Alexey Poltoranin

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Alexey Poltoranin
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Poltoranin at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Born (1987-04-27) April 27, 1987 (age 31)
Ridder, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
World Cup career
Seasons2005–
Individual wins11
Indiv. podiums27
Overall titles0 – (4th in 2012/13)

Alexey Yurevich Poltoranin (Kazakh: Алексей Юрьевич Полтаранин, born April 29, 1987) is a Kazakh cross-country skier who has competed at the international senior level since 2004. He has three World Cup wins, one in 2010 and two in 2013. In the 2013 World Championship in Val di Fiemme he won two bronze medals. Most of his best results are in the classic technique.

His wife is biathlete Olga Poltoranina.

Athletic career[edit]

World Championships and Olympics[edit]

Poltoranin competed at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, the World Ski Championships in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Poltoranin finished fifth in both the individual and team sprint at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.[1][2]

In the 2013 World Championship in Val di Fiemme, Poltoranin won two bronze medals. On the first day, Poltoranin competed in the classic sprint where he qualified to the semifinals, but he broke his ski poles at the start. On the next day, Alexey Poltoranin and Nikolay Chebotko won bronze at the men's team sprint.[3] On the last day of the championship, he took bronze in the men's 50 km classic and finished after Johan Olsson and Dario Cologna.[4] His other World Championship results include sixth in the team sprint in 2011 and seventh places at the 4×10 km relay in 2007 and the team sprint in 2009.

World Cup[edit]

Poltoranin and Emil Jönsson at Royal Palace Sprint in Stockholm. March 20, 2013.

The 2004/05 season was Alexey Poltoranin's first in the World Cup. First World Cup stage, where he competed, was 4×10 relay in Gaellivare in 2004, however he competed only in two races this season. Poltoranin claimed his first World Cup victory at the 15 kilometer classic race at Davos in 2010 and took that victory ahead of Alexander Legkov and Lukas Bauer. For Kazakhstan, the victory of Poltoranin was the first win since March 1998 when Vladimir Smirnov won the 30 km in Lahti.[5] In the 2011–12 season, he made only one victory, when he won Nordic opening's 15 km classical handicap in Kuusamo. In December 17, 2011, he placed third at 15 kilometer classic in Rogla.[6]

The 2013–14 season was more successful for Poltoranin, than previous years. He began his world cup run on November 11, 2012 in Gällivare, where he reached his first season podium finishing second in 15 km freestyle race.[7] In December 2, 2012, he took third at Nordic Opening's 15 km classical handicap start in Kuusamo crossing the line 3.4 seconds behind Petter Northug.[8] He finished Nordic Opening 3rd overall.[9] Poltoranin won his first ever Tour de Ski stage in the 5 km classic individual in Toblach as Petter Northug finished second to maintain his overall lead.[10] He also won stage 6 in Val di Fiemme and finished 11th overall in general classification.[11] In January 19, 2013, Poltoranin won the men's 15-kilometre classical-style mass start race in a sprint finish, clocking 37 minutes, 11.6 seconds to beat Russia's Alexander Bessmertnykh by .01 seconds.[12] In February 6, 2013, he won 1.5 k classic sprint in Davos. In the final run in Poltoranin coasted in comfortably with a time of 3:25.7, while Cologna narrowly out-sprinted Pellegrino for a second-place finish to please the home crowd. This was Poltoranin's first sprint victory on the World Cup.[13][14] He placed second in last two stages of the season in Lahti and Drammen, where in both races was defeated by Petter Northug.[15][16] Poltoranin finished 2012–13 World Cup season 4th overall with 995 points.[17]

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[18]

Season standings[edit]

 Season   Age  Season Standings Ski Tour Standings
Overall Distance Sprint Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
Ski Tour
Canada
2005 17 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 18 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2007 19 150 99 N/A N/A N/A
2008 20 107 63 N/A 45 43 N/A
2009 21 82 52 109 N/A N/A
2010 22 69 54 57 N/A N/A
2011 23 34 31 34 15 N/A
2012 24 26 22 42 4 39 N/A
2013 25 4 4 6 3 11 WD N/A
2014 26 12 6 18 18 WD WD N/A
2015 27 8 7 70 11 7 N/A N/A
2016 28 11 16 33 19 5 N/A 12
2017 29 72 49 74 N/A
2018 30 7 6 63 11 4 WD N/A

