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Ilya Burov

Freestyle Skiing OAR

Ilya Burov

Ilya Burov
  • Birth date 11/13/1991
  • Birthplace Yaroslavl
  • Residence Yaroslavl
  • Height/Weight 5'8"/ 163 lbs
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

  • Marital status
  • Married
  • Residence
  • Yaroslavl, RUS
  • Club / Team
  • Moscow Region Centre of Olympic Sports [RUS] / Yaroslavl Specialised Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.3 [RUS]:
  • Higher education
  • Physical Education - Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University: Russia
  • Hobbies
  • Taking walks, listening to music. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2017)
  • Injuries
  • In November 2016 he broke three ribs and suffered lung and knee injuries after he was involved in a car accident. He was ruled out of competition for the entire 2016/17 season. (tass.ru, 14 Nov 2016; data.fis-ski.com, 26 Aug 2017)

    In January 2014 he broke his big toe in an accident at home. (kp.ru, 23 Jan 2014)

    He injured the meniscus in his knee in January 2013 and required an operation. (Athlete, 19 Feb 2014; stadium.ru, 05 Jul 2013; ffr-ski.ru, 05 Feb 2013)
  • Memorable sporting achievement
  • All his podium finishes at World Cup events. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2017)
  • Famous relatives
  • His younger brother Maxim has represented the Russian Federation in freestyle skiing. He finished 11th in aerials at the 2017 World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 21 Nov 2017; ffr-ski.ru, 13 Nov 2017)
  • Why this sport?
  • He loves the adrenaline rush he gets from the sport, and the opportunities it gives him to travel.
  • Most influential person in career
  • His father. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2017)
  • Ambitions
  • To win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2017)
  • Awards and honours
  • He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2017)
  • Name of coach
  • Dmitry Kavunov [national], RUS; Alexander Pongilsky, RUS, from 2007; Igor Brikman, RUS
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He began freestyle skiing in October 2007 in Yaroslavl, Russian Federation.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • Russian
  • Nicknames
  • Burik (yarsport.ru, 14 Aug 2017)
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "I have adrenaline in my blood." (Komanda magazine, 07 Nov 2013)
  • Family
  • Two children
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