Egamnazar Akbarov

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Egamnazar Akbarov
Personal information
Full name Egamnazar Akbarov
Nationality  Uzbekistan
Born (1976-07-18) 18 July 1976 (age 42)
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR,
Soviet Union
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
Sport Judo
Event(s) 73 kg

Egamnazar Akbarov (Uzbek: Эгамназар Акбаров; born July 18, 1976 in Tashkent) is an Uzbek judoka, who competed in the men's lightweight category.[1] He picked up a total of eight medals in his career, including a gold from the 2001 Summer Universiade in Beijing, China and a bronze from the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea, and represented his nation Uzbekistan in the 73-kg class at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[2]

Akbarov made sporting headlines at the 2001 Summer Universiade in Beijing, where he threw South Korea's Choi Yong-sin in the closing seconds to grab the gold medal in the 73-kg division.[2][3] When South Korea hosted the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, Akbarov missed a chance for another gold with a stunning defeat to his former rival Choi in the semifinals by the mighty commotion of the home crowd inside Gudeok Gymnasium, but redeemed himself to score a waza-ari awasete ippon victory over Mongolia's Damdiny Süldbayar for the bronze medal.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Akbarov qualified for the Uzbek squad in the men's lightweight class (73 kg), by placing fifth and receiving a berth from the World Championships in Osaka, Japan.[4] In the opening round, Akbarov conceded with two shido penalties and then suffered a striking defeat on yuko points and a pacifying assault to Cameroon's Bernard Mvondo-Etoga at the end of the five-minute match.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Egamnazar Akbarov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Ejova wins Russia's first gold in Beijing". China Post. 26 August 2001. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Roundup: China Wins 6 Titles as 7 Countries Strike Gold in Pool". Xinhua. 26 August 2001. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Ortiz, Victor (15 September 2003). "Sin entrada a Atenas los boricuas en Osaka" [No entry to Athens for the Puerto Ricans in Osaka] (in Spanish). El Nuevo Día. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Judo: Men's Lightweight (73kg/161 lbs) Round of 32". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Cameroun: Première médaille d'or africaine" [Cameroon: First African gold medal]. Cameroon Tribune (in French). AllAfrica.com. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 

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