Kazakhstan weight-lifting team became third in the overall ranking at the World Championship in Paris.
French Sports Minister David Douillet sent his Kazakh counterpart a letter of apologies for playing an old version of Kazakhstan's anthem.
Kazakhstan weight lifter Ilya Ilyin won a gold medal in the World Championship in Paris.
Kazakhstan weight-lifter Svetlana Podobedova won a silver medal in the World Championship in Paris.
Kazakhstan weight-lifter Maya Maneza won a silver medal in World Championship in Paris.
All of a sudden the old anthem of Kazakhstan started playing at the World Championship Zulfiya Chinshalo won gold at.
Zulfiya Chinshanlo won the first gold medal for Kazakhstan in the World Weight-lifting Championship in Paris setting a new record.
Mariya Grabovetskaya, the bronze prize winner of the Olympics Games in Beijing, will skip the World Championship.
Kazakhstan weight-lifter Svetlana Podobedova set a new world record at the Spartakiad of Peoples of Kazakhstan.