Aleksandra Zhekova

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Aleksandra Zhekova
Personal information
Full nameAlexandra Zhekova
Born (1987-10-05) 5 October 1987 (age 31)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb; 9 st 6 lb)
Country Bulgaria

Alexandra Zhekova (Bulgarian: Александра Жекова) (born October 5, 1987) is a snowboarder from Bulgaria. She competed for Bulgaria at the 2010 Winter Olympics in snowboard cross and parallel giant slalom.[1] Zhekova was Bulgaria's flag bearer during the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony. She finished 5th in the 2014 Olympics cross event, and 6th at the 2018 Olympics one.

At Winter X Games XVI, Zhekova became the first Bulgarian to win a medal at the X Games, capturing silver in Snowboard X.

World Cup[edit]

Snowboard Cross Podiums[edit]

Season Date Location Place
2005–2006 14 Jan 2006 Italy Kronplatz, Italy 3rd
2006–2007 11 Mar 2007 United States Lake Placid, United States 2nd
2007–2008 13 Mar 2008 Italy Valmalenco, Italy 2nd
2009–2010 12 Sep 2009 Argentina Chapelco, Argentina 2nd
2010–2011 8 Dec 2010 Austria Lech am Arlberg, Austria 3rd
17 Dec 2010 United States Telluride, United States 2nd
24 Mar 2011 Switzerland Arosa, Switzerland 1st
25 Mar 2011 Switzerland Arosa, Switzerland 1st
2011–2012 19 Jan 2012 Switzerland Veysonnaz, Switzerland 2nd
22 Jan 2012 Switzerland Veysonnaz, Switzerland 3rd
8 Feb 2012 Canada Blue Mountain, Canada 2nd
14 Mar 2012 Italy Valmalenco, Italy 2nd
2012–2013 14 Dec 2012 United States Telluride, United States 3rd
2013–2014 11 Jan 2014 Andorra Vallnord, Andorra 2nd
11 Mar 2014 Switzerland Veysonnaz, Switzerland 3rd
2015–2016 5 Mar 2016 Switzerland Veysonnaz, Switzerland 1st

Parallel Giant Slalom Podium[edit]

Season Date Location Place
2006–2007 16 Feb 2007 Japan Furano, Japan 3rd


Helene Olafsen (leading), Alexandra Zhekova, Tanja Frieden, Nelly Moenne Loccoz. Telluride, 19.12.2009, Quarter Final
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Ekaterina Dafovska
Flagbearer for  Bulgaria
Vancouver 2010
Succeeded by
Maria Kirkova