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Nataliya Snytina

Full name: Nataliya Anatolyevna Snytina (-Medvedtseva)
Original name: Наталья Анатольевна Снытина (-Медведцева)
Gender: Female
Born: February 13, 1971 in Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk, Russia
Country: RUS Russia
Sport: Biathlon

Related Olympians: Wife (divorced) of Valery Medvedtsev.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Nataliya Snytina took up biathlon in 1987 and had a very brief international career, consisting of only one season. But during that season, Snytina managed to win the highest prize available, an Olympic gold. Snytina raced the World Cup in season 1993-94, her best place being second in 15 km at Pokljuka, Slovenia at the end of 1993. In 1994, Snytina was selected to the Russian Olympic team and at the Olympics was 23rd in 15 km and skied the second leg for the Russian relay team that won the Olympic gold. Snytina won her only Russian title in 1994 at 7.5 km, her other medals at the Russian Championships being silvers in relay and team event in 1993 and bronze in 15 km in 1993. Snytina retired from sports shortly after the 1994 Olympics and later worked as a school teacher. In the 1990s, she was married to another Russian biathlete [Valery Medvedtsev], but they later divorced.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Biathlon Women's 15 kilometres Russia RUS 23
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Biathlon Women's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Russia RUS 1 Gold

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 22 Lillehammer Biathlon Russia Final Standings 23 55:58.7 4 51:58.7 25 2 11:07.6 48 1 23:52.6 41 1 34:59.5 36 0 46:53.6 24

Women's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Biathlon Russia RUS Final Standings 1 27:25.4 0 0 0 54:46.5 2
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