Find the pdf with the official 16 player Delegation List here.
Find the pdf with the official 28 player squad list here.
For nigh on 50 years, the national team of Russia has participated in every major handball event. Success has followed the team under the banner of the USSR and since 1992 as Russia, since the Handball Union became a fully fledged member of the IHF and the European Handball Federation.
As the current reigning world champions, the national team of Russia comes into the 9th European Championship as favourites.
It can be easily said that no European championship is complete without the Russian national team for the excitement and passion that they bring to every single final tournament.
However, despite numerous triumphs, and although the team took bronze at EHF EURO 2008 in FYR Macedonia and silver in Sweden (2006); the European Gold still eludes the Russian national team.
Four victories, one draw and a defeat were enough to secure second place in Qualification Group 6 behind Montenegro but still ahead of Slovakia and Poland.
"What is most noticeable about the championship is that you have several teams of equal measure, fighting for the prize-winning places. We must not forget that the champion of the EHF EURO 2010 will directly qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. At this edition of the Championship, I hope that we will see many interesting young players, eager to become the future leaders of their national teams. Last but not least, I am sure that despite the current financial complexities of the modern world, Denmark and Norway will adequately cope with the organisation of the competition. We wish all the contenders good games promoted by the fans in full playing arenas and precise work of the referees."
Evgeny Trefilov is a renowned name in the world of handball coaching. Born in 1955, Trefilov started out in a city that is well known for the development of handball in Russia.
His professional career as a player in Krasnodar led him to frequent successes that paved the way for an exceptional coaching career. After coaching SKIF Krasnodar, he moved into the realm of women´s handball holding the reigns of many top Russian clubs such as Rossianka Rostov, Lada Togliatti and Zvezda Zvenigorod where he has been coaching since 2006.
In 2000, Trefilov inherited the women's national team from the revered Vladimir Maximov. Building on the reputation of his predecessor, Trefilov led the team to a spectacular three consecutive World Championship gold medals.
The 25-year-old plays for Dinamo Volgograd, and with her club team she´s won the Russian Championship in the last two seasons. Levina is multi-talented, being able to play in all back positions: left, right, and middle. With the Russian junior national team she celebrated victory at the Women´s 19 European Championship in the Czech Republic in 2004, when Russia won the final against Norway with Levina´s decisive goal. Levina won a gold medal with the Russian senior national team at the 2007 and 2009 world championships.
The 20-year-old back started playing EHF Champions League handball at just 16 years of age. At club level, Khmyrova won the Russian Championship title with Dinamo Volgograd in 2008/09 and 2009/10. She also won the EHF Cup in 2007/08. At junior level, she celebrated victory as a member of the Russian national team at the world championship in 2008, where she was named as Most Valuable Player of the tournament. At the age of 18, she participated at the world championship in China, winning a gold medal with the Women´s adult team. Appearing with the junior national team again, she won a silver medal at the 2010 world championship, where she was also awarded a place in the All Star Team, being named as the best right-back.
The technically top skilled left wing has been playing handball since she was 11 years old in her home town Astrakhan. She also has won three consecutive World Champion titles. In her 128 international games she has scored 419 goals. After playing in Denmark for 6 seasons she moved to Spain this summer, where she joined her new club Itxako. Emiliya loves to eat fresh fruit.
|2009||World Championship in China||GOLD|
|2008||European Championship in FYR Macedonia||BRONZE|
|2008||Olympic Games in Beijing||SILVER|
|2007||World Championship in France||GOLD|
|2006||European Championship in Sweden||SILVER|
|2005||World Championship in Russia||GOLD|
|2004||European Championship in Hungary||4th place|
|2004||Olympic Games in Athens||did not qualify|
|2003||World Championship in Croatia||7th place|
|2002||European Championship in Denmark||4th place|
|2001||World Championship in Italy||GOLD|
|2000||European Championship in Romania||BRONZE|
|2000||Olympic Games in Sydney||did not qualify|
|1999||World Championship in Norway/Denmark||12th place|
|1998||European Championship in the Netherlands||9th place|
|1997||World Championship in Germany||4th place|
|1996||European Championship Denmark||7th place|
|1996||Olympic Games in Atlanta||did not qualify|
|1995||World Championship in Austria/Hungary||6th place|
|1994||European Championship in Germany||6th place|
A tremendously powerful team, with strong, experienced and tall players like Dimitrieva and Postnova. They have played together long, have a brilliant coach and will for sure make it to the semi-finals. Sometimes the Russians start too slowly into a tournament, at the EHF EURO you have to be alert from day 1. Still, if they play as a team, nobody can beat them.
Russian Handball Federation Website: www.rushandball.ru