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Olena Petrova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameOlena Yuriïvna•Petrova
Used nameOlena•Petrova
Original nameОлена Юріївна•Петрова
Born24 September 1972 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
Measurements162 cm / 54 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Sumy, Sumy (UKR)
NOC Ukraine

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 Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Biathlon UKR Olena Petrova
15 kilometres, Women (Olympic) AC
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Ukraine 5
1998 Winter Olympics Biathlon UKR Olena Petrova
7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women (Olympic) 11
15 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Ukraine 5
2002 Winter Olympics Biathlon UKR Olena Petrova
7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women (Olympic) 48
10 kilometres Pursuit, Women (Olympic) DNS
15 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 24
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Ukraine 10
2006 Winter Olympics Biathlon UKR Olena Petrova
7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women (Olympic) 44
10 kilometres Pursuit, Women (Olympic) DNS
15 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 29
4 × 6 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Ukraine 11

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2002 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony UKR Olena Petrova

Special Notes