A great legend of Russian volleyball decided to take a break from the national team. Is she ever coming back? “Now I can’t answer to this question…”




“I will continue to play at club level” says Gamova less than one hour after the challenging game with Brazil. “I will take a break with the national team. I don’t know if it will be a permanent leave, or if I will resume after a long pause. Now I can’t answer to this question, but I planned it before leaving for London. It’s all about tiredness: I’ve been playing for many, many years. And all these rounds, the commitments with the national team, then the matches with clubs, cups… I’m tired, I need more rest.”

About Olympics in London:

“I think these Olympic Games were the best I’ve seen. Perfect organization, definitely the best I have ever played. During the tournament things were running easily because our opponents were not that strong. But then we faced Brazil and that was a tough match. We did everything we could. Maybe with less mistakes, maybe we could have played cleaner… But we lost.”

After London she will continue to play for Dinamo Kazan, having one more year contract. She would still learn journalism, aside from her life in the gym. “Unfortunately I never started. I did apply to the journalism course at the University in Moscow, but I didn’t have the chance to study really. Perhaps now I will have more time without the national team and a better chance to do it.”