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Anna Bogaliy: biography
Anna Bogaliy – famous Russian biathlete, honored master of sports, multiple winner and two-time world champion, winner of Championships of Europe, Russia, three-time member of team Russia at the Olympic games.
Anna Ivanovna Bogaliy was born in the Vologda region in the settlement of Vozhega 12 June 1979, where she lived until 5 years. After his parents ‘ divorce Anna mother moved to Murmansk. In childhood, Anya visited the different sections, but for a long time didn’t have any Hobbies.
For biathlon, she came to enroll in company with a friend in 1991, but soon realized that I had found my calling. The desire to be first in everything has helped to develop natural talents, and success was not long in coming.
Anna graduated from St. Petersburg University. P. F. Lesgaft. After moving to Novosibirsk athlete played for local club «the locomotive» until 2012.
The first medals she won at the Junior European championship in 1998. A year later the girl got the silver at the world championship among juniors. The 1999-2000 season of the year was for young women crucial. After winning the Russian Cup Anna Bogaliy became part of the national team.
The following season, 2000/2001, brought the athlete three awards in individual competitions and gold at the world Championships in Slovenia. About his participation in the Olympic games 2002 in salt lake city Anna says with disappointment, and her debut performance at the world Cup in 2001-2002, also cannot boast of outstanding achievements.
Being very self-critical and demanding of yourself, Anya gave up and was not disappointed, continuing to train hard. The results of these efforts had an impact in the next sports season: Bogaliy won the gold medal in Antholz for the world Cup.
After a year in Oberhof at the world Championships she has brought to our country two silver and one bronze medals and took fifth place in the overall standings.
In 2004, the girl got married, adding to his name the surname of her husband. Now in all of the standings, it appeared as Anna Bogaliy-Titovets. The wedding was held on a Grand scale, the newlyweds were invited to the celebration the whole team on biathlon.
Season 2004/2005 for women was marked by several awards. In Austria, the Russian team won gold in Khanty-Mansiysk Anna brought his team second place.
At the Olympic games 2006 champion won the gold medal and the year 2007 was for Anna Bogaliy unsuccessful, so the world Cup this season she missed. The following season, she again took part in the tournament due to pregnancy. After three months after giving birth she decided to return to the sport and not lost. At the Olympics in Vancouver, Anna won the gold medal, becoming the double Olympic champion.
After winning the canadian Olympics, Bogaliy-Titovets in the course of two seasons took part in world Cup races, and in 2012 announced the completion of a career.
Main titles and awards Anna Bogaliy:
- two-time Olympic champion;
- three-time world champion and the winner of several silver and bronze medals;
- the double champion of Europe;
- champion of Russia;
- the winner of the bronze and silver awards of the world Cup.
Personal life of Anna Bogaliy
She was married in 2004, in 2009, Anna gave birth to a child. Son named Maxim. Leaving the sport, the girl planned to devote himself to his family and son, but family and personal life is not formed, and soon the couple broke up.
Current husband of Anna, Andrei Levonen – businessman, whose company specializiruetsya sports ski equipment. The couple met at competitions in the children’s biathlon, in which Anna takes an active part.
Cup Anna Bogaliy
Children and family have always occupied in the life of Anna led. That is why, after retiring from sports, the champion began to actively promote the project on the development of children’s biathlon. Photos from the competitions held within the Cup Anna Bogaliy can be found on the official website of the organization and other sources.