Aidyn Smagulov

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Aidyn Smagulov
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BornDecember 1, 1976 (1976-12) (age 42)
Oskemen, Shyrgys Qazaqstan, Kazakhstan

Aidyn Smagulov (Kazakh: Айдын Смағұлов; born December 1, 1976) is a Kyrgyz and Kazakh judoka. He won the Kazakhstan championship in 1996 and went on to win the bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the men's extra lightweight (– 60 kg) category, together with Cuba's Manolo Poulot. He is the first Olympic medalist to represent Kyrgyzstan in the nation's history.

An ethnic Kazakh, Smagulov was born and trained in Kazakhstan. He has represented Kyrgyzstan since 1999.

References[edit]

  • Videos of Aidyn Smagulov in action (judovision.org)
  • "Aidyn Smagulov". Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-08-06.