Judo in Kazakhstan

Judo in Kazakhstan celebrated a two Olympic judo medals by Yeldos Smetov who won silver and Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh who took bronze. In 2008 Askhat Zhitkeyev was the first Kazakh Olympic judo medallist. Judo Lightweight Yeldos Smetov became World Champion in 2015 in Astana in the final against Kazakh judoka Rustam Ibrayev. Maxim Rakov was World Champion in 2009 in Rotterdam. Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh and Asian Champion Marian Urdabayeva are the big female judoka. The Kazach Judo Federation organised the World Championships in 2015 in Astana and in 2012 the IJF World Masters were held in Almaty. Each year the IJF Grand Prix is held in Astana or Almaty.

Judo legends B S G

  • Maxim Rakov
  • 353
  • Yeldos Smetov
  • 223
  • Askhat Zhitkeyev
  • 423
  • Gulzhan Issanova
  • 821
  • Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh
  • 421

Maxim Rakov - Super star

Yeldos Smetov - Idol

Last 365 days of judo B S G

  • Yeldos Smetov
  • 201
  • Bauyrzhan Narbayev
  • 101
  • Yeset Kuanov
  • 001
  • Iolanta Berdybekova
  • 001
  • Gusman Kyrgyzbayev
  • 001

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Last results

Judo event Type Place Date
Cadet World Team Championships AlmatyWChCTAlmaty29 Sep 2019
Cadet World Championships AlmatyWCadetAlmaty25 Sep 2019
Asian Open AktauWCupAktau18 Jul 2019
Asian Judo Cup U21 AlmatyIJFJunAlmaty21 Apr 2019
Asian Cup U18 AlmatyIJFCadAlmaty20 Apr 2019


Name Birthdate Age
Abzal Abylov27 May 198832 years
Rustam Ibrayev29 May 199129 years
Alen Arkhabayev30 May 199921 years
Aidana Bugylbayeva30 May 199723 years
Assylbek Smailov30 May 199030 years