Kazakh Wrestlers Take Numerous Medals at Asian Junior Championship

ASTANA – Kazakh Greco-Roman wrestler Dastan Zarlykhanov from the Akmola region won gold in the 55-kilogrammes category at the July 9-12 2015 Junior Asian Free Style, Greco-Roman Style and Female Wrestling Championships in Myanmar, according to the Bnews website.

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Zarlykhanov graduated from the sports school named after T. Ualiyeva in the Zhaksynskoi district of the Akmola region and now studies at the school of higher sportsmanship in the region. Winning the championship of Asia has put Dastan into an elite, international class of wrestler. He is coached by Yegor Mukshtadt.

In the 84-kilogramme category, another Kazakh athlete, Husein Mutsolgov, also took gold. Tamerlan Shadukayev won a silver medal in the 74-kilogramme category and bronze medals went to Shaharbek Rakhman (66 kilogrammes) and Tsarkis Pshenichnikov (96 kilogrammes).

The Kazakh Greco-Roman wrestling team, coached by Boranbek Konyratov, won the competition with 65 points. An Indian team earned 59 points to finish runner-up. The Iranian team finished in the third place with 58 points, according the Zakon website.

Female Kazakh wrestlers Marina Sedneva (55 kilogrammes) and Zhamilya Bakbergenova (67 kilogrammes) won silver. Svetlana Ankicheva in the 44-kilogrammes category and Marina Zueva in the 51-kilogrammes category took bronze. The women’s team is coached by Adilet Yermakov.

Kazakh Freestyle wrestlers Ilyas Zhumai (66 kilogrammes) and Bagdaulet Almentai (96 kilogrammes) won gold. Bauyrzhan Torebek (60 kilogrammes) and Iliskhan Chilayev (84 kilogrammes) won silver. Bronze medals went to Yernur Kabatayev in the 55-kilogrammes category and Kuandyk Yergeshev in the 74-kilogrammes category. The freestyle team is coached by Manarbek Kystaubayev.

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