Anastasia Kuzmina

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  • Name: Anastasia Kuzmina ( Shipulina Anastasia )
  • Date of birth: 28 August 1984
  • Age: 32 years
  • Place of birth: Tyumen, Russia
  • Height: 180
  • Activity: biathlete, Olympic champion
  • Marital status: married

    Anastasiya Kuzmina: biography

    Anastasiya Vladimirovna Kuzmina, mother’s maiden name which is Anastasia Shipulina, known to fans of biathlon worldwide. She’s still in the Russian team showed a good result, and when she immigrated to Slovakia and became an advocate for this country, it has twice won the European Championships and twice won gold medals in the Olympic games. In late 2010, the sports journalists of her new homeland unanimously named Anastasia «Best athlete of Slovakia».

    Anastasia Kuzmina
    Anastasia Shipulina-Kuzmin | Ranking the best athletes in the world

    Nastya was born in Tyumen and became the first child in a family of masters of sports in ski races and biathlon Vladimir Ivanovich and Alla Abushaeva. Three years later twins were born Anna and Anton Shipulina, her younger brother and sister. Anton today, too, the famous sportsman, Olympic champion. Sports biography Anastasia Kuzmina initially included many sports. On skis she stood up under the leadership of mom and dad at a tender age, but later also engaged in figure skating and karate. However, when it came time to focus on one sport, She chose skiing.

    Anastasia Kuzmina and Anton Shipulin in childhood
    Little Anastasia, Anna and Anton Shipulina | RussiaSport

    She studied with the famous children’s coach of Nadezhda Dmitrievna on and baby won children’s competition for the youngest skiers. Later she got into team of the region and moved to another coach. In biathlon Anastasiya Kuzmina left when she was about 15 years old, and at the Junior level has collected a huge amount of different medals in both domestic competitions and international Championships. Higher education sister Shipulina, Anastasia Kuzmina, was in non-core high school – she graduated from the Tyumen law Institute of MIA Russia.


    In adult Russian national team biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina came in 2005 and for two seasons he represented his native country in all competitions. The best result Nastia at the time were in 13th place in the beginning of the season 2006-2007. Interesting fact: shortly after Anastasia Shipulina appeared in the national team, has completed the presentation of the famous Olympic champion Galina Kukleva. And during the Grand closing evening, Galina gave her that has brought her success, a rifle that is Nasty.

    Biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina
    Russian biathlete recent years in favour of Slovakia | biathlon news

    At the end of 2008 because of the circumstances of his personal life Kuzmina uniform of the national team of Slovakia. Representing this country, Anastasia has achieved better results. First she became the silver medalist of the world championship, then she resigned two races of the European Championship in the Russian city of Ufa, and Kuzmin for the first time rose to the highest step of the podium at senior level. Later, it was still the gold medal of the world Cup in Austria.

    Anastasia Kuzmina
    Winner of the gold medal of the Olympic games in 2010 | Ranking the best athletes in the world

    But the main achievement in biathlon Anastasia Kuzmina – «gold» the Olympic games. The first time she won the sprint race in Vancouver in 2010, and four years later in Sochi Slovak biathlete again repeated this success. For family reasons she retired from the sport for two years, and few expected to see her again on the track at a high level. But Kuzmin returned to the end of 2016 and the first official race was in the group of the strongest biathletes.

    Personal life

    In April 2007 the personal life of Anastasia Kuzmina has changed dramatically. First, she married an Israeli of Russian origin skier Daniel Kuzmin, whom he met during the training camp in Austrian Ramsau: young people together up the mountain in a single trailer. Secondly, the name changed Kuzmina and Shipulin on it it has been famous all over the world. Thirdly, moved to Slovakia, where for 12 years he lived her husband, and refused to play for Russia.

    Anastasia Kuzmina with her husband
    With her husband Daniel Kuzmin | Pravda

    First, the solution biathlete Anastasia Kuzmina-Shipulin took pregnancy in 2007, she gave birth to a son Elisha. But after a while Kuzmin decided to return to the sport, and it is faced with a choice: either to live with my husband and to represent Slovakia, or to return home friend. Like any normal woman, She chose family. Now she, along with Daniel lives and trains in the Slovak town of Banska Bystrica. And in the summer of 2015 in the family had a second child, a daughter with a beautiful name Olivia.

    Anastasia Kuzmina with family
    With her husband Daniel Kuzmin and son Elisha | Journal «Sport region»

    Main hobby in life of women is not a culinary delights, which it pleases his household. She also loves good contemporary music, without which can not do any day of the Olympic champion. After a career Anastasia would like to open your own flower shop, where she will be able to create his own ikebana. Like her brother, Anton Shipulin and Anastasia Kuzmina actively involved in charity work. With her husband, she very often visits sick children in the Slovak hospital Roosevelt, giving them gifts and support.


    Anastasia Kuzmina

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