Uzbekistan (UZB)

Overview

NOCNational Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Flagbearers34

Participants

Olympic Games 345
Youth Olympic Games 88
Other competitors with UZB nationality 74

Description

From 1952 to 1988, many Uzbek athletes for the Soviet Union, and Uzbek athletes were present at Barcelona and Albertville in 1992 as members of the Unified Team. During this time the most successful Uzbeks were the volleyballer Vera Galushka-Duyunova (two gold in 1968 and 1972), the gymnasts Elvira Saadi (two gold in 1972 and 1976), Galina Shamray (one gold and one silver in 1952), and Sergey Diomidov (two silver and one bronze in 1964 and 1968), as well as the equestrian rider Yury Kovshov, who won one gold and one silver in 1980.

The Uzbekistan National Olympic Committee was established on 21 January 1992 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in September 1993 at the IOC Session in Monte Carlo. As an independent nation, Uzbekistan has competed at all Olympic Games since 1996.

Through 2022, Uzbekistan has won a total of 37 Olympic medals, 11 of them gold. Super-heavyweight freestyle wrestler Artur Taymazov won a silver and a gold medal in 2000 and 2004, respectively. He also won medals in 2008 and 2012, but these were removed because of later revealed doping offenses. Only one other Uzbekistani has more medals than Taymazov: judoka Rishod Sobirov won three consecutive bronze medals, in the extra-lightweight category (2008 and 2012) and in the half-lightweight class (2016).

Uzbekistan has competed at all Olympic Winter Games since 1994. Lina Cheryazova won a gold medal in 1994 freestyle skiing aerials, the only medal won by Uzbekistan to date at the Olympic Winter Games. Shortly after her gold medal, in the summer of 1994, Cheryazova fractured her skull during training and was in a coma for more than a month. After more than a year of recovery, Cheryazova returned to sport in the autumn of 1995, but never returned to her previous level. After another injury sustained after the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, she retired from sports.

In seven appearances, Uzbekistan has had 22 Winter Olympians, 12 men and 10 women. In addition to Cheryazova’s gold medal, figure skater Tatyana Malinina finished eighth in the women’s event in 1998.

Participations by edition

Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
1994 Winter Olympics Uzbekistan 3 4 7 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Uzbekistan 63 8 71 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Uzbekistan 2 2 4 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Uzbekistan 52 18 70 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Uzbekistan 3 3 6 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Uzbekistan 51 18 69 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Uzbekistan 2 2 4 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Uzbekistan 41 15 56 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Uzbekistan 1 2 3 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Uzbekistan 36 17 53 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Uzbekistan 2 1 3 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Uzbekistan 47 23 70 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Uzbekistan 2 0 2 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Uzbekistan 37 30 67 Results
2022 Winter Olympics Uzbekistan 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Uzbekistan 13 8 21 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Uzbekistan 1 0 1 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Uzbekistan 16 12 28 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Uzbekistan 20 17 37 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Uzbekistan 0 1 1 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 5 2 7 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 3 5 Results
Athletics 28 29 57 Results
Boxing 41 4 45 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 23 8 31 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 3 1 4 Results
Fencing 3 3 6 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 6 6 12 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 1 2 3 Results
Judo 35 5 40 Results
Modern Pentathlon 1 1 2 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 13 13 Results
Rowing 5 1 6 Results
Shooting 4 5 9 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 21 8 29 Results
Table Tennis 1 1 2 Results
Taekwondo 5 6 11 Results
Tennis 3 2 5 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Weightlifting 17 3 20 Results
Wrestling 37 0 37 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Acrobatic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 1 2 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 1 2 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 3 3 6 Results
Athletics 3 3 6 Results
Boxing 9 1 10 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 3 1 4 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 1 0 1 Results
Judo 3 2 5 Results
Karate 0 1 1 Results
Mixed Sports 3 3 6 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 8 8 Results
Rowing 3 2 5 Results
Shooting 2 2 4 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 5 3 8 Results
Table Tennis 1 1 2 Results
Taekwondo 2 1 3 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 2 0 2 Results
Weightlifting 4 4 8 Results
Wrestling 7 4 11 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 5 5 14
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 7 13
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 2 5
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 3 3 8
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 2 5
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 2 4
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 2 5 7
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 3 4
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 3 3

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 5 2 8 15
Wrestling 2 2 4 8
Weightlifting 2 0 1 3
Freestyle Skiing 1 0 0 1
Taekwondo 1 0 0 1
Judo 0 2 5 7
Artistic Gymnastics 0 0 1 1
Trampolining 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 2 2 4 8
Wrestling 2 1 4 7
Weightlifting 1 3 1 5
Canoe Sprint 1 1 0 2
Taekwondo 0 2 0 2
Judo 0 1 2 3
Artistic Gymnastics 0 0 1 1
Karate 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Artur Taymazov UZB 1 1 0 2
Mukhammad Kadyr Abdullayev UZB 1 0 0 1
Lina Cheryazova EUN
UZB
1 0 0 1
Aleksandr Dokturishvili UZB 1 0 0 1
Ruslan Nurudinov UZB 1 0 0 1
Fazliddin Gaybnazarov UZB 1 0 0 1
Bakhodir Dzhalolov UZB 1 0 0 1
Hasanboy Dusmatov UZB 1 0 0 1
Shakhob Zoirov UZB 1 0 0 1
Akbar Djuraev UZB 1 0 0 1
Ulugbek Rashitov UZB 1 0 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sukhrob Tursunov UZB 1 0 1 2
Bektemir Melikuziyev UZB 1 0 0 1
Vladimir Svechnikov UZB 1 0 0 1
Ilkhom Bakhromov UZB 1 0 0 1
Abdumalik Khalokov UZB 1 0 0 1
Dzhaykhunbek Nazarov UZB 1 0 0 1
Umidzhon Dzhalolov UZB 1 0 0 1
Gulbakhor Fayzieva UZB 1 0 0 1
Kumushkhon Fayzullayeva UZB 1 0 0 1
Mansurkhuja Muminkhujaev UZB 0 1 1 2