Irina Khazova

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Irina Khazova
Irina Khazova by Ivan Isaev from Russian Ski Magazine.jpg
Khazova in 2010.
Personal information
Birth name Irina Artemova

Irina Viktorovna Khazova, born Irina Artemova (Russian: Ирина Викторовна Хазова; born March 20, 1984 in Sarov) is a Russian cross-country skier who competed from 2003 to 2007. She was then suspended for two year for the use of illegal drugs (doping). She then resumed her career for the 2009–10 Olympic season in very good shape. Khazova won a bronze in the women's team sprint event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Her best World Cup finish so far is a second place, which she earned in a 10 km classic competition at Ruka, Kuusamo, Finland on November 29, 2009.

Khazova competed for Russia at the 2007 World Championships in Sapporo, finishing 24th in the 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit.

Doping sanction[edit]

Khazova tested positive for the diuretic Furosemide in 2007 and received a two-year sanction from sports.[1][2]

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[3]

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 1 victory
  • 3 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2009–10  29 November 2009 Finland Kuusamo, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
2 12 December 2009 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
3 5 February 2010 Canada Canmore, Canada 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 1 podium
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  2009–10  24 January 2010 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 6 x 1.3 km Team Sprint World Cup 3rd Rocheva

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stein Erik Kirkeboen: Juks avslørt og tilslørt, Aftenposten 19 February 2009, p.13
  2. ^ topher Sabot: Up and Coming Russian caught for doping, fasterskier.com, 9 July 2007
  3. ^ "Athlete : KHAZOVA Irina". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 31 March 2018. 

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