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List of famous athletes from Kazakhstan, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Kazakhstan has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Kazakh athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Kazakhstan and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Kazakhstan then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Kazakh athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Kazakhstan?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Kazakhstan in order to get more information about each one.

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Dimitrios Papadopoulos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Dinamo Zagreb
Dimitris Papadopoulos is a Greek professional footballer who plays for PAOK FC and the Greek national team as a striker.

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Irina Mikitenko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Irina Mikitenko, née Volynskaya, is a Kazakhstan-born German long-distance runner who competes in marathons. She won the Berlin Marathon in 2008 and is a two-time winner of the London ...more

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Alexander Vinokourov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
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 ...more

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Vladimir Niederhaus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Vladimir Viktorovich Niederhaus was a footballer who played international football for both Kazakhstan and Russia.

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Darya Rybalova is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Darya Rybalova is a freestyle skier.

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Nikolay Karpenko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Nikolay Karpenko is a Kazakhstani ski jumper who has been competing since 2005. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 12th in the team large hill at Turin in 2006 while ...more

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Nik Antropov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Winnipeg Jets
Nikolai Alexandrovich Antropov is a Kazakhstani-Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League. He received Canadian ...more

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Grigoriy Yegorov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Grigoriy Aleksandrovich Yegorov is a former pole vault athlete from Kazakhstan.

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Olga Shishigina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Olga Vasilyevna Shishigina is a retired Kazakhstani track and field athlete who mainly competed in the 100 metres hurdles. She won an Olympic gold medal in 2000, and many medals on the regional ...more

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Yaroslava Shvedova is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Yaroslava Vyacheslavovna Shvedova is a Kazakh professional tennis player. She has achieved a career-high ranking of no. 25 as of 29 October 2012. She has won one WTA singles title, three ITF ...more

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Dmitriy Karpov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Dmitriy Vasilyevich Karpov is an athlete from Kazakhstan who competes in decathlon and heptathlon. He won the bronze medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics.

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Alla Vazhenina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
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 ...more

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Dimitri Kotschnew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Dimitrij Kotschnew is a German professional ice hockey goaltender. He currently plays for Hamburg Freezers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Kotschnew played six seasons for the Iserlohn Roosters ...more

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Yuliya Radionova is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Yuliya Radionova is a freestyle skier.

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Olga Rypakova is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Olga Rypakova is a Kazakhstan track and field athlete of Russian descent. Originally a heptathlete, she switched to focus on the long jump and began to compete in the triple jump after 2007. Her ...more

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Evgeny Yarovenko is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Evgeny Yarovenko is a retired Soviet professional footballer from Kazakhstan. He is currently coach of FC Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka.

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Galina Voskoboeva is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Galina Olegovna Voskoboeva is a professional Russian-born Kazakhstani tennis player. She reached her career-high singles rank of World No. 42 on 7 May 2012. Her career high in doubles is 26th, ...more

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Kairat Nurdauletov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
FC Kairat Almaty
Kairat Zhumabekuly Nurdauletov is a Kazakhstani footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for FC Kaisar in the Kazakhstan Premier League. Nurdauletov has made 24 appearances for the ...more

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Sergei Ostapenko is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan national football team
Sergei Sergeyevich Ostapenko is a Kazakh footballer, who plays for FC Astana.

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Marina Aitova is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Marina Aitova, née Korzhova is a Kazakhstani high jumper. Her personal best jump is 1.99 metres, achieved in July 2009 in Athens.

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Juri Judt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
1. FC Nuremberg
Juri Judt is a German footballer who currently plays for Rot-Weiß Erfurt.

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Peter Neustädter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Peter Neustädter is a former football defender from Soviet Union and Kazakhstan and current manager. Since 1992 he resides in Germany.

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Andrei Karpovich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
FC Dynamo Moscow
Andrei Vladimirovich Karpovich is a Kazakh footballer, who currently plays for FC Shakhter Karagandy.

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Sesil Karatantcheva is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
Sesil Radoslavova Karatantcheva is a Bulgarian tennis player. Karatantcheva has won seven singles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 7 November 2005, she reached her best singles ranking ...more

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Ruslan Baltiev is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan
FC Zhemchuzhina-A Sochi
Ruslan Tahirovich Baltiev is a retired Kazakh football midfielder. He is a former Kazakh international who is the most capped player and the top goalscorer of all-time for.