Kazakh sportsmen won 2 silver, 3 bronze at Asian Games over weekend


Ruslan Suleimenov

Kazakh sportsmen won 2 silver, 3 bronze at Asian Games over weekendSportsmen from Kazakhstan won two silver medals and three bronze ones in Greco-Roman wrestling and fencing during the last two days at Asian Games in Guangzhou.

Kazakhstani Darkhan Bayakhmetov in the men’s 66kg greco-roman wrestling match lost to Saeid Abdvali from Iran and won ‘silver’.

Kazakhstan’s epee fencers Alexander Aksenov, Elmir Alimzhanov, Sergey Shabalinand Dmitri Gryaznov also have silver medals losing to the team from South Korea with 31:45 final score.

Kazakh female fencers Yuliya Zhivitsa, Tamara Pochekutova, Anastasiya Gimatdinova and Aliya Bekturganova won bronze medals in Guangzhou.

Marat Karishalov in the men’s 55kg greco-roman wrestling match won ‘bronze’ with the victory over Hamid Soryan Reihanpour – 3:0.

Kazakh national synchronized swimming team scored 85.375 points and won bronze medals behind Japan and China.

Kazakhstan is now ranked 11th. It has 36 medals: 4 gold, 11 silver and 21 bronze medals. China is first having 287 medals, including 146 gold ones. South Korea is second (162-55) and Japan is third (145-30). 



Kazakhstani sprinter Olga Tereshkova wins gold in Guangzhou


Ruslan Suleimenov

On Monday Kazakhstani sprinter Olga Tereshkova finished first on the 400 meter running track at the Guangzhou Asian Games. Our counterpart Marina Maslinenko finished third.

Later in the day Greco-roman wrestlers won medals as well. Asset Mambetov won silver losing in the final against Iranian wrestler 1:3. Alkhazur Ozdiev in the battle for a bronze medal beat Chinese Ma Sanyi.

Besides, the men’s fencing team won bronze medal.

Kazakhstan takes tenth place in medal standings with 41 medals including 5 gold, 13 silver and 23 bronze ones.