The spring has finally arrived, and Kazakh sports is surely in bloom. The rather cold Winter Olympic Games in Beijing could not halt the sportsmen from new achievements in the first days of March, 2022.
Here are top 5 victories of our athletes you must not miss:
Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics
Alexandr Gerlits won para biathlon bronze for Kazakhstan in the Men’s 10 kilometers competition. He clocked the distance in 33:06.5 seconds, finishing third 1:21 minutes behind the leader, Canadian para biathlete Mark Arendz. Gerlits will get $75,000 (~38 million tenge) for this victory.
World Cup Speed Skating in Norway
Dmitry Morozov finished 1st in the Men’s 500m Allround event at the ISU World Championships in Hamar, Norway. He clocked the distance in 36.12 seconds finishing first among 20 other speed skaters from all corners of the world. Japanese athlete Riku Tsuchiya was placed second. Norwegian Peder Konghaug finished third.
Asian Taekwondo Clubs Championship in Tehran
Smaiyl Duisebay won gold at the Asian Taekwondo Championship in Iran. He competed in the up to 87-kilogram weight category. The men's taekwondo team won a total of 9 medals, including one gold, two silvers, and six bronzes. The women's team took third place in the overall standings with two silver and four bronze medals.
Davis Cup Finals 2022
Kazakhstan team defeated Norway ahead of schedule in four matches and secured a place in the finals of the Davis Cup Finals 2022 in September. First-raсket of Kazakhstan, Alexander Bublik thanked the team and the fans for their overall contribution to the success.’This victory is very important for the country. I am happy to be a part of this victory. It's a credit to the whole team, everyone involved in the team's daily work: players, coaches, fans, PR, physio - all the people who support us at home. It's a win for the whole country.’
Asian Boxing Championships in Jordan
Kazakhstan’s boxers made a successful start to the quarterfinals of the Asian Youth and Junior Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan. Team Kazakhstan was represented by five boxers, four of whom were able to reach the semi-finals, thereby guaranteeing themselves at least a bronze medal.