Alexander Bessmertnykh (skier)

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Alexander Bessmertnykh
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Bessmertnykh in February, 2019
Country Russia
Full nameAlexander Andreyevich Bessmertnykh
Born (1986-09-15) 15 September 1986 (age 33)
Beryozovsky, Kemerovo Oblast, Soviet Union
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
World Cup career
Seasons2009, 2011
Individual wins0
Team wins2
Indiv. podiums6
Team podiums2
Indiv. starts134
Team starts7
Overall titles0 – (15th in 2017)
Discipline titles0
Updated on 24 April, 2019.

Alexander Andreyevich Bessmertnykh (Russian: Александр Андреевич Бессмертных, born 15 September 1986) is a Russian cross-country skier.[1] In December 2017, he was one of eleven Russian athletes who were banned for life from the Olympics by the International Olympic Committee, as a result of doping offences at the 2014 Winter Olympics.[2]

Alexander Bessmertnykh on medal ceremony 2019.

Career[edit]

He represented Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. On 16 February he ran the second (classical) leg in the men's team relay, together with his teammates Dmitry Yaparov, Alexander Legkov, and Maxim Vylegzhanin, and originally won a silver medal.[3] In December 2017, he was one of eleven Russian athletes who were banned for life from the Olympics by the International Olympic Committee, after doping offences at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Bessmertnykh's results from the 2014 Winter Olympics were annulled.[4] On 1 February 2018, their results were restored as a result of the successful appeal.[5]

Cross-country skiing results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1 medal – (1 silver)
 Year   Age   15 km 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2014 27 7 Silver

World Championships[edit]

  • 3 medals – (3 silver)
 Year   Age   15 km 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2013 26 23
2015 28 10 4
2017 30 4 17 Silver
2019 32 Silver Silver

World Cup[edit]

Season standings[edit]

 Season   Age  Discipline standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Sprint Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
Ski Tour
Canada
2009 22 178 112 N/A N/A
2011 24 70 47 NC 25 N/A
2012 25 55 39 95 45 25 N/A
2013 26 30 17 NC 20 44 N/A
2014 27 49 37 79 10 36 N/A
2015 28 28 20 NC 61 18 N/A N/A
2016 29 19 18 69 29 24 N/A 13
2017 30 15 11 62 28 13 14 N/A
2018 31 37 27 NC 22 21 N/A
2019 32 46 27 NC 33 N/A

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 6 podiums – (5 WC, 1 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2012–13  19 January 2013 France La Clusaz, France 15 km Mass Start C World Cup 2nd
2  2015–16  20 December 2015 Italy Toblach, Italy 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
3 13 February 2016 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
4  2016–17  11 March 2017 Norway Oslo, Norway 50 km Mass Start C World Cup 3rd
5 18 March 2017 Canada Quebec City, Canada 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 3rd
6  2018–19  17 February 2019 Italy Cogne, Italy 15 km Individual C World Cup 3rd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 2 victories – (2 RL)
  • 2 podiums – (2 RL)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammates
1 2013–14 8 December 2013 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 4 × 7.5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Yaparov / Legkov / Vylegzhanin
2 2018–19 27 January 2019 Sweden Ulricehamn, Sweden 4 × 7.5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Belov / Spitsov / Maltsev

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alexander Bessmertnykh at the International Ski Federation
  2. ^ "Russian doping: IOC bans 11 Winter Olympic athletes". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Men's Relay 4x10 km". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  4. ^ "IOC bans 11 Russian winter athletes for life for Sochi 2014 doping". Reuters. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  5. ^ "The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) delivers its decisions in the matter of 39 Russian athletes v/the IOC: 28 appeals upheld, 11 partially upheld" (PDF). Court of Arbitration for Sport. Retrieved 1 February 2018.

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