Boxer Bakhtiyar Artaev performs in the middleweight, Honored Master of Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Earned fame after taking gold at the Olympic Games in Athens at the age of 21.
During his career, he has won many titles and awards, which not every boxer can boast.
In 2004, he received the Order of Barys of the highest degree for his contribution to the development of boxing in the country;
was nominated for the Daryn Award;
won the final at the 2004 Olympics;
took silver at the 2006 Doha Olympics.
In addition to performing in the ring, Artayev participated in commenting matches and was the Director of the Palace of Sports, named after him. Artaev is currently the general manager of a boxing club in Nur-Sultan. He stopped his boxing activity in 2008 after reaching the quarterfinals in Beijing.
Bakhtiyar Artaev: Family Life
In April 2009, he married a girl named Tungatova Saltanat. Now the couple is raising two daughters and two sons. He often says that it is the family that owes its achievements to.
He won the national championship seven times. His weight class is up to 69 pounds.
In 2013, a postage stamp with his image was issued. It has Bakhtiyar painted in black and white, with the flag of his homeland in the background.
In 2012, the athlete's parents were in a car accident on the intercity highway and died the same day.
He was engaged in tourism development in his homeland.
He was a member of the WSB commission, which he joined in 2013.
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