Afanasijs Kuzmins

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Afanasijs Kuzmins
Personal information
Born (1947-03-22) 22 March 1947 (age 67)
Biķernieki Parish, Latvia
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg)
Sport
Country  Latvia
Sport Sports shooting
Coached by Aleksandrs Lescinskis

Afanasijs Kuzmins (born March 22, 1947 in Daugavpils District) is a Latvian shooter who won two Olympic medals in the 25 m Rapid Fire Pistol event; gold at the 1988 for the USSR and silver at the 1992 Summer Olympics for Latvia. He also won the 1986 World Championship in 25 m Standard Pistol. Kuzmins trained at the Armed Forces sports society in Riga.

He competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics and, by receiving wild card, competed also in the 2008 Summer Olympics. At the age of 61 Kuzmins finished 13th overall in his eighth Olympic appearance.[1] No other shooter has appeared at eight Olympics; four have appeared at seven Olympics.

Aged 65, he competed at his ninth Olympic Games at the 2012 Summer Olympics finishing 17th.

Olympic results[edit]

Olympic results
Event 1976 1980 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
25 metre rapid fire pistol 4th
595
6th
595
1st Gold
598+100
2nd Silver
590+195+97
10th
585
8th
585
14th
574
13th
565
17th
569
10 metre air pistol - - - - 29th
574
- - - -

World records[edit]


Current world records held in 25 m Center-Fire Pistol
Men (ISSF) Teams 1762  Soviet Union (Ignatiuk, Kuzmins, Pyzhianov) August 15, 1990 Moscow (URS) edit
Current world records held in 25 m Standard Pistol
Men Teams 1725  Soviet Union (Kuzmins, Melentyev, Turla)
 Soviet Union (Basinski, Kuzmins, Pyzhianov)
September 10, 1985
September 8, 1986
Osijek (YUG)
Suhl (GDR)
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