Kazakhstan’s Karate Athlete Secures Ninth Gold Medal for Nation

ASTANA – Kazakh karate athlete Kaisar Alpysbay claimed the ninth gold medal for the country on Oct. 6 at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, announced the National Olympic Committee.

Kaisar Alpysbay. Photo credit: olympic.kz/Sabirov Sali.

Alpysbay defeated Abdullah Shaaban from Kuwait with a 7:5 score in the final of under 60-kilogram weight category, 

On Oct. 5, Nurzhan Batyrbekov, representing Kazakhstan’s jiu-jitsu team, became the Asian Games champion, securing a victory against Mohamed Alsuwadi of the United Arab Emirates in the weight category of up to 69 kilograms.

Nurzhan Batyrbekov. Photo credit: National Olympic Committee.

The Kazakh athletes have won so far nine golds, 16 silver, and 41 bronze medals at the Asian Games.

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