Rustam Akhmetov

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Rustam Akhmetov (Russian: Рустам Ахметов, born 17 May 1950) is a retired high jumper who represented the Soviet Union.

He was born in Berdychiv, Ukrainian SSR, and was affiliated with the VSS Avangard in Berdychiv.[1]

He won bronze medals at the 1968 European Junior Championships[2] and the 1971 European Championships,[3] and finished eighth in the high jump final at the 1972 Olympic Games.[1] He became Soviet high jump champion in 1971, rivalling with Sergey Budalov and Kestutis Šapka.[4]

His personal best jump was 2.23 metres, achieved in 1971.[1]

He received a Ph.D. degree in 1979 and Doctor of Science degree in 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rustam Akhmetov". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "European Junior Championships (Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Archived from the original on 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "European Championships (Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 2 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Soviet Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 2 April 2009.