Vladimir Iliev

Vladimir Iliev (Bulgarian: Владимир Илиев; born 17 March 1987) is a Bulgarian biathlete.[1]

Vladimir Iliev
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Personal information
NationalityBulgarian
Born (1987-03-17) 17 March 1987 (age 34)
Troyan, Bulgaria
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Professional information
SportBiathlon
World Cup debut2006
Olympic Games
Teams3 (20102018)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams10 (20072019)
Medals1 (0 gold)
Medal record
Representing  Bulgaria
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2019 Östersund 20 km individual
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Duszniki-Zdrój 10 km sprint
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Tyumen 15 km mass start
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Otepää 20 km individual
Universiade
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Erzurum Mixed relay
Summer World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Nové Město 10 km sprint
World Military Games
Silver medal – second place 2017 Sochi 10 km sprint
Junior Summer World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Otepää 10 km sprint
Updated on 12 March 2019.

CareerEdit

He competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics for Bulgaria. His best performance was 16th, as part of the Bulgarian relay team. His best individual performance was 79th, in the individual and 83rd in the sprint.[2]

Iliev participated competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics. His best performance was 15th, as part of the Bulgarian relay team. His best individual performance was 38th, in the individual and 59rd in the sprint and 54th in the pursuit.[1]

He competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics and finished 54th in the sprint, 46th in the pursuit, 19th in the individual and was part of the lapped relay.[1]

As of February 2018, his best performance at the Biathlon World Championships, is 6th in the pursuit in 2015,[1] his best Biathlon World Cup finish is 5th, in the sprint at Nové Město na Moravě in 2016/17, while his best overall finish in the Biathlon World Cup is 25th, in 2014/15.[1]

On 13 March 2019, Iliev won silver in the 20km individual at the 2019 Biathlon World Championships in Östersund, Sweden – Bulgaria's best ever individual result in men's biathlon.

Biathlon resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.

Olympic GamesEdit

0 medals

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
  2010 Vancouver 79th 83rd 16th
  2014 Sochi 38th 59th 54th 15th
  2018 Pyeongchang 19th 54th 46th LAP 17th
*The mixed relay was added as an event in 2014.

World ChampionshipsEdit

1 medal (1 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay Single mixed relay
  2007 Antholz 63rd 86th 18th 18th N/A
  2008 Östersund 96th 20th
  2009 Pyeongchang 32nd 84th 14th
  2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 59th 68th 16th
  2012 Ruhpolding 16th 57th dns 17th
  2013 Nové Město dnf 42nd 39th 9th
  2015 Kontiolahti 27th 8th 6th 25th 16th 18th
  2016 Oslo Holmenkollen 21st 10th 24th 21st 13th 16th
  2017 Hochfilzen 24th 13th 18th 20th 9th 17th
  2019 Östersund Silver 38th 37th 29th 9th 21st
  2020 Antholz 54th 58th 44th 11th 24th
  2021 Pokljuka 12th 57th 38th 16th 15th 19th
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**The mixed relay was added as an event in 2005.
***The single mixed relay was added as an event in 2019.

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