Fedor Kuzmin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Fedor Kuzmin
Full name Fyodor Sergeyevich Kuzmin
Nationality  Russia
Born (1983-04-17) 17 April 1983 (age 34)
Rybinsk, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Playing style Right-handed, classic[1]
Highest ranking 30 (April 2005)[2]
Current ranking 164 (October 2014)[2]
Club Fakel Gazproma[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)

Medal Bronze 2009 Stuttgart European championship singles

Fyodor Sergeyevich Kuzmin (also Fedor Kuzmin, Russian: Фёдор Серге́евич Кузьмин; born April 17, 1983 in Rybinsk, Russian SFSR) is a Russian table tennis player.[3] Kuzmin won a gold medal in the men's singles at the 2005 ITTF Pro Tour series in Velenje, Slovenia.[4] He also captured a silver medal, along with his partner Oksana Fadeyeva, in the mixed doubles at the 2007 European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, losing out to the defending Eastern European pair Aleksandar Karakašević (Serbia) and Rūta Paškauskienė (Lithuania).[5] As of October 2014, Kuzmin is ranked no. 164 in the world by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).[2] He is also right-handed, and uses the classic grip.[1]

Kuzmin qualified for the men's singles tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by receiving a place as one of the top 8 seeded players from the European Qualification Tournament in Nantes, France.[6][7] He received a single bye for the first round match, before losing out to Italy's Mihai Bobocica, with a set score of 1–4.[8] Kuzmin also joined with his fellow players Alexei Smirnov and four-time Olympian Dmitry Mazunov for the inaugural men's team event. Kuzmin and his team placed fourth in the preliminary pool round against Japan, Hong Kong, and Nigeria, receiving a total score of three points and three straight losses.[9][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ITTF World Player Profile – Fedor Kuzmin". ITTF. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "ITTF World Ranking – Fedor Kuzmin". ITTF. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Fedor Kuzmin". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Marshall, Ian (22 September 2011). "Silver Medallist in Cartagena de Indias Gives Golden Performance in Vienna". ITTF. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Marshall, Ian (1 April 2007). "Perfect Chemistry, Aleksandar Karakasevic and Ruta Pakauskiene in Unison". ITTF. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Players Qualified for the Olympic Games" (PDF). ITTF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Marshall, Ian (6 April 2008). "Mixed Emotions for France on the Final Day in Nantes". ITTF. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Men's Singles First Round". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Men's Team Group D (HKG–RUS)". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Men's Team Group D (JPN–RUS)". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Men's Team Group D (NGR–RUS)". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 

External links[edit]