Anna Carin Zidek

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Anna Carin Zidek
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Personal information
Birth name Anna Carin Olofsson
Full name Anna Carin Helena Cecilia Zidek
Nickname(s) ACO
Nationality Swedish
Born (1973-04-01) April 1, 1973 (age 45)
Sveg, Sweden
Years active 2002-2011
Height 159 cm (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Professional information
Club Lillhärdals IF
Skis Madshus
Rifle Anschütz
IBU Cup debut 30 November 2002
World Cup debut 5 December 2002
Retired 19 March 2012
Olympic Games
Teams 3 (2002, 2006, 2010)
Medals 2 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 9
Medals 6 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 9
Individual races 201
All races 233
Individual victories 12
All victories 16
Individual podiums 30
All podiums 40
Discipline titles 2 (SP 06/07, IN 09/10)
Updated on 12 January 2018.

Anna Carin Helena Cecilia Zidek (née Olofsson, born 1 April 1973) is a Swedish former biathlete who won a silver medal in the 7.5 km sprint and a gold medal in the 12.5 km mass start event at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Originally a cross-country skier, Olofsson competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics, but in the three events she took part in she made the top 30 only once (15 km freestyle), and the following season she switched to biathlon.

On 3 May 2008 Olofsson married her then boyfriend, Tom Zidek - a serviceman in the Canadian biathlon team - in a ceremony near Canmore, Canada. Olofsson officially announced her retirement on 16 July 2011.[2]

Biathlon World Cup placings[edit]

Place Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay Total
1st 2 6 2 2 2 2 16
2nd 3 4 2 2 2 1 14
3rd 3 4 2 1 10
Podium 5 13 8 4 6 4 40
4th-10th 9 21 17 8 15 3 73
Top 10 14 34 25 12 21 7 113

(Retired 16 July 2011)

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