Prokurorov ( ; March 25, 1964 October 10, 2008) was a Soviet/Russian cross-country skier who competed in the
late 1980s and 1990s for both the Soviet Union and Russia.
was born in the village of Vladimir, Russia.
Prokurorov's biggest successes winning a gold
medal in the 30 km freestyle and a silver medal in the
4x10 km at the 1988 Winter
Olympics in Calgary.
At the FIS Nordic
World Ski Championships
, Prokurorov earned a total of six
medals. This included one gold (30 km: 1997), one silver
(10 km: 1997), and four bronzes (50 km: 1989,
4x10 km: 1993, 30 km: 1995, 10 km + 15 km
combined pursuit: 1997). He also won the 50 km event twice at the
festival (1993, 1998).
He also won the Russian
championship title 13 times.
Prokurorov received the Holmenkollen
, the highest Norwegian skiing award in 1998 (shared with
Fred Børre Lundberg
and Harri Kirvesniemi
Prokourorov was a flag bearer of Russian team at the 1998 Winter Olympics
and 2002 Winter Olympics
Prokourorov retired after the 2001/2002 season at the age of 39.
After retirement, was Chief coach of the Russian women cross
country skiing team. He received state honors for his services to
He died in
a road accident in Vladimir on October
8, 2008, when he was hit by a car driven by a drunk man as he was
crossing the road.
- Holmenkollen medalists - click
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- Убийцу Прокуророва ждет суд, gazeta.ru
- Олимпийский чемпион Алексей Прокуроров погиб в