Darkhan Bayakhmetov

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Darkhan Bayakhmetov
Personal information
Full name Darkhan Argynuly
Nationality Kazakstani
Born (1985-08-21) 21 August 1985 (age 32)
Oskemen, Shygys Qazaqstan,
Kazakh SSR
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Dynamo Kazakhstan[1]
Coached by Boranbek Konyratov[1]

Darkhan Argynovich Bayakhmetov (Kazakh: Дархан Арғынұлы Баяхметов; born August 21, 1985 in Oskemen, Shyrgys Qazaqstan) is an amateur Kazakh Greco-Roman wrestler, who played for the men's welterweight category.[1][2] He won a gold medal for his division at the 2009 Asian Wrestling Championships in Pattaya, Thailand, and silver at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.[3][4]

Bayakhmetov made his official debut for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed in the men's 66 kg class. He defeated Germany's Markus Thätner, and China's Li Yanyan in the preliminary rounds, before losing out the semi-final match to France's Steeve Guénot, who was able to score four points in two straight periods, leaving Bayakhmetov with a single point.[5][6] Because his opponent advanced further into the final match, Bayakhmetov automatically qualified for the bronze medal bout, where he was defeated by Belarus' Mikhail Siamionau, with a three-set technical score (2–0, 1–1, 1–1), and a classification point score of 1–3.[7]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Bayakhmetov lost the preliminary round of sixteen match of the men's 66 kg class to Lithuania's Edgaras Venckaitis, with a technical score of 2–6.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Darkhan Bayakhmetov". London 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Darkhan Bayakhmetov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kazakhstan Wins Two More Gold Medals in Guangzhou". Kazakh TV. 23 November 2010. Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Worlds preview: Greco-Roman 66kg/145.5 lbs.". Universal Sports. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2012. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Men's Greco-Roman 66kg (145.5 lbs) Semifinal Official". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Guenot wins Greco-Roman gold". Associated Press. NBC Olympics. 13 August 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Men's Greco-Roman 66kg (145.5 lbs) Bronze Medal Official". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Men's 66kg Greco-Roman Round of 16 Final Official". London 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 

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