Olga Vilukhina

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  • Name: Olga Vilukhina ( Olga Vilukhina )
  • Date of birth: 22 March 1988
  • Age: 28 years
  • Place of birth: Mezhgorye, Bashkortostan
  • Height: 172
  • Activities: Russian biathlete, Honored master of sports of Russia
  • Marital status: married

    Olga Vilukhina: biography

    Olga Vilukhina G. well-known to fans of biathlon. Russian athlete has glorified his name in the world championship 2012 at the Olympic winter games in Sochi in 2014, where she managed to win silver in the women’s relay and sprint. Olga – Honored master of sports of Russia. And she’s a three-time champion of the country.

    Biathlete Olga Vilukhina was born in March 1988 in Bashkortostan, in the city of Mezhgore, which has the status closed.

    In the family of Oli athletes were not. Dad worked as an engineer in a construction company. My mother worked as a boiler operator. Olga has a sister Zlata. But it is sport is irrelevant – became a software engineer.

    Olga Vilukhina
    Olga Vilukhina | NTV

    He studied Olga Vilukhina in a regular school, delighting parents, fours and fives. He loved to read, she especially liked the novels of Paolo Coelho. But the health the girl was not very strong. So mom brought her in ski sports section. Olga started and soon became so absorbed that the sport was in first place in his life priorities. But really Olga Vilukhina fell in love with the sport when they switched skis more difficult, but such an exciting biathlon.


    Biathlon Olga Vilukhina started in the summer of 2004. So advised her coach Valery Ivanov. He began to train the girl. The first significant victory came to the young biathlete in the middle of the first decade of the 2000s. In the American Presque Isle athlete bright debuted.

    Interestingly, in the individual race she got only 28, but in others it managed to win a full set of medals. Sprint brought her the gold, relay silver, and the stage of persecution – bronze.

    So began a brilliant sports biography of Olga Vilukhina.

    Olga Vilukhina in the biathlon track
    At the biathlon track | Sibkray.ru

    A year in the Italian Martello biathlete managed to win a silver medal in the relay, but in the race she got only 9th place. In the future relay race brought the athlete the best results. At the European Championship in Bansko Olga Vilukhina won the gold medal at the next two Championships in Canmore and Nowe Miasto won silver and gold.

    Olga Vilukhina took into account all our mistakes and were able to «catch up» where you feel your weaknesses. The hard work of the athletes impressed. Soon it bore fruit. In the European Championship, which was held in Ufa biathlete won gold in the four existing disciplines – the pursuit, the sprint, individual and relay race. It was a real triumph. Because none of the colleagues of Olga since 1994 not been able to establish an absolute record of the Championships, having won so many awards in one continental championship.

    Olga Vilukhina
    Olga Vilukhina | «Sport-Express»

    The name Olga Vilukhina became widely known. The girl invited to the world Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk in March 2009. And she met all expectations, showing in the sprint the best time among Russian athletes. Vilukhina was in the «flower ceremony». At the end of the 2008-2009 season it was included in the national team. Before the new season first time a girl was prepared with the main team.

    Unfortunately, in Oberhof Olga Vilukhina is ill. High hemoglobin level is simply «rolled over». Because of the heat beginning to curl the blood. The temperature rose to 40 degrees. After returning the girl went to rehab, but during this period of lost form. Therefore, after the control training, the coaching staff decided to send it to the IBU Cup. But also here all was not as rosy as hoped. Olga Vilukhina managed to finish only 14th place.

    Olga Vilukhina
    Olga Vilukhina | «Kommersant»

    It seems that the sport tide has turned against women. Austria’s Olga Vilukhina in a hurry forgot the start number on my feet. While the girl brought, it took precious 40 seconds. These seconds she lost a leader. At the IBU Cup in German Altenberg, she could become only the 17th. From further competition Ola had to be abandoned due to heavy otitis.

    Next season my health again failed her. But in January of 2012 in the Czech Nove mesto na Morave Vilukhina managed to snatch the victory. She set a personal record: 5th place in the sprint. And in March, she for the first time in his career he managed to rise to 3rd place in the pursuit race at the world Championships in Ruhpolding, Bavarian.

    Luck smiled again to the athlete. The first stage of the 2012-2013 season in Ostersund, Sweden, was for Olga to be the most successful in their careers at that time: she took third place in the sprint and never dropped below 5th in the other two races.

    Olga Vilukhina on pedestal
    Rewarding athletes League. News

    At the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk in March 2013 she secured success, once again showing your best score during performances. Olga Vilukhina rose to 2nd place.

    Before the winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014 to the athlete watched the Olympic hope of Russia. And she did not disappoint. 9 Feb girl won a silver medal in the sprint, behind only the Slovak rival. The second «silver» Olga pulled in the relay.

    Next season Olga Vilukhina missed due to health problems.


    In November 2016 Vice-champion of Olympic games of 2014 has decided to end his career. She no longer speaks.

    Olga Vilukhina
    Photos of the athletes | metro

    In December 2016 it became known that the international biathlon Union (IBU) has named two representatives of the Russian biathlon team who were alleged doping at the games in Sochi in 2014. It’s Yana Romanova and Olga Vilukhina. The Russian biathlon Union has made a strong statement. After all, the fault of the athletes has not been proven.

    Personal life

    Husband of the sportswoman became her personal trainer Valery Ivanov. They brought to him forever sick 10-year-old Olya’s parents. Ivanov put a lot of effort in promising the girl grow out of her Olympic champion. He coached it for 15 years.

    When the girl grew up, at some point I realized that Valery Ivanov of interest to her not only as a coach but also as a wonderful person and a man. More about the girl, about her life, tastes and character no one knew, even her parents.

    Olga Vilukhina and Valery Ivanov
    Valery Ivanov | KP

    Reliable, calm, confident Valery Ivanov became the best Oli in the world man. He understood her like no other. Ivanov is former professional biathlete, in the biography which was the Olympics in Nagano. Previously, he played for the team of Kazakhstan and reached a certain height and authority. But the greatest success of Valery Ivanov and his ward Olga Vilukhina. Coaching victory was more athletic.

    The age difference between husband and wife is measured by 20 years. But the personal life Olga Vilukhina Valery Ivanov turned out the best. For Ivanov’s second marriage. From the first he has a child.

    Recently in social networks there was a rumor that Olga Vilukhina pregnant. But the truth is still unknown. In an interview she once admitted that to her family is of great importance, because a woman created for family and home. But at that moment Olga was in the team and preparing for the Sochi Olympics, so in the first place put sports. In this case hinted that after leaving biathlon priorities will change dramatically.


    Olga Vilukhina

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