Olena Zubrilova

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Olena Zubrilova
Olena Zubrilova 2006.jpg
Medal record
Women's biathlon
Representing  Belarus
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 15 km individual
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Hochflizen 7.5 km sprint
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Hochflizen 4 × 6 km relay
Representing  Ukraine
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Kontolahti 15 km individual
Gold medal – first place 1999 Kontolahti 10 km pursuit
Gold medal – first place 1999 Kontolahti 12.5 km mass start
Gold medal – first place 2002 Oslo 12.5 km mass start
Silver medal – second place 1996 Ruhpolding 7.5 km team event
Silver medal – second place 1997 Brezno-Osrblie 15 km individual
Silver medal – second place 1997 Brezno-Osrblie 7.5 km sprint
Silver medal – second place 1997 Brezno-Osrblie 10 km pursuit
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Rupholding 4 × 7.5 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Brezno-Osrblie Team event
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Kontolahti 7.5 km sprint
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Oslo 4 × 7.5 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Pokljuka 15 km individual
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Pokljuka 4 × 7.5 km relay

Olena Zubrilova (Belarusian: Алена Зубрылава Alena Zubrylava, Ukrainian: Олена Миколаївна Зубрилова, Russian: Елена Николаевна Зубрилова; born February 25, 1973 in Shostka, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian born biathlete who has been competing for Belarus since 2002. Prior to that, she had competed for Ukraine from 1991 until she changed her citizenship to Belarus in 2002.

Career[edit]

Zubrilova has won a total of seventeen Biathlon World Championships medals in her career, including four gold (pursuit, individual, and mass start: all 1999; and mass start: 2002), five silvers (individual: 1997, 2003; sprint: 1997; pursuit: 1997 and team event: 1996), and eight bronzes (relay: 1996, 2000, 2001, and 2005; sprint: 1999 and 2005; individual: 2001; and team event: 1997). She also competed in three Winter Olympics, her best individual finish was 5th in the 7.5 km at Turin in 2006.

Zubrilova as of 2006 also has the most victories at the Holmenkollen ski festival's biathlon event with five (1999: individual, sprint, pursuit, and mass start; 2002: pursuit). She also has 21 victories in her career.

A divorced mother of one, Zubrilova makes her living as a coach.

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