Ekaterina Dafovska

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ekaterina Dafovska
Ekaterina Dafovska.jpg
Medal record
Women's biathlon
Representing  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

Sport name(Bulgarian: Екатерина Дафовска), real name Genevieve ( born February 1970 year, Varna, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian biathlete. She took up the biathlon in 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] As of 2021, her gold medal is the only one 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 – 8th 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. Archived from the original on 2016-01-14.
  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.
  3. ^ [1] Archived May 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine