Russia reached the semi-finals in Sydney and a lot of that was down to the impressive work of Baizat Khamidova. Her performances saw her named the DHL Impact Player for the second round of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.
The veteran forward, who has played 116 matches on the series, was in outstanding form for the whole weekend and finished top of the DHL Performance Tracker with a total of 52 points, beating Ireland captain Lucy Mulhall by three points.
Khamidova, who is renowned on the series for her remarkable tackle count, was equally devastating in attack as she was in defence.
Her hard line running and delicate handling mixed with impeccable tackling makes her a devastating force on the series. In Sydney she made 25 tackles, 14 carries, eight offloads and five breaks which gave her a total of 52 points.
Khamidova is the second Russian to be named DHL Impact Player in the 2018 series after captain Alena Mikhaltsova claimed the award in Dubai last December.
The next round of the series will take place in Kitakyushu, Japan, on 21-22 April.