Maxim Rakov

Maxim Rakov (born 7 February 1986) is a Kazakhstani judoka.

Maxim Rakov
Maxim Rakov Rio2016.jpg
Rakov (top) vs. Krpálek at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born7 February 1986 (1986-02-07) (age 34)
Karaganda, Kazakhstan[1]
Height181 cm (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Sport
SportJudo
Coached byYermek Imambekov (national)
Sergey Rakov (father)[3]

Rakov won the 2009 World Championship in the men's half-heavyweight (−100 kg) division, beating Henk Grol in the final.[4] He won the silver medal at the 2011 World Championships, losing to Tagir Khaybulaev in the final.[5]

Previously, he had competed in the middleweight (−90 kg) category, winning a silver medal at the 2006 Asian Games. In 2007 he had a shoulder injury that required surgery. As a result, he missed the 2008 Olympics and considered to retire from sport. His father, who also served as his coach, encouraged him to continue.[3] At the 2012 Games he was eliminated in the first bout.[1] At the 2016 Rio Olympics he lost in the second bout to the eventual winner Lukáš Krpálek.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Maksim Rakov. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Maxim Rakov. rio2016.com
  3. ^ a b Maxim Rakov. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ "WK Judo 2009". 3 September 2009. Archived from the original on 3 September 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  5. ^ "IJF World Championships Seniors 2011 – Category −100 kg". Archived from the original on 21 October 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2016.

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