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)
Sport
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

ReferencesEdit

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