ALEX ALMOUKOV


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Alex Almoukov is a Resort Ambassador for Biathlon. Alex competes in the sport of biathlon aiming to keep improving year after year and progress to the top.

Alex has just been named as part of Australia's 2014 Winter Olympics Team in Sochi.

Originally a Cross Country skier, Almoukov made the switch to Biathlon in 2008, enjoying the added variety of shooting and skiing.

In 2010, Alex made his Olympic debut at just 19 years of age, one of the youngest in the field at the Vancouver Games.

At the Sochi World Cup in 2013, Alex finished a strong 33rd, earning his first ever World Cup points in the sport. He produced another one of his best performances to win bronze at the 2013 World University Games in Trentino, Italy in December, 2013.

Alex is coached by his father Nick who was a Cross Country competitor at national level in Russia. When not training on snow, he does a lot of running and training on roller skis.

View Alex's blog for updates on his preparation for Sochi 2014 - http://almoukov.wordpress.com/

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