Kharki, Farkhad

NOC Kazakhstan   
Born20 Apr 1991 in Osh, URS
Height1.65 m
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Other information SANCTION
He tested positive for the prohibited substance metenolone at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russian Federation. He was banned from the sport for two years, becoming eligible to return to competition in July 2015. (IWF, Jul 2015;, 11 Mar 2014)

His family moved from Kyrgyzstan to the People's Republic of China when he was young, where he was brought up and began weightlifting. In 2010 he chose to represent Kazakhstan and obtained Kazakh citizenship in 2011. (, 27 Aug 2016)
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Occupation Athlete
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Awards and honours In 2016 he received the national Order of Kurmet [Honour] from the president of Kazakhstan in recognition of the bronze medal he won at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 26 Aug 2016)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019;, 24 Dec 2018)
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Talgat Baymashov [personal], KAZ; Viktor Ni [personal], KAZ
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Residence Almaty, KAZ
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Ambitions To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age eight in the People's Republic of China.
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Languages Kazakh, Mandarin, Russian
General Interest
Hobbies Travel, mountain hiking. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze in 62kg category at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career Coach Viktor Ni. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol Brazilian footballer Ronaldo. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 3 62kg   Rio de Janeiro
World Championships
2018 9 67kg   Ashgabat
2018 19 67kg - Snatch   Ashgabat
2018 4 67kg - Clean & Jerk   Ashgabat
2015 13 69kg   Houston, TX
2015 22 69kg - Snatch   Houston, TX
2015 11 69kg - Clean & Jerk   Houston, TX
Asian Championships
2019 10 67kg   Ningbo
2019 11 67kg - Snatch   Ningbo
2019 11 67kg - Clean & Jerk   Ningbo
2013 2 62kg   Astana
2013 3 62kg - Snatch   Astana
2013 3 62kg - Clean & Jerk   Astana
IWF Grand Prix
2015 5 69kg   Fuzhou
2015 5 69kg - Snatch   Fuzhou
2015 5 69kg - Clean & Jerk   Fuzhou