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MAMAYEV Aykhan
Azerbaijan
AZE
AykhanMamayev
Date of Birth03/12/1991 - BAKI (AZE)
Age23
Height173 cm/5'8"
Weight84kg/185lbs
GenderM
Medals
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Profile

Nickname-
School, universitySchool 271, Baku State University, Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics
Started competing2009
Language(s) spokenAzerbaijani (native), Turkish, English, Russian
Club nameQara Qaplan
CoachShahin Xudaverdiyev
Hobbies

Drawing animals, drawing in black and white

Major sporting achievements

2015 ECh (Turkey), -84 kg – 2nd
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games (Palembang), -84 kg – 1st
2012 WCh (Paris), -84 kg – 3rd | ECh (Tenerife), -84 kg – 2nd
2011 WCh (U21) (Malaysia) – 1st

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

The European Championship in Tenerife, when in team competition with Turkey, our score was 10:10.

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

Aykhan’s parents sent his brother to a karate club, but they were not able to afford the fees for both of their children. The coach spotted some potential in young Aykhan, though, and offered to train him. He practised Kata for eight years before starting Kumite. Bruce Lee and the former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson are his heroes. He likes football and was the captain of his university football team, which became champions in 2011. He can also wrestle, a talent he inherited form his grandfather. He always prays before a bout and focuses on winning. He looks up to Rafael Agayev and is proud to train on the same team. He considers that, along with training, it is very important to psychologically prepare yourself for a bout. In 2014 he injured in his knee and did not train for three months.

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