Inna Ryskal

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Inna Ryskal
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Full name Inna Valerievna Ryskal
Nickname Инна Валерьевна Рыскаль
Nationality Russian
Born (1944-06-15) June 15, 1944 (age 74)
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR

Inna Valerievna Ryskal (Russian: Инна Валерьевна Рыскаль born 15 June 1944 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR[1]) is a former Soviet volleyball player for the USSR. She was one of the pre-eminent players of the 1960s and the early 1970s, training at VSS Neftchi in Baku.[2]

She was a major player to help Soviet Union women's national volleyball team to dominate the World in late 1960s to early 1970s by winning 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, 1970 FIVB Women's World Championship, 1972 Munich Olympic Games and 1973 FIVB Women's World Cup in row [1]. She achieved an Olympic silver medals in 1964 and 1976. She also won European Volleyball Championship in 1963, 1967 and 1971.[2] In 1972 she was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour.[2]


  1. ^ Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd edition, entry on "Рыскаль", available online
  2. ^ a b c Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 576.

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