Daniyar Ismayilov

Further Personal Information
Residence
Ankara, TUR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Turkmen
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began weightlifting in 2004 in Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan.
Why this sport?
"It is the most masculine sport."
Club / Team
Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi Spor Kulubu: Turkey
International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Turkmenistan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Paris, FRA
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Artur Emiryan. (Athlete, 26 Jul 2012)
Hero / Idol
Turkish weightlifter Halil Mutlu. (Athlete, 26 Jul 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport and health are compatible." (Athlete, 26 Jul 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Turkmenistan. (turkmenistan.gov.tm, 31 Jul 2012)
Other information
FROM TURKMENISTAN TO TURKEY
Having represented Turkmenistan at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, he then switched nationality following the Games and did not compete internationally for over two years. He made his debut for Turkey at the 2015 European Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia. (insidethegames.biz, 08 Apr 2019; todayszaman.com, 13 Apr 2015)

CHANGE IN WEIGHT CATEGORY
He moved from the 69kg weight category to 67kg ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games. (weightliftinghouse.com, 28 Mar 2019)

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