Svetlana Sleptsova

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Svetlana Sleptsova
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Sleptsova in March 2010
Personal information
Full name Svetlana Yuryevna Sleptsova
Born (1986-07-31) 31 July 1986 (age 30)
Khanty-Mansiysk, RSFSR, Soviet Union
Residence Khanty-Mansiysk, KMAO, Russia
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Website svetlana-sleptsova.ru
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club CSKA
Skis Fischer
Rifle Anschütz
World Cup debut 17 January 2007
Olympic Games
Teams 1 (2010)
Medals 1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 5 (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2017)
Medals 2 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 10 (2007–2013, 2016–)
Individual victories 5
All victories 11
Individual podiums 16
All podiums 32
Updated on 21 December 2016.

Svetlana Yuryevna Sleptsova (Russian: Светлана Юрьевна Слепцова; born 31 July 1986 in Khanty Mansiysk) is a Russian biathlete. She is a member of the club CSKA (Central Sports Club Of The Army). She is a three-time Junior World Champion and won the bronze medal in the mixed relay at the 2008 World Championships in Östersund. In 2009, she was part of the Gold medal winning Russian women's relay team at the World Championships in Pyeongchang. Sleptsova is an Olympic Champion in relay at the Vancouver.

Career[edit]

Svetlana Sleptsova was born in a sports family. At the age of ten, she started regular biathlon classes, when biathlon coach Alexander Korchak came to her school and invited her to engage in biathlon. In a chat of 17 January 2008 at Rasen-Antholz, Sleptsova recalls: "I started doing biathlon in third grade. There was nothing else but biathlon in Khanty-Mansiysk at that time. There was no alternative." Initially, the young athletes were shooting with air rifles, and the biathlon exercises were combined with ballet dancing, boxing, and karate.

Sleptsova achieved her first success in 2001, when she won the A. Strepetova prize at the Russian Youth Championships. In 2005, under the direction of Mikhail Novikov, she won the individual competition at the Youth World Championships in Kontiolahti (Finland), 1:15 minutes ahead of Vita Semerenko. A few months later, she suffered a severe loss—the death of her father.

Growing into the juniors' age group, Sleptsova became a member of the Yugra team of head coach Valery Zakharov. After two years, thanks to hard training under the sensitive guidance of an experienced coach, she advanced to one of the world's best junior athletes, and did her World Cup debut at Pokljuka in 2007. According to Sleptsova, this experience helped her to be better prepared for the Junior World Championships, and so she achieved two victories at Martell—in the sprint and pursuit competitions, respectively. The successful season for this young athlete was completed by the Senior Russian Championships, where she won three medals, and received a ticket to the country's main national team.

Sleptsova at the start to her silver winning individual race at the 2017 European Championships

Sleptsova coped surprisingly quickly with senior biathlon, attaining several top-10 ranks before the start of the new year. Next, she finished the sprint at Oberhof, Germany as second, and repeated this result in the subsequent week at Ruhpolding. Later, after the disqualification of Kaisa Varis (Finland), she was awarded the victory of this competition. Sleptsova arrived at the 2008 World Championships in Östersund in good form, but an illness prevented her from demonstrating her maximum capability. However, she won the bronze medal in the mixed relay competition. At the end of the season, at Oslo-Holmenkollen, she achieved her first "real" victory, finally standing on top of the pedestal, and won the pursuit competition as well. She came up with similar results at the 2008 Russian Championships, winning three gold medals and the grand prize—a car. As of 2009, she has three world cup victories, excluding the one Varis retrieved after being cleared to compete again after IBU had broken test correction process.

Biathlon results[edit]

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

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1 medal (1 gold)
Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Canada 2010 Vancouver 13rd 18th 14th Gold N/A
* The mixed relay was added as an event in 2014.

World Championships[edit]

  • 2 medals (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Sweden 2008 Östersund 6th 8th 17th 4th Bronze
South Korea 2009 Pyeongchang 36th 28th 19th Gold 5th
Russia 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 8th 6th
Germany 2012 Ruhpolding 7th 7th 16th 24th 7th
Austria 2017 Hochfilzen 71st 33rd 24th 10th
* During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.

