Overview

Team profile

Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan’s fifth World Grand Prix appearance last year they finished fourth in Group 3’s Intercontinental Round and progressed to the Final Four, where they lost to Bulgaria in the semifinal and Croatia in the third-place decider. They finished 17th in 2013 and their best result was 10th on their debut in 2007. At the 2014 World Championship they finished fourth in their first round pool above Thailand and Mexico and, although they lost all their second round matches, they still recorded their best finish of equal-15th. They finished sixth at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.

 
The country has a rich volleyball tradition featuring some notable players from the Kazakhstan region who won international championships with the all-conquering Soviet Union teams. After the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the new national side made their debut at the Asian Championships in 1993, coming fifth. Twelve years later they won their first medal at the competition, a silver, and in 2012 they added an Asian Cup bronze to their medal collection. They completed their journey to becoming a reputable international volleyball nation when they qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where they finished equal-ninth.

Coach

Oleksandr Gutor

Oleksandr Gutor

Oleksandr Gutor, from Ukraine, became Kazakhstan’s women’s team coach in 2012. That year he led them to bronze at the Asian Cup, earning them a spot in the 2013 World Grand Prix where they finished 17th. Last year they finished fourth in Group 3 of the World Grand Prix and won another Asian Cup bronze. Gutor coached his home country’s women’s team in 2006. He also spent time coaching in the United States between 2000 and 2008, including a stint at Penn State University where his son Alex and daughter Olena both played volleyball. Before that stretch he led club teams in Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia and UAE. He also spent time coaching junior men’s teams in the USSR and Ukraine.

Staff

  • Team Manager Aisha Valiyeva
  • Assistant coach Lyudmila Perevertova
  • Second Assistant Coach Dmitriy Zavgorodniy
  • Doctor Grigoriy Topkin

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Colombia
6 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 15 16 4 4.000 482 402 1.199
2
Peru
6 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 15 15 4 3.750 451 367 1.228
3
Kenya
6 4 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 10 12 10 1.200 472 443 1.065
4
Cuba
6 3 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 10 12 9 1.333 476 436 1.091
5
Kazakhstan
6 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 3 8 9 11 0.818 416 437 0.951
6
Algeria
6 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 2 7 10 14 0.714 482 521 0.925
7
Mexico
6 2 4 0 1 1 1 0 3 6 8 15 0.533 453 512 0.884
8
Australia
6 0 6 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 3 18 0.166 389 503 0.773

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