Alexey Prokurorov

Alexey Alexeyevich Prokurorov ( _ru. Алексей Алексеевич Прокуроров; March 25, 1964 ndash 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. Prokurorov won a gold medal in the 30 km freestyle and a silver medal in the 4x10 km at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. He also won the 50 km event twice at the Holmenkollen ski festival (1993, 1998).

Born in the village of Mishino, Vladimir Oblast, Prokurorov's biggest successes were at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, where he 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 received the Holmenkollen medal in 1998 (shared with Fred Børre Lundberg, Larissa Lazutina, and Harri Kirvesniemi). [ [http://www.skiforeningen.no/holmenkollen/holmenkollen_historikk Holmenkollen medalists] - click Holmenkollmedaljen for downloadable pdf file no icon]

Prokourorov retired after the 2001/2002 season. As of 2007, he was coach for Natalya Matveyeva, 2006-07 Cross country skiing World Cup third in the women's sprint category.

Prokourorov was a flag bearer of Russia Team at the 1998 Winter Olympics and 2002 Winter Olympics. [FIS|S=CC|ID=49125|name=Alexi Prokourorov]

He died in a road accident in Vladimir on October 8, 2008 when he was hit by a car as he was crossing the road. [ [http://www.gazeta.ru/news/lastnews/2008/10/10/n_1281062.shtml Олимпийский чемпион Алексей Прокуроров погиб в ДТП] , gaseta.ru.] [cite news |title= Former Olympic champion skier Alexei Prokurorov dies at age 44 |url= http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5g28-Sittqbk-B9U-uEqYdKj8DegA |format= |agency= |work= The Canadian Press |location= Moscow |date=2008-10-10 |accessdate=2008-10-11]

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