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Natalya Mikryukova

Natalya Mikryukova (Uzbek: Наталья Микрюкова; born September 20, 1985 in Tashkent) is an Uzbek taekwondo practitioner, who competed in the women's heavyweight category.[1] She became one of the first taekwondo fighters in history to represent Uzbekistan at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and later earned a silver medal in the 67-kg division at the 2006 World Military Championships in Seoul, South Korea.[2]

Natalya Mikryukova
Personal information
Full nameNatalya Mikryukova
Nationality Uzbekistan
Born (1985-09-20) 20 September 1985 (age 34)
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR,
Soviet Union
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Event(s)+67 kg

Mikryukova qualified for an all-female Uzbek taekwondo squad in the women's heavyweight class (+67 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by defeating Japan's Yoriko Okamoto for a top spot and granting a berth from the Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Bangkok, Thailand.[3] She failed to move beyond her opening match after falling in a 6–9 defeat to Belgium's Laurence Rase. With her Belgian opponent losing the quarterfinals to Brazil's Natália Falavigna, Mikryukova diminished her hopes to compete for the Olympic bronze medal through the repechage rounds.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Natalya Mikryukova". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Итоги чемпионата мира по таэквондо" [Results of the World Taekwondo Champs] (in Russian). UzReport. 18 October 2006. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Athens 2004: Taekwondo – Women's Entry List by NOC" (PDF). Athens 2004. LA84 Foundation. pp. 5–7. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Taekwondo – Women's Heavyweight (+67kg/+148lbs) Round of 16". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 12 August 2004. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Taekwondo – Laurence Rase (+67 kg) niet naar herkansingen" [Taekwondo – Laurence Rase (+67kg) fails to compete in the repechage] (in Dutch). Gazet van Antwerpen. 30 August 2004. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Laurence Rase uitgeschakeld in taekwondo-tornooi" [Laurence Rase eliminated in the taekwondo tournament] (in Dutch). De Standaard. 30 August 2004. Retrieved 2 January 2015.

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