KHASAN KHALMURZAEV

August 9th, 2016. Khasan Khalmurzaev becomes the-81 kg Olympic champion by beating US Travis Stevens. He is only 22 years old ! Nevertheless, his victory is not considered as a surprise. With good reasons…

Born on October 9th, 1993 in Ingushetia, a Russian Republic bordered by Georgia, Khasan Khalmurzaev is being fed by Judo. He quickly appears to be very talented, as his twin brother (Khusen, U20 European champion in 2011 and 2012, 3rd in the 2017 Senior Europeans in -90 kg).

In 2009, Khasan makes a desired double by winning the U17 World and European titles. As soon as 2013, at 19 years old, he shines in the World Cups (2 victories) and wins his 1st Grand-Prix (Almaty).

The Russian increases his skills, step by step. And his favorite is the 1st one. The division is full of talents. So what ?… In 2015, he wins his 1st Grand Slam, in Baku. He is also in the Jeju Grand-Prix final, in October. He loses against Japanese Sato. That will be his last loss ! He is going to be unbeaten for more than 20 months !

In Spring 2016, in Kazan, he performs a resounding accomplishment. He dethrones the King ! He beats the Georgian Tchrikishvili, the 3 times running champion. Khasan Khalmurzaev is European champion at 22 years old.

In Spring 2016, in Kazan, he performs a resounding accomplishment. He dethrones the King ! He beats the Georgian Tchrikishvili, the 3 times running champion. Khasan Khalmurzaev is European champion at 22 years old.

In August, he wins the Olympic Holy Grail by Ippon with Uchi Mata in the final against Travis Stevens. Since, he mows everybody on his way. In May 2017, he wins his 2nd Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg by beating Dutchman Frank De Witt in ½ final and Hungarian in the final by… Ippon with Uchi Mata. At Summer 2017, he has won 9 international tournaments (plus 3 podiums) and he just signed with the adidas Team. His story is far from being written yet…

KHASAN KHALMURZAEV