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Natalia Valeeva

Full name: Natalia Valeeva
Other name(s): Nataliya Valeyeva, Наталья Валеева
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: November 15, 1969 in Tîrnauca, Transnistria, Moldova
Affiliations: Compagnia Arcieri Re Astolfo, Capri, ITA
Country: EUN Unified Team, MDA Moldova, ITA Italy
Sport: Archery

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Like many other Soviet athletes, who continued their athletics career after the fall of Soviet Union, Natalia Valeeva represented many nations throughout her career. At the start of her career she represented the Soviet Union and then her birth country Moldova until she married an Italian archer Roberto Cocchi in late 1996 and gained Italian citizenship and has represented her husband's birth country since. She has been the top female archer in each country she has represented and has been ranked as the number one female archer in the world several times, most recently in 2008, just before the Beijing Olympics. Although Valeeva was one of the best female archers in the 1990s and 2000s, she has struggled at the Olympics. Having participated in five Olympic Games, she medaled only in her first games in 1992, winning bronzes in both the individual and team events. At the World Championships, Valeeva has been much more successful, winning World individual titles in 1995 and 2007, as the only non-Korean female competitor to do so since 1989. She also won a World team title in 1999, and silvers in the team event in 1991 and 2001. At the World Indoor Championships, Valeeva has won the individual title four times (1991, 1995, 1999 and 2001) and a team title in 2009, while taking individual silvers in 1993 and 2009. At the European Championships, Valeeva won the individual title in 2002, silver in 1996 and bronze in 1998, team silvers in 1998 and 2004, and a bronze in 2000. Valeeva is also a three-time European Indoor individual champion (1989, 1996, 2002), while winning a team title in 1989 and individual silver in 2004.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Women's Individual Unified Team EUN 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Women's Team Unified Team EUN 3 Bronze
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Women's Individual Moldova MDA 12
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Women's Individual Italy ITA 7
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Women's Team Italy ITA 7
2004 Summer 34 Athina Archery Women's Individual Italy ITA 53
2008 Summer 38 Beijing Archery Women's Individual Italy ITA 19
2008 Summer 38 Beijing Archery Women's Team Italy ITA 5
2012 Summer 42 London Archery Women's Individual Italy ITA 17T
2012 Summer 42 London Archery Women's Team Italy ITA 9T

