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ALYABYEV Alexandr
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Neutral Paralympic Athletes   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthDmitrov, URS
Height1.90 m
Weight 84 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6/8-2
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Valentina, daughter Victoria
Residence
Dmitrov, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Health Studies, Physical Education - Moscow State Academy of Physical Education: Malakhovka, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 1993 at the Specialised Youth School of Olympic Reserve in Shukolovo, Moscow region of Russia. At age 14, he switched to Para alpine skiing.
Why this sport?
He followed his brother into the sport.
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow: Russia
Name of coach
Alexander Nazarov [national], RUS, from 2010
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Nicknames
Sasha (ampgirl.su, 31 Aug 2012)
Hobbies
Spending time with family. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in standing slalom at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His mother Yelena, and his wife Valentina. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Croatian alpine skier Ivica Kostelic. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is life." (Athlete, 12 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)

For his performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, he was awarded the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] by the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 17 Mar 2014)

He was part of the 'Our Champion' project launched by the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee to raise awareness of the Paralympic movement and values. (sochi2014.com, 21 Jun 2013)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Impairment
At age three he lost four fingers on his right hand which had been caught by the cable of a ski lift. He is unable to hold a ski pole in his right hand. "It's hard to keep balance without a pole, of course. My coaches have given me various exercises to keep my body in the proper position." (paralympic.org, 04 Jan 2012; ampgirl.su, 31 Aug 2012; Athlete, 12 Mar 2014)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied sports management at the Moscow State University in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
48 2006 Super-G - Standing 1:21.42
22 2006 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:59.31
  2006 Slalom - Standing  DNF
24 2010 Downhill - Standing 1:34.30
10 2010 Slalom - Standing 1:50.72
17 2010 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:36.14
22 2010 Super-G - Standing 1:29.76
11 2010 Super Combined - Standing 2:21.62
11 2014 Downhill - Standing 1:28.70
  2014 Super-G - Standing DNF
3 2014 Slalom - Standing 1:40.74 
  2014 Super Combined - Standing DNF
  2014 Giant Slalom - Standing DNF
11 2018 Downhill - Standing 1:30.41
19 2018 Super-G - Standing 1:31.83
  2018 Super Combined - Standing  DNF
15 2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:21.94
8 2018 Slalom - Standing 1:43.52
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
20 2008/2009 Downhill - Standing 1:57.68
  2008/2009 Slalom - Standing  DNF
14 2008/2009 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:17.91
21 2008/2009 Super-G - Standing 1:06.24
  2008/2009 Super Combined - Standing  DNF
10 2010/2011 Downhill - Standing 1:27.60
8 2010/2011 Super-G - Standing 1:23.61
5 2010/2011 Super Combined - Standing 2:10.39
6 2010/2011 Slalom - Standing 1:29.15
4 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:13.92
  2012/2013 Downhill - Standing  DNF
15 2012/2013 Super-G - Standing 1:17.85
  2012/2013 Slalom - Standing  DSQ
4 2012/2013 Super Combined - Standing 1:45.19
5 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:14.45
5 2014/2015 Downhill - Standing 1:33.34
9 2014/2015 Super-G - Standing 1:24.33
5 2014/2015 Super Combined - Standing 1:58.50
8 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:07.76 
2 2014/2015 Slalom - Standing 1:46.15 
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
11 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:43.91
  2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing  DNF
4 2015/2016 Slalom - Standing 1:16.75
9 2015/2016 Downhill - Standing 1:16.63
13 2015/2016 Downhill - Standing 1:17.50
9 2015/2016 Super-G - Standing 1:23.40
14 2015/2016 Super-G - Standing 1:27.65
12 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:19.38
9 2017/2018 Downhill - Standing 1:17.71
11 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:23.50
11 2017/2018 Super-G - Standing 1:22.50