Arman Chilmanov

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Arman Chilmanov
Medal record
Representing  Kazakhstan
Men's taekwondo
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing +80 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Beijing Middleweight
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Copenhagen Heavyweight
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Busan Middleweight
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Middleweight
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Heavyweight
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Bangkok Middleweight
Silver medal – second place 2010 Astana Heavyweight
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Zhengzhou Heavyweight

Arman Chilmanov (Kazakh: Арман Шилманов) (born April 20, 1984) is a Kazakhstani Taekwondo athlete.

2008 Olympics[edit]

Chilmanov was the other competitor in the controversial +80 kg bronze medal match against Ángel Matos of Cuba.

He was behind 3-2 in the second round when his opponent sustained an injury to his toe. Matos took a Kyeshi - one minute of injury recovery time - but Chilmanov was declared the winner of the bout when the Cuban's timeout expired. After a brief argument, Matos kicked referee Chakir Chelbat in the face, pushed a judge and spat on the floor of the arena before being escorted out by security, and was subsequently banned for life, along with his coach Leudin González. After the chaos, he commented "To me it was obvious he (Matos) couldn't continue, the toe on his left foot was broken. Rules are rules, I'm happy with my medal".