Irina Kirillova Biography

In this name that follows Eastern Slavic naming conventions, the patronymic is Vladimirovna and the family name is Kirillova. Honours

Irina Vladimirovna Kirillova (Russian: Ирина Владимировна Кириллова, born 15 May 1965), also known as Irina Parkhomchuk, is a retired compe*ive volleyball player and Olympic gold medalist for the Soviet Union, later competing for Croatia.

In the 1990s, Kirilova played for the Croatia women's national volleyball team.

At the 2006 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship, she was the *istant coach to the Russia women's national volleyball team. In 2011, Kirilova became the coach of the Croatian national team, but resigned the position the same year.

In 2017 Kirillova was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame.

As of 2017, Kirillova is living in Italy. She is married to Giovanni Caprara, an Italian volleyball coach.


  • Uralochka Sverdlovsk (1980–1990)
  • / Mladost Zagreb (1990–1994)
  • Pallavolo Sumirago (1994–1996)
  • Volley Modena (1996–1997)
  • Mappin/Pinheiros (1997–1998)
  • Foppapedretti Bergamo (1998–1999)
  • Virtus Reggio Calabria (1999–2001)
  • Pallavolo Sirio Perugia (2001–2004)
  • Chieri Volley (2005–2006)
  • Dinamo Moscow (2008–2009)
  • Asystel Volley (2009–2010)
  • Uralochka-NTMK (2012–2012)


    External links

    • Irina Kirillova at (in Italian)
    • Irina Kirillova at the European Volleyball Confederation
    • Irina Parkhomchuk at the International Olympic Committee
    • Irina Parkhomchuk at Olympedia