Olga Podchufarova

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  • Name: Olga Podchufarova ( Olga Podchufarova )
  • Date of birth: 5 August 1992
  • Age: 24 years
  • Place of birth: Moscow
  • Height: 169
  • Activity: biathlete
  • Marital status: not married

    Olga Podchufarova: biography

    Olga Podchufarova called a rising star of Russian biathlon. She’s a native Muscovite, born on August 5, 1992. Her parents have nothing to do with sports: father do the computer systems, her mother worked as a guide-interpreter.

    Since childhood, Olga was physically developed kid. The gym teacher saw the girl advised the parents to record it to the ski section. Podchufarova said that skiing was feeling confident, feeling that the feet strapped to the Board, she was not. In the ski section it is not recorded – the ride was far, and the parents did not have enough time. Father and mother decided that ballroom dancing fit the girl more. Eight years Olga was engaged in dances, went to the competition, but any special achievements in her career was not.

    In biathlon, she came when I was in 9th grade. Students sent for the competition, where they were to go skiing 3 kilometers distance. Podchufarova competed with girls who are constantly practicing, and came to the finish line first. After that victory, she went to the coach and asked her to keep it. So she got into the sports school «Youth of Moscow», the coach of the biathlon Yuri Lelio. He coached athlete today.

    After school Olga Podchufarova entered the State University of management, where he received the profession of Manager. Discipline and endurance helped her to combine studies and intense training schedule.


    Her career women began in 2009, and two years later Olga won gold and silver medals at the world Championships in summer biathlon. In the fall of 2012 the assets of the young women appeared three gold medals she won in the sprint, mixed relay and pursuit race at the world Championship in Ufa. In 2013 at the world Championships in Russia she won the bronze medal, losing to finalist 30 seconds.

    In General, 2013 was a turning point in my career Podchufarova. Cup biathlon, held in Austria, she brought back three medals – gold for race-pursuit, silver in sprint and bronze for the relay. At world Cup races, which took place in Sochi in the spring of 2013, Olga was invited to play for the Russian national team before she competed in the Junior Championships. In a world Cup competition, she gained new experience and felt how much harder adult athletes. She took the 58th place in the sprint. Significantly improve the results Podchufarova had been at the next world Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the race-the persecution she was 26.

    In 2014, the competitions held in Holmenkollen, Olga Podchufarova took 21 place in sprint. At the Olympic games in Sochi, she finished 49th in the individual race, but before the end of the year at the world Championships in östersund took 11th place in the individual race. The next stage brought him the 4th place — to stand on the podium, she had 1.5 seconds.

    Olga Podchufarova as the best biathlete of Russia, was supposed to speak at the world Championships 2016 world Cup, but after a painful sprint (65-e a place) the coach lifted the athlete for competition. The reason – unsatisfactory training of biathletes. Podchufarova responded to their exclusion by stating that after the end of the season may go on self-training and will train separately from the team.

    Personal life

    Olga Podchufarova is not married and has no plans to start a family — now that she has no time.

    In her spare time she likes to sit in social networks, communicate with loved ones. The athlete does not tolerate people excessive talkativeness and adulation, believes that sincerity to face them more.


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