Articles by Anuar Abdrakhmanov

Kazakhstan’s Lutsenko wins stage at Cycling Tour of Turkey

ASTANA – Alexey Lutsenko who rides for Astana ProTeam recently won 4th stage of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey. Lutsenko got ahead of Italian’s Diego Ulissi, who rides for UAE-Team Emirates, and Spain’s Eduard Prades riding for Euskadi-Murias (second and third respectively) to the finish line of the 205.5-kilometre race. “The race wasn’t easy,…

FC Kairat dismisses Spanish manager Carlos Alós

ASTANA — The Almaty-based Kairat football club has terminated its contract with with Spanish trainer Carlos Alós, Kairat Boranbayev, chairman of the Almaty Football Club’s Board of Supervision announced in a press release. The termination follows the club’s failure to qualify for the group stage of the UEFA Europe League and an opportunity to win…

Gennady Golovkin plans to promote Kazakh boxers

ASTANA – Famous Kazakh boxer Gennady Golovkin wants to help young Kazakh boxers succeed in the sport, he said during a recent press conference in Almaty. “I thank every citizen of Kazakhstan for support, which is very important. I know people wake up very early to support me, I appreciate it,” said Golovkin. The former…

FC Astana, Dinamo Kyiv tie in first UEFA Europe League group stage

ASTANA — FC Astana and Ukraine’s Dinamo Kyiv ended their first match of the UEFA Europa League group stage with a 2:2 draw.   The match was challenging for Astana as Dinamo Kyiv is the group’s favourite team and Ukraine’s most titled team.  Dinamo’s forward Viktor Tsygankov scored first on a pass from Vitaliy Buyalskyi. Ten…

Gennady Golovkin suffers first loss in career, relinquishes titles

ASTANA – Kazakh boxer Gennady Golovkin suffered his first professional loss and relinquished his multiple middleweight titles after losing a Sept. 15 rematch with Mexican boxer Saul Canelo Alvarez. Alvarez won by decision and now holds the WBC, WBA (Super) and IBO world middleweight titles “I’m not going to say who won tonight, because the…

FC Astana qualifies for UEFA Europe League group stage

ASTANA – FC Astana qualified for the group stages of the UEFA Europa League after recently outscoring APOEL over two matches. FC Astana first lost to APOEL 0:1, making it necessary for FC Astana to score first in a home match. FC Astana’s footballer Pedro Henrique scored a goal in the 15th minute by a penalty…

Aleksey Lutsenko brings second gold for Kazakhstan at 2018 Asian Games

ASTANA – Kazakh cyclist Aleksey Lutsenko recently won a gold medal in the group race at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. A rider from South Korea was ahead of Lutsenko for most of the 145.5-kilometre distance, but the tactics and discipline of Kazakhstan’s team helped him get out ahead before the finish line .…

Fencer Alexanin wins Kazakhstan’s first gold at 2018 Asian games

ASTANA – Kazakh fencer Dmitriy Alexanin recently won Kazakhstan’s first gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games. He beat the 2016 Olympic Games champion Park Sang-young of South Korea 15:12. “I am overwhelmed with emotions. Everything was good. A colossal work was done. I would like to recognise my trainers Albert Valentinovich and Aleksey Borisovich.…

Legendary boxer Roy Jones meets with Kazakh national team boxers

ASTANA – Legendary boxer Roy Jones, 1988 Olympic Games silver medalist and many times world champion, recently met with boxers from the national boxing team of Kazakhstan in Astana. Jones’s visit was a surprise. He had been attending an event in a region and knew the national team was training and wanted to visit. He…

Kazakh youth judo team wins bronze, individuals win gold at European Championships in Berlin

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s youth judo team placed third at the recent European Judo Championships in Berlin. Individual team members also two gold medals and five medals total. Damir Bolatbekov and Zhanbolat Bakytbergenov won gold in the 55kg and 73kg categories. Arslan Yesengel and Galiya Tynbayeva won silver medals and a bronze was won by Ansarbek…