|Born||September 29, 1982|
|Height||1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
|Coached by||Vladimir Nikolaevich Elchaninov|
|Updated on 23 July 2012.|
He is considered one of the top athletes in Tajikistan and the world in judo under 73 kg. Since his first international competition at the 2005 Asian Championships Tashkent, where he won the bronze medal, he has been successful in showing results of consistent improvement and athleticism. The following year, he went on and won a bronze medal at the lightweight (73 kg) category of the 2006 Asian Games, having won the bronze medal match against Kim Chol Su of North Korea. The same year he claimed the 2nd place for the 2006 Otto Super World Cup Hamburg. On 17 February 2007, he won the 2007 World Cup Budapest and on 17-May-2007 he won the bronze medal of Asian Championships Kuwait City. His achievement at the 2007 World Judo Championships in Rio de Janeiro earned him a carte-blache to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. On 9 February 2008, the history repeated itself: for the second time in his career, Rasul contested at the Paris Super World Cup and again resulted 7th among 60 competitors.
Rasul also regularly participates in various tournaments in Tajikistan and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. In April 2007 he won the 7th Russian Open Tournament in Chelyabinsk.
On 23 February 2008 Rasul contested at the 2008 Otto Super World Cup and resulted 3rd among 56 competitors. On June 7–8, 2008 Rasul won the 2008 Tre Torri International Judo Tournament in Porto Sant'Elpшdio of Italy. In August, 2008 Rasul won bronze at the Olympic Games in Beijing. This was Tajikistan's first ever Olympic medal. In the quarter-finals, Rasul beat Si Rijigawa of China to progress to the semi-finals and secure a medal. He was defeated in the semis by the reigning World Champion- Wang Ki-Chun of South Korea.
- Men's Judo under 73kg at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Judo at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
- 2008 Tre Torri International Judo Tournament Results
- 2008 Otto Hamburg Super World Cup Results
- Paris Super World Cup 2008 Results for Boqiev
- 2007 World Championships Rio de Janeiro profile
- Kuwait City 2007 Asian Judo Championships
- 2006 Asian Games profile
- on alljudo.net
- Profile on JudoInside.com