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Akzhol Makhmudov
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Makhmudov at the 2018 Asian Games
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Native name Акжол Махамаджанович Махмудов
Birth name Akzhol Makhamadzhanovich Makhmudov
Nationality Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Born 15 April 1999 (1999-04-15) (age 22)
Osh, Kyrgyz Republic
Residence Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Height 180 cm
Sport
Country Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Sport Wrestling
Weight class 77 kg
Rank Master of Sport
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Coached by Azat Erkimbayev (national)
Meirambek Akhmetov (personal)

Akzhol Makhamadzhanovich Makhmudov (Russian: Акжол Махамаджанович Махмудов; born 15 April 1999) is a Kyrgyzstani Greco-Roman wrestler.

Wrestling career

Until senior level

Makhmudov took up wrestling aged six, following his two elder brothers. He later won two Asian cadet championships and the 2017 Junior Asian championships. Makhmudov also became the cadet world champion in 2016, and won a silver medal at the 2017 Junior World Championships in Tampere.

2018

In 2018, Makhmudov had his first senior level tournament when he entered the Kyrgyzstan National Wrestling Championships. He won the 77 kg division, and was included to the senior national team.

At the 2018 Asian Championships, Makhmudov competed in the 72 kg category, and won Ahmad Mahmoud Dashan (12–2), then Kuldeep Malik (8–0) and Tomohiro Inoue (7–0). In the final he faced the 2017 World Wrestling Championships silver medalist Demeu Zhadrayev. He won 8–6, becoming the youngest ever wrestler from Kyrgyzstan to earn a gold medal at senior level at the Asian Championships.

At the 2018 Asian Games, Makhmudov moved back to the 77 kg division and reached the final, where he lost to Mohammadali Geraei.

At the 2018 Junior World Championships, he lost to Islam Opiev of Russia in the quarter-final but went on to wrestle in the repechage stage and won a bronze medal against Kamal Bey of the USA in their rematch of the Junior World Championships final.

Major results

Year Tournament Venue Result Event
2018 Asian Championships Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 1st Greco-Roman 72 kg
Asian Games Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia 2nd Greco-Roman 77 kg
2021 2020 Summer Olympics Japan Tokyo, Japan 2nd Greco-Roman 77 kg

Personal life

Makhmudov is the third child in a family of a salesman. He currently studies at the Kyrgyz State Law Academy in Bishkek. He enjoys playing billiards and tennis.

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