Khadzhimurat Akkayev

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Khadzhimurat Akkaev
Personal information
Full name Khadzhimurat Magomedovich Akkaev
Nationality Russian
Born (1985-03-27) March 27, 1985 (age 29)
Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb)
Country Russia
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) - 105 kg
Turned pro 2000-
Coached by Makhty Makkaev
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 430 kg (2011)

Khadzhimurat Magomedovich Akkaev (Russian: Хаджимурат Магомедович Аккаев) (born March 27, 1985 in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria)[1] is a Russian weightlifter of Balkar descent.

He competed in the men's 94 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics where he won a silver medal.[1] He is 178 cm/5 ft 10 tall and weighs 105 kg/231 lb.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics he won the bronze medal in the 94 kg category, with a total of 402 kg.[2]

Akkaev has moved up into −105kg weight category as a replacement for Dmitry Lapikov and Dmitry Klokov. He won the 2011 European Weightlifting Championships in Kazan, with a total of 425kg

He became the 2011 World Champion in Paris, beating his compatriot Dmitry Klokov by 2kg with a total of 430kg.

Akkaev was scheduled to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 105kg class but was forced to withdraw due to a back injury.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AKKAEV Khadzhimurat". International Weightlifting Federation. 
  2. ^ "AKKAEV Khadzhimurat". International Weightlifting Federation.