Tatyana Akhmetova-Amanzhol

Tatyana Akhmetova-Amanzhol (also Tatyana Bakatyuk, Kazakh: Татьяна Аманжол; born 17 October 1985 in Alma-Ata) is an amateur Kazakh freestyle wrestler, who played for the women's flyweight category.[1] In 2009, Bakatyuk won a gold medal for the 51 kg class at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Pattaya, Thailand, and at the FILA Golden Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan.[2]

Tatyana Akhmetova-Amanzhol
Personal information
Born (1985-10-17) 17 October 1985 (age 37)
Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
ClubDynamo Almaty
Coached byShakir Tubluk

Bakatyuk represented Kazakhstan at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed for the women's 48 kg class. She defeated Germany's Alexandra Engelhardt and El Salvador's Íngrid Medrano in the preliminary rounds, before losing out the semi-final match to Canada's Carol Huynh, who was able to score five points in two straight periods, leaving Bakatyuk without a single point.[3][4] Because her opponent advanced further into the final, Bakatyuk automatically qualified for the bronze medal bout, where she was defeated by Azerbaijan's Mariya Stadnik, with a technical score of 1–10.[5]

At 2020 Asian Championships in New Delhi, she pulled off a stunning victory in the 53kg final over two-time world champion Mayu Mukaida of Japan.[6] Mukaida was leading 8-0 when she attempted to turn Akhmetova-Amanzhol over for the points that would give her a technical fall victory. But Akhmetova-Amanzhol stopped the move midway to catch Mukaida on her back, then secured a victory by fall. It was her first Asian title since winning back-to-back golds in 2013 and 2014.

She competed in the women's 53 kg event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.[7]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Tatyana Bakatyuk". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  2. ^ Abbott, Gary (18 September 2009). "2009 World Championships preview at 51 kg/112.25 lbs. in women's freestyle wrestling". USA Wrestling. The Mat. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Woman wrestler guarantees Canada its first medal". Canwest News Service. Canada.com. 16 August 2008. Archived from the original on 18 August 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Women's Freestyle 48kg (105.5 lbs) Semifinal Official". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Women's Freestyle 48kg (105.5 lbs) Bronze Medal Official". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Akhmetova Amanzhol Snatches Victory from Jaws of Defeat to Stun Mukaida for 53kg Title; Kawai Sisters Strike Gold".
  7. ^ "Wrestling Results Book" (PDF). Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 August 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2021.

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