Ruslan Zhaparov

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Ruslan Zhaparov
Ruslan Zhaparov 2018.jpg
Zhaparov at the 2018 Asian Games
Personal information
Full nameРуслан Жапаров
National team Kazakhstan
Born (1996-05-27) 27 May 1996 (age 23)
Taraz, Kazakhstan
Height1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Event(s)+80 kg
Coached byAltynbek Musinov (personal)
Yu Yong-Jin (national)[1]

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.[2] He was defeated by Azerbaijan's Radik Isaev in the round of 16 and South Korea's Cha Dong-min in the repechages.[3] Zhaparov was the flag bearer for Kazakhstan during the Parade of Nations.[4]

In 2018 Zhaparov won a bronze medal at the Asian Games and a silver at the Asian Championships.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ruslan Zhaparov.
  2. ^ "Ruslan Zhaparov". Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
  4. ^ "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Yerdos Akhmadiyev
Flagbearer for  Kazakhstan
Rio 2016
Succeeded by
Abzal Azhgaliyev