|Full name||Rustam Barotovich Kuvatov|
9 November 1977 |
Pavlodar, Kazakh SSR
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||20 km walk: 1:23:16 (2008)
50 km walk: 3:59:57 (2004)
Rustam Barotovich Kuvatov (Kazakh: Рустам Баротович Куватов; born November 9, 1977 in Pavlodar) is a Kazakhstani race walker. He set a personal best time of 1:23:16 by finishing twelfth for the 20 km race walk at the Kazakh national walking championships. Kuvatov made his official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he placed thirty-seventh in the men's 50 km race walk, with a time of 4:13:40.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Kuvatov competed this time for the men's 20 km race walk. During the competition, he set an early pace and was narrowly ahead in the 4 km lap after the athletes had left the stadium. Reaching the 8 km lap, Kuvatov's strong lead came to an end, as he was passed by several race walkers including Ivano Brugnetti of Italy, and Paquillo Fernández of Spain, both of whom won gold and silver in the previous Olympics. Kuvatov entered the stadium and finished the entire run in forty-second place by ten seconds behind Serbia's Predrag Filipović, with a time of 1:28:25.
- "Rustam Kovatov". Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- Krishnan, Ram Murali (20 March 2008). "Asian Race Walking Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- "Olympics: Drugs tainted Borchin delivers maiden gold for Russia". Terra. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- "Men's 20km Race Walk". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
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