Akkaev in 2011
|Full name||Khadzhimurat Magomedovich Akkaev|
|Born|| March 27, 1985
Tyrnyauz, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||105 kg (231 lb)|
|Event(s)||- 105 kg|
|Coached by||Makhty Makkaev|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||430 kg (2011)|
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.
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