Alexey Zaitsev

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Alexey Zaitsev
Alexey Zaytsev Pyeongchang 2017.png
Zaitsev in 2017
Personal information
NationalityRussian
Born (1993-09-17) 17 September 1993 (age 25)
Spouse(s)Aliya Mustafina (m. 2016 – 2018)
Sport
SportBobsleigh

Alexey Zaitsev (born 17 September 1993) is a Russian bobsledder. He competed in the four-man event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[1]

Zaitsev began dating Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina in the fall of 2015 after meeting at a hospital where both were recovering from sports injuries.[2] They married on 3 November 2016 in his hometown of Krasnodar.[3][4]

In January 2017, it was announced that Aliya was pregnant and that the baby was due in July.[5] Mustafina gave birth to a girl named Alisa (Алиса) Mustafina-Zaytseva on 9 June 2017.[6][7] On 29 April 2018, Mustafina announced that they had divorced one month earlier.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexey Zaitsev". PyeongChang2018.com. PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 20 April 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ "In Translation: "I Do What I Want"". The Gymternet. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  3. ^ Turner, Amanda (3 November 2016). "Mustafina Marries Bobsledder Zaitsev". International Gymnast. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  4. ^ Гимнастка Алия Мустафина вышла замуж за бобслеиста Алексея Зайцева. tass.ru (3 November 2016)
  5. ^ http://www.intlgymnast.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4745%3Amotherhead-ahead-for-mustafina&catid=2%3Anews&Itemid=53
  6. ^ "Mustafina won't return to training until October". Gymnovosti. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Instagram post by Aliya Mustafina • Jul 15, 2017 at 5:41pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Aliya Mustafina got divorced". Gymnovosti. 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.