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List of popular Kazakh Olympic athletes, listed alphabetically with photos of the athletes when available. Famous Olympians from Kazakhstan have achieved some of the highest honors in sports and Olympic history, as even being chosen to represent your country at the Olympics is something that most athletes will never get to experience. These competitors are the most prominent people from Kazakhstan who have competed in the Olympics. Kazakhstan has a long, proud history of competing in the Olympic games, and without these fierce athletes they never would have won any medals. Examples of athletes on this list include Yuliya Radionova and Nikolay Karpenko.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Kazakh Olympic athletes?" and "Who is the greatest Kazakh Olympian of all time?"
Alexander Vinokourov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Kazakhstan Olympic Athletes
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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 Sport: Cycling

Olympic Country: Kazakhstan

Date Of Birth: 1973-09-16

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

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 Event: Men's Road cycling, 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 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 Sport: Weightlifting

Olympic Country: Kazakhstan

Date Of Birth: 1983-05-29

Nationality: Kazakhstan

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

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Weightlifting, 75kg

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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Andrey Kivilev is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Kazakhstan Olympic Athletes
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Andrei Kivilev was a professional road bicycle racer from Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan. In March 2003, he fell heavily during the Paris–Nice race and subsequently died of his injuries. His death was the trigger for the UCI to implement the compulsory wearing of helmets in all endorsed races. ...more

Olympic Sport: Cycling

Olympic Country: Kazakhstan

Date Of Birth: 1973-09-20

Place Of Birth: Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan, Earth, Europe, Asia

Nationality: Kazakhstan

Olympic Games Participant: 1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

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Askhat Zhitkeyev is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Kazakhstan Olympic Athletes
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Askhat Zhitkeyev is a Kazakh judoka. He won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in the 90-100 kg division and a bronze medal at the 2001 world judo championships in the -100 kg division. He won a bronze medal at the -100 kg category of the Asian Games. ...more

Olympic Sport: Judo

Olympic Country: Kazakhstan

Date Of Birth: 1981-04-13

Nationality: Kazakhstan

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 kg

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Judo, 90 - 100kg (half-heavyweight)

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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