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Aleksandr Legkov at the World Championships 2007 in Sapporo.
|Full name||Alexander Gennadiyevich Legkov|
|Born||May 7, 1983
Krasnoarmeysk, Soviet Union
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|World Cup career|
|Overall titles||0 – (2nd in 2007, 2013, 2014)|
|Discipline titles||1 – (1 DI: 2013)|
|Updated on 2 April 2019.|
Alexander Gennadiyevich Legkov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Геннáдьевич Легков; born 7 May 1983) is a retired Russian cross-country skier who competed internationally between 2002 and 2017. He has five individual World Cup victories including one Tour de Ski title, as well as gold and silver medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Legkov participated in three Winter Olympic Games (2006, 2010, 2014). Legkov finished in fourth place after a strong final push to catch then-leader Johan Olsson of Sweden at the 2010 Winter Olympics' 30 km double pursuit. Olsson finished in third place with Legkov 1.2 seconds behind. Legkov's next best result was eight in the 4 × 10 km relay at the 2010 Games in Vancouver.
In 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Legkov wins the gold medal in the 50 km freestyle, and the silver medal in the 4 × 10 km relay.
Legkov was second behind Germany's Tobias Angerer in the 2006–07 World Cup.
He earned a silver in the 4 × 10 km relay and finished twice in sixth place (15 km, 15 km + 15 km double pursuit) at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship in Sapporo in 2007.
On 6 April 2018, Legkov announced his retirement from sport during his participation at the competition "Sports Elite" in Khanty-Mansiysk.
In December 2016, the International Ski Federation provisionally suspended six Russian cross-country skiers linked to doping violations during the 2014 Winter Olympics, including Legkov. In November 2017, Legkov was disqualified for doping offences by the International Olympic Committee, and his 2014 Olympic results were annulled. In February 2018, the international Court of Arbitration for Sport reinstated Legkov's results in Sochi 2014, including two medals, and annulled disqualification imposed by IOC. CAS concluded that there were no sufficient evidence that Legkov had broken anti-doping rules.
On 19 January 2019 the IOC's appeal of Legkov's case was rejected by the Swiss Federal Tribunal, which according to the Legkov's lawyer means that he had been "finally cleared of the accusation of doping at 2014".
- 2 medals – (1 gold, 1 silver)
|Year||Age|| 15 km
| 30 km
| 50 km
|Sprint|| 4 × 10 km
World Championship results
- 2 medals – (1 silver, 1 bronze)
|Year||Age|| 15 km
| 30 km
| 50 km
|Sprint|| 4 × 10 km
World Cup results
All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).
World Cup standings
|Season||Age||Season standings||Ski Tour standings|
- 9 victories – (6 WC, 3 SWC)
- 35 podiums – (22 WC, 13 SWC)
|1||2006–07||16 December 2006||La Clusaz, France||30 km Mass Start F||World Cup||2nd|
|2||2 January 2007||Oberstdorf, Germany||10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|3||7 January 2007||Val di Fiemme, Italy||11 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|4||31 December 2006
– 7 January 2007
|Tour de Ski||Overall Standings||World Cup||2nd|
|5||20 January 2007||Rybinsk, Russia||30 km Mass Start F||World Cup||1st|
|6||2008–09||6 December 2008||La Clusaz, France||30 km Mass Start F||World Cup||3rd|
|7||8 March 2009||Lahti, Finland||15 km Individual F||World Cup||1st|
|8||18–22 March 2009||World Cup Final||Overall Standings||World Cup||3rd|
|9||2009–10||29 November 2009||Rukatunturi, Finland||15 km Individual C||World Cup||3rd|
|10||20 December 2009||Rogla, Slovenia||30 km Mass Start C||World Cup||2nd|
|11||2010–11||29 November 2009||Rukatunturi, Finland||10 km Individual C||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|12||26–28 November 2010||Nordic Opening||Overall Standings||World Cup||1st|
|13||11 December 2010||Davos, Switzerland||15 km Individual C||World Cup||2nd|
|14||18 December 2010||La Clusaz, France||30 km Mass Start F||World Cup||3rd|
|15||1 January 2011||Oberhof, Germany||15 km Pursuit C||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|16||2011–12||3 January 2012||Toblach, Italy||5 km Individual C||Stage World Cup||1st|
|17||4 January 2012||Cortina-Toblach, Italy||35 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|18||8 January 2012||Val di Fiemme, Italy||9 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|19||18 February 2012||Szklarska Poręba, Poland||15 km Individual C||World Cup||3rd|
|20||2012–13||1 December 2012||Rukatunturi, Finland||10 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|21||29 December 2012||Oberhof, Germany||4 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|22||30 December 2012||Oberhof, Germany||15 km Pursuit C||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|23||3 January 2013||Cortina-Toblach, Italy||35 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|24||29 December 2012
– 6 January 2013
|Tour de Ski||Overall Standings||World Cup||1st|
|25||2 February 2013||Sochi, Russia||15 km + 15 km Skiathlon C/F||World Cup||3rd|
|26||17 February 2013||Davos, Switzerland||15 km Individual F||World Cup||3rd|
|27||16 March 2013||Oslo, Norway||50 km Mass Start F||World Cup||1st|
|28||24 March 2013||Falun, Sweden||15 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|29||2013–14||1 December 2013||Nordic Opening||Overall Standings||World Cup||3rd|
|30||1 February 2014||Toblach, Italy||15 km Individual C||World Cup||1st|
|31||2 March 2014||Lahti, Finland||15 km Individual F||World Cup||3rd|
|32||8 March 2014||Oslo, Norway||50 km Mass Start C||World Cup||3rd|
|33||15 March 2014||Falun, Sweden||15 km + 15 km Skiathlon C/F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|34||14–16 March 2014||World Cup Final||Overall Standings||World Cup||3rd|
|35||2016–17||17 December 2016||La Clusaz, France||15 km Mass Start F||World Cup||3rd|
- 3 victories
- 12 podiums
|1||2006–07||19 November 2006||Gällivare, Sweden||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||Rochev / Pankratov / Dementyev|
|2||17 December 2006||La Clusaz, France||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Rochev / Pankratov / Dementyev|
|3||25 March 2007||Falun, Sweden||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Pankratov / Rochev / Vylegzhanin|
|4||2007–08||25 November 2007||Beitostølen, Norway||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Rochev / Pankratov / Dementyev|
|5||2009–10||22 November 2009||Beitostølen, Norway||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||Vylegzhanin / Pankratov / Chernousov|
|6||2010–11||21 November 2010||Gällivare, Sweden||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||Belov / Vylegzhanin / Sedov|
|7||19 December 2010||La Clusaz, France||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||Belov / Sedov / Vylegzhanin|
|8||6 February 2011||Rybinsk, Russia||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Belov / Vylegzhanin / Sedov|
|9||2012–13||25 November 2012||Gällivare, Sweden||4 × 7.5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Belov / Vylegzhanin / Chernousov|
|10||2013–14||8 December 2013||Lillehammer, Norway||4 × 7.5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Yaparov / Bessmertnykh / Vylegzhanin|
|11||2015–16||24 January 2016||Nové Město, Czech Republic||4 × 7.5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||Belov / Chervotkin / Ustiugov|
|12||2016–17||18 December 2016||La Clusaz, France||4 × 7.5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||Belov / Chervotkin / Ustiugov|
Legkov is a member of PutinTeam, a political organization founded in support of Vladimir Putin.
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