Yeldos Smetov

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Yeldos Smetov
Yeldos Smetov 2016 stamp of Kazakhstan.jpg
Smetov on a 2016 stamp of Kazakhstan
Personal information
Native nameЕлдос Бақтыбайұлы Сметов
NationalityKazakh
Born (1992-09-09) 9 September 1992 (age 26)
Taraz, Kazakhstan
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
Country Kazakhstan
SportJudo
Weight classExtra-lightweight
Rank4th degree black belt
Coached byGalymzhan Zhylkeldiyev

Yeldos Smetov (Kazakh: Елдос Бахтыбайұлы Сметов; born September 9, 1992) is a Kazakh judoka who competes in the under 60 kg weight division. He won gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games and 2015 World Judo Championships,[1] and a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics.[2]

Smetov won a gold and a bronze medal at the World Cup among youth, in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Since 2012 he was part of the adult national team. He won a bronze in the 2013 Asian Judo Championships in Bangkok, a silver at a stage Gran Prix in Samsun, a stage of the European Cup to Tbilisi, and gold on an open European Cup on judo in Warsaw. Smetov's first coach was Akhmet Zhumagulov.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smeto, Pareto claim first titles at world judo champs". Yahoo Sports. August 24, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  2. ^ Yeldos Smetov. judoinside.com
  3. ^ "National teams—Smetov Eldos". Judo Federation Kazakhstan. August 24, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2015.