Alexandr Viktorovich Loginov (Russian: Александр Викторович Логинов; born 31 January 1992) is a Russian biathlete. He began his career in 2004.
|Full name||Alexandr Viktorovich Loginov|
|Born||31 January 1992|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||71 kg (157 lb)|
|World Cup debut||28 February 2013|
|Teams||2 (2014, 2022)|
|Medals||6 (1 gold)|
|Seasons||7 (2012/13, 2013/14, 2016/17–)|
Loginov started his professional career in the late 2012–13 season, taking a bronze medal in pursuit in Holmenkollen and gold as part of the relay team in Sochi.
Doping case and suspensionEdit
Loginov was provisionally suspended by International Biathlon Union (IBU) on 25 November 2014 after re-testing of a sample of his from 26 November 2013 showed he had been doping with EPO. All his results from 26 November 2013 onwards were annulled, and he was handed a two-year ban from sports. The ban ended on 25 November 2016.
Loginov returned to the sport in the 2016–17 season, winning bronze with the Russian relay team at the Biathlon World Championships 2017. In the next season, Loginov, while failing to finish in the top 3, improved his form, finishing 23rd in the overall standings.
To date, the 2018–19 season was his best one, as Loginov became one of the leading Russian biathletes. He won his first WC cup title in Oberhof, Germany, in a 10 km sprint, after two second-place and two third-place finishes.
In the 2019–20 season, Loginov finished third in the 10 km sprint stage in Hochfilzen and second in the subsequent pursuit stage. After nine stages of no podiums, he recovered at the Biathlon World Championships, which took place in Rasen-Antholz, winning his first World title in the sprint stage and finishing third in the pursuit event. He withdrew from the mass start race after thorough searches by the Carabinieri (Italian police) at the midnight hour, provoked by IBU Anti-Doping Manager Sarah Fussek-Hakkarainen, who had directed an inquiry to the law-enforcement agency of Italy.
All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.
2 medals (2 bronze)
|Event||Individual||Sprint||Pursuit||Mass start||Relay||Mixed relay|
|2014 Sochi||DSQ (30th)||—||—||—||—||—|
6 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze)
|Event||Individual||Sprint||Pursuit||Mass start||Relay||Mixed relay||Single mixed relay|
- *The single mixed relay was added as an event in 2019.
|1||2018/19||11 January 2019||Oberhof||10 km Sprint||World Cup|
|2||2019/20||15 February 2020||Antholz-Anterselva||10 km Sprint||World Championships|
|3||2020/21||22 January 2021||20 km Individual||World Cup|
|4||2021/22||7 January 2022||Oberhof||10 km Sprint||World Cup|
- *Results are from IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.
- ^ "Alexandr Loginov". biathlonrus.com. Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
- ^ "IBU DATACENTER". services.biathlonresults.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
- ^ "International Biathlon Union / IBU Press Release". www5.biathlonworld.com. Archived from the original on 22 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
- ^ IBU: Decisions of the Independent Anti-Doping Hearing Panel Archived 10 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine, biathlonworld.com, 10 July 2015
- ^ Шипулин четвёртый раз подряд финишировал в топ-3 в общем зачёте Кубка мира
- ^ Логинов выиграл спринт в Оберхофе, Й. Бё — второй
- ^ Логинов отказался от участия в масс-старте из-за психологической неготовности
- ^ Травля Логинова – позор для мирового спорта. С таким биатлоном пора кончать!
Media related to Alexander Loginov (biathlon) at Wikimedia Commons
- Alexandr Loginov at IBU
- Alexandr Loginov at Olympedia