Women's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TH 10s 9s X SP S1P S2P S3P S4P A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10 A11 A12 TP S5P A13 A14 A15
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team Final Round Match 3-4 1 1992-08-02 Valeeva (EUN) 104, Wang (CHN) 102 104
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1992-08-02 Cho (KOR) 111, Valeeva (EUN) 102 102
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1992-08-02 Valeeva (EUN) 107, Parker (USA) 105 107
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team Round Two Match #4 1 1992-08-02 Valeeva (EUN) 112, O'Donnell (USA) 105 112
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team Round One Match #8 1 1992-08-02 Valeeva (EUN) 101, Block (USA) 99 101
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team Ranking Round 4 1992-07-31 1,346 144 75 46
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team Ranking Round 30 metres 3 1992-07-31 353
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team Ranking Round 50 metres 4 1992-07-31 332
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team Ranking Round 60 metres 2T 1992-07-31 341
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team Ranking Round 70 metres 6T 1992-07-31 320
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Moldova Round Three Match #7 2 Mensing (GER) 163, Valeeva (MDA) 158 158
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Moldova Round Two Match #13 1 Valeeva (MDA) 160, Lewis (RSA) 143 160
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Moldova Round One Match #25 1 Valeeva (MDA) 159, Koide (JPN) 141 159
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Moldova Ranking Round 7 1996-07-28 662 72 27 34
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Moldova Ranking Round 1st Half 8 329
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Moldova Ranking Round 2nd Half 7 333
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Italy Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 2000-09-19 Choe (PRK) 107, Valeeva (ITA) 103 103
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Italy Round Three Match #8 1 2000-09-19 Valeeva (ITA) 163, Ioriatti (ITA) 156 163
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Italy Round Two Match #15 1 2000-09-17 Valeeva (ITA) 162, Larsson (SWE) 160 162
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Italy Round One Match #29 1 2000-09-17 Valeeva (ITA) 166, Youanga (CAF) 126 166
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Italy Ranking Round 2 2000-09-16 667 72 34 14
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Italy Ranking Round 1st Half 1 2000-09-16 337
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Italy Ranking Round 2nd Half 2 2000-09-16 330
2004 Summer 34 Athina Archery Italy Round One Match #5 2 2004-08-15 Figueroa (PHI) 132, Valeeva (ITA) 130 130 4 1
2004 Summer 34 Athina Archery Italy Ranking Round 9 2004-08-12 650 19 6
2004 Summer 34 Athina Archery Italy Ranking Round 1st Half 5 2004-08-12 332
2004 Summer 34 Athina Archery Italy Ranking Round 2nd Half 18 2004-08-12 318
2008 Summer 38 Beijing Archery Italy Round Two Match #9 2 2008-08-12 Joo (KOR) 110, Valeeva (ITA) 108 108 1
2008 Summer 38 Beijing Archery Italy Round One Match #18 1 2008-08-12 Valeeva (ITA) 107, Bannova (KAZ) 105 107 3
2008 Summer 38 Beijing Archery Italy Ranking Round 30 2008-08-09 634 14 2
2008 Summer 38 Beijing Archery Italy Ranking Round 1st Half 36 2008-08-09 316
2008 Summer 38 Beijing Archery Italy Ranking Round 2nd Half 22 2008-08-09 318
2012 Summer 42 London Archery Italy Round Two Match #3 2 2012-08-01 Perova (RUS) 6, Valeeva (ITA) 2 2 24 27 28 25 7 8 9 9 10 8 9 10 9 7 10 8 104
2012 Summer 42 London Archery Italy Round One Match #6 1 2012-08-01 Valeeva (ITA) 7, Kwon (PRK) 3 7 20 28 28 28 6 6 8 X 10 8 9 X 9 9 9 X 132 28 9 X 9
2012 Summer 42 London Archery Italy Ranking Round 24 2012-07-27 650 23 5
2012 Summer 42 London Archery Italy Ranking Round 1st Half 30 2012-07-27 322
2012 Summer 42 London Archery Italy Ranking Round 2nd Half 17 2012-07-27 328

Women's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TH 10s 9s TP IP X
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team EUN Final Round Match 3-4 1 1992-08-04 EUN 240, FRA 222
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team EUN Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1992-08-04 CHN 224, EUN 224
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team EUN Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1992-08-04 EUN 242, TUR 228
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team EUN Round One Match #8 1 1992-08-04 EUN 242, GER 234
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team EUN Ranking Round 2 1992-07-31 1,346 144 75 46
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team EUN Ranking Round 30 metres 2 1992-07-31 353
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team EUN Ranking Round 50 metres 2 1992-07-31 332
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team EUN Ranking Round 60 metres 2 1992-07-31 341
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Unified Team EUN Ranking Round 70 metres 2 1992-07-31 320
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 2000-09-21 UKR 237, ITA 230
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Italy ITA Round One Match #7 1 2000-09-21 ITA 237, AUS 236
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Italy ITA Ranking Round 7 2000-09-16 667
2008 Summer 38 Beijing Archery Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 2008-08-10 KOR 231, ITA 217 5 217
2008 Summer 38 Beijing Archery Italy ITA Round One Match #2 1 2008-08-10 ITA 215, TPE 211 8 215
2008 Summer 38 Beijing Archery Italy ITA Ranking Round 9 2008-08-09 1.842 634
2012 Summer 42 London Archery Italy ITA Round One Match #7 2 2012-07-29 CHN 200, ITA 199
2012 Summer 42 London Archery Italy ITA Ranking Round 10 2012-07-27 650 23 5