Zhaparov at the 2018 Asian Games
|Full name||Руслан Жапаров|
|Born||27 May 1996|
|Height||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (176 lb)|
|Coached by||Altynbek Musinov (personal)|
Yu Yong-Jin (national)
Ruslan Zhaparov (born 27 May 1996) is a Kazakhstani heavyweight taekwondo competitor. He represented Kazakhstan at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, in the men's +80 kg. He was defeated by Azerbaijan's Radik Isaev in the round of 16 and South Korea's Cha Dong-min in the repechages. Zhaparov was the flag bearer for Kazakhstan during the Parade of Nations.
In 2018 Zhaparov won a bronze medal at the Asian Games and a silver at the Asian Championships.
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