Khadzhimurat Magomedovich Akkaev (Russian: Хаджимурат Магомедович Аккаев) (born March 27, 1985 in Tyrnyauz, Kabardino-Balkaria) is a Russian weightlifter of Balkar descent.
Akkaev in 2011
Khadzhimurat Magomedovich Akkaev|
March 27, 1985|
Tyrnyauz, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia
1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
105 kg (231 lb)|
- 105 kg|
|Achievements and titles|
430 kg (2011)|
Akkaev competed in the men's 94 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics where he won a silver medal. He is 178 cm/5 ft 10 tall and weighs 105 kg/231 lb.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics he originally was awarded the bronze medal in the 94 kg category, with a total of 402 kg. In 2016, he was stripped of the medal after his sample tested positive for steroids.
Akkaev has moved up into −105 kg weight category as a replacement for Dmitry Lapikov and Dmitry Klokov. He won the 2011 European Weightlifting Championships in Kazan, with a total of 425 kg
He became the 2011 World Champion in Paris, beating his compatriot Dmitry Klokov by 2 kg with a total of 430 kg.
Akkaev was scheduled to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 105 kg class but was forced to withdraw due to a back injury. On January 13 2012 Akkaev was found to have failed a doping test prior to 2012 Olympic Games. He was provisionally suspended in January 2017
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- ^ "Doping: 2008 Beijing Olympics medal winners among 16 athletes banned for doping". bbc.com. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
- ^ http://www.iwf.net/2017/01/13/public-disclosure-78/
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