Shymkent Rowers Win World Cup Gold and Other Medals

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Sergey Yemelyanov was the first Kazakhstan rower to win a medal.

SHYMKENT – Rowers from Shymkent won an unprecedented number of gold and silver medals in May at the World Cup of Rowing and Canoeing in the Czech Republic and Poland.

The Shymkent rowers won four gold, five silver and one bronze medals. It was the first time Shymkent had won gold and silver at such an elite level.

Sergey Yemelyanov was the first rower to win a medal. He won the bronze in the one-man canoe 500 metres category. In the two-man 500 metres canoe category, Shymkent rowers Evgeny Alekseev, a participant in the London Olympics, and his partner Alexey Dergunov won a silver medal in the third stage of the World Cup in Poland.

The Youth World Cup in Germany and the International Youth Regatta in Slovakia were also recently held. Kazakhstan kayaker Oleg Janicki won two gold and one silver medal and Kazakhstan canoeist Anton Olshansky won two gold and three silver medals. The Kazakhstan youth national rowing team has won numerous medals under coach Denis Zharmenov.

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Shymkent rowers did their best and won four gold medals during the World Cup of Rowing and Canoeing in the Czech Republic and Poland.

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