Alexander Tretiakov

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Alexander Tretiakov
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Born (1985-04-19) 19 April 1985 (age 30)
Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Alexander Vladimirovich Tretiakov (Russian: Александр Владимирович Третьяков; born 19 April 1985) is a Russian skeleton racer who has competed since 2004.


Tretiakov is the first Russian who won the World Championships (2013 in St. Moritz), the overall Skeleton World Cup (2008-9) and an Olympics bronze medal (at the 2010 Winter Olympics). He is the silver medalist of the 2011 World Championships in Königssee and 2015 World Championships in Winterberg, as well as of bronze medalist of the 2009 World Championships in Lake Placid (men's skeleton event) and 2015 World Championships in Winterberg (Mixed team). In 2013 in St. Moritz, he became the word champion.[1]

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Tretiakov won three out of four runs, established track (55.95) and start (4.47) records, and became the champion ahead of Martins Dukurs, who was universally considered to be the strongest gold medal contender.[2] This was the first gold medal in skeleton for Russia. To sleep well before the second day of the competitions, Tretiakov downloaded on his cell phone the series of Russian Wikipedia articles on the economy of the Tsardom of Russia and fell asleep while reading them.[3]

Alexander Tretiakov resides in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. His wife Anastasia is a former skeleton rider. Their daughter was born in 2013.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Alexander Tretyakov wins Russia's first skeleton gold". Voice of Russia. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Дудь, Юрий (16 February 2014). Скелетрон. Почему вы обожаете Александра Третьякова, хотя и не знаете об этом. (in Russian). Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Быстров, Денис. Александр Третьяков: «По духу я точно не чиновник, не организатор». (in Russian). Retrieved 16 February 2014. 

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