Maksim Sidorov

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Maksim Sidorov
Maksim Sidorov Istanbul 2012.jpg
Sidorov during 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.
Personal information
Nationality Russian
Born (1986-05-13) 13 May 1986 (age 28)
Moscow, Russia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 120 kg (260 lb)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Shot put
Club Dynamo Sports Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 21.45m

Maksim Viktorovich Sidorov (Russian: Максим Викторович Сидоров; born May 13, 1986) is a Russian shot putter. He has a personal best throw of 21.45 metres (70.374 ft).[1]



Sidorov narrowly missed making the final of the shot put at the World Indoor Championships in Athletics, finishing 7th in his qualifying group, and 14th overall with a putt of 19.88m[2]


Sidorov took his first senior international championship medal, when he threw 20.55m for bronze at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Paris. He threw 21.45m on 22 July to win the Russian National Championships.[3] In doing so, he overtook David Storl and Aleksandr Lobynya as the best European outdoor shot putter and best Russian outdoor shot putter respectively in 2011.[4]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
2005 European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 3rd Shot put (6 kg) 19.32 m
2007 European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 8th Shot put 18.24 m
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 1st Shot put 20.01 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 30th (q) Shot put 18.92 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 13th (q) Shot put 19.88 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd Shot put 20.55 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 5th Shot put 20.78 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 11th Shot put 20.41 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 12th (q) Shot put 19.58 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 13th (q) Shot put 19.63 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 16th (q) Shot put 18.98 m