Ekaterina Dafovska

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Ekaterina Dafovska
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Medal record
Women's biathlon
Competitor for  Bulgaria
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Nagano 15 km individual
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Antholz-Anterselva 15 km individual
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Brezno-Osrblie 15 km individual

Ekaterina Dafovska (Bulgarian: Екатерина Дафовска) (born 28 November 1975, Chepelare, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian biathlete. She did not take up the biathlon until 1992. She made the national team in 1993 and came in 29th in the 15-kilometer competition at the Lillehammer Olympics the following year.[1] She won a gold Olympic medal at the 15 km Individual event during the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano.[2][3] Her gold medal was the first ever won by a Bulgarian at a Winter Olympic games.

Dafovska is an administrator from Chepelare.[1]


  • 1995 – Bronze in the World Championship in Media:Antholz-Anterselva, Italy
  • 1997 – Bronze in the World Championship in Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia
  • 1998 – Gold in the Olympic games in Nagano, Japan
  • 2002 – Fifth place in the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, USA
  • 2004 – Gold in the European Championship in Minsk, Belarus
  • 2006 – Eight in the Olympic games in Torino, Italy


  1. ^ a b Commire, Anne, ed. (2002). "Dafovska, Ekaterina (c. 1976—)". Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Waterford, Connecticut: Yorkin Publications. ISBN 0-7876-4074-3. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "THE XVIII WINTER GAMES: ROUNDUP; Hackl Aims For 3d Gold In the Luge - New York Times". Germany; Nagano (Japan): Nytimes.com. 1998-02-09. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
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