Junior/Youth World Championships[edit]

  • 6 medals (3 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Relay
France 2004 Haute-Maurienne 11st 42nd 16th 4th
Finland 2005 Kontiolahti Gold 7th Silver Bronze
United States 2006 Presque Isle 6th 18th 14th Bronze
Italy 2007 Martell-Val Martello 5th Gold Gold 4th

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 5 victories – (3 Sp, 2 Pu)
  • 16 podiums – (7 Sp, 6 Pu, 2 MS, 1 In)
No. Season Date Location Discipline Level Place
1 2007/08 5 January 2008 Germany Oberhof, Germany 7.5 km Sprint World Cup 2nd
2 11 January 2008 Germany Ruhpolding, Germany 7.5 km Sprint World Cup 2nd
3 17 January 2008 Italy Antholz, Italy 7.5 km Sprint World Cup 3rd
4 19 January 2008 Italy Antholz, Italy 10 km Pursuit World Cup 2nd
5 9 March 2008 Russia Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia 12.5 km Mass Start World Cup 3rd
6 13 March 2008 Norway Holmenkollen, Norway 7.5 km Sprint World Cup 1st
7 15 March 2008 Norway Holmenkollen, Norway 10 km Pursuit World Cup 1st
8 2008/09 7 December 2008 Sweden Östersund, Sweden 10 km Pursuit World Cup 2nd
9 12 December 2008 Austria Hochfilzen, Austria 7.5 km Sprint World Cup 2nd
10 13 December 2008 Austria Hochfilzen, Austria 10 km Pursuit World Cup 2nd
11 18 December 2008 Austria Hochfilzen, Austria 15 km Individual World Cup 2nd
12 29 December 2008 Austria Hochfilzen, Austria 7.5 km Sprint World Cup 1st
13 2009/10 12 December 2009 Austria Hochfilzen, Austria 10 km Pursuit World Cup 2nd
14 19 December 2009 Slovenia Pokljuka, Slovenia 7.5 km Sprint World Cup 1st
15 20 December 2009 Slovenia Pokljuka, Slovenia 10 km Pursuit World Cup 1st
16 2010/11 9 January 2011 Germany Oberhof, Germany 12.5 km Mass Start World Cup 3rd
* Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

Relay podiums[edit]

  • 6 victories – (6 RL)
  • 16 podiums – (14 RL, 2 MR)
No. Season Date Location Discipline Level Place
1 2007/08 9 December 2007 Austria Hochfilzen, Austria 4x6 km Relay World Cup 2nd (with Anisimova / Moiseeva / Iourieva)
2 16 December 2007 Slovenia Pokljuka, Slovenia 4x6 km Relay World Cup 2nd (with Neupokoeva / Sorokina / Iourieva)
3 3 January 2008 Germany Oberhof, Germany 4x6 km Relay World Cup 3rd (with Neupokoeva / Sorokina / Iourieva)
4 9 January 2008 Germany Ruhpolding, Germany 4x6 km Relay World Cup 3rd (with Anisimova / Iourieva / Sorokina)
5 12 February 2008 Sweden Östersund, Sweden Mixed 2x6+2x7.5 km Relay World Championships 3rd (with Neupokoeva / Kruglov / Yaroshenko)
6 2008/09 21 February 2009 South Korea Pyeongchang, South Korea 4x6 km Relay World Championships 1st (with Boulygina / Medvedtseva / Zaitseva)
7 14 March 2009 Canada Vancouver, Canada 4x6 km Relay World Cup 3rd (with Boulygina / Medvedtseva / Zaitseva)
8 2009/10 6 December 2009 Sweden Östersund, Sweden 4x6 km Relay World Cup 2nd (with Boulygina / Medvedtseva / Zaitseva)
9 13 December 2009 Austria Hochfilzen, Austria 4x6 km Relay World Cup 1st (with Boulygina / Romanova / Zaitseva)
10 10 January 2010 Germany Oberhof, Germany 4x6 km Relay World Cup 1st (with Bogaliy-Titovets / Boulygina / Medvedtseva)
11 23 February 2010 Canada Vancouver, Canada 4x6 km Relay Olympic Games 1st (with Bogaliy-Titovets / Medvedtseva / Zaitseva)
12 2010/11 22 January 2011 Italy Antholz, Italy 4x6 km Relay World Cup 1st (with Bogaliy-Titovets / Sorokina / Zaitseva)
13 5 February 2011 United States Presque Isle, USA Mixed 2x6+2x7.5 km Relay World Cup 3rd (with Sorokina / Tcherezov / Tchoudov)
14 2011/12 11 December 2011 Austria Hochfilzen, Austria 4x6 km Relay World Cup 3rd (with Sorokina / Bogaliy-Titovets / Zaitseva)
15 4 January 2012 Germany Oberhof, Germany 4x6 km Relay World Cup 1st (with Glazyrina / Bogaliy-Titovets / Vilukhina)
16 21 January 2012 Italy Antholz, Italy 4x6 km Relay World Cup 3rd (with Glazyrina / Zaitseva / Vilukhina)
* Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

