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Famous Athletes from Kazakhstan

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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.

This list features Viktor Kovalev, Guram Makayev and more.

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.
  • 1
    Dimitrios Papadopoulos

    BirthplaceUzbek Soviet Socialist Republic

    NationalityKazakhstan, Greece, Soviet Union


    Dimitrios Papadopoulos (Greek: Δημήτριος Παπαδόπουλος) or Dimitris Papadopoulos (Δημήτρης... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Irina Mikitenko
    Irina Mikitenko, née Volynskaya (Russian: Ирина Волынская (Микитенко); born 23 August 1972 in... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Alexander Vinokourov
    Alexander Nikolayevich Vinokourov (Russian: Александр Николаевич Винокуров; born 16 September... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Vladimir Niederhaus
    Vladimir Viktorovich Niederhaus (born 13 August 1967) was a Kazakhstani footballer. He played... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Darya  Rybalova
    Darya Rybalova is a freestyle skier.
  • 6
    Nikolay Karpenko
    Nikolay Karpenko (born August 10, 1981 in Almaty) is a Kazakhstani ski jumper who has been... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Nik Antropov

    Nik Antropov

    Winnipeg Jets

    BirthplaceOskemen, Kazakhstan



    Nikolai Alexandrovich Antropov (Russian: Николай Александрович Антропов; born February 18,... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Grigoriy Aleksandrovich Yegorov (Russian: Григорий Александрович Егоров, born January 12, 1967... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Olga Vasilyevna Shishigina (Russian: Ольга Васильевна Шишигина; born 23 December 1968) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Yaroslava Shvedova
    Yaroslava Vyacheslavovna Shvedova (Russian: Яросла́ва Вячесла́вовна Шве́дова, born 12... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Dmitriy Karpov
    Dmitriy Vasilyevich Karpov (Дмитрий Васильевич Карпов; born 23 July 1981 in Karaganda) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Alla Ivanovna Vazhenina (born May 29, 1983) is a Russian weightlifter competing for... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Dimitri Kotschnew
    Dimitrij Kotschnew (born July 15, 1981) is a Kazakhstani-born German former professional ice... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Yuliya Radionova is a freestyle skier.
  • 15
    Olga Rypakova
    Olga Rypakova (Russian: Ольга Сергеевна Рыпакова; née Alekseyeva; 30 November 1984) is a... more on Wikipedia

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    Evgeny Yarovenko (born 17 August 1963) is a retired Soviet (Kazakhstan and Ukrainian)... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Galina Voskoboeva
    Galina Olegovna Voskoboeva (Russian: Галина Олеговна Воскобоева; born 18 December 1984) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Kairat Nurdauletov

    FC Kairat Almaty

    BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan


    PositionDefender, Midfielder

    Kairat Zhumabekuly Nurdauletov (Kazakh: Қайрат Жұмабекұлы Нұрдәулетов; Russian Кайрат... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Sergei Ostapenko

    Kazakhstan national football team

    BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    NationalitySoviet Union,Kazakhstan


    Sergei Sergeyevich Ostapenko (Russian: Серге́й Остапенко) (born 23 February 1986) is a former... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Marina Aitova
    Marina Aitova, née Korzhova (born 13 September 1982) is a Kazakhstani high jumper. Her... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Juri Judt

    Juri Judt

    1. FC Nuremberg

    BirthplaceKaraganda, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan, Germany


    Juri Judt (born 24 July 1986) is a retired German footballer.
  • 22

    Peter Neustädter

    FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

    BirthplaceKara-Balta, Kyrgyzstan

    NationalityKazakhstan, Germany, Soviet Union


    Peter Neustädter (Russian: Пётр Нейштетер; born 16 February 1966) is a football manager and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Andrei Karpovich

    Andrei Karpovich

    FC Dynamo Moscow

    BirthplaceSemey, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan, Soviet Union


    Andrei Vladimirovich Karpovich (Russian: Андрей Владимирович Карпович) (born 18 January 1981)... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Sesil Karatantcheva
    Sesil Radoslavova Karatantcheva (Bulgarian: Сесил Радославова Каратанчева; born 8 August 1989)... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Ruslan Baltiev

    Ruslan Baltiev

    FC Zhemchuzhina-A Sochi

    BirthplaceSoviet Union

    NationalityKazakhstan, Soviet Union


    Ruslan Tahiruly Baltiev (Kazakh: Рұслан Tahipұлы Балтиев/Ruslan Tahirulı Baltïev, Russian:... more on Wikipedia