Zulfiya Zabirova

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Zulfiya Zabirova
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Zabirova prior to her start in the time trial
at the 1998 Women's Challenge
Personal information
Full name Zulfiya Zabirova
Born (1973-12-19) 19 December 1973 (age 44)
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 143 lb (65 kg)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1999 Acca Due O
2000–2001 Acca Due O - Lorena Camichie
2002 USC Chirio
2003 Team Prato Marathon Bike
2004 Team Let's Go Finland
2005– Bigla Cycling Team

Zulfiya Khasanovna Zabirova (Russian: Зульфия Хасановна Забирова; born 19 December 1973)[1] is a Russian professional cycle racer who won the Gold medal in the time trial event in the 1996 Olympics and later, in 2002, won the World Time Trial Championship.

Biography[edit]

Zulfiya was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 19 December 1973. She is an ethnic Uzbek. In 1993 two years after the breakup of the Soviet Union she emigrated to Russia and lived in Rostov-on-Don. As the main reason for her emigration she cited that the Islamist leadership of the newly independent Uzbekistan is hostile to the women sports and the rights of women in general. In 1996 she became famous after winning the Olympic gold medal in Atlanta.

In 2005, she obtained the citizenship of Kazakhstan and announced her intention to compete as a member of the Kazakhstan team. As the reason for her decision she cited the better conditions for training and her desire to be closer to her native Uzbekistan (Kazakhstan has a reputation to be the much more secular and democratic than Uzbekistan) as well as her family circumstances. According to the Russian Newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, Zabirova's main place of residence and training is Lugano, Switzerland (as of 2005).

Major results[edit]

1994
3rd UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships (Individual pursuit)
1995
2nd National Road Championships, Time Trial
1996
1st Gold medal olympic.svg Olympic Games Time Trial
National Road Championships
1st MaillotRusia.PNG Time Trial
2nd Road Race
1st GP Kanton Zurich
Tour Cycliste Feminin
Two Stage wins
3rd Tour du Finistere
1997
1st MaillotRusia.PNG National Road Championships, Road Race
1st Overall Etoile Vosgienne
One stage win
1st Overall Trois Jours de Vendee
One stage win
1st Chrono des Herbiers
1st Tour du Finistere
Tour Cycliste Feminin
Two Stage wins
2nd UCI Road World Championships Time Trial
2nd Chrono Champenois
2nd GP des Nations
2nd Thrift Drug Classic
3rd Overall Women's Challenge
Two stage wins
3rd Overall Gracia Orlova
1998
1st GP Suisse Féminin
1st GP des Nations
1st Josef Voegeli Memorial
Tour Cycliste Feminin
One stage win
2nd UCI Road World Championships, Time Trial
4th Overall Thuringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
1999
1st Overall Tour de Suisse Feminin
1st One stage win
3rd Overall Women's Challenge
One stage win
5th Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
1st Stages 4, 7, & 9
2000
1st MaillotRusia.PNG National Road Championships, Time Trial
1st Overall Tour de Suisse Feminin
One stage win
5th Overall Grande Boucle
1st Stage 9 & 13
7th Olympic Games Road Race
2002
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG UCI Road World Championships, Time Trial
1st Overall Thuringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
One stage win
1st GP Carnevale d'Europa
1st Chrono Champenois-Trophee Europeen
Grande Boucle
Two stage wins
1st Stage 4 Giro della Toscana
7th Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
9th GP Suisse
2003
1st Overall Vuelta Castilla y Leon
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Primavera Rosa
Grande Boucle
Two stage wins
3rd UCI Road World Championships, Time Trial
4th Overall Trophée d'Or Féminin
2004
3rd UCI Road World Championships, Time Trial
1st Tour of Flanders
1st Primavera Rosa
1st Overall Thuringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
1st Stage 5
8th Olympic Games, Time Trial
10th Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
1st Stage 5
2005
National Road Championships
1st MaillotKaz.PNG Time Trial
1st MaillotKaz.PNG Road Race
1st Prologue Giro di San Marino
1st Stage 4 Giro d'Italia Femminile
6th UCI Road World Championships, Time Trial
2006
National Road Championships
1st MaillotKaz.PNG Time Trial
1st MaillotKaz.PNG Road Race
1st Overall Trophée d'Or Féminin
1st Stage 1
1st Tour de Berne
2nd Chrono des Nations
2007
National Road Championships
1st MaillotKaz.PNG Time Trial
1st MaillotKaz.PNG Road Race
2nd Tour of Flanders
2008
National Road Championships
1st MaillotKaz.PNG Time Trial
1st MaillotKaz.PNG Road Race
1st Stages 3 & 3 Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin
10th Olympic Games, Road race

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete Biography - ZABIROVA Zulfiya". Beijing Olympics official website. Archived from the original on 2008-09-09. 

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