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Olympic bronze prize winner Tanatarov got Mitsubishi Pajero

20 august 2012, 15:37
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Kazakhstan's free style wrestler Akzhurek Tanatarov. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan's free style wrestler Akzhurek Tanatarov. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan’s free-style wrestler Akzhurek Tanatarov, Olympic bronze prize-winner, was honored at Dostyk Central Square in Taraz, a city in Zhambyl oblast of Kazakhstan, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing KazTAG.

“Today we are celebrating the victory of the only athlete from our oblast who has won a bronze medal by the sweat of his brow. He is the only athlete who represented Kazakhstan in free-style wrestling. I’d like to thank him for not letting our country down in the eyes of the global audience. I would also like to express thanks to the other Kazakhstan athletes who won gold, silver and bronze for our country!” Kanat Bozumbayev, Akim (Governor) of Zhambyl oblast said at the grand ceremony.

Akzhurek Tanatarov, Olympic bronze prize winner, said that it was a tough fight for him; however he managed to emerge victorious from this match. He also promised to all guests of the ceremony that it “was only the beginning of his career”.

The Akim of the oblast congratulated Tanatarov warmly and presented to him with keys to a Mitsubishi Pajero.

Earlier Tengrinews.kz English reported that Tanatarov got a bronze medal by winning over Turkey’s Ramazan Sahin, 2008 Olympic champion.

Kazakhstan is ranked 12th by medal count at London Olympic Games winning 7 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze medals. The gold medals were won by cyclist Aleksandre Vinokourov, weightlifters Zulfiya Chinshanlo, Maiya Maneza, Svetlana Podobedova and Ilya Ilyin, athlete Olga Rypakova and boxer Serik Sapiyev.

Boxer Adilbek Niyazimbetov won the silver medal.

The bronze medals were won by Greco-Roman wrestler Daniyal Gajiyev, boxer Marina Volnova, wrestler Gyuzel Manyurova, boxer Ivan Dychko and freestyle wrestler Akzhurek Tanatarov.

Kazakhstan is ranked 4th by records set at the 30th summer Olympics.

The XXX Summer Olympic Games were held in London on July 27-August 12.

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