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Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan national team after Asian Games

Photo courtesy of Vesti.kz Photo courtesy of Vesti.kz

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated the Kazakhstani sportsmen on the successful performance at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Tengrinews reports citing Vesti.kz.

The President noted that the national team had lived up to the hopes of millions of Kazakhsani fans. “In this serious competition against sportsmen from 45 Asian countries you won 84 medals, with 28 of them being gold medals, as a result of your determination, mastery and will to victory. It is the best result and the new record in the history of Kazakhstan’s participation in the Summer Asian Games, ” the President said.

The Asian Games ended for Kazakhstan with 84 medals – 28 gold, 23 silver and 33 bronze. The national team took the fourth place in the overall rating.

China won the first place in the overall rating with 149 gold, 107 silver and 81 bronze medals followed by South Korea with a total of 228 medals (77 gold, 71 silver and 80 bronze medals). The Japanese team landed on the third place with 194 medals – 46 gold, 72 silver and 76 bronze.

By Guyzel Kamalova