|Born||8 September 1970 52)(age|
Tymur Taymazov (Russian/Ukrainian : Тимур Таймазов,Ossetian : Таймазты Барисы фырт Тимур, born 8 September 1970) is a former Ossetian-Ukrainian weightlifter, Olympic champion and two time World Champion.
He was born in Nogir, North Ossetia. Taymazov has a younger brother, Artur, who was also 2004 Olympic Champion in freestyle wrestling 120 kg weight category, but had gold medals for 2008 and 2012 withdrawn for doping offences. Timur is a member of the Central Sports Club of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
He received a silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
He participated in the 1996 Summer Olympics after taking a break year long break in 1995. kg) and Sergey Srystov (by bodyweight). In the clean & jerk portion of the competition Taymasov was the last lifter to attempt a lift, with his first lift of 227.5 kg being successful he moved into the lead. Srystov and Vlad were unable to make their next lifts and Taymasov had won. After clinching the gold medal, he attempted and successfully made a new Olympic Record clean & jerk of 235.0 kg, bringing his total to 430.0 kg.After the snatch portion of the competition, he was in third place behind Nicu Vlad (by 2.5
|Year||Venue||Weight||Snatch (kg)||Clean & Jerk (kg)||Total||Rank|
|1992||Barcelona, Spain||100 kg||180.0||185.0||3||217.5||3||402.5|
|1996||Atlanta, United States||108 kg||190.0||195.0||3||227.5||235.0||1||430.0|
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