Anastasiya Kuzmina – Wikipedia

Slovak biathlete

Anastasiya Kuzmina

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Birth name Anastasiya Vladimirovna Shipulina
Full name Anastasiya Vladimirovna Kuzmina
Nationality Slovak
Born (1984-08-28) 28 August 1984 (age 37)
Tyumen, RSFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Sport Biathlon
Club VSC Dukla Banská Bystrica
World Cup debut 7 January 2006[1][2]
Retired 24 March 2019
Teams 3 (2010–2018)
Medals 6 (3 gold)
Teams 7 (2009–2013, 2017, 2019)
Medals 3 (1 gold)
Seasons 11 (2005/06–2018/19)
Individual victories 18
Individual podiums 38
All podiums 39
Discipline titles 3:
2 Sprint (2017–18,
2018–19);
1 Pursuit (2017–18);
Updated on 8 March 2019.

Anastasiya Vladimirovna Kuzmina (Slovak: Anastasia Kuzminová, Russian: Анастасия Владимировна Кузьмина; née Shipulina; born 28 August 1984) is a retired Russian-born Slovak biathlete.

Kuzmina represented Slovakia from December 2008 and won the silver medal two months later in mass start at the 2009 Biathlon World Championships in Pyeongchang.[3] She won a gold medal in the 7.5 km sprint and a silver medal in the 10 km pursuit at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Kuzmina’s victory made her the second Slovak after Ondrej Nepela to win a Winter Olympic gold medal, and the first for independent Slovakia.[4] She won another medal – bronze, at the 2011 Biathlon World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk.[5] At the 2014 Winter Olympics, she again won the gold medal in the 7.5 km sprint. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, she took silver medals in the pursuit and the individual before taking the gold in the mass start, hitting 19 out of 20 targets to become the first biathlete to win gold medals in three consecutive Games, and tying her as the Slovak sportsperson with the most Olympic golds alongside canoeists Pavol and Peter Hochschorner.[6]

In the 2017–18 season she took her first discipline World Cup titles, winning the Crystal Globes for the sprint[7] and pursuit disciplines.[8] She also finished the season second in the overall World Cup standings, three points behind champion Kaisa Mäkäräinen.[9]

Her brother Anton Shipulin is a Russian biathlete. Her husband, Daniel Kuzmin, is an Israeli cross-country skier and Kuzmina’s personal coach. They have one son, Yelisey, and one daughter, Olivia.[10] She, her husband and their children live in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. She speaks Russian, Slovak and English.

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.

Olympic Games[edit]

6 medals (3 gold, 3 silver)

Kuzmina has won six medals from Olympic Games. In Vancouver she won a gold medal in the sprint and a silver medal in pursuit and in Sochi she won a gold medal in the 7.5 km sprint, becoming the first woman in biathlon to successfully defend an individual Olympic title.[11] In Pyeongchang she won three medals, gold in the 12.5 km mass start event[12] and silver in the 10 km pursuit[13] and in the 15 km individual race.[14]

*The mixed relay was added as an event in 2014.

World Championships[edit]

3 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)

Kuzmina has won three medals from World Championships. In Pyeonchang she won a silver medal in the 12.5 km mass start.[15] In Khanty-Mansiysk she won a bronze medal in the 7.5 km sprint.[16]

World Cup[edit]

Season Overall Sprint Pursuit Individual Mass Start
Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position
2005/06 5/26 0 N/A 3/10 0 N/A 2/8 0 N/A 0/3 0 N/A 0/5 0 N/A
2006/07 3/27 20 61st 1/10 0 N/A 1/8 0 N/A 1/4 20 36th 0/5 0 N/A
2007/08 Did not start
2008/09 17/26 290 30th 7/10 81 36th 5/7 50 40th 2/4 44 30th 3/5 115 13th
2009/10 17/25 443 20th 7/10 144 26th 4/6 121 15th 3/4 73 17th 3/5 105 17th
2010/11 21/26 708 9th 8/10 328 5th 5/7 195 10th 4/4 60 23rd 4/5 125 15th
2011/12 26/26 721 10th 10/10 274 8th 8/8 198 12th 3/3 85 9th 5/5 180 6th
2012/13 26/26 769 7th 10/10 294 9th 8/8 222 11th 3/3 104 5th 5/5 157 9th
2013/14 19/22 606 6th 7/9 179 12th 7/8 204 9th 2/2 84 3rd 3/3 139 2nd
2014/15 Did not start
2015/16
2016/17 10/26 176 40th 5/9 103 29th 4/9 55 41st 0/3 0 N/A 1/5 18 42nd
2017/18 21/22 819 2nd 8/8 323 1st 7/7 301 1st 1/2 32 22nd 5/5 168 6th
2018/19 23/25 870 3rd 9/9 371 1st 8/8 309 3rd 3/3 50 18th 5/5 145 10th

Overall record[edit]

Result Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed
relay
Total
Individual events Team events All events
1st place 10 5 3 18 18
2nd place 2 4 5 4 15 15
3rd place 1 2 1 2 1 6 1 7
Podiums 3 16 11 9 1 39 1 40
Top 10
Points
Others
DNF
DSQ
Starts 213
* Results in IBU World Cup races, Olympics and World Championships.

Individual victories[edit]

No. Season Date Location Discipline Level
1 2009/10 13 February 2010 Canada Vancouver, Canada 7.5 km Sprint Winter Olympic Games
2  2010/11  10 December 2010 Austria Hochfilzen, Austria 7.5 km Sprint World Cup
3 19 March 2011 Norway Holmenkollen, Norway 10 km Pursuit World Cup
4 2012/13 17 January 2013 Italy Antholz, Italy 7.5 km Sprint World Cup
5 2013/14 9 February 2014 Russia Sochi, Russia 7.5 km Sprint Winter Olympic Games
6 22 March 2014 Norway Holmenkollen, Norway 10 km Pursuit World Cup
7 23 March 2014 Norway Holmenkollen, Norway 12.5 km Mass Start World Cup
8 2017/18 9 December 2017 Austria Hochfilzen, Austria 10 km Pursuit World Cup
9 14 December 2017 France Annecy, France 7.5 km Sprint World Cup
10 4 January 2018 Germany Oberhof, Germany 7.5 km Sprint World Cup
11 6 January 2018 Germany Oberhof, Germany 10 km Pursuit World Cup
12 17 February 2018 South Korea Pyeongchang, South Korea 12.5 km Mass Start Winter Olympic Games
13 15 March 2018 Norway Holmenkollen, Norway 7.5 km Sprint World Cup
14 2018/19 23 December 2018 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 12.5 km Mass Start World Cup
15 17 January 2019 Germany Ruhpolding, Germany 7.5 km Sprint World Cup
16 8 March 2019 Sweden Östersund, Sweden 7.5 km Sprint World Championships
17 21 March 2019 Norway Holmenkollen, Norway 7.5 km Sprint World Cup
18 23 March 2019 Norway Holmenkollen, Norway 10 km Pursuit World Cup
*Results are from IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

Updated on 25 March 2018

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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