Ekaterina Vinogradova Gennadjewna born Ivanova, Ekaterina Vinogradova also, ( born September 3, 1977 in Novosibirsk ) is a Russian-born biathlete and cross-country skier, the first starts for Belarus, in North America for the U.S. and now for Armenia.
Ekaterina Vinogradova, which is coached by Sergei Vinogradov and starts for Dinamo Minsk, lives in Auburn, California and operates since 1993 Biathlon. In 2003 she was promoted to the Belarusian national team and started her international career at the European Championships in Forni Avoltri. Here she won gold in the pursuit and bronze in the sprint and the relay. A year later, in Minsk, she won silver in the pursuit and in the relay, 2005 Langsdorf again gold in the relay. 2003 debuted Vinogradova also in a sprint race at the Biathlon World Cup and was already in the first race in tenth Kontiolahti. At the next World Cup stop in Hochfilzen, she won the Belarussian season. Their best finish was third twice in the sprint, once in 2004 at the World Cup in Oberhof, a second time in 2006 at Holmenkollen in Oslo. The 2003/04 season she finished in 17th, 2005/06 from the 20 in the World Cup.
At World Championships participated Ekaterina Vinogradova, 2003 in Khanty-Mansiysk, 2004 in Oberhof and 2005 in Hochfilzen. At World Championships Vinogradova was often in top form. In 2003 she was 11th in singles, 15th in the sprint, ninth in the pursuit and fourth in the relay. The following year she won at the same time the German Martina Glagow the bronze medal in the sprint, finished sixth in the pursuit and again with the Fourth Season. In Hochfilzen she finally won again bronze team. In addition, Vinogradova participated in Turin at the Olympic Winter Games 2006. In the individual race they could not achieve significant results, but with the season they missed a medal in fourth just barely.
In addition to the Olympic Biathlon Vinogradova also operates summer biathlon. She took in 2003 Forni Avoltri, 2004 in Osrblie and 2005 in Muonio at the World Championships and won gold in all three years with the squadron. Other medals they missed in 2005 as fourth in the sprint and pursuit and fifth in the mass start only just.
Vinogradova lives in Auburn in the U.S. and is also active as a biathlete and cross-country skier there. At the University of Vermont, she received her Bachelor of Science degree. They will start for Auburn Ski Club. She denied 1999 their first international cross-country race and immediately gained in Quebec their first two races over 10 km freestyle and 5 km Classic. So far, she won ten races of the FIS and the Continental Cup. In 2004 she made her debut in Dusseldorf in the Cross Country World Cup and won her first World Cup points in 19th place. At the highest level, they did not present himself for the U.S. but for Belarus. The following year she competed in the same race, but missed as 35 more points. In 2009 she won in Highlands Nordic in the mixed championships of Americans and Canadians Silver 5 km freestyle and bronze over the 30-kilometer freestyle distance. In Biathlon Vinogradova reached particularly good results in the North American Championships in Biathlon, 2008 in Itasca. After they have won in the sprint behind Annelies Cook and Caitlin Compton bronze, she won the pursuit race and the mass start.
After Vinogradova no longer came into use internationally since the 2006/07 season, she celebrated her international comeback in the 2010/11 season and now starts for Armenia. First, she took without significant results reached at the IBU Cup in part, was nevertheless in Presque Isle after five years contest a World Cup race and finished 50th
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