ALEXANDRA JEKOVA

ALEXANDRA JEKOVA
Pro Snowboarder

Competing at FIS Snowboard World Cup Tour

Discipline: Snowboard Cross /Snowboard X/

Athlete of Bulgarian Ski Federation.

Conditioning coach and trainer snowboard sports club Blade.

Coach: Viktor Jekov

Bulgaria SKI Federation Sponsors: Fibank, Audi, Mtel, Generali,

Bulgaria SKI Federation Partners: Ministry of Youth and Sports, Bulgarian Olympic Committee

Personal Equipment Partners: Drop In, Drag, Kymco, Senax, Kessler, Base Camp, Go Pro

Education: French High School, National Sport Academy, New Bulgarian University

Languages: Bulgarian (native), English, French

Interests: philosophy, economics, cinema, product design, fine art, tourism, sport

Sports:  windsurfing, motocross, wakeboard, surfing, mountain biking, skateboarding, badminton, squash, golf, horse riding, diving, fitness and other sports.

SPORT BIOGRAPHY

Alexandra has been competing on the international snowboard scene since she was 11. She has been participating in all snowboard disciplines, but in the past few years she focused on  Snowboard cross, which is the youngest and most attractive for the audience. She has won many titles from FIS Snowboard World Cup Tour. She has competed at the Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Vancouver and Sochi and tree times at Winter X Games USA.


Alexandra was twelve times Bulgarian National Champion 2003-2014 and fifty four times in top 10 Snowboard World Cup.

  • 1st for the Europe cup overall standings 2006 
  • Two times 2nd at the Junior World Championships 2007 
  • Seventeen times medalist from FIS Snowboard World Cups 2007-2014 
  • Three times gold medalist of FIS Snowboard World Cup 
  • 2nd in the overall ranking for the FIS World Cup Crystal Globe 2011
  • 1st in the World rank list by points by FIS World Cup 2011
  • 3rd in the overall ranking for FIS World Cup Crystal Globe 2012
  • Silver medalist from Winter X Games 2012
  • 3rd in the overall ranking for FIS World Cup Crystal Globe 2014
  • 5th at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi 2014
  • 4th at the Snowboard World Championships in Austria 2015
  • 1st place Winter Universiade Granada 2015

Media Coverage

Advertising and social campaigns:Vivatel, Burton, Drag, Giro, Bioderma, Drop In, Audi, First Investment Bank, P&G, Kymco, Sector 9, Nestle, Bansko Ski Resort, Frutelli and others…

Publications & photo sessions: Forbes, ELLE, EVA, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair-Canada, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Grazia, OK, HELLO, INTRO, Maxim, Bulgaria Air, Za Jenata, Slavy sport magazine, Za Horata, Freestyle, Sofia Guide, Whiteroom, X-Factor, BTA Paraleli, Ski&Board, Good Food, Bravo, Olympic horizons, all Bulgarian newspapers and online sport and lifestyle medias, others…

Televisions: BNT, BTV, Nova TV, TV7, Ring TV, RE TV, DIEMA, MM, Eurosport, Eurosport 2, etc.

Tv shows: Ford Boyard, Dancing Stars

 Radio stations: BNR, Darik, FM+, RFI, Gong, BG Radio

As one of the most famous and significant Bulgarian athletes in winter sports, Alexandra is taking part in media activities and TV shows dedicated to charitable and social campaigns promoted sport and healthy lifestyles among the young public. She is dedicated also to the Bulgarian snowboard development taking part in the education of the young generations.

Awards

  • Twelve times Bulgarian National Champion 2003-2014 
  • 1st for the Europe cup overall standings 2006 
  • Two times 2nd at the Junior World Championships 2007 
  • 17 times medalist from FIS Snowboard World Cups 2007-2014
  • Two times gold medalist of FIS Snowboard World Cup 2011 
  • 2nd in the overall ranking for FIS World Cup Crystal Globe 2011
  • 3rd in the overall ranking for FIS World Cup Crystal Globe 2012
  • Winter X Games Silver medalist 2012
  • 3rd in the overall ranking for FIS World Cup Crystal Globe 2014
  • 5th at Sochi Winter Olympic Games 2014
  • 4th at the Snowboard World Championships in Austria 2015
  • 1st place Winter Universiade Granada 2015

Other awards

  • Award for contribution to sport by the Prime Minister of Republic of Bulgaria Mr. Boyko Borisov - 2011.
  • Award for contribution to sport by the Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Svilen Neykov- 2011.
  • Nominated for athlete of the year 2012
  • Forbes magazine award winner - “30 talents under 30”
  • One of the top 100 most influential women in Bulgaria by Manager Magazine
  • One of top 100 most influential women in Bulgaria by Forbes Magazine
  •  Student of the year in category ”Sport” 2013
  •  Award-winning "Sport for a peaceful world "of Bulgarian Sports Totalizator
  • 5 times winner of the Press Club Bulgaria prize "Golden award of Bulgaria"
  • Awards for contribution to sport from the National Sports Academy.
  • Winner of "Sport Ikar" award 2014
  • 3rd "best athlete" in Bulgaria for 2014.