Iryna Kindzerska

Iryna Aliyeva,[1] née Iryna Kindzerska (born 13 June 1991), is a Ukrainian-born Azerbaijani judoka.[2][3] In 2021, she won one of the bronze medals in the women's +78 kg event at the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan.[4] She is also a two-time medalist at the European Judo Championships and a bronze medalist at the 2017 World Judo Championships and the 2019 European Games.

Iryna Kindzerska
Irina Kindzerska.jpg
Personal information
Born (1991-06-13) 13 June 1991 (age 31)
Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Country Ukraine (2009-17)
 Azerbaijan (2017-present)
Weight class+78 kg
Achievements and titles
World Champ.Bronze(2017)
European Champ.Silver(2020)
Olympic GamesBronze (2020)
Profile at external databases
IJF1154, 39329
Updated on 9 November 2021.


She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the +78 kg event, for Ukraine.[5]

Some references point to the fact that Kindzerska was born in Bakota, Ukraine. The little town of Bakota has officially disappeared in 1981 as it was submerged by waters of the Dniester Reservoir. In 2016, Kindzerska married an Azerbaijani athlete. They moved to Azerbaijan a year later and she has since represented this country.[1] In 2017, she won a bronze medal at the World Championship, defeating Tessie Savelkouls in the bronze medal match.[6]

She won bronze at the 2019 European Games.[7]

In 2021, she won the silver medal in her event at the 2021 Judo World Masters held in Doha, Qatar.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b Ruslan Mezhensky. Почему дзюдоистка Киндзерская променяла Украину на Азербайджан. Newsone. 4 May 2017.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Iryna Kindzerska". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 September 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Judo Results Book" (PDF). 2020 Summer Olympics. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  5. ^ "London 2012 profile". Archived from the original on 2 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Yu Song retains heavyweight gold for China". Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Maryna Slutskaya gives judo in Belarus value with European gold". Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  8. ^ "2021 Judo World Masters". International Judo Federation. Retrieved 13 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Gillen, Nancy (13 January 2021). "Riner brings IJF World Judo Masters to conclusion with heavyweight gold medal". Archived from the original on 13 January 2021. Retrieved 13 January 2021.

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