Articles by Miras Abykov

Kazakh National Team Wins 30 Medals at Kazan Universiade

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s national youth and student team finished in the top 20 at the July 6 through July 17 international Universiade competition in Kazan, Russia. The Universiade is an international multisport event for university students put on by the International University Sports Federation. More than 11,700 athletes from 160 countries participated in this year’s…

First National Sports Channel Launches July 1

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s first national sports channel KazSport will begin broadcasting sporting events and news on July 1. Minister of Culture and Information Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed reported that the channel is completely ready for launch and will be broadcast by cable and satellite operators. It will be broadcast through cable operators Otau-TV, Alma-TV, Digital-TV and others,…

Kazakhstan Weightlifters Win Six Medals at Asian Championship

ASTANA – The Kazakhstan National Weightlifting Team won three gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the June 20 Asian Championship held in Astana. “The Asian continent dominates in the world, and the championship of Asia can be described as a very good competition,” said national team Head Coach Alexey Ni.“If you’ve taken part…

Kazakhstan Chooses Sochi Olympics Uniform Design

ASTANA – The designs of Aizhan Bokayeva and her brand Ayoko Bo were chosen on May 30 as the official uniforms for Kazakhstan athletes at the Sochi Olympics. Following the results of international voting, which began on May 28, Bokayeva’s designs received the maximum number of votes at 952. That was only two more votes…

Nine-Year Old Chess Prodigy Wins Fourth World Championship

ASTANA – Nine-year-old Astana chess player Bibisara Assaubayeva recently won her fourth World Chess Championship in her category at the game’s world championships held in Greece May 6 to 15. Assaubayeva was one of 52 participants from Kazakhstan, but the only one to win her category, gaining 8.5 points out of nine. Since 2011, she…

Astana Team Captain Nibali Wins Giro d’Italia

ASTANA – The captain of the Astana Cycling Team, Italian Vincenzo Nibali won the cycle race Giro d’Italia on May 26. Nibali took the pink jersey after the eighth stage and never left it until the finish of the race. In the general classification, Italian beat Colombian Rigoberto Uran (Sky Team) by four minutes 43…

Vincenzo Nibali Gives Astana Team Boost in Giro d’Italia

ASTANA, May 21 – Astana Cycling Team Captain and Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali on May 18 finished in seventh place and 54 seconds behind the leader before the last day of rest in the Giro d’Italia. The winner of that stage of the super-cycle, multi-day race Giro d’Italia was Italian Giovanni Viskonti from the Movistar…

Astana Arlans Win World Series of Boxing

ASTANA – On May 10-11, through a remarkable combination of stamina, strength, prowess, and tactical cleverness by the coaches, the Astana Arlans boxing team beat the Ukraine Otamans 6-5 in the final match of the third season of the World Series of Boxing in Astana. At the end of ten bouts, held in Astana’s Sary-Arka…

Kazakhstan Off-Road Rally Drivers Win in Abu Dhabi

ASTANA – Off Road Kazakhstan, a rally team consisting of Denis Berezovsky and Alexey Nikizhev, won the Аbu Dhabi Desert Сhallenge 2013 in the T2 class. The race took place from April 4 – 11 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and represented the second stage of the FIA World Cup (International Car Racing Federation)…

Golovkin KO’s Challenger, Retains World Middleweight Title

On March 30, Kazakhstan’s middleweight World Boxing champion Gennady Golovkin knocked out Japan’s Nobuhiro Ishida to retain his crown. Golovkin won the fight, which took place in Monaco, in the third round. It was his seventh successful defense of the World Boxing Association (WBA) title. Golovkin, 30, dominated the fight from the starting bell.Ishidф, 37,…