Anastasiya Kuzmina is a biathlete and gold medalist at the Biatholon 2018. Read more about her, her performances and her net worth.
Who is Anastasiya Kuzmina?
Anastasiya Vladimirovna Kuzmina is a Russian-born biathlete. She was born in 1984. Her brother Anton Shipulin is also a Russian biathlete and her husband, Daniel Kuzmin, is a famour Israeli cross-country skier. Interestingly, he is also Kuzmina’s personal coach. The couple has a son, Yelisey, and a daughter, Olivia. The family resides in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. She speaks Russian, English and Slovak. Anastasiya’s mother’s maiden name is Anastaia Shipulina, and she is known to fans of biathlete with her maiden name. Kuzmina has twice won the European Championships and twice won gold medals in the Olympic games. She was named as the Best Athlete of Slovakia unanimously by the sports journalists in 2010. Kuzmina was born in Tyumen and as a child showed keen interest in ski races and biathlon. Sports was in her blood as she was born in the family of Vladimir Ivanovich and Alla Abushaeva. Her younger brother and sister, Anton and Anna Shipulina are twins and three years younger than her. Kuzmina studied along with the famous children of coach of Nadazhda Dmirtievna ad won many children’s competitions for youngest skiers. Anastasiya left the biathlon at the age of fifteen and by that time, she had accumulated a lot of different medals in both domestic competitions and international Championships. By 2007, Anastasiya Kuzmina had married Israeli Skier Daniel Kuzmin. She met him during a training camp in Austrian Ramsau. She changed her name from Shipulina to Kuzmina and moved to Slovakia where she lived for 12 years with her husband but refused to play for Russia. She returned to sport after the birth of her son. She then chose to play for Slovakia. Like her brother, Anton Shipulin and Anastasia Kuzmina actively involved in charity work. With her husband, she very often visits sick children in the Slovak hospital, Roosevelt, giving them gifts and support.
Kuzmina joined the national team of Slovakia due to personal circumstances in 2008. After representing this country, she achieved better results. She became a silver medalist of the World Championships and later she resigned from two races of the European Championship in the Russian city of Ufa. Kuzmina for the first time rose to the highest step of the podium at senior level. Anastasiya Kuzmina’s main achievement was the gold medal in the 2010 Olympic Games. The first time she had won the sprint race in Vancouver in 2010, and later, after four years in Sochi, the Slovak biathlete again repeated this success. For personal reasons she retired from the sport for two years, and people had lost all expectations to see her again on the track at a high level. But Kuzmina surprised everyone by returning to the end of 2016 and had her first official race in the group of the strongest biathletes. Kuzmina represented Slovakia from December 2008 and she won the silver medal two months later at the 2009 Biathlon World Championships in Pyeongchang. She also won a gold medal in the 7.5 km sprint and a silver medal in the 10 km pursuit at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She won a bronze medal at the 2011 Biathlon World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk. At the 2014 Winter Olympics, she again won the gold medal in the 7.5 km sprint. Kuzmina’s victory made her the second Slovak after Ondrej Nepela to win a Winter Olympic gold medal, and the first for independent Slovakia. Kuzmina has won six medals from Olympic Games till date. In Vancouver, she won a gold medal in the sprint and a silver medal in pursuit and in Sochi she won a gold medal in the 7.5 km sprint, thereby becoming the first woman in biathlon to successfully defend an individual Olympic title. In Pyeonchang at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, she won three medals, gold in the 12.5 km mass start event and silver in the 10 km pursuit and in the 15 km individual race. Kuzmina has won two medals from World Championships. In Pyeonchang, at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, she won a silver medal in the 12.5 km mass start. In Khanty-Mansiysk she won a bronze medal in the 7.5 km sprint. With her recent win at the 2018 Olympics, Kuzmina said in an interview, “I expected to have the best chance in the gold medal for sprint here, When this didn’t happen I was really sad and nervous before the next races. But it happened here … A different event from Vancouver and Sochi, so it’s an incredible feeling.” She later added, ““In my career I never shoot clean four times, and today after three times zero, I was reaching for my last shooting, and I was worried about it, I’m so happy that my ski time was good enough, and saved my position.”
Net worth of the biathlete
The net worth of the biathlete is currently under wraps.
Kuzmina is active on Instagram and constantly uploads her personal photos and photos from her competetive events on social media. She is available on her Instagram page at $nastja.kuzminova.