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Serdar Hudayberdiyev (Turkmen: Serdar Hudaýberdiýew; born 1 November 1986 in Türkmenabat, Lebap, Turkmen SSR) is Turkmen professional boxer.[1] He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the light welterweight event. He was selected to bear national flag of Turkmenistan sports team at the opening ceremony. Holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Turkmenistan.

Personal life

He took up the sport in 1997 in Turkmenabat. Coaches Shohrat Kurbanov, Sabir Kseykhanov and Bayram Burkazov. Currently member of the Higher School of sportsmanship of the State committee of Turkmenistan for tourism and sport.[2] Speaks Russian and Turkmen language. Graduate coaching at National Institute of Sports and Tourism of Turkmenistan.

Career

International debut in 2004 for Turkmenistan, Olympic Qualification Tournament (Pakistan).

He fought a gold medal at the 2009 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in China. Turkmenistan's first gold medallist in the history of the event.

Was named the 2009 Best Athlete of Turkmenistan by the State Committee of Tourism and Sport.

Was Turkmenistan's representative in the 2010 Asian Games torch relay.

At the Olympics 2012 he was upset in the first bout by Indian boxer Manoj Kumar 7:13.

In 2014 at the Asian Games in Incheon won a bronze medal.[3]

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Guvanch Nurmuhammedov
Flagbearer for  Turkmenistan
London 2012
Succeeded by
Merdan Ataýew