marți, 14 februarie 2012

Maria Stepanova - basketball player

Maria Aleksandrovna Stepanova (born February 23, 1979) is a Russian professional and Olympic basketball player. In the United States, she plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

At a height of 201 cm, she is the fourth-tallest player in the league (along with Katie Feenstra, Zheng Haixia and Lindsay Taylor). These players such as Margo Dydek, at 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m), Heidi Gillingham at 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), and Allyssa DeHaan at 6 ft 9 inches (2.06m) are taller than her. She wears a size 11 (US) / 43 (EU) shoe. Though in the Russian national team, she has been overtaken by Ekaterina Lisina in being the tallest member.

Stepanova was born in the village of Shpakovskoye, in the former Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic of the USSR, and grew up in Tosno, Leningrad Oblast.


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Born : February 23, 1979
Shpakovskoe, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality : Russia
Height : 6 ft 7.8 in (2.03 m)
WNBA career : 1

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