KHASAN KHALMURZAEV

Country: Russia

Born October 9, 1993 in Nazran

Category: -81 kg

Records

Olympic champion in 2016

3rd of the World championships in 2017

European champion in 2016

U20 European champion in 2011

U17 World champion in 2009 (-73 kg)

2nd of the U23 European championships in 2013 (3rd in 2014)

 

November 27th, 2015 – August 31st, 2017. 21 months undefeated, 35 victories in a row between the final of the Jeju Grand Prix and the World Championships semi-finals, during which he injured his hand. It classifies you a champion !

Khasan Khalmurzaev, born October 9th, 1993 in Nazran, Ingushetia, 5th child of a sibling of six, the sixth one being his twin Khusen, bronze medallist at the 2017 European championships (-90 kg), is one of those Judokas that make us admire mastery and love the art of flexibility.

U17 World champion in 2009 (-73 kg), U20 European champion in 2011 (-81 kg), Senior European champion in 2016, the Caucasian aesthete meets the Olympic consecration in Rio at only 22.

He confirms his new status the following year even if he fails in his quest for the world title by losing in the ½ final against Germany’s Wieczerzak, hand injured. He will then get the bronze against Mongolia’s Otgonbaatar. But he does not miss himself in St. Petersburg and wins the Masters. He finishes the year 2017 leading the World ranking.

Since then, Khasan Khalmurzaev is rather discreet on the international scene, preferring the shadow of the Dojo to the light of tournaments. Eliminated in ¼ final of the 2018 Worlds, however, he awarded himself several podiums on the IJF World Tour. All this for one purpose : to become Olympic champion again in Tokyo. Khasan Khalmurzaev knows no better preparation for victory than… victory.

 

By Ludovic Mauchien