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Albina Akhatova: biography
Albina Akhatova – biathlete, honored master of sports. Has the order «For merits before Fatherland» the first degree, and the medal of Honor. Today considered one of the best biathletes in the history of Russia.
Albina was born in the Vologda region in the city of Nikolsk 13.11.1976. Her father fayzrahmanovich Hamit Akhatov was a well-known coach who brought to the sport not one athlete. He holds the title of honored trainer of the Russian Federation, awarded the order «For merits before Fatherland» the second degree and the medal «Sports Glory of Yamal».
The mother of the girl Tatyana Akhatova was the Director of the Sports Palace, which was located in Labytnangi. Unfortunately, the mother died tragically in 2000. In her honor was named the sports school.
Akhatova was first on skis when she was just ten years old. The first coach was the dad, who already noticed that his daughter has talent. She actively participated in the ski race. 14 years athlete fails to meet the qualifying standards of master of sports.
Further Albina becomes coach Leonid Guriev. In 1993 Akhatova decides to become a biathlete. The training took place in Khanty-Mansiysk, where a young girl was forced to move.
In 1994 Akhatova takes part in the youth Olympic games. Unfortunately, she failed to win the prize, but the results of girls were pretty good: in the classic sprint, she comes eleven, and in the biathlon with air rifle occupies the eighth place.
In the same year, a young athlete prepares for Arctic games. They have become more successful for Albina when she won two gold and one silver. After these games about Akhatova begin to talk in sporting circles.
When Akhatova was 20 years old, she went to the world Cup, which took place in Italy. 1996 was not very successful for a young girl, as she showed the worst result among Russian athletes and only came 56th.
But Akhatova needed only one year to prove to everyone that hard work will sooner or later yield a positive result. In the individual race during the second stage of the world Cup, which took place in Sweden, she manages to come 17th.
The girl involved in the European championship, which took place in Austria in 1997. Then the national team of the Russian Federation was the first. Great contribution to this victory was Akhatova.
In 1998 Akhatova at the world Cup in Slovakia wins «silver» in individual race. This year has brought the girl’s Vice-champion title at the winter Olympics.
In the same competitions, but in 2002, she comes third, and before that in 1999, receives a «bronze» in Oslo for the world Championships.
The first Golden medal goes to the athlete in 2003 in Italy in the world Cup. In the same year she takes part in the world Championship held in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the mass start, she comes first.
For 2003 the girl is a four-time world champion, and in 2004 she manages to win the silver medal in Oberhof.
In the 2006 Olympics in Turin, brings a girl preferably for each athlete the gold. Albina also won at these games, two bronze medals in the individual race at 15 km and 10 km.
The following awards fell during the world Championships in östersund in 2008.
The doping scandal and end of career
At the end of 2008 Albina gives blood for doping. Early next year the results come from the International biathlon Union, which stated that during the study, her blood was found banned substance. The decision of the court the athlete was suspended from competition for two years.
In addition to a ban on participation in tournaments it is also not allowed to participate in the Olympic games, which were held in 2010 and in 2014. Akhatova was not agree with the decision and filed an appeal in Lausanne.
But she never managed to prove his innocence, as in the official letter stated that according to a study in the blood of women was attended by doping.
In 2010, the ban on participation in tournaments has been removed, but Albina Akhatova and never returned to the sport.
Albina Akhatova now
After retiring from sports, Albin decided to become a coach. One of the students was her current husband Maxim Maximov. He managed to win awards at European and world Championships.
In 2012 Akhatova was asked to become a shooting coach. She agreed and is now working with the national team of the Tyumen region. Today she lives in the town of Labytnangi in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district.
Today Akhatova is considered to be one of the best biathletes in the history of Russia.
First husband of Albina Dmitry Maslov is a well – known skier. They lived together for two years and decided to leave. The couple never had children together.
Second husband Akhatova was Andrei Dmitriev. He was a doctor of Russian national team on biathlon. In 2006 they had a son, who was named Leonidas.
Marriage Dmitriev split up in 2009. There were rumors that the reason for the divorce was the doping scandal.
With her third husband Akhatova has been living for three years. Maxim Maximov made a proposal albino, and they married in 2013. In the same period, the couple had a daughter, whom they named Anastasia.
Children are one of the honored places in the life of former athletes. She is raising their children and pays much attention to them. In his free time, Albina loves to play tennis and to ski in the mountains.
Passion Akhatova is breeding cacti. In addition to his sports career, she managed to get an education at the State University of ways and messages. Albina, specialty Manager-economist.