22 March 1947 |
Biķernieki Parish, Latvia
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg)|
|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. 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.
|25 metre rapid fire pistol||4th
|10 metre air pistol||-||-||-||-||29th
|Current world records held in 25 m Center-Fire Pistol|
|Men (ISSF)||Teams||1762||Soviet Union (Ignatiuk, Kuzmins, Pyzhianov)||August 15, 1990||Moscow (URS)|
|Current world records held in 25 m Standard Pistol|
|Men||Teams||1725||Soviet Union (Kuzmins, 580; Melentyev, 570; Turla, 575)||September 10, 1985||Osijek (YUG)|
- "Final Results: Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Final". Beijing2008.cn. Archived from the original on 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2008-08-30.
- Afanasijs Kuzmins at the Latvian Olympic Committee
- "Afanasijs Kuzmins". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
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