Anna Boulygina

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Anna Boulygina
Personal information
Full name Anna Alekseyevna Boulygina
Born (1984-01-11) January 11, 1984 (age 30)
Salekhard, Soviet Union
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
World Cup
Seasons 2006-
Wins 1
Additional podiums 0
Total podiums 1
Updated on February 4, 2010.

Anna Alekseyevna Boulygina (Russian: Анна Алексеевна Булыгина, born January 11, 1984 in Salekhard) is a Russian biathlete. Of now, her residence is Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

Started competing in the World Cup in 2006-07 season ranking 31 in the biathlon World Cup total score. Missed most of the 2007-08 season due to knee injury. In May 2008 she reappeared on the Russia's national team, and after summer training sessions was admitted to the World Cup. On 21 December 2008 in Hochfilzen came her first world cup win shared with the relay teammates.

First World Cup win came in Antholz-Anterselva Pursuit on 24 January 2009 when she spectacularly stormed the last meters of the course to brush her rivals off the top spot.

Boulygina qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics and made the strongest debut among the Russian Olympic first-timers in biathlon coming 4th in the sprint at Whistler-Blackcomb Olympic park, just missing the podium by 1.2 seconds.

Her most tangible result to date is a brilliant performance at the 2009 World Championships in Korea when she helped her teammates Svetlana Sleptsova, Olga Medvedtseva, Olga Zaitseva win the relay.

She hasn't made her appearance at the 2010–11 Biathlon World Cup yet.

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