|Born||June 23, 1974 (age 45)|
Teguldet, Tomsk Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Vitaly Valeryevich Makarov (Russian: Виталий Валерьевич Макаров; born June 23, 1974 in Teguldet, Tomsk Oblast, Russia) is a former Russian judoka who competed in the men's lightweight category, being an Olympic silver medalist (2004), World Champion (2001), and World Junior Champion (1994).
Makarov is considered to be one of the best Russian judokas. He started judo when is father offered to take him to practice, who believed he had talent at the sport. At the 1994 Junior World Judo Championships in Egypt, Makarov won his first international competition. In 1999 he missed his chance to become World Champion after losing to Jimmy Pedro of the United States in the final. In the 2000 Summer Olympics he was defeated in the first match by Askhat Shakharov of Kazakhstan. But in 2001 Makarov famously defeated Yusuke Kanamaru of Japan to become World Champion. He won a silver medal in the lightweight (73 kg) division at the 2004 Summer Olympics after being defeated by Lee Won-hee of South Korea in the final due to competing with an injury. Since 2006 he has been coaching the Russian judo team, and trained other Russian judoka who competed at the 2008, 2012, 2016 Summer Olympics. He is also a coach on the Russian team for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
He is married to Carmen Calvo, 3rd degree black belt, an official of the Spanish Judo Federation.
|2004||Olympic Games||2nd||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|2003||World Judo Championships||3rd||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|2001||World Judo Championships||1st||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|2000||European Judo Championships||2nd||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|1999||World Judo Championships||2nd||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|European Judo Championships||3rd||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|1998||European Judo Championships||5th||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|1994||Junior World Judo Championships||1st||Lightweight (71 kg)|
- Ronaldo Veitía Quiñones (18 January 2019). Interview with Vitaly Makarov (in Spanish).
- Vitaly Makarov at JudoInside.com
- Vitaliy Makarov at databaseOlympics.com at the Wayback Machine (archived 2007-08-26)
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Vitaly Makarov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
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