Rasul Boqiev (also spelled as Rasul Bokiev (Tajik: Расул
Боқиев) (born 29 September 1982) is a Tajikistani judoka who
competes in the -73 kg (lightweight) category. He has won bronze
medal at the
Judo World Championships and a bronze medal, Tajikistan's
first ever Olympic medal, at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
He is considered one of the top athletes in
Tajikistan and the world
in the judo under 73 kg weight-class. Since his
first international competition at the 2005 Asian Championships
Tashkent, where he won the bronze medal, he has been successful in
showing results of consistent improvement and athleticism. The
following year he also won a bronze medal at the lightweight
(73 kg) category of the 2006 Asian Games, winning the bronze
medal match against
Kim Chol Su of North Korea. In the same year he
claimed the 2nd place at the 2006 Otto Super World Cup Hamburg. On 17
February 2007, he won the 2007 World Cup Budapest and on 17 May 2007
he won the bronze medal at the 2007 Asian Championships. His
achievement at the 2007 World
Judo Championships in Rio de Janeiro
earned him his entry to the
2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. On 9
February 2008, the history repeated itself: for the second time in his
career, Rasul competed at the Paris Super World Cup and again finished
7th among 60 competitors.
Rasul also regularly participates in various tournaments in Tajikistan
and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. In April
2007 he won the 7th Russian Open Tournament in Chelyabinsk.
On 23 February 2008 Rasul contested at the 2008 Otto Super World
Cup and resulted 3rd among 56 competitors. On 7–8 June 2008 Rasul
won the 2008 Tre Torri International
Judo Tournament in Porto
Sant'Elpшdio of Italy.
In August, 2008 Rasul won bronze at the
Olympic Games in Beijing. This
was Tajikistan's first ever Olympic medal. In the quarter-finals,
Rasul beat Si Rijigawa of China to progress to the semi-finals and
secure a medal. He was defeated in the semis by the reigning World
Wang Ki-Chun of South Korea.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he finished in 7th, losing to Riki Nakaya
in the quarter finals, and to
Ugo Legrand in the repechage.
Judo under 73kg at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Judo at the
Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Tre Torri International
Judo Tournament Results
2008 Otto Hamburg Super World Cup Results
Paris Super World Cup 2008 Results for Boqiev
2007 World Championships
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro profile
Kuwait City 2007 Asian
Asian Games profile
Profile on JudoInside.com
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