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SOCHI, February 05, /ITAR-TASS/. Bobsleigh pilot Alexander Zubkov has been chosen as the bearer of the Russian national standard at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, the press service of the National Olympic Committee said.
The Sochi Games are the fourth ones for Zubkov, 39, who started out his Olympic career in Salt Lake City in 2002.
He won silver at the Games in Turin in 2006 completing in four-man race and bronze at Vancouver Olympics in 2010 in the two-man race.
Also, Alexander Zubkov is a four-times medalist of world championships (in 2003, 2005, and 2008) and a six-times winner of the World Cup in four-man races (in 2004/05, 2005/06, 2008/09, and 2012/13), in the combined two-man/four-man standings (2008/09), and in two-man races (2010/11).