Coached by Makhty Makkaev
Weight 105 kg
Event(s) - 105 kg
Height 1.78 m
Name Khadzhimurat Akkayev
Turned pro 2000
|Full name Khadzhimurat Magomedovich Akkaev|
Born March 27, 1985 (age 30) (1985-03-27) Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia
Olympic medals Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Middle Heavyweight 85-94 kg
Similar People Dmitry Klokov, Ilya Ilyin, David Rigert, Svetlana Tsarukayeva, Dmitry Lapikov
Khadzhimurat Magomedovich Akkaev (Russian: Хаджимурат Магомедович Аккаев) (born March 27, 1985 in Tyrnyauz, Kabardino-Balkaria) is a Russian weightlifter of Balkar descent.
Akkaev competed in the men's 94 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics where he won a silver medal. He is 178 cm/5 ft 10 tall and weighs 105 kg/231 lb.
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.
Akkaev has moved up into −105 kg weight category as a replacement for Dmitry Lapikov and Dmitry Klokov. He won the 2011 European Weightlifting Championships in Kazan, with a total of 425 kg
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