Anastasiya Kuzmina

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Anastasiya Kuzmina
Anastasia Kuzmina - shooting - 22-01-2010.jpg
Personal information
Born (1984-08-28) August 28, 1984 (age 29)
Tyumen, Soviet Union
(now part of Russia)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Sport
Sport Biathlon (Individual, Sprint, Pursuit, Mass Start, Relay)
World Cup debut 7 January 2006[1]
Olympics
Teams 2 (2010, 2014)
Medals 3 (2 gold)
World Championships
Teams 5 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Medals 2 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 8
Wins 7 [1]
Podiums 20 [1]
Updated on 23 March 2014.

Anastasiya Vladimirovna Kuzmina (Slovak: Anastasia Kuzminová, Russian: Анастасия Владимировна Кузьмина) born Anastasiya Vladimirovna Shipulina (born 28 August 1984) is Slovak biathlete born in Russia. She won the silver medal in mass start at the 2009 Biathlon World Championships in Pyeongchang.[2] She won a gold medal in the 7.5km sprint and a silver medal in the 10km pursuit at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.[3] At the 2014 Winter Olympics, she again won the gold medal in the 7.5km sprint.

Kuzmina's victory makes her the second Slovak after Ondrej Nepela to win a Winter Olympic gold medal, first for independent Slovakia.[3]

Her brother Anton Shipulin is a Russian biathlete. Her husband, Daniel Kuzmin, is an Israeli cross-country skier and Kuzmina's personal coach at the 2010 Olympics.[4] They have one son, Yelisey. She, her husband and their son live in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia.

Record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Kuzmina has won three medals from Olympic Games. In Vancouver she won a gold medal the sprint and a silver medal in pursuit and in Sochi she won a gold medal in the 7.5km sprint, becoming the first woman in biathlon to successfully defend an individual Olympic title.[5]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Relay Mixed Relay
Canada 2010 Vancouver 39th Gold Silver 8th 13th N/A
Russia 2014 Sochi 27th Gold 6th 26th 5th

World Championships[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Relay Mixed Relay
South Korea 2009 Pyeongchang 29th 7th 17th Silver 13th 10th
Russia 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk Not held in an Olympic season 14th
Russia 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 9th Bronze 6th 10th 8th 12th
Germany 2012 Ruhpolding 10th 10th 19th 8th 8th 7th
Czech Republic 2013 Nové Město na Moravě 4th 17th 14th 15th 8th 7th

World Cup[edit]

Source: [1]

Season Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Overall
Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position
2005–06 0/3  –  – 3/10 2/8 0/5 5/26
2006–07 1/4 20 36th 1/10 1/8 0/5 3/27 20 61st
2007–08 Did not start
2008–09 2/4 44 30th 7/10 81 36th 5/7 50 40th 3/5 115 13th 17/26 290 30th
2009–10 3/4 73 17th 7/10 144 26th 4/6 121 15th 3/5 105 17th 17/25 443 20th
2010–11 4/4 60 23rd 8/10 328 5th 5/7 195 10th 4/5 125 15th 21/26 708 9th
2011–12 3/3 85 9th 10/10 274 8th 8/8 198 12th 5/5 180 6th 26/26 721 10th
2012–13 3/3 104 5th 10/10 294 9th 8/8 222 11th 5/5 157 9th 26/26 769 7th
2013–14 2/2 84 3rd 7/9 179 12th 7/8 204 9th 3/3 139 2nd 19/22 606 6th

Individual victories[edit]

# Year Event Competition Level
1 2010 Canada Vancouver 7.5 km Sprint Winter Olympic Games
2 2010 Austria Hochfilzen 7.5 km Sprint Biathlon World Cup
3 2011 Norway Oslo 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
4 2013 Italy Antholz 7.5 km Sprint Biathlon World Cup
5 2014 Russia Sochi 7.5 km Sprint Winter Olympic Games
6 2014 Norway Holmenkollen 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
7 2014 Norway Holmenkollen 12.5 km Mass Start Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

Updated on 23 March 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Anastasiya KUZMINA Profile". IBU. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Pyeongchang Mass-start
  3. ^ a b Vancouver2010.com 13 February 2010 biathlon women's 7.5 km sprint results. – accessed 13 February 2010
  4. ^ Kokesh, Jerry and Tanja Ohlson. Kuzmina’s Son Wants Three Medals, International Biathlon Union, February 14, 2010.
  5. ^ ERIC WILLEMSEN (February 9, 2014). "Defending champion Kuzmina wins biathlon gold". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 

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