82) 188 cm forward 27.11.1982 UMMC
Natalia Vodopiyanova (188-F-81) 188 cm forward 04.06.1981 Dynamo Kursk
Marina Kuzina (194-C-85) 195 cm forward 19.07.1985 Sparta&K
Natalia Vieru (197-C-89) 196 cm center 25.07.1989 Good Angels
Anna Petrakova (189-PF-84) 189 cm forward 04.12.1984 Dynamo Kursk
Nadezhda Grishaeva (195-PF-89) 195 cm center 02.07.1989 Arras, France
Irina Osipova (196-C/F-81) 196 cm center 25.06.1981 Sparta&K

From the 2011 European Champion squad they will be bringing back only 6 players Danilochkina, Korstin, Eugeniya Belyakova, Arteshina, Kuzina, Osipova. With 50% from that squad they are bringing back 55% of their scoring, 40% of their rebounding 51% of their assists and 49% of their steals.

For Natalia Zhedik, Anna Petrakova and Nadezhda Grishaeva this will be their debut in a major tournament with the National Team.

Russia have been drawn in Group B with Australia, France, Brazil, Canada and Great Britain.

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 6. Turkey
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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Elizabeth CAMBAGE
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Cambage, AUS23.5 
 2. Sanders, TUR22.0 
 3. Tokashiki, JPN17.0 
 4. Torrens, ESP16.5 
 5. Dantas, BRA16.4 
 6. Yilmaz, TUR16.3 
 7. Milovanovic, SRB16.0 
 8. Castro, BRA15.8 
 9. Petrovic, SRB15.8 
 10. Traore, SEN15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Clarissa DOS SANTOS
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Dos Santos, BRA12.4 
 2. Cambage, AUS10.3 
 3. Ndour, SEN9.2 
 4. Leuchanka, BLR9.0 
 5. Sanders, TUR8.2 
 6. Nicholls, ESP7.8 
 7. Dantas, BRA7.6 
 8. Veremeenko, BLR7.0 
 9. De Souza, BRA6.4 
 10. Gruda, FRA6.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Yoshida, JPN8.7 
 2. Taylor, AUS5.5 
 3. Pinto, BRA5.0 
 4. Harding, BLR5.0 
 5. Bird, ISR5.0 
 6. Palau, ESP4.5 
 7. Epoupa, FRA4.5 
 8. Mitchell, AUS4.5 
 9. Vardarli, TUR4.5 
 10. Dabovic, MNT4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Olivia EPOUPA
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Epoupa, FRA3.3 
 2. Yoshida, JPN2.5 
 3. Alben, TUR2.5 
 4. Moore, USA2.3 
 5. Sanders, TUR2.3 
 6. Traore, SEN2.2 
 7. Dabovic, SRB2.2 
 8. Dantas, BRA2.2 
 9. Dos Santos, BRA2.0 
 10. Taylor, AUS2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brittney GRINER
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Griner, USA1.8 
 2. Page, USA1.8 
 3. Ndour, SEN1.7 
 4. Sanders, TUR1.5 
 5. Veremeenko, BLR1.4 
 6. Cambage, AUS1.0 
 7. Tolo, AUS1.0 
 8. Diarra, SEN0.8 
 9. Snytsina, KAZ0.8 
 10. Toure, SEN0.8 
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