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
  • Askhat Zhitkeyev
  • 423
  • Yeldos Smetov
  • 123
  • Gulzhan Issanova
  • 821
  • Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh
  • 411

Maxim Rakov - Super star

Yeldos Smetov - Idol

Last 365 days of judo B S G

  • Yeldos Smetov
  • 112
  • Didar Khamza
  • 102
  • Gusman Kyrgyzbayev
  • 111
  • Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh
  • 501
  • Sunggat Zhubatkan
  • 101

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Last results

Judo event Type Place Date
Asian Open AktauWCupAktau3 Nov 2018
IBSA World Cup AtyrauBWCupAtyrau9 Sep 2018
Asian Judo Cup U21 AlmatyIJFJunAlmaty21 Apr 2018
Kazakhstan U23 Championships KaragandaN23Karaganda3 Jun 2017
Int. tournament T. Aktayev Ust-KamenogorskI23Ust-Kamenogorsk4 Oct 2016


Name Birthdate Age
Ayazbek Shukir21 Feb 199722 years
Yernar Magauinov21 Feb 198930 years
Madina Paragulgova22 Feb 200217 years
Khanifa Tugusheva22 Feb 200118 years
Islam Shagirov22 Feb 199722 years