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Aleksandr Tretyakov (skeleton racer)

Aleksandr Vladimirovich Tretyakov (Russian: Александр Владимирович Третьяков; born 19 April 1985) is a Russian skeleton rider. Tretyakov is Olympic champion (2014), World champion (2013), European champion (2007) as well as two-times winner of the Skeleton World Cup, which he won in 2008–09 and 2018–19.

Aleksandr Tretyakov
Alexander Tretiakov.jpg
Aleksandr Tretyakov at the Medal Ceremony at Whistler on Day 9 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Personal information
Full nameAleksandr Vladimirovich Tretyakov
NationalityRussian
Born (1985-04-19) 19 April 1985 (age 34)
Krasnoyarsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Sport
Country Russia
SportSkeleton

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CareerEdit

Tretyakov is the first Russian who won the World Championships (2013 in St. Moritz), the overall Skeleton World Cup (2008–09) and an Olympics bronze medal (at the 2010 Winter Olympics). He is the silver medalist of the 2011 World Championships in Königssee and 2015 World Championships in Winterberg, as well as of bronze medalist of the 2009 World Championships in Lake Placid (men's skeleton event) and 2015 World Championships in Winterberg (mixed team). In 2013 in St. Moritz, he became the world champion.[1]

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Tretyakov won three out of four runs, established track (55.95) and start (4.47) records, and became the champion ahead of Martins Dukurs, who was universally considered to be the strongest gold medal contender.[2] This was the first gold medal in skeleton for Russia. To sleep well before the second day of the competitions, Tretyakov downloaded on his cell phone the series of Russian Wikipedia articles on the economy of the Tsardom of Russia and fell asleep while reading them.[3]

Tretyakov resides in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. His wife Anastasia is a former skeleton rider. Their daughter was born in 2013.[1]

Doping banEdit

Tretyakov's bottles of urine had scratch marks so he was provisionally suspended in 2016.[4] On 22 November 2017, he was disqualified from the 2014 Winter Olympics and had his gold medal stripped from him.[5] On 1 February 2018, the ban was lifted and his results were restored as a result of the successful appeal.[6]

World Cup resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF).[7]

Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points Place
2004–05 WIN
32
ALT
37
IGL
19
SIG
33
CES
39
STM
39
LKP
26
N/A N/A 23 34th
2005–06 CAL
9
LKP
29
IGL
28
SIG
10
KON
38
STM
32
ALT
N/A N/A 92 24th
2006–07 CAL
2
PKC
3
LKP
15
NAG
IGL
1
CES
WIN
1
KON
2
N/A 487 3rd
2007–08 CAL
10
PKC
7
LKP
19
CES1
15
CES2
12
STM
22
KON
13
WIN
N/A 794 16th
2008–09 WIN
2
ALT
9
IGL
2
KON
3
STM
9
WHI
9
PKC1
1
PKC2
1
N/A 1526 1st
2009–10 PKC
11
LKP
7
CES
15
WIN
3
ALT
2
KON
12
STM
9
IGL
3
N/A 1298 8th
2010–11 WHI
3
CAL
2
PKC
1
LKP
13
IGL
3
WIN
3
STM
23
CES
10
N/A 1349 5th
2011–12 IGL
2
LPL
3
WIN
3
ALT
6
KON
5
STM
22
WHI
2
CAL
2
N/A 1446 4th
2012–13 LKP
3
PKC
3
WHI
4
WIN
2
LPL
2
ALT
KON
3
IGL
2
SOC
2
1632 4th
2013–14 CAL
2
PKC
1
LKP
2
WIN
3
STM1
4
STM2
7
IGL
2
KON
N/A 1415 4th
2014–15 LKP
CAL
ALT
3
KON
1
STM
10
LAP
2
IGL
2
SOC
1
N/A 1214 7th
2015–16 ALT
2
WIN
2
KON1
2
LKP
PKC
WHI
STM
5
KON2
N/A 814 12th
2016–17 WHI
2
LKP
1
ALT
WIN
3
STM
4
KON
1
IGL
2
PYE
4
N/A 1454 3rd
2017–18 LKP
3
PKC
6
WHI
WIN
4
IGL
34
ALT
2
STM
4
KON
7
N/A 1138 9th
2018–19 SIG
4
WIN
1
ALT
1
KON
CNX
IGL
4
STM
2
LKP
1
CAL1
1
CAL2
2
1719 1st

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Alexander Tretyakov wins Russia's first skeleton gold". Voice of Russia. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  2. ^ Дудь, Юрий (16 February 2014). Скелетрон. Почему вы обожаете Александра Третьякова, хотя и не знаете об этом. sports.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  3. ^ Быстров, Денис. Александр Третьяков: «По духу я точно не чиновник, не организатор». sports.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  4. ^ http://tass.com/sport/923464
  5. ^ https://stillmed.olympic.org/media/Document%20Library/OlympicOrg/IOC/Who-We-Are/Commissions/Disciplinary-Commission/2017/SML-022-Disciplinary-Commission-Decision-Operative-Part-Aleksandr-TRETIAKOV.pdf#_ga=2.77405526.2130718839.1511363399-1668388724.1484259175
  6. ^ "The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) delivers its decisions in the matter of 39 Russian athletes v/the IOC: 28 appeals upheld, 11 partially upheld" (PDF). Court of Arbitration for Sport. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  7. ^ IBSF Profile

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