Aisuluu Tynybekova

Aisuluu Tynybekova (born 4 May 1993 in Bishkek) is a Kyrgyzstani freestyle wrestler.[1] She competed in the freestyle 63 kg event at the 2012 Summer Olympics,[2] the first woman to wrestle for Kyrgyzstan in the Olympics.[3] A legal dispute threatened to prevent Tynybekova from competing in London, but the case was delayed until after the Games.[4] Tynybekova was eliminated in the 1/8 finals by Henna Johansson.[5]

Aisuluu Tynybekova
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Tynybekova (blue) wrestles Yuliya Ratkevich at the 2014 Paris Grand Prix
Personal information
Full nameAisuluu Tynybekova
Born4 May 1993 (1993-05-04) (age 27)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

As of summer 2016, Tynybekova has competed in four World Championships (her highest finish being seventh in 2013) and four Asian Championships, finishing no lower than third and winning the 58 kg class in 2016.[6]

In the 2016 Summer Olympics, Tynybekova won her octofinal and quarterfinal, then lost her semifinal to the eventual silver medalist, Russia's Valeria Koblova. She then lost the second bronze medal match to Sakshi Malik of India (see Wrestling at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's freestyle 58 kg).[7]

On 13 May 2017, Aisuluu Tynybekova received a gold medal in the Asian champion in 2017 (New Delhi, India).[8] On 23 August 2017, she received bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships in Paris, France by defeating Ms. Rong Ningning (China), in 58 kg wrestling.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Aisuluu Tynybekova was born the 4th of May, 1993, in the village of Mailuu-Suu in the Jalal-Abad oblast in the South-Western part of Kyrgyzstan. At 15, Tynybekova discovered the sport of freestyle wrestling, and four years later she became the first woman to wrestle for Kyrgyzstan in the Olympics.

Prior to her career in wrestling, she played basketball and trained in the martial art karate. In 2009, she joined the Kyrgyz national wrestling team and as soon as 2013 she was named one of the Best Athletes of the Year in Kyrgyzstan. Additionally, she held the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kyrgyzstan in 2015. She also studied economics at the Kyrgyz State Technical University in Bishkek.


Aisuluu started her international wrestling career in the year 2009. She went on to become Asian Junior and Cadet championship.


2012 London OlympicsEdit

In 2012 she became the first ever female wrestler from Kyrgyzstan to qualify for Olympics by winning Silver medal at Asian Olympic qualification tournament in the 63 kg women freestyle wrestling event. She was eliminated from the tournament by Henna Johansson. Later in the year she went on to win Bronze at the Spain Open held in Madrid.


Aisuluu came back stronger from the Olympic loss in the year 2013. She won the Bronze medal in the 59 kg category. Later in the year she proceeded to win Bronze at Klippan Ladies Open in Sweden . This was followed by her competing in World Wrestling Championship in Budapest, Hungary. She won defeated her opponents in round of 32 and round of 16 only to be stopped by eventual silver medalist Taybe Yusein. As Yusein reached finals she got the opportunity to compete for Bronze medal. However, she was eliminated by Tetyana Lavrenchuk in repechage round 2. In this year she was also named as the best Female Athlete of Kyrgyzstan.


2014 turned out to be an important year for Aisuluu. She started the Years campaign in at Asian wrestling championship in Astana and won the Silver medal there. She in the tournament defeated Japanese opponent Haruka Sato. She however, failed to win the Gold medal because as she lost to Zhang Lan of China in the finals. This was followed by a silver at Grand Prix of Germany before entering the world championship. There she was eliminated in the round of 16 by Alli Ragan of the USA.

Asian Games 2014Edit

After losing the opening round to eventual Silver medalist, Sündeviin Byambatseren, she proceeded to win the Bronze medal in the repechage rounds by defeating Jong In-sun.


Aisuluu continued her strong performance following Asian Games. In 2015 she won a Silver medal at the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix. This was followed by her repeating her silver medal at the Asian Championship in 2015 after losing to 10-time-world champion Kaori Icho in finals. She produced strong performances in Spain and Golden Grand prix by winning silver in each. In the 2015 world championship she was defeated in the first round by eventual silver medalist Petra Olli. As Olli reached finals, Aisuluu got repechage rounds. She won the first round against Michelle Fazzari but lost to Johanna Mattsson in the next round.


Aisuluu had a fiery opening in 2016. She came in her strongest form as she won the Gold medal at the 2016 Asian Championship. This was followed by another strong Gold at the FILA Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament. She before entering the Olympics won a Silver at the Poland Open.

2016 Rio OlympicsEdit

Aisuluu was a medal prospect for her country at the Rio Games. She defeated Joice Silva in round of 16 and Petra Olli in round of 8 before losing to Valeria Koblova in the semi-final. She got her chance to win Bronze medal but lost to Sakshi Malik.


  1. ^ "Aisuluu Tynybekova". London 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  2. ^ "Aisuluu Tynybekova". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  3. ^ "Olympic Profile: Kyrgyzstan's First Female Wrestler". Radio Free Europe. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "Kyrgyzstan's Brightest Olympic Medal Hope Clears Legal Hurdle Over Fight". Radio Free Europe. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "Aisuluu Tynybekova - Events and results". London 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  6. ^ "Bio - TYNYBEKOVA Aisuluu". NBCUniversal. Archived from the original on September 19, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  7. ^ "Rio Olympics: Wrestler Sakshi Malik makes India proud". LiveMint/HT Media. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
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