Timur Taymazov

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Tymur Taymazov
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Born September 8, 1970

Tymur Taymazov (Russian/Ukrainian: Тимур Таймазов,Ossetian: Таймазты Барисы фырт Тимур, born September 8, 1970) is a Ossetian-Ukrainian weightlifter and Olympic champion.

He was born in Nogir, North Ossetia. Taymazov has a younger brother, Artur, who is also 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Champion in freestyle wrestling 120 kg weight category. Timur is a member of the Central Sports Club of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

He won a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.[1] He received a silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.[2]


  1. ^ "1996 Summer Olympics - Atlanta, United States - Weightlifting" - databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on February 18, 2008).
  2. ^ "1992 Summer Olympics - Barcelona, Spain - Weightlifting" - databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on February 18, 2008).