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Alexander Parygin

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Sport  Modern pentathlon
Weight  75 kg
Height  1.80 m
Role  Olympic athlete
Name  Alexander Parygin

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Born  25 April 1973 (age 42) (1973-04-25) Almaty, Kazakhstan
Club  Modern Pentathlon Victoria
Olympic medals  Modern pentathlon at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's Individual

Alexander "Alex" Parygin (born 25 April 1973) is a Kazakh-Australian modern pentathlete and Olympic champion. He competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta where he won the individual gold medal.

He competed for Australia at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and finished 27th overall. He initially qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, but his qualification was called into question by the British team for failing to meet the minimum amount of points required to be eligible (as his qualification took place at the Oceanian Championship in Tokyo, where the show jumping segment was called off after an outbreak of equine flu; however, the Australian Olympic Committee initially insisted he had met the requirements), and was eventually revoked by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Alex now lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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