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 12 victories – (5 WC, 7 SWC)
  • 28 podiums – (15 WC, 13 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2010–11  26 November 2010 Finland Kuusamo, Finland 1.4 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 2nd
2 11 December 2010 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
3 2011–12 27 November 2011 Finland Kuusamo, Finland 15 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 1st
4 17 December 2011 Slovenia Rogla, Slovenia 15 km Mass Start C World Cup 3rd
5  2012–13  24 November 2012 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
6 30 November
– 2 December 2012
Finland Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
7 4 January 2013 Italy Toblach, Italy 5 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
8 5 January 2013 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 1st
9 19 January 2013 France La Clusaz, France 15 km Mass Start C World Cup 1st
10 16 February 2013 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 1.5 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
11 10 March 2013 Finland Lahti, Finland 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
12 13 March 2013 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.3 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
13  2013–14  7 December 2013 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
14 21 December 2013 Italy Asiago, Italy 1.65 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
15 1 January 2014 Switzerland Lenzerheide, Switzerland 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 1st
16 19 January 2014 Poland Szklarska Poręba, Poland 15 km Mass Start C World Cup 3rd
17  2014–15  7 December 2014 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 15 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 2nd
18 7 January 2015 Italy Toblach, Italy 10 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
19 10 January 2015 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 2nd
20 8 March 2015 Finland Lahti, Finland 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
21  2015–16  5 January 2016 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 1.2 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 3rd
22 6 January 2016 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 1st
23 9 January 2016 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 3rd
24  2017–18  17 December 2017 Italy Toblach, Italy 15 km Pursuit C World Cup 3rd
25 31 December 2017 Switzerland Lenzerheide, Switzerland 15 km Individual C Stage World Cup 2nd
26 6 January 2018 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 1st
27 21 January 2018 Slovenia Planica, Slovenia 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
28 4 March 2018 Finland Lahti, Finland 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st

Team podiums[edit]

  • 1 podium
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  2013–14  22 December 2013 Italy Asiago, Italy 6 x 1.65 km Team Sprint C World Cup 2nd Chebotko

World Championship results[edit]

  • 2 medals – (2 bronze)
 Year   Age   15 km 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2007 19 32 17 7
2009 21 16 49 45 10 7
2011 23 31 13 6
2013 25 3 11 13 3
2015 27 21 7 35 13
2017 29 7 9 17

Other Career highlights[edit]

FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Medals
2004 – Norway Stryn 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, 4×10 km relay (with Koshevoy / Cherepanov / Safonov)
2007 – Italy Tarvisio 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, 10 km freestyle
FIS Nordic Under 23 World Ski Championships Medals
2008 – Italy Mals 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, 15 km classical
2009 – France Praz de Lys Sommand 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, 15 km freestyle
Asian Winter Games
2007 – China Changchun 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, freestyle sprint
2011 – Kazakhstan Almaty 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, classical sprint
2011 – Kazakhstan Almaty 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, team freestyle sprint (with Chebotko)
2011 – Kazakhstan Almaty 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd, 10 km classical individual
2011 – Kazakhstan Almaty 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, 30 km classical mass start
2011 – Kazakhstan Almaty 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, 4×10 km relay (with Cherepanov / Chebotko / Velichko)
Team World Cup podiums
2013 – Italy Asiago 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, team classical sprint (with Chebotko)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games: Men's Sprint". Sports-Reference.com. February 17, 2010. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games: Men's Team Sprint". Sports-Reference.com. February 17, 2010. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "Kazakhstan skiers Alexey Poltoranin, Nikolay Chebotko win bronze at World Championship". Inform.kz. February 25, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  4. ^ Alex Matthews (March 3, 2013). "Olsson Skis Race of His Life for World Championships 50 k Gold". FasterSkier.com. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Bjoergen and Poltaranin are the winners in Davos". DavosNordic.ch. December 11, 2010. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  6. ^ Audrey Mangan (December 17, 2011). "Northug Emerges Victor in Close Rogla Finish". FasterSkier.com. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  7. ^ Audrey Mangan (November 25, 2012). "Kazakhstan skier Alexey Poltoranin becomes the second in the cross-country World Cup races". BNews.kz. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  8. ^ "Northug Stymies Russian Charge, Chase Pack to Win Kuusamo Pursuit". FasterSkier.com. December 2, 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  9. ^ Audrey Mangan (November 11, 2012). "Bjoergen and Sundby win first world cup races in Gällivare". Fisher Sports. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  10. ^ "Poltoranin wins maiden Tour de Ski stage". Eurosport. January 4, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  11. ^ "2013 FIS Tour de Ski: Stage 6: Poltoranin wins". Universal Sports. January 8, 2013. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  12. ^ "Canadians finish well back in men's 15K classical-style race". CBC.ca. January 19, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  13. ^ "Kowalczyk and Poltoranin cruise to Davos sprint wins". Eurosport. February 16, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  14. ^ Matti Rowe (February 16, 2013). "Poltoranin Claims First Classic Sprint Victory in Davos". FasterSkier.com. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  15. ^ "Petter Northug, Justyna Kowalczyk win cross-country World Cup races in Finland". Times Colonist. March 10, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  16. ^ "Northug Nips Poltoranin in Drammen Classic Sprint". FasterSkier.com. March 13, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  17. ^ "2012–13 FIS Cross-Country World Cup standing results". FIS. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  18. ^ "POLTORANIN Alexey". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 8 February 2018.

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