Pavel Rostovtsev

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Pavel Rostovtsev
Pavel Rostovtsev RN MOW 05-11.jpg
Rostovtsev in Moscow in 2011
Personal information
Full name Pavel Aleksandrovich Rostovtsev
Born (1971-09-21) 21 September 1971 (age 43)
Gus-Khrustalny, Soviet Union
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
World Cup debut 18 January 1996
Retired 21 November 2006
Olympic Games
Teams 2 (2002, 2006)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 8 (1997, 1999,
2000, 2001, 2002,
2003, 2004, 2005
Medals 9 (3 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 11 (1995/96–2005/06)
Individual wins 7
All wins 13
Individual podiums 25
All podiums 49
Discipline titles 1:
1 Individual (1998–99)

Pavel Aleksandrovich Rostovtsev, Russian: Павел Александрович Ростовцев (born September 21, 1971) is a former Russian biathlete. Rostovtsev lives in Krasnoyarsk. He is a three times world champion in biathlon. He has competed in the World cup since the 1995/96 season. In 2000 he became world champion with the Russian relay team in the World Championships in Lahti. The following year he won both the sprint and the pursuit in the world championships in Pokljuka. In the 2001/02 season he came second in the overall world cup standings. He hasn't won a single world cup competition since the 2001/02 season. In the 2006 Olympics in Turin he was a part of the silver medal winning Russian relay team.

In November 2006, Rostovtsev announced his retirement due to disagreement with the Russian Biathon Union.