Albert Demchenko

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Albert Demchenko
Vladimir Putin and Albert Demchenko 24 February 2014.jpeg
Vladimir Putin and Albert Demchenko 24 February 2014
Personal information
Native name Альберт Михайлович Демченко
Born (1971-11-27) November 27, 1971 (age 42)
Chusovoy, Perm Oblast, RSFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb; 15.4 st)
Sport
Country  Russia
Sport Luge
Event(s) Men´s singles

Albert Mikhailovich Demchenko (Russian: Альберт Михайлович Демченко; born 27 November 1971) is a Russian luger who has competed since 1992. A seven-time Winter Olympian, he finally won his first medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin with a silver in the men's singles event. He competed in his sixth Olympics at the 2010 Winter Olympics, coming fourth. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, he won silver medals in the men's singles and in the team relay.

Demchenko also won five medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with two golds (Men's singles: 2006, 2010), two silvers (Men's singles: 1996, 2008), and one bronze (Men's doubles: 1996).

He was overall Luge World Cup champion in men's singles in 2004–2005.

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