Svetlana Sleptsova

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  • Name: Sleptsova Svetlana ( Svetlana Sleptsova )
  • Date of birth: 31 July 1986.
  • Age: 30 years
  • Place of birth: Khanty-Mansiysk
  • Height: 162
  • Activity: biathlete, Olympic champion, world champion, honored master of sports of Russia
  • Marital status: not married

    Svetlana Sleptsova: biography

    Svetlana Sleptsova — star Russian biathlete, who in 2010 won gold at the Olympics, was world champion six times rose on the higher step of the podium in the world Cup and a lot of times won in the domestic competition. Svetlana was born in the Northern city of Khanty-Mansiysk, in the family of the pilot Yury Olegovich and medical worker Elena Victorovna. She has an older sister Olga, who followed in the footsteps of mom and became a doctor. And Sleptsova, Jr. from his childhood was interested in sports. Moreover, its interests were extremely varied: from ballroom dancing to karate and even Boxing.

    Svetlana Sleptsova in childhood
    Photos of Svetlana in childhood | Official website

    When from the moment of birth it has been 10 years in the biography of Svetlana Sleptsova appeared first biathlon. It was in the section after the trainer of DYUSSH came to school and invited all the children. The girl with the sport interested in the fact that her ten-year, trusted weapon, and it was very exciting and alluring. Together with Svetlana started to play in the same group all classmates, but gradually sports team thinned, and from school Sleptsova stayed in training almost the only. It should be noted that she tried several times to quit biathlon, as the teenage years, more time should be paid to communication with friends. But professional coaches managed to convince the talented athlete to continue his studies.

    Svetlana Sleptsova
    Photo of Svetlana Sleptsova | Official website

    A busy schedule of training and frequent competitions, restricted to full-time study, and success Sleptsova in school were far from perfect. She was lucky that the parents were sympathetic to his daughter’s choice. Later she became a student of the Ugra state University, where he studied at the faculty of sport and tourism. First, There the girl had problems, but when she began to run in the world Championships medal, the University management went forward and allowed the student to pass the session in the free chart. In the end she became not just a graduate but have passed the thesis for a maximum score.


    With the transition to an older age group Svetlana Sleptsova started performing better and better, and in the 19 years became the champion of the Junior world championship in the individual race. The key to success of bright girl, her coach called stubborn character. She never missed a workout, always giving it full power. Persistence and dedication did the trick: Sleptsova is on the pencil next to the coaches the women’s team and in 2007 debut in the national team.

    Svetlana Sleptsova
    The XXI winter Olympic games in Vancouver. Sprint | Official website

    A year later, Svetlana won the World Cup and into the top ten biathletes of the planet that brings her the title of Master of sports of international class. Further awards followed one after the other: nomination «discovery of the year», the next gold batons, winner of the order of Friendship. And the highest point in his career Sleptsova considered her performance at the Olympic games in canadian Vancouver, where she became the Olympic champion.

    Svetlana Sleptsova
    In the preparatory training camp | Official website

    Later the athlete was waiting for a difficult knee injury, and psychological decline. As a result, in 2013 Light shows the worst results for all time of performances in professional sports and in the overall standings is only 78. Age Sleptsova said that she could still conquer the highest peaks, but purely psychological forces the girl was gone. She even thought about retirement. But in 2016, she not only returns the number of prospective athletes, but also several times lifted on the podium in IBU Cup.

    Svetlana Sleptsova
    Multiple champion of Russia and world Cup | Official site

    In the end, Svetlana returns to the team as a team member and participates in competitions together with Anastasia Zagoruiko, Olga Podchufarova and other Russian stars of biathlon. By the way, Sleptsova, did not take part in the race team in 2013, has changed in the national team Olga Vilukhina, who ended his professional career.

    Personal life

    His personal life Svetlana Sleptsova is not yet built, although rumors repeatedly drove her with such well-known Norwegian colleagues as Emil Hegle Svendsen and tarjei boe, also with Russian sports journalist llya Trifunovi. Although the athlete these conversations or not saying, or says one phrase: «We’re just friends». Many times supporters say that Svetlana Sleptsova is getting married. She she argues that ready to go away, only when officially will end his career. Although the girl cannot deny she has a beloved man.

    Svetlana Sleptsova and Ilya Trifanov
    Svetlana Sleptsova by Ilya Trifanov | Group VK

    By the way, after a career Sleptsova plans to open his own restaurant in Khanty-Mansiysk. She wants it to be a large modern facility with many rooms and several kitchens that will be able to even compete with the capital’s elite restaurants. Hometown remains in the heart of the athletes as the best city on earth.

    In 2012, Sleptsova was awarded the title «Honorary resident of the city of Khanty-Mansiysk». Although she is rarely free time, however, the Light tries to focus on his mother, especially after suddenly the father died and Elena was left alone. And the main hobby in life girls is tennis and music in different directions. These two Svetlana is able to talk for hours.


    Svetlana Sleptsova

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