Olga Novikova

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Olga Novikova
Medal record
Women's Ski-orienteering
Competitor for  Russia
World Championships
Silver 2007 Moscow Region Sprint
Junior World Championships
Gold 2004 Vuokatti Short
Silver 2004 Vuokatti Long
Silver 2005 S-chanf Long
Silver 2005 S-chanf Middle
Competitor for  Kazakhstan
World Cup
Bronze 2010 Overall WC
Asian Games
Gold 2011 Astana-Almaty Sprint
Gold 2011 Astana-Almaty Middle
Gold 2011 Astana-Almaty Long
Gold 2011 Astana-Almaty Relay

Olga Novikova is a Kazakhstani ski-orienteering competitor. She was born in Kazakhstan, and later moved to Russia. She is Junior World Champion from 2004. She won a silver medal at the World Ski Orienteering Championships in 2007, competing for Russia. Competing for Kazakhstan she placed third overall in the World Cup in 2010, and won four gold medals at the 2011 Asian Winter Games.

Career[edit]

Novikova won a gold medal in the short distance at the 2004 Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships in Vuokatti, and also a silver medal in the long distance. At the 2004 Junior World Championships in S-chanf she won silver medals in both the long and the middle distance.

At the World Ski Orienteering Championships in Russia in 2007 she placed 8th in the middle distance, and won a silver medal in the sprint.[1]

She competed for Kazakhstan during the 2010 World Cup in Ski Orienteering, and placed third overall behind winner Natalya Tomilova and Marte Reenaas.

She also competes internationally in foot orienteering, and participated at the 2010 World Orienteering Championships in Trondheim, where she placed 30th in the middle distance.[2]

Competing for Kazakhstan at the 2011 Asian Winter Games in Astana/Almaty, she won four gold medals in ski orienteering out of four possible. She won the sprint ahead of Liu Xiaoting and Yevgeniya Kuzmina.[3] She won the middle distance ahead of Kuzmina and Liu,[4] and the long distance ahead of Kuzmina and Kim Ja-Youn.[5] She was also part of the Kazakhstani relay team, along with Kuzmina and Elmira Moldasheva, and won gold medals ahead of the team from South Korea.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Ski Orienteering Championships 2007". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Athlete of the Month. Name: Olga Novikova". International Orienteering Ferderation. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Results. Ski Orienteering. Sprint Women - Official". 7th Asian Winter Games. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Results. Ski Orienteering. Middle Distance Women - Official". 7th Asian Winter Games. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Results. Ski Orienteering. Long Distance Women - Official". 7th Asian Winter Games. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Results. Ski Orienteering. Relay Women - Official". 7th Asian Winter Games. Retrieved 6 February 2011.