Akzhol Makhmudov facts for kids
Makhmudov at the 2018 Asian Games
|Native name||Акжол Махамаджанович Махмудов|
|Birth name||Akzhol Makhamadzhanovich Makhmudov|
|Born||15 April 1999
Osh, Kyrgyz Republic
|Residence||Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic|
|Weight class||77 kg|
|Rank||Master of Sport|
|Coached by||Azat Erkimbayev (national)
Meirambek Akhmetov (personal)
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.
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.
|2018||Asian Championships||Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan||1st||Greco-Roman 72 kg|
|Asian Games||Jakarta, Indonesia||2nd||Greco-Roman 77 kg|
|2021||2020 Summer Olympics||Tokyo, Japan||2nd||Greco-Roman 77 kg|
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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