Kazakhstan

Overview

NOCNational Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Flagbearers29

Participants

Olympic Games 718
Youth Olympic Games 179

Description

Kazakhstan’s National Olympic Committee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1992 shortly after the break-up of the Soviet Union (USSR). Many Kazakh athletes competed from 1952 to 1988 for the Soviet Union, and Kazakh athletes were present at Barcelona and Albertville in 1992 as members of the Unified Team. During this time the most successful Kazakhs have been the gymnast Valery Lyukin (two gold and two silver in 1988), the volleyballer Nina Smoleyeva (two gold and one silver between 1968 and 1976), the sprinter Vladimir Muravyov (two gold in 1980 and 1988) as well as the wrestler Valery Rezantsev, who won twice gold in the Greco-Roman light-heavyweight class 1972 and 1976.

The National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan was formed on 3 February 1990 (before the break up from the Soviet Union) and provisionally recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in March 1992. Full recognition followed at the IOC session in Monte Carlo on 24 September 1993. Kazakhstan first competed at the Olympics as an independent nation in 1994 at Lillehammer, where its great cross-country skier Vladimir Smirnov won three medals, one gold and two silvers. Kazakhstan made its summer début at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and also competed in 1998 at Nagano. Through 2012, Kazakhstani athletes have won 58 medals, 17 gold, with six of the medals and one gold at the Olympic Winter Games. Cross-country skier Vladimir Smirnov has won the most medals for Kazakhstan, with four, and actually won seven in all, three coming in 1988 for the Soviet Union. The weightlifter Ilya Ilyin is the only Kazakh with two gold medals winning the middle-heavyweight class in 2008 and 2012.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 19 10 29 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 72 24 96 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 45 15 60 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 86 44 130 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 20 30 50 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 71 43 114 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 43 12 55 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 60 70 130 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 20 27 47 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 21 16 37 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 73 40 113 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 12 26 38 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 25 26 51 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 34 16 50 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 55 46 101 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 8 9 17 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 25 19 44 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 13 13 26 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 7 6 13 Results
Archery 7 8 15 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 4 3 7 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 8 8 Results
Athletics 30 48 78 Results
Biathlon 16 12 28 Results
Boxing 39 4 43 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 1 1 2 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 20 5 25 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 25 17 42 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 11 2 13 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 6 1 7 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 4 4 8 Results
Fencing 7 3 10 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 5 4 9 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 7 10 17 Results
Handball 0 14 14 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 37 19 56 Results
Judo 25 14 39 Results
Luge 1 1 2 Results
Modern Pentathlon 4 4 8 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 3 3 Results
Rowing 2 4 6 Results
Shooting 11 9 20 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 5 4 9 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 15 0 15 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 0 1 1 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 18 6 24 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 26 7 33 Results
Table Tennis 1 1 2 Results
Taekwondo 4 5 9 Results
Tennis 1 2 3 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Triathlon 3 1 4 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 12 12 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 27 20 47 Results
Weightlifting 22 11 33 Results
Wrestling 45 8 53 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 1 1 2 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 2 3 5 Results
Archery 0 2 2 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 2 4 Results
Athletics 5 6 11 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 2 4 Results
Biathlon 5 7 12 Results
Boxing 4 1 5 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 2 1 3 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 4 4 8 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 5 3 8 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 1 0 1 Results
Fencing 2 0 2 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 2 2 4 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 2 2 4 Results
Handball 0 14 14 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 0 17 17 Results
Judo 2 1 3 Results
Luge 5 2 7 Results
Mixed Sports 2 2 4 Results
Modern Pentathlon 2 2 4 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 7 7 Results
Shooting 2 0 2 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 2 3 5 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 4 2 6 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 5 5 10 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 4 6 Results
Table Tennis 1 1 2 Results
Taekwondo 2 0 2 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Triathlon 2 1 3 Results
Weightlifting 3 4 7 Results
Wrestling 5 2 7 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 5 10 18
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 4 11
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 0 7
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 7 11
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 1 4 8
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 3 4 9
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 2 2 6
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 4 3 8
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 0 3
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 7 7 8 22
Weightlifting 2 3 5 10
Athletics 2 1 2 5
Wrestling 1 5 10 16
Cross Country Skiing 1 2 1 4
Cycling Road 1 1 0 2
Modern Pentathlon 1 0 0 1
Swimming 1 0 0 1
Judo 0 2 1 3
Shooting 0 2 1 3
Biathlon 0 1 0 1
Figure Skating 0 0 1 1
Freestyle Skiing 0 0 1 1
Speed Skating 0 0 1 1
Taekwondo 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wrestling 2 0 2 4
Weightlifting 1 1 3 5
Boxing 1 1 0 2
Judo 1 0 0 1
Biathlon 0 1 2 3
Taekwondo 0 1 0 1
Cross Country Skiing 0 0 1 1
Figure Skating 0 0 1 1
Rhythmic Gymnastics 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Vladimir Smirnov KAZ
URS
EUN
1 2 1 4
Olga Rypakova KAZ 1 1 1 3
Aleksandr Vinokurov KAZ 1 1 0 2
Yermakhan Ibraimov KAZ 1 0 1 2
Vasily Zhirov KAZ 1 0 0 1
Alex Parygin AUS
KAZ
1 0 0 1
Yury Melnichenko KAZ 1 0 0 1
Olga Shishigina KAZ 1 0 0 1
Bekzat Sattarkhanov KAZ 1 0 0 1
Bakhtiyar Artayev KAZ 1 0 0 1
Serik Sapiyev KAZ 1 0 0 1
Bakhyt Sarsekbayev KAZ 1 0 0 1
Alla Vazhenina KAZ 1 0 0 1
Daniyar Yeleusinov KAZ 1 0 0 1
Dmitry Balandin KAZ 1 0 0 1
Nidzhat Rakhimov AZE
KAZ
1 0 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Zhazira Zhapparkul KAZ 1 0 0 1
Ablaykhan Zhusupov KAZ 1 0 0 1
Kairat Agibayev KAZ 1 0 0 1
Zhanibek Kandybayev KAZ 1 0 0 1
Bauyrzhan Zhauyntayev KAZ 1 0 0 1
Mukhambet Kuatbek KAZ 1 0 0 1
Galina Vishnevskaya KAZ 0 1 1 2
Nursultan Mamayev KAZ 0 1 0 1
Zulfiya Chinshanlo KAZ 0 1 0 1
Vadim Kazakov KAZ 0 1 0 1
Anvar Mukhamadeyev KAZ 0 1 0 1

IOC Members

Vladimir Smirnov 1999—2001