After 2 year absence from the national team due to personal reasons, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Dmitriy Muserskiy is officially back and he’s still GOOD!
The 29 year old middle blocker scored 15 points yesterday in Russia’s first VNL match against Canada. Dima and team demolished the Canadians in 3 sets (26-24, 25-14, 25-19) who is missing star players like Gord Perrin and Sharone Vernon-Evans.
Muserskiy and Russia will play their Europeans rivals Poland later today.
In case you didn’t know, Muserskiy’s sudden departure from the team in 2016 became a major headline in the volleyball world. In 2017, he said that he could no longer play for Russia due to health reasons.
“I missed the Olympics due to an injury. I had torn patellar ligaments in both knees. In Russia, it was presented as an act of betrayal. This year, I decided to give up on playing for the national team.”
More than year after, he’s back and Russia becomes one of the favorites to win a medal at the end of this 5 week VNL tourney.
On Instagram, he has been sharing some videos of him trying to get back and stay in shape.