In 2014, a sports club was opened in the Moscow region with a ski track and an outfitting center. The first biathlon shooting range, where everything is ready for training camps for both sports teams and amateurs. There is also a club for children, where they can improve their skills together with professional athletes. The inspirer and organizer of the cross-club for skiers is the honored master of sports Alexander Legkov.
Legkov Alexander was born on May 7, 1983 in the city of Krasnoarmeysk, Moscow Region. The father of the sportsman was a former military man, engaged in hockey and football. Gennady Viktorovich is an avid hunter. Since childhood and children, I have been taught this. Sasha's mom teaches physical education at school. His elder brother Victor graduated from the MVD Academy, while studying, he broke all the sports records of his father, who once studied there. This is such a sporting family.
The progress in Sasha's school up to grade 9 was good, until he began to travel periodically to the camp. Then in the diary there were bad grades. One time even stopped playing sports. But Alexander Legkov is a very purposeful person, as friends say about him, yet he achieved great success in sports and got a higher education.
Alexander in childhood was fond of hockey, he played in the children's team "Whirlwind". Once the team won the championship of the Moscow region and gave it to him. On the ice hockey line in Krasnoarmeysk it was very difficult to advance, there were no masters of hockey in the city. My father advised me to change my hobby. Alexander Legkov took up biathlon, but soon the section was closed in the city. After the biathlon he was spotted by trainer Vladimir Krenev, from Tushino. So the race began.
Alexander since childhood was very hardy, recalls the athlete's father and says: "Somehow Sasha and his brother were vacationing in the summer camp in the pioneer camp. And the Fizruk announces who will run 100 laps, that champion. For children this is an unthinkable burden for health. And the circle was 300 meters. Senior Viktor ran 64 laps, but Sasha, who was then 12 years old, overcame a hundred in three hours. I drank a jar of yogurt, and as if nothing had happened I went to play tennis. "
Sasha was made hardy not only by skiing, Legkov Alexander already in his childhood was distinguished by perseverance and endurance. In the seventh grade, I underwent two operations. Gorged with the skin of the seeds, it came to peritonitis, barely had time to reach the hospital, recalls the athlete's father. The surgeon said that the guy had a phenomenal physical training, if it were not for her, it is not known what would have ended it. When he was transferred from the intensive care unit to the department, the father immediately to him, pray, son, whatever you want, I will fulfill any of your wishes. And Sasha said that he does not want to go to the music room anymore - to play the accordion.
"Yes, what kind of bayan is here," says Gennady Viktorovich, "till now we can not remember about it without tears." Competitions are watched only by the family, they like that no one is around. They do not want their experiences to be seen. Gennady Viktorovich adopted recently to go fishing. Irina Nikolayevna (Sasha's mom) will record the race on the video, and the father then looks through the video several times.
Personal life of an athlete
On April 21, 2012 the wedding of Alexander Legkov and Tatyana Guseva took place. Young wanted to sign in secret from everyone. And they did it. Sasha's marriage to the public became known after the appearance of wedding photos on the Internet. Legkov Alexander Gennadyevich believes in signs and superstitions, so he did not tell anyone about his plans ahead of time. About the intention to get married young people told their relatives a week before the wedding. July 2, 2015 in a young family appeared kid - son Arseny.
Striving for victory
On the eve of his departure to France, they got into a car accident with Evgeni Dementyev. Alexander Legkov was in the back seat and broke his nose, and Dementieva saved the airbag. Parents did not report this, they learned everything from the Internet. At the World Cup in 2008, Alexander shocked the entire sports world - went to the thirty-kilometer race with a broken nose. Knowing the character of the sportsman, the coach did not work hard with the persuasion. Legkov then won bronze.
Trains Alexander Legkov, after he got into the junior team, Yuri Borodavko. The coach admires the phenomenal endurance of the athlete. Purposeful Sasha is laid out in training completely. If ahead of the competition - all the fun poboku, only skis. Legkov Alexander says that he represents his professional life only in this way: breakfast, training, lunch, sleep, the second training, and in the evening massage and relaxation. In another way, the result can not be.
The pupils of Yuri Viktorovich are very friendly with each other. If possible, all holidays celebrated together. With the Dementiev family. Zhenya often stayed with them in Krasnoarmeysk. The room at the training camp was shared with Sasha for two. Now, when he does not go to the meetings, they call up constantly. Alexander Legkov says that he always feels the support of a friend.
In October 2014, Alexander Legkov's club opened in Peresvet. In the sports center there is a hotel, a sports complex, a children's club, an outfitting center and a 12.5 km ski track. In 2015, the biathlon shooting range for 18 installations was opened. Near Moscow biathlon received a full training base. Alexander Gennadyevich Legkov trains in the center and helps young athletes, participates in competitions and invites sportsmen-guests from abroad.
There are very few such clubs, says Alexander about his sports center. And he is ready to talk about him for a whole day. The idea of the club was suggested by a friend working in the company "Promfinstroi", suggested building a center and calling him by the name of Alexander Legkov. I liked the idea. The athlete says, he is very grateful that everything turned out so.
- 2003 - 1 place at the Continental Cup in Krasnogorsk.
- 2005 - 3rd place in the FIS competitions in Krasnogorsk.
- 2006 - 2 place at the Russian Championship in Rybinsk and 1 place at the World Junior Championships in Slovenia.
- 2007 - competition for the Eastern European Cup - 1 place; 2 place on the Tour de Ski; World Championship in Japan - 2 place.
- 2008 - 1st place in FIS competitions in Finland.
- 2009 - 1 place at the World Cup in Finland.
- 2010 - 4th place at the Olympic Games in Vancouver.
- 2012 - 2 place in the competition FIS in Sweden.
- 2012 - 2013 - the winner of the marathon in Norway.
- 2013 - 1 place in the Tour de Ski; at the World Championships in Italy - 3 rd place.
- 2014 - Olympic champion at the Winter Games in Sochi.
- 2016 - 3rd place in the competition for the World Cup in France.