He is born in the arid steppes of Central Asia, in Eastern Kazakhstan, in the land of Kuresh. But he was not passionate about traditional wrestling, it was Karate. At 21, he becomes the World champion runner-up. We are in 2008. However, he will have to wait 10 years before winning another world medal. But since the 2018 World championships, where he won bronze, Darkhan Assadilov is simply untouchable.
A brilliant proof that talent alone is not enough, that it is necessary to add means so that training brings its part of glory, what Kazakhstan has been doing since the advent of Olympic Karate. The result ? 5 podiums including 1 win between 2008 and 2018 for Darkhan Assadilov. 9 podiums including 7 wins in 11 Karate 1 in 2019 !!! Absolute record for all categories ! To which we must add 4 medals (2 silver, 2 bronze) out of 4 possible in 2020. Guess who is World and Olympic n°1, and top rank for the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo in 2021 ? At 32, Darkhan Assadilov is at the peak of his Karate, almost untouchable. He is finally programmed to win. He wins. As simple as life!