Komiljon Tukhtaev, 24, is the sole representative of Uzbekistan at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Hosted by Beijing, China, the international winter multisport event will be held from February 4-20, 2022.
Tukhtaev was born in Yangiabad, Uzbekistan to Ali Halimovech Tukhtaev and Anna Anatolevna Kachimova. Komiljon attended the Volga Region State Academy of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism in Kazan, Russia.
In 2013, Komiljon finished 69th in slalom in an Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) event in Miass, Russia. He did not complete the race when he competed in the giant slalom at the 2015 World Championships at the Beaver Creek Resort in Eagle County, Colorado, United States.
In 2017, Komiljon won bronze in slalom in the Asian Junior Championships in Mzaar Kfardebian, Lebanon. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, he did not finish the race in men’s slalom but ranked 52nd in men’s giant slalom.
In 2021, Komiljon won the Uzbekistan National Championships. He will compete in alpine skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
In July 2015, Beijing was elected as the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This marks the first time the Winter Olympics is held in China.
Including Komiljon, a total of 2,871 athletes from 91 countries and territories will compete in 109 events in seven sports. The events will be held not only in Beijing but also in other parts of China including Yanqing and Chongli.
Komiljon is 5’11” tall and has passion for extreme sports. Aside from skiing, he is also into mountaineering and rock climbing.
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