Photo: from the personal archive of Nikolay Kolodko
Maksim Afonin, student of NEFU Institute of Sports and Physical Education, became the shot put champion at the All-Russian student competitions in athletics "Student sports stars", which took place from December 24 to 25 in Moscow.
Showing the best results at the annual tournament "Student sports stars", Maksim Afonin meet the qualification standard, established by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), to participate in the World Championship 2017. Let us remember, student of the Yakut university Maksim Afonin is the current Russian champion in the shot put.
"This is above the standards of master of sports of international class. He set a record in the history of the organization "Student sports stars" competition with the result of 20 meters 55 centimeters, said the coach. In addition, this result was a record for the Yakut athlete.
Tournament "Student sports stars" was held for the first time in December 2007. The Russian Student Sports Union (RSSU) organized the tournament. The tournament is held among athletes, students of Russian universities. The student athletic events are traditionally held at the beginning of winter athletic season - in late December.