Artur Tavkazakhov

Artur Tavkazakhov (Uzbek: Артур Тавказахов; born June 30, 1976 in Tashkent) is a retired amateur Uzbek freestyle wrestler, who competed in the men's welterweight category.[1] He represented his nation Uzbekistan at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and also trained and competed as a member of the Uzbek National Wrestling Team under his personal coach Kazbek Debagaev.

Artur Tavkazakhov
Personal information
Full nameArtur Tavkazakhov
Nationality Uzbekistan
Born (1976-06-30) 30 June 1976 (age 43)
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR,
Soviet Union
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
StyleFreestyle
ClubUzbek National Wrestling Team
CoachKazbek Debagaev

Tavkazakhov qualified for the Uzbek squad in the men's 66 kg class at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Earlier in the process, he placed second behind neighboring Kazakhstan's Leonid Spiridonov in the same category from the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Bratislava, Slovakia.[2][3] He lost his opening match 2–8 to eventual Olympic bronze medalist Makhach Murtazaliev, but bounced back to thrash Iran's Alireza Dabir with a rigid 3–2 decision. Placing second in the prelim pool and thirteenth overall, Tavkazakhov failed to advance to the quarterfinals.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Artur Tavkazakhov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  2. ^ Abbott, Gary (18 July 2004). "Olympic Games preview at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. in men's freestyle". USA Wrestling. The Mat. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Вольная борьба: У Спиридонова и медаль, и лицензия" [Freestyle wrestling: Leonid Spiridinov takes the medal and the ticket] (in Uzbek). Gazeta.kz. 3 February 2004. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Wrestling: Men's Freestyle 66kg". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 30 September 2013.

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