The young athlete has already had early success on an individual level, being selected as the Outside Hitter for the Dream Team at the 2019 European U16 Championship in Italy and Croatia.
In 2020, she won the European U17 Championship in Podgorica, Montenegro, and was awarded MVP and Best Outside Hitter. This year at the Volleyball Nations League in Russia, A Fedorovtseva’s promotion to the senior team wasn’t a huge shock.
However, the actual prize came a few months later, when A Fedorovtseva, as a member of the ROC team, followed in her father’s footsteps by competing in the Olympic Games.
A Fedorovtseva Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
A Fedorovtseva displayed remarkable consistency throughout the qualifying round. Her first game was a loss to Italy, but she scored 10 points to lead her team. She then went on to score 12, 13, and 19 points in wins against Argentina, the United States of America, and Turkey, respectively, as her performance improved.
In a five-set match versus the defending Olympic champion from China, she scored a career-high 28 points, including 23 winning spikes, 3 blocks, and 2 aces. A Fedorovtseva shared in the elation of the ROC’s crucial triumph. The best coaches from across the world took note of her play.
Having Just Turned 17 in January, She will Enter High School as a Junior.
A Fedorovtseva’s skills were mocked by USA coach Karch Kiraly, who said, “But happily she is not playing against other high schoolers otherwise she may murder somebody or cause a few concussions.” after their match.
A Fedorovtseva’s skills and scoring ability helped ROC get to the quarterfinals, but Wednesday’s matchup with Brazil will be their hardest test yet. There are a number of ways in which that matchup could be compared to a championship game.
In international competition, the two squads clashed frequently, and their battles are legendary. Each the 2006 and 2010 FIVB World Championship finals featured this rivalry, with ROC emerging victorious in five sets both times.
Their previous two Olympic matches also ended in a tie-breaker. The ROC team came back from seven match points down to defeat Brazil in the 2004 Athens semifinals and earn a spot in the gold medal game. The Brazilians eliminated the ROC from the competition in the quarterfinals at London 2012 after saving six match points.
That Both Teams Can Give as Good as They Receive is Demonstrated.
Though Brazil won her pool and advanced undefeated, ROC had a terrible go of it in the first round. While the Brazilians did win their pool in Rio 2016, they ultimately lost to the eventual gold-medal-winning Chinese team.