Aleksandr Shustov

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Aleksandr Shustov
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Personal information
Born (1984-06-29) 29 June 1984 (age 36)
Karaganda, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Sport
Event(s)High jump
Club CSKA Moscow
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)2.33 m
2.34 m (indoors)

Aleksandr Andreyevich Shustov (Russian : Александр Андреевич Шустов), born 29 June 1984) is a male high jumper from Russia, best known for winning the gold medal in the men's high jump at the 2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok, Thailand. On 29 July at the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, Spain (that was held at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys) he achieved his personal best (2.33 metres) and won gold medal.

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2011 Competitions

Shustov began the 2011 indoor season by winning the Lukashevich Memorial in Cheliabinsk on 9 January, with a first attempt clearance of 2.27: two others also cleared 2.27, but they required two attempts. At the end of the month, he won the opening leg of the 7th annual Moravia High Jump Tour in the Czech Republic at Třinec on 26 January. He and fellow Russian Sergey Mudrov both cleared 2.29 m, with Shustov awarded the win based on his one miss at his first try at the winning height, while Mudrov needed all three attempts to clear 2.29. At the second stop on the Tour at Hustopece, Russians swept the top four places, with Shustov's 2.30 placing third, to Aleksei Dmitrik's 2.32, and Ivan Ukhov's world-leading 2.38. At the Moscow High Jump Cup on 3 February, Shustov finished tied for second at 2.27, behind Ukhov's winning 2.30.

Doping

On 5 June 2020, Shustov was banned from athletics for four years for anti-doping violations despite retiring from the sport in 2017. His results from 8 July 2013 to 7 July 2017 were disqualified, including his 7th-place finish at the 2013 world championships in his home country. [1] The Athletics Integrity Unit later confirmed that it was the first time that evidence from scratches and marks on urine sample bottles, as stated in the McLaren Report, was accepted as evidence.

International competitions

YearCompetitionVenuePositionNotes
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany12th2.15 m
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand1st 2.31 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy4th 2.29 m
European Team Championships Leiria, Portugal3rd2.31 m
2010 European Team Championships Bergen, Norway1st2.28 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain1st 2.33 m =PB
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France3rd 2.34 m =PB
World Championships Daegu, South Korea8th 2.29 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom15th (q) 2.26 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia7th 2.32 m
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic4th 2.28 m

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References

  1. "Athletics news - Russian high jumper Alexander Shustov receives four-year doping ban". Eurosport UK. 2020-06-08. Retrieved 2020-06-18.