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Nadezhda Talanova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameNadezhda Aleksandrovna•Talanova
Used nameNadezhda•Talanova
Original nameНадежда Александровна•Таланова
Born17 April 1967 in Kizner, Udmurtskaya Respublika (RUS)
Measurements160 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsSKA Smolensk, Smolensk (RUS)
NOC Russian Federation


The high point of Nadezhda Talanova’s career was at the 1994 Winter Olympics, where she skied the first leg for the Russian relay team that won the gold medal. At the same Olympics, she also placed 16th in the 15 km and 19th in the 7.5 km. At the World Championships, Talanova won the 7.5 km silver in 1993, team event silver in 1997, relay silver in 1999, and relay bronzes in 1993 and 1997. Talanova won three gold medals (7.5 km, 10 km pursuit and 15 km) and relay silver at the 1998 European Championships and won the sprint gold at the 1998 World Summer Biathlon Championships. Talanova retired from sports in 1999 and later worked as a children’s coach in her native Smolensk. She is also active in local politics as a member of the Smolensk Oblast parliament (Duma).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Biathlon RUS Nadezhda Talanova
7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women (Olympic) 19
15 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 16
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Russian Federation 1 Gold

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