Rostovtsev in Moscow in 2011.
|Full name||Pavel Aleksandrovich Rostovtsev|
21 September 1971 |
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|World Cup debut||18 January 1996|
|Retired||21 November 2006|
|Teams||2 (2002, 2006)|
|Medals||1 (0 gold)|
|Teams||8 (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)|
|Medals||9 (3 gold)|
1 Individual (1998–99)
Life and career
Rostovtsev lives in Krasnoyarsk. He is a three times world champion in biathlon. He has competed in the World Cup since the 1995–96 season. In 2000 he became World Champion with the Russian relay team in the World Championships in Lahti. The following year he won both the sprint and the pursuit in the World Championships in Pokljuka. In the 2001–02 season he came second in the overall World Cup standings. He hasn't won a single World Cup competition since the 2001–02 season. In the 2006 Olympics in Turin he was a part of the silver medal winning Russian relay team.
In November 2006, Rostovtsev announced his retirement due to disagreements with the Russian Biathon Union.
1 medal (1 silver)
|2002 Salt Lake City||6th||6th||5th||N/A||4th|
- *Mass start was added as an event in 2006.
9 medals (3 gold, 6 silver)
|Event||Individual||Sprint||Pursuit||Mass start||Team||Relay||Mixed relay|
|2000 Oslo Holmenkollen||14th||Silver||Silver||Silver||N/A||Gold||N/A|
|2002 Oslo Holmenkollen||N/A||N/A||N/A||21st||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- *During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
- **Team was removed as an event in 1998, and mass start was added in 1999 with the mixed relay being added in 2005.
7 victories (2 In, 2 Sp, 3 Pu)
|16 December 1998||Brezno-Osrblie||20 km individual||Biathlon World Cup|
(1 Sp, 1 Pu)
|3 February 2001||Pokljuka||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Championships|
|4 February 2001||Pokljuka||12.5 km pursuit||Biathlon World Championships|
(1 In, 1 Sp, 2 Pu)
|13 December 2001||Pokljuka||20 km individual||Biathlon World Cup|
|9 January 2002||Oberhof||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|11 January 2002||Oberhof||12.5 km pursuit||Biathlon World Cup|
|10 March 2002||Östersund||12.5 km pursuit||Biathlon World Cup|
- *Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.
- "Pavel Rostovtsev". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 11 June 2015.