Galina Kukleva

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Galina Kukleva
Personal information
Born 21 November 1972 (1972-11-21) (age 43)
Ishimbay, Bashkortostan, Russia
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
Sport Biathlon
Club Rosneft Sportsclub

Galina Alekseyevna Kukleva or Koukleva (Russian: Галина Алексеевна Куклева, born 21 November 1972) is a retired Russian biathlete. At the 1998 Winter Olympics she won a gold medal in the 7.5 km sprint, and was a part of the team that won a silver medal in the relay. Four years later at the 2002 Winter Olympics she was a part of the team that won a bronze medal. In the World Championships she earned a silver medal in the mass start from 2000, in addition to five relay medals (gold in 2000, 2001 and 2003, silver in 1999 and bronze in 1997). She won 9 world cup competitions by the end of her career.

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