Biography of Alexander KrushelnitskyAlexander Alexandrovich Krushelnytsky is a Russian curlingist who won the bronze medal of the 2018 Olympic Games in the double-mixed discipline. For the triumph followed by a scandal: the athlete was accused of doping.
Athlete Alexander Krushelnitsky
Childhood and adolescenceThe future Olympian was born in May 1992 in an ordinary St. Petersburg family. Like all residents of the city on the Neva, his parents were rooting for Zenith and from a young age they took little Sasha with them to the stadium. But the boy was closer hockey, which he began to engage in four years. Then there was volleyball and table tennis, and only at the age of ten, Alexander still became interested in football.
He immediately became one of the best players in the sports school, played in the first junior league of the city and in the future could easily count on a place in the youth team of Zenit. But at the age of 14, a teenager unexpectedly became interested in an unusual sport - curling, which the physical education teacher introduced him to.
Alexander Krushelnitsky in his youth
Sports careerFor the first seven years in curling, Krushelnitsky failed to achieve tangible results. At first, he tried his hand at the men's team, but was unable to realize his leadership skills there.
Alexander Krushelnitsky chose curling
Road to Korea. Anastasia Bryzgalova and Alexander Krushelnitsky
Triumph and scandalFebruary 13, 2018 was a triumphant day in the history of Russian curling. Krushelnitsky and Bryzgalov took the third place and brought to their team the first in history and so far the only Russian Olympic medal in this sport.
Alexander Krushelnitsky's height - 180 cm
Alexander Krushelnitsky and the doping scandal
Personal life of Alexander KrushelnitskyThe athlete met his ice partner and future spouse Anastasia Bryzgalova at a skating rink in 2009. Since then, the guys do not part, she studied together at the University of Physical Education. Lesgaft, and in June 2017, shortly before the triumph at the Games, officially legitimized their relationship.
Wedding of Alexander Krushelnitsky and Nastya Bryzgalova