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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Kazakhstan, with photos when available. These are the best Kazakh Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Kazakh athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Kazakh Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Kazakhstan is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

This list has everything from Dmitriy Karpov to Asset Mambetov.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Kazakh Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Kazakhstan?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Kazakhstan Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Kazakhstan.
Ilya Ilyin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Kazakhstan
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Ilya Ilyin


Ilya Aleksandrovich Ilyin is a Kazakh weightlifter. Ilyin has won two Olympic championships and four world championships. He is currently the world and Olympic record holder in both the clean and jerk and the overall total in the 94 kg class. On the 15 of November 2014, Ilyin clean and jerked 242 kg ...more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Weightlifting, Middle Heavyweight 85-94 kg

Olympic Country: Kazakhstan

Date Of Birth: 1988-05-24

Place Of Birth: Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan

Olympic Sport: Weightlifting

Nationality: Kazakhstan

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Middle Heavyweight 85-94 kg, Weightlifting at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's 94 kg

Olympic Medalist Games: The London 2012 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: The London 2012 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal

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Alexander Vinokourov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Kazakhstan
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Alexander Nikolaevich Vinokourov, is a former professional road bicycle racer from Kazakhstan and current general manager of UCI ProTeam Astana. As a competitor, his achievements include two bronze medals at the World Championships, four stage wins in the Tour de France, four in the Vuelta a España ...more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Road cycling, individual road race

Olympic Country: Kazakhstan

Date Of Birth: 1973-09-16

Place Of Birth: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, Kamchatka Krai, Europe, Asia, + more

Olympic Sport: Cycling

Nationality: Kazakhstan

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's individual road race, Cycling at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's individual road race

Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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Alla Vazhenina


Alla Vazhenina is a Russian weightlifter competing for Kazakhstan. She was born in Shadrinsk, Kurgan Oblast. When she was not selected for the Russian national team, she decided to compete for Kazakhstan. She won the silver medal in the 75 kg category at the 2008 Asian Weightlifting Championships, ...more

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Weightlifting, 75kg

Olympic Country: Kazakhstan

Date Of Birth: 1983-05-29

Olympic Sport: Weightlifting

Nationality: Kazakhstan

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 75 kg

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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Dmitriy Karpov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Kazakhstan
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Dmitriy Karpov


Dmitriy Vasilyevich Karpov is an athlete from Kazakhstan who competes in decathlon and heptathlon. He won the bronze medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics. ...more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Decathlon

Olympic Country: Kazakhstan

Date Of Birth: 1981-07-23

Place Of Birth: Karaganda, Kazakhstan, Asia, Karagandy Province, Earth, + more

Olympic Sport: Track and field athletics

Nationality: Kazakhstan

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Decathlon

Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal

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