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Andrey Drozdov

Andrey Drozdov
Curler
Born (1988-02-23) 23 February 1988
Moscow, Russia
Team
Curling club Moskvitch CC,
Moscow, RUS
Skip Andrey Drozdov
Fourth Alexey Stukalskiy
Third Evgeny Arkhipov
Lead Petr Dron
Alternate Alexander Kozyrev
Career
World Championship
appearances
1 (2013)
European Championship
appearances
7 (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Olympic
appearances
1 (2014)

Andrey Anatolyevich Drozdov (Russian: Андрей Анатольевич Дроздов; born 23 February 1988) is a Russian curler from Zelenograd. He skips one of the Russian national teams, and is the first Russian men's skip to ever play in the World Championships and first man to skip Russia at the Olympics.

Career

In his youth, Drozdov was a swimmer, but was unsuccessful, so he took up curling at age 15.

Drozdov won his first national championship as a skip in 2009. He has represented Russia in six European Curling Championships. In 2007, he placed 14th playing third for Alexander Kirikov. In 2008, he placed 15th as the skip of the Russian team. In 2009, he placed 12th as the team's skip. Drozdov also skipped the Russian team at the 2009 World Junior Curling Championships, placing 7th. In 2010, he placed 9th as skip. In 2011 he played second for Alexey Tselousov and the team had an 11th place finish. At the 2012 European Curling Championships, Drozdov lead Russia to their best finish, 5th, qualifying for the World Championships for the first time.

Drozdov's lone international medal was a bronze at the 2006 European Mixed Curling Championship.

Drozdov played in his first World Curling Championships for Russia at the 2013 Ford World Men's Curling Championship, where he led Russia to a 10th place finish.

Drozdov was named skip of the Russian team at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He led the host nation to a 7th place finish, with a 3-6 record.

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