Pavel Rostovtsev

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Pavel Rostovtsev
Pavel Rostovtsev RN MOW 05-11.jpg
Rostovtsev in Moscow in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Pavel Aleksandrovich Rostovtsev
Born (1971-09-21) 21 September 1971 (age 44)
Gus-Khrustalny, RSFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
World Cup debut 18 January 1996
Retired 21 November 2006
Olympic Games
Teams 2 (2002, 2006)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 8 (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
Medals 9 (3 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 11 (1995/96–2005/06)
Individual victories 7
All victories 13
Individual podiums 25
All podiums 49
Discipline titles 1:
1 Individual (1998–99)

Pavel Aleksandrovich Rostovtsev (Russian: Павел Александрович Ростовцев; born 21 September 1971) is a Russian former biathlete.

Life and career[edit]

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.

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[1]

Olympic Games[edit]

1 medal (1 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay
United States 2002 Salt Lake City 6th 6th 5th N/A 4th
Italy 2006 Turin 13th Silver
*Mass start was added as an event in 2006.

World Championships[edit]

9 medals (3 gold, 6 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Team Relay Mixed relay
Slovakia 1997 Brezno-Osrblie 29th 16th N/A 8th N/A
Finland 1999 Kontiolahti 7th 51st 35th N/A Silver N/A
Norway 2000 Oslo Holmenkollen 14th Silver Silver Silver N/A Gold N/A
Slovenia 2001 Pokljuka 8th Gold Gold 14th N/A 4th N/A
Norway 2002 Oslo Holmenkollen N/A N/A N/A 21st N/A N/A N/A
Russia 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 14th 63rd 23rd N/A Silver N/A
Germany 2004 Oberhof 16th N/A N/A
Austria 2005 Hochfilzen 47th N/A Silver
*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.

Individual victories[edit]

7 victories (2 In, 2 Sp, 3 Pu)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1 victory
(1 In)
16 December 1998 Slovakia Brezno-Osrblie 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
2 victories
(1 Sp, 1 Pu)
3 February 2001 Slovenia Pokljuka 10 km sprint Biathlon World Championships
4 February 2001 Slovenia Pokljuka 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Championships
4 victories
(1 In, 1 Sp, 2 Pu)
13 December 2001 Slovenia Pokljuka 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
9 January 2002 Germany Oberhof 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
11 January 2002 Germany Oberhof 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
10 March 2002 Sweden 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.


  1. ^ "Pavel Rostovtsev". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 

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