Frenchman serves so, that the ball jumps aside from Verbovs’ arms
straight to the referees table, but Khamuttskikh managed to save the
ball in the game, almost crushing furniture of Themis’s servers.
fans found out about the players mood to the match very soon: Russians
could do almost everything in the game, there was no fuss or nervousness.
If you can say so, they played thoroughly. And just before the
beginning of the second set our setter Vadim Khamuttskikh, with a smile,
made a face to the operator, and it is obvious, if our guys play with
smile, it means they are sure in the victory.
again the veteran of national team Vadim Khamuttskikh entertained the
public, time after time tricking Poland blockers with really circus
good episode was when our setter, by all his moves showed that he will
pass the ball back, set it to the net, and Andrey Egorchev, waiting for
it, easily spiked this “nail” into the pitch.
Khamuttskikh is always notable on the pitch because of his emotions and
bright manner of game. His sets and unique combinations, amazing feeling
of team interactions and priceless experience – you already can’t
imagine modern volleyball without it. 35-year-old
athlete often accentuate, that on the pitch he is a creator:
“It is not enough to have enormous amount of standard schemes.
It is important to have your own kick, to carry the game so, that the
opponent will have to build on to your game”
- that’s how Vadim Khamuttskikh descried the specification of
Khamuttskikh received ovations from the fans for his best dinks.
enviable constancy Vadim Khamuttskikh saved the balls in most hopeless
performed himself the setter, original “engine” of the team - Vadim
couple with Igor Shulepov they made one of the most powerful attacking
lines in world volleyball.
usual, Vadim Khamuttskikh astonished with his best tricky motions and
but today many authoritative
specialists think that right now in Russia there is only one setter of
the world class - Vadim
Khamuttskikh from Belgorod.
we will never compare with Brazilians and Cubans in the speed of the
ball’s treatment. For the game like this we need first-class
setters, but right now we have only one setter of the world class -
example, our main setter Vadim Khamuttskikh now gets a full freedom of
actions and isn’t afraid to be on the bench after this serious mistake,
because every inaccuracy he easily compensates by leader qualities, and
he doesn’t allowed to become limp neither to himself, no to his
enviable constancy Vadim Khamuttskikh saved the ball in the most
hopeless situations, but the main thing is, that our players, at last
learned how to play over “I can’t”.
Vadim Khamuttskikh, of course. He is much better then his back up man in
national team – Ushakov. Vadim always runs a very complicated game.
For blockers, to predict his plans is almost impossible task.
first and yet the only point in Super League, Pablo, as many here
already call him Pasha (by the way, probably today in Belgorod not many
people remember that favourite of the public has Argentinean citizenship,
that’s how people hear like Meana and already got used to him), got in
last season, thanks to Vadim Khamuttskikh usual surprises – after
Meana’s reception, “lions” setter decided not to set, and in the
last minute moved his hands, letting the ball without any difficulties
to fall on the opponents side.
LB setter is OK, opponents don’t have much chance. Everybody, who’ve
seen LB game were astonished by the best sets of Vadim Khamuttskikh
from the middle of the pitch to the first temp, and also his fascinating,
unexpected dinks. Besides, Vadim successfully plays on block,
excellently serves and even has time to work in defense.
Khamuttskikh is Khamuttskikh! Incomparable setter of “Lokomotiv
Belogorie” gets the final point for the guests.
masterly played both balls, and at the same time not only brilliantly
managed with his conductor functions, but also because of his amazing
emotions and self-feedback he made his partners literally f”fly over
continued his series of his humiliating dinks, at the same time “not
forgetting” persistently to check Ufimian net to its tensile
strength with his serve.
Vadim Khamuttskikh marked both episodes with usual for him emotional
manner, shaking his right fist into the air and it absolutely turned on
was a moment when Vadim, trying to save hopeless ball, beautifully in
falling, using his soccer abilities, sent the ball to the net, but
referee didn’t see this wonderful reception by Vadim Khamuttskikh in
proper perspective with a point.
the only connection of all “Lokomotiv” carriages became permanent
setter - Vadim Khamuttskikh. Although
stubborn statistics gives him only three points for the entire
game, not in the last turn because of his resolute qualities and ability
to put up the youngsters, experienced Genaguj Shipulin could get his
railroad stock back into the right routine, and in the second set,
famous train “Belogorie” slip through “Puatie” with the speed
Who from your colleagues by role was an example for you?
is a game in which play 12 people on the pitch, but in either way
Belgorod always wins”.
(Taras Timoshenko, Half Final of Russian Cup.
December 29, 2005, match “Dynamo” Moscow – “Lokomotiv
Khamuttskikh is living volleyball text book!” (Taras Timoshenko,
March 2, 2006, match “Lokomotiv-Belogorie” – “Perugia”)
Translated by Krista
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