Full name: Nataliya Anatolyevna Snytina (-Medvedtseva)
Original name: ÐÐ°ÑÐ°Ð»ÑÑ ÐÐ½Ð°ÑÐ¾Ð»ÑÐµÐ²Ð½Ð° Ð¡Ð½ÑÑÐ¸Ð½Ð° (-ÐÐµÐ´Ð²ÐµÐ´ÑÐµÐ²Ð°)
Born: February 13, 1971 in Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk, Russia
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.
|1994 Winter||22||Lillehammer||Biathlon||Women's 15 kilometres||Russia||RUS||23|
|1994 Winter||22||Lillehammer||Biathlon||Women's 4 Ã 7.5 kilometres Relay||Russia||RUS||1||Gold|
|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|
|1994 Winter||22||Lillehammer||Biathlon||Russia||RUS||Final Standings||1||27:25.4||0||0||0||54:46.5||2|