Russian standout Alexandr Smyshlyaev peaked at just the right time in 2013/14, earning a place on the podium at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in front of his home nation's fans and putting an exclamation mark on his best-ever FIS Freestyle World Cup season.
A veteran of the tour since 2005, Smyshlyaev has been a fixture in the top 10 of the season's year-end ranking since 2009, recording a career best 5th overall result in 2013/14, with two podiums, eight top-ten finishes, and the bronze medal from the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
In 2014/15 the Russian used the momentum from his breakout Olympic season to one-up himself, scoring top-10 results in all but one of the season's events while closing out the year with podiums in four of the final five competitions to finish the season in second place on the World Cup standings behind only moguls titan Mikael Kingsbury.
At 29 years old, Smyshlyaev only seems to be getting better with age.
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|1608211.01.2014||Moguls||Deer Valley||USA||World Cup||3||600.00|
|1608009.01.2014||Moguls||Deer Valley||USA||World Cup||30||32.00|