Figure skating exhibition gala timed to 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence. Denis Ten, solo. Almaty, June 17, 2011.
Denis Ten is the 2011 Asian Winter Games champion and 2006 Kazakhstan national champion. At the 2008-2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Belarus, he became the first skater from Kazakhstan to win an International Skating Union competition. He competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics after earning 2 spots for Kazakhstan at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships, the first time Kazakhstan had ever qualified two spots in that event.