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World Ranking in Judo updated: Yeldos Smetov takes 1st place
World Ranking in Judo updated: Yeldos Smetov takes 1st place

The International Judo Federation World Ranking has been updated after the World Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan.

World Ranking in Judo updated: Yeldos Smetov takes 1st place
Ilya Ilyin at the London Olympics. Photo © RIA Novosti
Ilya Ilyin to be awarded Jeno Boskovic Trophy as best weightlifter of 2014

Kazakhstani Ilya Ilyin, recognized as the best weightlifter of 2014, will receive the Jeno Boskovic Trophy at the special ceremony in Astana

Ilya Ilyin to be awarded Jeno Boskovic Trophy as best weightlifter of 2014
Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan), Javier Fernandez (Spain) and Denis Ten (Kazakhstan), Photo ©M.Sugawara/JapanSports
Denis Ten wins bronze at World Championship in Shanghai

Kazakhstani figure skater Denis Ten has won the bronze medal of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2014 in Shanghai.

Denis Ten wins bronze at World Championship in Shanghai
Photo courtesy of ampravda.ru
Ice Speedway to hit Medeu on Valentine's Day

On February 14 and 15, Almaty’s Medeu ice skating rink will host a stage of the Speedway world championship.

Ice Speedway to hit Medeu on Valentine's Day
Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Canada), Hannah Kearney (USA), and Yulia Galysheva (Kazakhstan).Photo © FIS/Buchholz
Galysheva takes bronze at Freestyle Ski World Championship in Austria

Kazakhstani Yuliya Galysheva has taken the 3rd place in the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships Men's and Women's Dual Moguls on January 19, 2015 in Kreischberg, Austria.

Galysheva takes bronze at Freestyle Ski World Championship in Austria
Photo courtesy of Sport-Express newspaper
Kazakhstan's Poltoranin wins Tour de Ski stage in Italy

Kazakhstani skier Alexey Poltoranin has won the fourth stage of the Tour de Ski.

Kazakhstan's Poltoranin wins Tour de Ski stage in Italy
Photo © sport.nur.kz
Doping scandal at World Weightlifting Championship in Astana: 8 weightlifters await B sample analysis

A doping scandal has erupted after The 2014 World Weightlifting Championships that was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan on November 8-16.

Doping scandal at World Weightlifting Championship in Astana: 8 weightlifters await B sample analysis
Nazym Kyzaibay. Photo © youtube.com
Kazakstani boxer Kyzaibay wins gold at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships

Kazakhstani boxer Nazym Kyzaibay has won the gold medal of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Jeju, South Korea in the light flyweight (-48 kg) category.

Kazakstani boxer Kyzaibay wins gold at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships
Zhazira Zhapparkul. Photo © flagvruki.com
Zhapparkul and Goricheva bring bronze and silver

Weightlifter Zhazira Zhapparkul brought Kazakhstan a bronze medal in snatch at the IWF World Championships in Almaty.

Zhapparkul and Goricheva bring bronze and silver
Zhazira Zhapparkul. Photo © Olga Apelganets
Zhapparkul wins silver for Kazakhstan at World Weightlifting Championship

Kazakhstani weightlifter Zhazira Zhapparkul has won a silver medal in the women’s -69 kg weight category at the World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty.

Zhapparkul wins silver for Kazakhstan at World Weightlifting Championship
Svetlana Podobedova ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan's Svetlana Podobedova misses World Weightlifting Championship

Two-times World Champion and London 2012 Olympic Champion Svetlana Podobedova of Kazakhstan is unable to take part in the World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty.

Kazakhstan's Svetlana Podobedova misses World Weightlifting Championship
Olympic champions Svetlana Podobedova, Maiya Maneza, Zulfiya Chinshanlo and bronze medalist Mariya Grabovetskaya. Photo courtesy of the official website of Kazakhstan's Weightlifting Federation.
Eight reigning Olympic champions to take part in World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty

Eight reigning Olympic champions will take part in the World Weightlifting Championship that is taking place in Almaty on November 8-16, 2014.

Eight reigning Olympic champions to take part in World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty
Ilya Ilyin at the London Olympics. Photo courtesy of instagram.com/ilyailyin4ever
Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan 99.9% sure about getting 4th World Championship gold

Kazakhstani weightlifter Ilya Iliyn is 99.9% positive that he will win the gold medal at the 2014 World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty.

Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan 99.9% sure about getting 4th World Championship gold
Zhansaya Abdumalik ©vesti.kz
Kazakh chess princess named 2013 Best Girl Under-20 Player of the Year

14-year-old WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik from Kazakhstan has been awarded the title of the 2013 Best Girl Under-20 Player of the Year at 1st Annual Asian Chess Excellence Awards.

Kazakh chess princess named 2013 Best Girl Under-20 Player of the Year
Denis Ten. Photo  © Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Denis Ten won't participate in World Championship

The Ice Prince and the winner of the Bronze medal at the Sochi Olympics Denis Ten will not go to the 2014 World Figure Skating Championship in Japan.

Denis Ten won't participate in World Championship
Galina Vishnevskaya (C). ©IBU/Ross Burton
Kazakhstan's Galina Vishnevskaya wins gold in US

Galina Vishnevskaya, a biathlete from Kazakhstan, has won a gold medal at the Youth and Junior World Championship in the United States.

Kazakhstan's Galina Vishnevskaya wins gold in US
Photo a courtesy of the World Champhionship organizers
Kazakhstan bandy team fifth time bronze medalist

Kazakhstan bandy team is the fifth time bronze medalist of the World Championship.

Kazakhstan bandy team fifth time bronze medalist
 Zhansaya Abdumalik and Anatoly Karpov. Photo a courtesy of Anuar Nurpeisov
Anatoly Karpov loses chess game to 13 y.o. Zhansaya Abdumalik of Kazakhstan

Famous Russian chess grandmaster Anatoly Karpov has lost one game to Zhansaya Abdumalik, the world's second youngest female grandmaster from Kazakhstan.

Anatoly Karpov loses chess game to 13 y.o. Zhansaya Abdumalik of Kazakhstan
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Judo: Kazakhstan's Azamat Mukanov wins silver at World Championship in Brazil

Kazkahstan judoka Azamat Mukanov has become a silver winner at the World Championship in Brazil.

Judo: Kazakhstan's Azamat Mukanov wins silver at World Championship in Brazil
Ivan Dychko (C) and his coaches. Photo courtesy of naringe.kz
Four Kazakhstan boxers reached the World Championship semi-final

Four Kazakhstan boxers have reached the World Championship semi-final that takes place in Baku, Azerbaijan this week.

Four Kazakhstan boxers reached the World Championship semi-final