Akzhol Mahmudov became the best thanks to victories in 2022 at the Asian Championships in Mongolia (April), at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Turkey (August), at the World Championships in Serbia (September), where he defeated rivals from Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Korea and Hungary.
Akjol Makhmudov also has a silver medal at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Earlier, the Russian Wrestling Federation reported that in April 2023, within the framework of the fourth tournament of the Poddubny League, a super fight will take place between Akzhol Makhmudov and two-time Olympic champion, three-time world champion Roman Vlasov.
Mukhamed Mahmudov, father of Akzhol Mahmudov:
– My children are stubborn. In order for them to draw conclusions from defeats, I practice peculiar punishments. In 2019, the eldest son Beksultan lost in the competition. There is a gym in Bishkek, where we had the opportunity to train for free. I took the kids there to do some physical training. Akzhol then had a leg injury, but also left. We took turns lifting a barbell weighing 90 kilograms, and Akzhol lifted it 10-15 times more than all of us. They added weight, he still lifted more … After lifting weights, you need to rest a little before doing other exercises, and Akzhol did not even rest. I observed him and came to the conclusion that his muscles do not tire or recover very quickly.