Aleksandr Zhirov (alpine skier)

Aleksandr Vasilyevich Zhirov (Russian: Александр Васильевич Жиров; 12 September 1958 – 18 May 1983) was a Soviet alpine skier.

Aleksandr Zhirov
Personal information
Born12 September 1958
Dedenevo, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Died18 May 1983 (aged 24)
Shukolovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
SportAlpine skiing

He competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics in the slalom and giant slalom and finished ninth in the latter event.[1]

He won four Alpine Skiing World Cup races in March 1981 and finished second in the 1981 giant slalom world cup. Two years later he died in a car accident.[2]

World Cup victoriesEdit

Date Location Race
14 March 1981   Furano Giant Slalom
24 March 1981   Borovets Giant Slalom
25 March 1981   Borovets Slalom
28 March 1981   Laax Giant Slalom


  1. ^ Aleksandr Zhirov.
  2. ^ "ALEKSANDR ZHIROV, SKIER, 24, KILLED IN AUTOMOBILE MISHAP". Associated Press. 1983-05-21.