Olga Vilukhina

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Olga Vilukhina
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Personal information
Full name Olga Gennadyevna Vilukhina
Born (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 29)
Mezhgorye, Bashkir ASSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club SV Union Frojach
World Cup debut 27 March 2009
Olympic Games
Teams 1 (2014)
Medals 2 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 2 (2012, 2013)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 6 (2008/09, 2010/11–2013/14)
Individual victories 0
All victories 3
Individual podiums 5
All podiums 11

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.[1] In the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, she finished second in the sprint.

Before the start of the 2014-2015 season the coach announced that Olga Vilukhina will miss him.[2]

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.[3]

In December 2016, IBU provisionally suspended her for doping violations during the 2014 Winter Olympics, along with Yana Romanova.[4]

Career results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Relay Mixed Relay
Russia 2014 Sochi Silver 7th 22nd Silver 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

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