Olga Vilukhina

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Olga Vilukhina
Olga Vilukhina 2014.jpg
Vilukhina in 2014
Personal information
Full nameOlga Gennadyevna Vilukhina
Born (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 30)
Mezhgorye, Republic of Bashkortostan, Soviet Union[1]
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Professional information
SportBiathlon
ClubSV Union Frojach
World Cup debut27 March 2009
Olympic Games
Teams1 (2014)
Medals2 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams2 (2012, 2013)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons6 (2008/09, 2010/11–2013/14)
Individual victories0
All victories3
Individual podiums5
All podiums11

Olga Gennadyevna Vilukhina (Russian: Ольга Геннадьевна Вилухина; born 22 March 1988) is a former Russian biathlete, who was competing on the World Cup circuit since the 2008–09 season.

Career[edit]

She has had four Top 10 finishes in World Cup races in individual races. Vilukhina was born in Mezhgorye, Bashkir ASSR, Soviet Union. She has won gold at 2006 Junior World Championships in Sprint.[2] In the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, she finished second in the sprint and was the first leg of the relay team which won silver.

Before the start of the 2014–2015 season the coach announced that Olga Vilukhina will miss him.[3]

After lackluster results in 2015–2016, she announced the end of her career before the start of the 2016–2017 season, citing lack of motivation.[4]

In December 2016, IBU provisionally suspended her for doping violations during the 2014 Winter Olympics, along with Yana Romanova.[5] On 27 November 2017, IOC disqualified Vilukhina and Romanova, banned them for life from the Olympics, and stripped them of their Olympic medals.[6]

Career results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Relay Mixed Relay
Russia 2014 Sochi DSQ (2nd) DSQ (7th) DSQ (22nd) DSQ (2nd) DSQ (5th)

World Championships[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Germany 2012 Ruhpolding 8th 8th Bronze 19th 7th 5th
Czech Republic 2013 Nové Město 10th 5th 22nd 23rd 4th 6th

World Cup[edit]

Podiums[edit]

Date Place Competition Placement Level
1 March 2012 Germany Ruhpolding Pursuit 3rd Biathlon World Championships
1 December 2012 Sweden Östersund Sprint 3rd Biathlon World Cup
16 March 2013 Russia Khanty-Mansiysk Pursuit 2nd Biathlon World Cup
9 February 2014 Russia Sochi Sprint 2nd Winter Olympic Games
22 March 2014 Norway Holmenkollen Pursuit 3rd Biathlon World Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Olga Vilukhina. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Olga Vilukhina at the International Biathlon Union
  3. ^ Двукратный призер Игр в Сочи биатлонистка Ольга Вилухина пропустит предстоящий сезон. Tass.ru (30 September 2014). Retrieved on 24 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Olga Vilukhina's Facebook" (in Russian). 11 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  5. ^ Morgan, Liam. (21 January 2017) IBU dismisses cases against 22 Russians named in McLaren Report. Insidethegames.biz. Retrieved on 2018-08-24.
  6. ^ "IOC sanctions five Russian athletes and publishes first full decision as part of the Oswald Commission findings". International Olympic Committee. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.

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