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Tymur Taimazov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameTymur Borysovych•Taimazov
Used nameTymur•Taimazov
Original nameТимур Борисович•Таймазов
Other namesTimur Borisovich Taymazov
Born8 September 1970 in Nogir, Respublika Severnaya Osetiya-Alaniya (RUS)
Measurements100, 107 kg
NOC(s) Ukraine Unified Team
Ethnic nationUKR

Biography

Ukrainian Tymur Taimazov was the world’s best heavyweight weightlifter in the early 1990s. Taimazov rose to fame in 1991 when he won the Soviet sub-heavyweight title. In 1992 Taimazov won the European sub-heavyweight title and was second behind teammate Viktor Tregubov at the 1992 Olympics, but then switched to heavyweight and was nearly unbeatable until he retired from sports after the 1996 Olympic Games. Taimazov was the 1996 Olympic and 1993 and 1994 World and European heavyweight champion. He also set six heavyweight world records: two in the snatch, two in the clean & jerk, and two in the total. His younger brother Artur Taymazov, who represents Uzbekistan, has been Olympic champion three times (2004, 2008 and 2012) in super-heavyweight freestyle wrestling.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1992 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Heavyweight I, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Unified Team    
1996 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Heavyweight II, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Ukraine    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1996 Summer Olympics 29 July 1996 Weightlifting Heavyweight II, Men (≤108 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 422.5 1
1996 Summer Olympics 29 July 1996 Weightlifting Heavyweight II, Men (≤108 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 430.0 1
1996 Summer Olympics 29 July 1996 Weightlifting Heavyweight II, Men (≤108 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #1 190.0 AC
1996 Summer Olympics 29 July 1996 Weightlifting Heavyweight II, Men (≤108 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 195.0 AC
1996 Summer Olympics 29 July 1996 Weightlifting Heavyweight II, Men (≤108 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 227.5 AC
1996 Summer Olympics 29 July 1996 Weightlifting Heavyweight II, Men (≤108 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 235.0 WR AC

Olympic family relations

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