Kazakh law enforcement officials win world hand-to-hand combat championship division, team places second

ASTANA – The Kazakh hand-to-hand combat team, consisting of law enforcement officials, placed second in the April 21-24 World Hand-to-Hand Combat Championship in Moscow.

Photo credit: Press service of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Internal Affairs

Photo credit: Press service of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Kazakhstan’s national team included five police officers and members of the State Security Service and National Security Committee.

In addition to the second place team finish, five law enforcement officers out of 10 winners placed among the top three runners-up, the press service of Ministry of Internal Affairs reported.

Inspecting Officer of Special Training Management of Almaty’s Internal Affairs Department Sagyn Kazbek placed first in the 55 kilogrammes category. Detective of police administration of the Akmola region’s Internal Affairs Department Rakhmetulla Satyvaldiyev won in the 65 kilogrammes category.

Representatives of Kazakhstan’s State Security Service from Astana Olzhas Abzaliyev (up to 90 kilogrammes) and Daniyar Ustembayev (90 kilogrammes and above) who represents the State Security Service in Almaty won in their categories.

Inspecting Officer of the Special Rapid Response Team of Almaty’s Internal Affairs Department Ulan Mukashev (in 60 kilogrammes category) and another employee of a governmental organisation in Almaty Kymbat Akhmet (in 50 kilogrammes category) won silver medals, the press service stated.

Ilyas Mukhamadiyev who is an employee of Kazakhstan’s National Security Committee from Astana won silver in the 85 kilogrammes category. Another employee of the National Security Committee Nazarbek Zabiyev placed 3rd in the 70 kilogrammes category.

Representative of the Hand-To-Hand Fighting Sport Federation of the Akmola region Alina Ashimova (45 kilogrammes category) and inspecting officer of the Special Rapid Response Team of the Akmola region’s Internal Affairs Department Roza Iskarenova (55 kilogrammes category) won bronze medals.

Representatives of the Aktobe region’s Hand-To-Hand Fighting Federation Gulbanu Shokparova (in the up to 60 killogrammes category), Anzhelika Mukhamedyanova from Astana (up to 65 kilogrammes) and Meruert Tkebayeva (up to 70 kilogrammes category) won bronze medals, Tengrinews.kz wrote.

“A colleague of the Correctional System Committee department in Almaty Kymbat Akhmet won a silver medal, having crashed the resistance of strong combatants from the U.S., Uzbekistan and Russia,” the press service of the Correctional System Committee of Kazakhstan’s Internal Affairs Ministry noted.