Russian Viktor Poletaev - high volleyball playerlevel. The sportsman is only 21 years old, and he has been a key player of the Kazan "Zenith" for several seasons and is involved in the Russian national team.
Viktor Evgenievich Poletaev was born on July 27, 1995year in Chelyabinsk. At the beginning of his studies at school, the boy showed interest in athletics, not particularly paying attention to other sports. However, in the 5th class, at the insistence of his first volleyball coach Lyudmila Alekseyevna Timofeeva, who noticed the talent of the young Vitya, moved to the sports class of the school, where he began to train hard on the volleyball court.
In adolescence, having impressive datafor playing volleyball, Poletaev Victor began performing at regional and All-Russian competitions as part of his school. The power of the athlete in combination with the game vision and talent did not leave indifferent the scouts of professional volleyball teams, and in early 2012 the 17-year-old Russian signed his first contract, becoming a player of the Zenit Volleyball Club (Kazan).
From the first days in the Kazan club PoletayevVictor took one of the leading roles. Progress and ambitions athlete forced to attract attention and from the coaching staff of the national team, where the Russian was summoned in the course of his first season for Zenit.
As a result, in 2013, Victor conducted trainingin the junior national team of Russia to the matches of the European Championship, which he already went to as captain. According to the tournament grid, the Russians passed very easily - in the group the team lost only 2 sets in 5 meetings, defeated Belgium in the semifinals, leaving no chance for it, and in the final it was Poland, which managed to catch on one set in the match. At the end of the tournament Poletaeva Victor was recognized as the most valuable player in the competition.
Double global success
Thanks to the victory at the European Championships teamRussia was selected for the world championship, where Victor was also invited. And at the World Cup, the Russians again did not experience any serious resistance, becoming the unconditional winner, having given only two sets to their opponents in 8 matches. Poletaev was again among the best in the tournament, he was chosen as a diagonal player in the symbolic team.
Inspired by success, Victor did not stop atachieved, and all in the same 2013-m took part in the youth world championship, where athletes took part two years older than Russians. But Poletayev completely closed this nuance with his experience - in a difficult fight the Russian team withdrew from the group from the first place, eventually becoming the winner, leaving Brazil's chances in the final match. The youngest athlete of the competition at the end of the tournament was recognized as the best player of the championship.
The game is based on "Zenith"
The next season was marked for a volleyball playergetting into the basis of "Zenith". Because of the injury of Maxim Mikhailov Poletaev Victor entered the main squad for the games of the "Final Six" of the Russian championship, together with the club won the Cup of the country, as well as the national championship. In 2015, the collection of Russians included a number of awards. As part of his club "Zenith" (Kazan), Victor took the trophies for the second time in the cup and national competitions, and also helped the team to win the Champions League, the Russian Super Cup and take the second place in the club world championship in Brazil, where the Kazan lost in the final only the local "Cruzeiro Garden".
Every year Victor's progress was noticeablewith the naked eye, and in September 2015 the volleyball player made his debut for the main team, playing under the leadership of Vladimir Alekno at the World Cup. 2016 was just another success for the athlete. Again Poletaev Victor became the owner of a number of national awards, the second time in his career won the Champions League. But, dissatisfied with the amount of playing time due to the return to the base of Mikhailov, because of what he did not get to the Olympic Games, in the summer he agreed to go on lease to Kemerovo "Kuzbass".
As part of the new club Poletayev immediately showed,how much he was hungry before the game, contributing to local success and the growth of the team. As a result, at the start of the championship Victor for some time headed the race of the scorers of the championship. And now the athlete is waiting for the end of the season to try again to win a place in the main squad of Zenit.