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Aleksey Prokurorov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAleksey Alekseyevich•Prokurorov
Used nameAleksey•Prokurorov
Original nameАлексей Алексеевич•Прокуроров
Born25 March 1964 in Mishino, Vladimir (RUS)
Died10 October 2008 in Vladimir, Vladimir (RUS)
Measurements177 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsVS Vladimir/CSKA
NOC(s) Russian Federation Soviet Union Unified Team
Ethnic nationRUS

Biography

Aleksey Prokurorov first came to prominence at the 1985 World Winter University Games, in which he won three medals. He won his first World Cup event two years later, and qualified for the first of five Olympic Games. The Calgary Games were his most successful, becoming Olympic champion in the 30 km as well as winning the silver medal with the Soviet relay squad. In his next four Olympics, he won no additional medals, although he did place 4th twice, and 5th on three occasions. He fared better at the World Championships, winning the 30 km in 1997 in Trondheim, and winning 5 more medals between 1989 and 1997 (silver in 10 km in 1997 and bronzes in 50 km in 1989, in relay race in 1993, in 30 km in 1995 and in 10/15 km pursuit in 1997). Prokurorov was also awarded the prestigious Holmenkollen medal in 1998 and won 13 Russian titles. After the 2002 Olympics, Prokurorov said goodbye to the sport at age 39. Four years later, he was appointed as the coach of the Russian women’s team. His life ended abruptly when his car was hit by a drunk driver in Vladimir, October 2008.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1988 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 15 kilometres, Men Olympic 18 Representing Soviet Union    
  30 kilometres, Men Olympic 1 Gold
  50 kilometres, Men Olympic 38
  4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Soviet Union 2 Silver
1992 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 30 kilometres, Men Olympic 21 Representing Unified Team    
  50 kilometres, Men Olympic 4
  4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Unified Team 5
1994 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 10 kilometres, Men Olympic 20 Representing Russian Federation    
  30 kilometres, Men Olympic 28
  50 kilometres, Men Olympic 13
  10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men Olympic 12
  4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Russian Federation 5
1998 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 10 kilometres, Men Olympic 31 Representing Russian Federation    
  50 kilometres, Men Olympic 4
  10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men Olympic 18
  4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Russian Federation 5
2002 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 50 kilometres, Men Olympic 28 Representing Russian Federation    
  10/10 kilometres Pursuit, Men Olympic 29

Other participations

Games Role Details
1998 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Russian Federation    
2002 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Russian Federation    

Special Notes