Uzbekistan made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1996, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and has competed ever since. The nation sends a large delegation with around 60 athletes whom compete in a variety of sports including, athletics, boxing, canoeing, gymnastics, judo, shooting, swimming, weightlifting and wrestling.
Uzbekistan has won at least one medal at each Olympics it has competed in. In total, the nation has won 31 medals across 5 sports. The most successful sports include boxing (14), wrestling (8) and judo (4). The most successful athletes are judoka Rishod Sobirov and wrestler Artur Taymazov whom both won three medals. Sobirov won three bronze medals in 2008 (men’s -60kg), 2012 (-60kg) and 2016 (-66kg) and Taymazov won silver at the 2000 Olympics in men’s freestyle -130kg and two gold medals in 2004 and 2012 in men’s freestyle -120kg. In 2016 Uzbekistan won 13 medals, its best ever performance.
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|Men’s Singles||Denis Istomin|