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Olena Petrova

Full name: Olena Yuriïvna Petrova
Original name: Олена Юріївна Петрова
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4" (162 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: September 24, 1972 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Sumy, Sumy (UKR)
Country: UKR Ukraine
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Following the break-up of the Soviet Union, Olena Petrova switched to competing for Ukraine when she was unable to land a spot on the strong Russian team. She débuted on the World Cup circuit in 1992, and competed through 2007. She was very successful at World Championships, despite never winning a title, collecting four silver medals and six bronze ones, of which seven were in team or relay events. Her best edition was the 1996 Worlds in Ruhpolding, when she took home a silver medal and two bronzes. At the 1998 Nagano Olympics, her usual strong shooting landed her a silver medal in the 15 km competition. Petrova's best World cup season came in 1999/2000, when she placed seventh overall and second in the mass start World Cup. She never won a World Cup race individually, but was on one relay champion in 1999 and had a total of 29 podium places. Petrova, who also won the 2004 European pursuit title, retired in 2007 to become a youth coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Biathlon Women's 15 kilometres Ukraine UKR AC DNF
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Biathlon Women's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Ukraine UKR 5
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Biathlon Women's 7.5 kilometres Sprint Ukraine UKR 11
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Biathlon Women's 15 kilometres Ukraine UKR 2 Silver
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Biathlon Women's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Ukraine UKR 5
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Biathlon Women's 7.5 kilometres Sprint Ukraine UKR 48
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Biathlon Women's 15 kilometres Ukraine UKR 24
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Biathlon Women's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Ukraine UKR 10
2006 Winter 33 Torino Biathlon Women's 7.5 kilometres Sprint Ukraine UKR 44
2006 Winter 33 Torino Biathlon Women's 15 kilometres Ukraine UKR 29
2006 Winter 33 Torino Biathlon Women's 4 × 6 kilometres Relay Ukraine UKR 11

Women's 7.5 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Biathlon Ukraine Final Standings 11 24:04.5 1 1 8:22.9 19 0 17:03.0 9
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Biathlon Ukraine Final Standings 48 23:40.9 2 1 7:04.0 34 1 17:12.9 45
2006 Winter 33 Torino Biathlon Ukraine Final Standings 44 24:52.2 2 0 8:31.1 =31 2 17:44.5 48

Women's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Biathlon Ukraine Final Standings AC DNF
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Biathlon Ukraine Final Standings 2 55:09.8 1 54:09.8 11 1 11:45.1 30 0 23:05.4 14 0 33:57.8 6 0 45:29.8 2
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Biathlon Ukraine Final Standings 24 51:05.7 1 50:05.7 47 0 9:15.5 24 0 18:49.3 6 1 30:46.2 17 0 41:09.7 16
2006 Winter 33 Torino Biathlon Ukraine Final Standings 29 54:35.6 3 51:35.6 42 0 10:09.7 10 2 22:26.5 31 0 32:59.1 23 1 44:43.2 25

Women's 4 × 6 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ES S1M S1ES S1T S1R S2M S2ES S2T S2R ET ER
2006 Winter 33 Torino Biathlon Ukraine UKR Final Standings 11 19:36.7 0 2 0 1 27:08.0 11 0 1 34:07.8 9 39:50.9 7

Women's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER ES S1ES S2ES S1T S1R S2T S2R
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Biathlon Ukraine UKR Final Standings 5 28:25.4 0 0 0 1-26:39.2 5
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Biathlon Ukraine UKR Final Standings 5 25:20.9 0 0 0 51:57.4 13 0 0 0
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Biathlon Ukraine UKR Final Standings 10 24:04.9 1 1 0 46:08.9 10 3 3 0 29:19.7 8 37:06.9 9