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Kazakhstani team successful at Asian Games

02 october 2014, 14:25
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Asian Games medals. Photo courtesy of  korea.net
Asian Games medals. Photo courtesy of korea.net

Kazakhstani team competing in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea has shown better results than at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, Tengrinews reports citing Vesti.kz.

Kazakhstani sportsmen won 20 gold medals so far, which is 2 medals more than four years ago.

Olympic champion Olga Rypakova brought the 20th gold after winning Women’s Triple Jump. Rypakova’s best result was 14 meters and 32 centimeters. Uzbekisatni Alexandra Kotlyarova followed her with 14.05 and another Kazakhsani athlete Irina Ektova jumped 13.77 landing on the third place with a bronze.

Earlier, a wrestler Nurmakhan Tynaliev brought another gold winning Men’s Greco-Roman 130 kg. Tynaliev won over his opponets from Uzbekistan, Iran and Kyrgzystan on his way to the gold medal. In the final, the Kazakh wrestler won over South Korean wrestler Yongmin Kim 3:0.

Kazakhstan retains its 4th place overall that was set as the goal for the team prior to the Asian Games. Earlier, in 2010, Kazakhstan was in the 5th place.

As for silver and bronze medals, Kazakhstani sportsmen have not reached the same amount they won in Guangzhou. At the moment, Kazakhstan has 17 silver and 28 bronze medals. While four years ago, Kazakhstani sportsmen had 23 silver and 38 bronze.

The Asian Games conclude on October 4.

By Gyuzel Kamalova


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