Olga Kurban is the Russian track and field athlete, champion of Russia, and a silver medalist of the European championships in track and field heptathlon, winner of many prizes and participant of the Olympic Games.
Olga Kurban was born on December 16, 1987 in Irkutsk, where she lives today. Olga began to be engaged in track and field athletics in childhood and achieved her first successes rather quickly. Already in the first major contest – the Russian championship in 2007 - a young athlete took second place and drew the attention of both fans and professionals in track and field athletics.
In 2008, Olga became the member of the Russian Olympic team and decently performed at the Olympics in Beijing, and in 2012 she was one of the first persons in the Angara region who was again qualified for the Olympics in London.
Olga explained in an interview what is the track and field all-around and how the athletes - rounders work for "seven people":
- It is impossible, of course, to perform all kinds of sports at the level of international standard. Well, how can the most of all-rounders be the putting-stone throwers? With our body weight… And, nevertheless, we have to work hard on it. You have to do it not with force, but with the skills. Most all-rounders have one or two kinds of favourite techniques, if desired, they can even participate with them in the individual program.
At the beginning of 2013 Olga Kurban, a happy wife and young mother, decided to finish her sports career. Olga is now the head of the sports complex "Trud" in Irkutsk.