Iryna Kryuko

Iryna Kryuko (Belarusian: Ірына Крыўко; Russian: Ирина Валерьевна Кривко; born 30 July 1991) is a Belarusian biathlete. She won a gold medal in the 4×6 km relay at the 2018 Olympics. She also competed in the 2014/15 world cup season, and represented Belarus at the Biathlon World Championships 2015 in Kontiolahti.[3]

Iryna Kryuko
Iryna Kryuko 2018.jpg
Kryuko at the 2018 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1991-07-30) 30 July 1991 (age 30)
Syanno, Soviet Union[1]
Height160 cm (5 ft 3 in)[2]
Professional information
SportBiathlon
Olympic Games
Teams1 (2018)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams4 (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)
Medal record

Kryuko's parents divorced soon after her birth, hence she and her younger brother Victor were raised by their mother. Iryna took up biathlon aged 11, by chance – after their house burned down in a fire, the family moved to a dormitory next to a biathlon training base. Her brother followed her and also became an international biathlon competitor. Iryna debuted internationally at the 2009 World Junior Championships, where she placed fourth individually. In 2011 she was included into the senior national team.[1]

Olympic GamesEdit

1 medal (1 gold)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Relay Mixed relay
  2018 Pyeongchang 36th 17th 17th 26th Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

0 medals

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Relay Mixed Relay Single mixed relay
  2015 Kontiolahti 19th 6th N/A
  2016 Oslo Holmenkollen 64th 66th 18th 9th
  2017 Hochfilzen 14th 36th 45th 9th 25th
  2019 Östersund 62nd 26th 33rd 24th 11th
  2020 Antholz 30th 52nd 49th 13th 12th
  2021 Pokljuka 75th 4th 12th
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**The single mixed relay was added as an event in 2019.

World CupEdit

Individual podiumsEdit

Season Place Competition Placement
2017–18   Annecy, France Mass Start 2

Relay podiumsEdit

Season Place Competition Placement
2014–15   Ruhpolding, Germany Relay 2
2020–21   Oberhof, Germany Relay 2
2020–21   Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic Relay 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b КРИВКО Ирина Валерьевна. noc.by
  2. ^ Ирина Кривко. biathlon.com.ua
  3. ^ "Iryna Kryuko". International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 14 March 2015.

External linksEdit