ASU honorary graduate Sergey Shubenkov wins 110m hurdles at Diamond League final

4 September 2018 Department of Information and Media Communications
Honorary graduate of the Faculty of Law at Altai State University, Russian athlete Sergey Shubenkov won 110m hurdles race at IAAF Diamond League finals.

Sergey Shubenkov demonstrated the result of 12.97 seconds at the competition in Brussels, fighting off Orlando Ortega and Hansle Parchment from Jamaica who got the silver and bronze prizes correspondingly.

Thus, Shubenkov won the Diamond League and took the Diamond Trophy. He has become the first athlete in history to win 110m hurdle Diamond League for the second time in a row. In this season, Shubenkov has already won his third Diamond League stage. Before Brussels, he captured the first place in Lausanne and Monaco. In addition, the Russian athlete took the trophy at the finals for the second year in a row.

Sergey graduated from the Faculty of Law at Altai State University and defended his graduation thesis on private law regulation of international air transportation in 2012. Since that time, his life has seriously changed: he has become a successful and famous world athlete. However, the worldwide fame did not sweep him off his feet. He still stays in touch with his fellow students and is gracious about his alma mater. In 2015, Sergey Shubenkov was included in the Gallery of Honorary Graduates of Altai State University.

Sergey Shubenkov is one of the strongest Russian athletes of the recent years. In 2015, he became world champion in 110m hurdles in Beijing, and in 2017 took a silver medal at the World Cup in London. In addition, in September 2017, Sergey won the Diamond League finals. At the end of the season, he was acknowledged to be the best male athlete by the All-Russian Athletic Federation. In February 2018, Sergey Shubenkov was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland II class medal for his services in the development of physical culture and sports and long-term conscientious work by the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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