Overall record[edit]

Result Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Relay Mixed
Relay[a]
Total
Individual Events Team Events  All Events 
1st place 3 2 6 5 6 11
2nd place 1 3 4 3 8 3 11
3rd place 1 2 5 2 3 7 10
Podiums 1 7 6 2 14 2 16 16 32
Top 10 7 19 15 6 22 6 48 27 75
Points 12 46 32 19 22 6 109 28 137
Other 2 13 1 3[b] 16 3 19
Starts 14 59 33 19 25 6 125 31 156
a. 1 Includes mixed relay and single mixed relay, the event involves one male and one female biathlete each completing two legs consisting of one prone and one standing shoot.
b. 1 Disqualified (DSQ).
* Statistics as of 8 March 2017.

Shooting[edit]

Shooting 2006–07 season[2] 2007–08 season[3] 2008–09 season[4] 2009–10 season[5] 2010–11 season[6] 2011–12 season[7]
Prone position 52 / 60 86.7% 163 / 179 91.1% 158 / 183 86.3% 143 / 170 84.1% 169 / 204 82.8% 179 / 213 84.0%
Standing position 45 / 60 75.0% 148 / 181 81.8% 134 / 183 73.2% 140 / 168 83.3% 164 / 205 80.0% 170 / 208 81.7%
Total 97 / 120 80.8% 311 / 360 86.4% 292 / 366 79.8% 283 / 338 83.7% 333 / 409 81.4% 349 / 421 82.9%
Shooting 2012–13 season[8] 2013–14 season[9] 2014–15 season[10] 2015–16 season[11] 2016–17 season[12] Career
Prone position 21 / 30 70.0% 5 / 7 71.4% 4 / 5 80.0% 83 / 97 85.6% 977 / 1148 85.1%
Standing position 27 / 31 87.1% 5 / 6 83.3% 4 / 5 80.0% 81 / 103 78.6% 918 / 1150 79.8%
Total 48 / 61 78.7% 10 / 13 76.9% 8 / 10 80.0% 164 / 200 82.0% 1895 / 2298 82.5%
* Results in all IBU World Cup races, Olympics and World Championships including relay events and disqualified races. Statistics as of 8 March 2017.[1][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b International Biathlon Union.Svetlana Sleptsova. IBU Datacenter. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
  2. ^ 2006-07 Season World Cup Shooting Percentages. realbiathlon.com. Accessed 18 March 2016.
  3. ^ 2007-08 Season World Cup Shooting Percentages. realbiathlon.com. Accessed 18 March 2016.
  4. ^ 2008-09 Season World Cup Shooting Percentages. realbiathlon.com. Accessed 18 March 2016.
  5. ^ 2009-10 Season World Cup Shooting Percentages. realbiathlon.com. Accessed 18 March 2016.
  6. ^ 2010-11 Season World Cup Shooting Percentages. realbiathlon.com. Accessed 18 March 2016.
  7. ^ 2011-12 Season World Cup Shooting Percentages. realbiathlon.com. Accessed 18 March 2016.
  8. ^ 2012-13 Season World Cup Shooting Percentages. realbiathlon.com. Accessed 18 March 2016.
  9. ^ 2013-14 Season World Cup Shooting Percentages. realbiathlon.com. Accessed 18 March 2016.
  10. ^ 2014-15 Season World Cup Shooting Percentages. realbiathlon.com. Accessed 18 March 2016.
  11. ^ 2015-16 Season World Cup Shooting Percentages. realbiathlon.com. Accessed 18 March 2016.
  12. ^ a b Biathlon Federation of Ukraine. Svetlana Sleptsova. biathlon.com.ua. Accessed 30 November 2016.

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