Nijat Rahimov

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Template:Use dmy dates Template:Infobox sportsperson Nijat Rahimov (Template:Lang-az; born 13 August 1993) is an Azerbaijani-born Kazakhstani weightlifter.[1] He won the world title in 2015 and an Olympic gold medal in 2016 in the 77 kg division.


Rahimov won a gold medal for Azerbaijan at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics[2] and a silver at the 2013 Junior World Weightlifting Championships.[3]

At the 2013 Summer Universiade he served as a flag bearer for Azerbaijan.[4] Rahimov was suspended for 2 years from June 2013 after testing positive for anabolic steroids. An out of competition doping test found prior use of oxandrolone and dehydromethyltestosterone.[5]

Rahimov won a gold medal for Kazakhstan at the 2016 Olympics in the 77 kg weight class, setting a world record in clean and jerk (214 kg).[6][7][8]


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