Nation: Russian Federation
DOB: March 27, 1985
Career Highlights: Heading into his third Olympics, Akkaev will be stepping up in weight class. Competing at 94 kilograms, Akkaev won a silver
medal at the 2004 Athens Games and took bronze in 2008 in Beijing. Last year while competing at 105 kilograms, Akkaev took
golds in the World Weightlifting Championships and European Weightlifting Championships. At the worlds, Akkaev took the top
spot on the podium after defeating countryman Dmitry Klokov by two kilograms.
Olympic History: 2008,2004