Born: July 17, 1975 in Yekaterinburg, Russia
Category: Female Indoor Player
Artamonova made her national team debut in 1991 at the age of 16, one year before she would compete in her first of six consecutive Olympic Games (1992-2012) - the only female in indoor volleyball history to play in six consecutive Olympics. Artamonova helped lead Russia to silver medals at the 1992 Barcelona Games, 2000 Sydney Games, and 2004 Athens Games. Artamonova’s teams would have great success throughout her career including four European Championships (1993, 1997, 1999, and 2001) along with a third place finish (1995), nine FIVB World Grand Prix medals including three gold (1997, 1999, 2001), three silver (1998, 2000, 2003), and three bronze (1993, 1996, 2001), they would win three World Championship bronze medals (1994, 1998, 2002), a World Cup silver medal (1999) and bronze (1991), and World Grand Champions Cup title (1997) and runner-up (2001).