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Alexey Alexeyevich Prokurorov (Russian: Алексе́й Алексе́евич Прокуро́ров; March 25, 1964 – October 10, 2008) was a Soviet/Russian cross-country skier who competed in the late 1980s and 1990s for both the Soviet Union and Russia.

Alexey Prokurorov
Vladimir Putin 18 January 2002-3.jpg
Prokurorov (left) in 2002
Country Russia
Full nameAlexey Alexeyevich Prokurorov
Born(1964-03-25)25 March 1964
Mishino, Soviet Union
Died10 October 2008(2008-10-10) (aged 44)
Vladimir, Russia
World Cup career
Seasons1984, 19862002
Individual wins9
Team wins3
Indiv. podiums22
Team podiums16
Indiv. starts156
Team starts47
Overall titles0 – (4th in 1995, 1996)
Discipline titles0

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CareerEdit

Prokurorov was born in the village of Mishino of Vladimir Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.

Prokurorov's biggest successes were winning the gold medal in the 30 km freestyle and the silver medal in the 4x10 km at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, Prokurorov earned a total of six medals. This included one gold (30 km: 1997), one silver (10 km: 1997), and four bronzes (50 km: 1989, 4x10 km: 1993, 30 km: 1995, 10 km + 15 km combined pursuit: 1997). He also won the 50 km event twice at the Holmenkollen ski festival (1993, 1998). He also won the Russian championship title 13 times.

Prokurorov received the Holmenkollen medal, the highest Norwegian skiing award in 1998 (shared with Fred Børre Lundberg, Larissa Lazutina and Harri Kirvesniemi).[1]

Prokourorov was a flag bearer of Russian team at the 1998 Winter Olympics and 2002 Winter Olympics.[2]

Prokourorov retired after the 2001/2002 season at the age of 39. After retirement, he was Chief coach of the Russian women cross-country skiing team. He received state honors for his services to sports.

He died in a road accident in Vladimir on October 10, 2008, when he was hit by a car driven by a drunk man[3] as he was crossing the road.[4][5]

World Cup resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[6]

World Cup standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Season standings
Overall Long Distance Middle Distance Sprint
1984 20 54 N/A N/A N/A
1986 22 18 N/A N/A N/A
1987 23 6 N/A N/A N/A
1988 24 9 N/A N/A N/A
1989 25 10 N/A N/A N/A
1990 26 14 N/A N/A N/A
1991 27 18 N/A N/A N/A
1992 28 20 N/A N/A N/A
1993 29 9 N/A N/A N/A
1994 30 9 N/A N/A N/A
1995 31 4 N/A N/A N/A
1996 32 4 N/A N/A N/A
1997 33 10 9 N/A 48
1998 34 14 6 N/A 28
1999 35 9 5 N/A 37
2000 36 36 14 35 NC
2001 37 29 N/A N/A DNP
2002 38 134 N/A N/A DNP

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 9 victories
  • 22 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 1986–87 1 March 1987   Lahti, Finland 30 km Individual F World Cup 1st
2 7 March 1987   Falun, Sweden 30 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
3  1987–88  9 January 1988   Kavgolovo, Soviet Union 30 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
4 15 February 1988   Calgary, Canada 30 km Individual C Olympic Games[1] 1st
5  1988–89  26 February 1989   Lahti, Finland 50 km Individual F World Championships[1] 3rd
6 1989–90 6 March 1990   Trondheim, Norway 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
7  1992–93  18 December 1992   Val di Fiemme, Italy 30 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
8 13 March 1993   Oslo, Norway 30 km Individual C World Cup 1st
9 1993–94 19 March 1994   Thunder Bay, Canada 50 km Individual F World Cup 1st
10 1994–95 14 December 1994   Tauplitzalm, Austria 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
11 8 January 1995   Östersund, Sweden 30 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
12 11 February 1995   Oslo, Norway 50 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
13 9 March 1995   Thunder Bay, Canada 30 km Individual C World Championships[1] 3rd
14 1995–96 10 February 1996   Kavgolovo, Russia 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
15 24 February 1996   Trondheim, Norway 30 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
16 3 March 1996   Lahti, Finland 30 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
17 1996–97 21 February 1997   Trondheim, Norway 30 km Individual F World Championships[1] 1st
18 24 February 1997   Trondheim, Norway 10 km Individual C World Championships[1] 2nd
19 25 February 1997   Trondheim, Norway 15 km Pursuit F World Championships[1] 3rd
20 1997–98 14 March 1998   Oslo, Norway 50 km Individual C World Cup 1st
21  1998–99  19 December 1998   Davos, Switzerland 30 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
22  2000–01  4 March 2001   Kavgolovo, Russia 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd

Team podiumsEdit

  • 3 victories
  • 16 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  1986–87  8 March 1987   Falun, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Batyuk / Sakhnov / Uschkalenko
2  1987–88  24 February 1988   Calgary, Canada 4 × 10 km Relay F Olympic Games[1] 2nd Smirnov / Sakhnov / Devyatyarov
3  1988–89  5 March 1989   Oslo, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay F World Cup 2nd Badamshin / Smirnov / Sakhnov
4 12 March 1989   Falun, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C World Cup 1st Badamshin / Sakhnov / Smirnov
5  1989–90  1 March 1990   Lahti, Finland 4 × 10 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Badamshin / Botvinov / Smirnov
6  1990–91  1 March 1991   Lahti, Finland 4 × 10 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Botvinov / Badamshin / Plaksunov
7 1991–92 28 February 1992   Lahti, Finland 4 × 10 km Relay F World Cup 1st Kirilov / Botvinov / Smirnov
8 8 March 1992   Funäsdalen, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Kirilov / Botvinov / Smirnov
9  1992–93  26 February 1993   Falun, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay M World Championships[1] 3rd Kirilov / Badamshin / Botvinov
10 5 March 1993   Lahti, Finland 4 × 10 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Vorobyov / Badamshin / Botvinov
11  1995–96  1 March 1996   Lahti, Finland 4 × 10 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Tchepikov / Botvinov / Tchernych
12 1997–98 7 December 1997   Santa Caterina, Italy 4 × 10 km Relay F World Cup 1st Pitchouguine / Legotine / Tchepikov
13 6 March 1998   Lahti, Finland 4 × 10 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Legotine / Noutrikhin / Tchepikov
14  1998–99  14 March 1999   Falun, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Denisov / Ivanov / Vilisov
15 21 March 1999   Oslo, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Denisov / Ivanov / Vilisov
16  1999–00  13 January 2000   Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 10 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Denisov / Ivanov / Vilisov

Note: 1 Until the 1999 World Championships and the 1994 Winter Olympics, World Championship and Olympic races were included in the World Cup scoring system.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Holmenkollen medalists Archived February 24, 2007, at the Wayback Machine - click Holmenkollmedaljen for downloadable pdf file ‹See Tfd›(in Norwegian)
  2. ^ Alexi Prokourorov at the International Ski Federation
  3. ^ Убийцу Прокуророва ждет суд, gazeta.ru
  4. ^ Олимпийский чемпион Алексей Прокуроров погиб в ДТП, gazeta.ru.
  5. ^ "Former Olympic champion skier Alexei Prokurorov dies at age 44". The Canadian Press. Moscow. 2008-10-10. Retrieved 2008-10-11.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Athlete : PROKOUROROV Alexei". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 12 March 2018.