Nepes Gukulow

Nepes Gukulov (born 10 September 1978) is a retired Greco-Roman wrestler from Turkmenistan. He represented his country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney as a featherweight (-58 kg), finishing 10th overall (with a 1-2 record).[1]

Nepes Gukulov
Personal information
Born10 September 1978 (1978-09-10) (age 44)
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
SportGreco-Roman wrestling
ClubUniversity Sports Club, Ashgabat
Coached byMicha Tshakmasian

He is also the only Turkmen to ever medal at the World Wrestling Championships, winning a silver in 2002 in Moscow at -55 kg. He defeated defending world champion Hassan Rangraz in the semifinals before losing to Geidar Mamedaliyev in the gold medal match.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Wrestling at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman". Olympics at Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  2. ^ Heintz, Jim (21 September 2002). "Gukulov defeats defending champion Rangraz in semi-finals". High Beam. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Turkmen athlete won silver prize in world championship on Greek-Roman wrestling". 23 September 2002. Retrieved 18 July 2016.

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