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MILENINA Anna
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Neutral Paralympic Athletes   
GenderWomen
Age32
Place of BirthKrasnotur'insk, URS
Height1.76 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Viktor, sons Matvey and Timofey
Other names
Anna Burmistrova
Residence
Krasnotur'insk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Councillor
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Psychology, Teaching - Russian State Professional Pedagogical University: Yekaterinburg, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age six in Krasnotur'insk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to begin skiing because both her parents were skiers. Her mother was especially keen for her to try the sport even though her doctors did not approve. Her first coach was her aunt Ekaterina Burmistrova.
Club / Team
SC Rodnik: Yekaterinburg, RUS
Name of coach
Valery Ogorodnikov, RUS
Training Regime
She trains twice a day for a total of four hours.
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Baiersbronn, GER
General Interest
Nicknames
Anya (VK profile, 09 Dec 2017)
Hobbies
Reading psychology books, playing with her children. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018, 09 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning medals at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2006, 2010 and 2014. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018, 09 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Without difficulty you will not be the first." (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
For her achievements at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, she received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [fourth grade] from the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

In 2010 she was decorated with the Order of Honour by the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 26 Mar 2010)

In 2010 she was named an Honoured Citizen of her home city Krasnotur'insk, Russian Federation. She was the first athlete of the city to gain this title. (goroda66.ru, 29 Mar 2010)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2017)
Famous relatives
Her husband Viktor Milenin has played sitting volleyball and won a bronze medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. Her mother is a former Master of Sport in cross-country skiing. (shaytanka.ru, 30 Oct 2017; rbth.co.uk, 17 Dec 2013)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2017)
Impairment
The impairment to her hand is the result of being born with congenital nerve damage. "When I was little I didn't notice it, but as I got older it became more obvious. The hand simply hung, and I couldn't do anything with it." (ski66.ru, 27 May 2012)
Other information
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
She serves as a deputy in the city parliament of her hometown of Krasnotur'insk, Russian Federation. (shaytanka.ru, 30 Oct 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 7.5km Sprint - Standing 27:29.0
5 2006 12.5km Individual - Standing 46:48.9
1 2010 3km Pursuit - Standing 9:44.8
2 2010 12.5km Individual - Standing 42:20.2
2 2014 6km Sprint - Standing 19:32.6
6 2014 10km Middle - Standing 33:13.6
4 2014 12.5km Individual - Standing 40:26.9
2 2018 6km Sprint - Standing 18:05.2
2 2018 10km Middle - Standing 36:58.7
1 2018 12.5km Individual - Standing 38:29.2
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 5km - Standing 15:56.7
1 2006 10km - Standing 37:10.6
2 2006 15km - Standing 59:13.3
1 2010 15km Freestyle - Standing 50:47.7
  2010 5km Classic Style - Standing  DSQ
3 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Standing  
3 2014 15km Classic Style - Standing 56:32.6
1 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Standing 4:26.9
1 2014 5km Freestyle - Standing 13:57.0 
2 2018 15km Freestyle - Standing 53:02.9
1 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Standing 5:11.1
4 2018 7.5km Classic Style - Standing 24:46.0
6 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 26:06.8
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
2 2002/2003 12.5km Individual - Standing 56:53.1
1 2002/2003 7.5km Sprint - Standing 29:24.1
3 2004/2005 7.5km Sprint - Standing 34:25.9
4 2004/2005 12.5km Individual - Standing 48:24.5
1 2008/2009 3.6km Pursuit - Standing  
  2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Standing  DNS
1 2010/2011 3km Pursuit - Standing 12:03.5
  2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Standing  DNS
  2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Standing  DNS
2 2012/2013 6km Sprint - Standing 20:11.6
2 2012/2013 10km Middle - Standing 33:16.7
1 2012/2013 12.5km Individual - Standing 44:03.2
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
2 2002/2003 5km - Standing 18:01.3
1 2002/2003 10km - Standing 39:01.0
1 2002/2003 3 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:18.0
1 2004/2005 10km - Standing 35:20.4
1 2004/2005 5km - Standing 17:43.4
1 2004/2005 15km - Standing 51:08.7
2 2008/2009 15km Classic Style LW2-9 50:08.9
1 2008/2009 5km Freestyle LW2-9 16:39.7
1 2008/2009 1km Sprint - LW2-9  
  2010/2011 5km - Standing  DNS
  2010/2011 15km - Standing  DNS
  2010/2011 1km Sprint - Standing  DNS
7 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Standing  
3 2012/2013 15km - Standing 48:01.5
5 2012/2013 5km - Standing 17:15.4