Articles by Nadezhda Khamitova

Kazakhstan Paralympians Win Nine Medals So Far at Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s paralympians won one gold, four silver and four bronze medals over two days at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games. On Oct. 20, Anuar Akhmetov of Astana set an Asian Para Games record in the 100 metre backstroke for athletes with visual impairments, with a time of 1:10.66. He also won the…

Kazakhstan’s Junior Para-Athletes Win 29 Medals at IWAS Games

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s para-athletes won 10 gold, nine silver and 10 bronze medals at the 10th International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Junior Games, which took place at the U.K.’s Stoke Mandeville Sports Stadium from Aug. 3-8. Three hundred fifty athletes under the age of 23 from 35 countries gathered in Stoke Mandeville…

Astana Hosts International Wheelchair Dance Competition

ASTANA – Around 30 participants from Russia, Belarus, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, and Kazakhstan competed on the parquet of the Palace of Independence July 26-27, hoping to dance their way to the top at the 2014 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Wheelchair Dance Sport (WDS) Kazakhstan Open. This WDS competition was the last…

Kazakhstan’s Young Para Athletes Earn 39 Medals in Malaysia

ASTANA, Nov. 11 – Kazakhstan’s Youth Paralympic team won 39 medals at the Asian Youth Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which took place from Oct. 26-30. Kazakhstan’s team was ranked ninth out of the 32 participating countries. The team’s best results were in swimming, where it took second place in the team standings with…

Paralympic Swimmer Zulfiya Gabidullina Wins Gold, Inspires Physically-Challenged Athletes

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s Paralympic Movement is still developing but the passion and will of its members has already bore fruit. Kazakhstan’s National Paralympic Team won 26 medals at the IWAS World Games in Holland in September, 13 of which are gold. And one of the most decorated members of the national paralympic team was Zulfiya…

Kazakhstan Physically-Challenged Athletes Win 26 Medals at World Games

ASTANA – Kazakhstan athletes won 13 gold, seven silver and six bronze medals at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games held Sept. 14–22 in Stadskanaal, Holland. Five hundred athletes from 35 countries, including 16 athletes from Kazakhstan, competed in a wide range of sports, including swimming and archery. Kazakhstan swimmers Mikhail…

New Astana Opera Hall Seeks World-Class Instruments

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s new opera hall, Astana Opera, announced on Aug. 13 that it would like companies to bid to sell the opera house the instruments it needs to put on world class performances. Astana Opera plans to purchase 11 pianos, five baby grand pianos, 11 concert grand pianos of various sizes, five string basses,…

Sightseers Cruise Astana in Double-Decker Buses

ASTANA – The Astana Bus Tours project has introduced two new double-decker sightseeing buses that will take visitors and locals past some of Astana’s most unique buildings and tourist attractions. The tour buses’ route starts at the Baiterek monument, then goes through the central square, the Palace of Students, the Zher Ana monument, the Nazarbayev…

Kazakhstan Issues Stamp Honoring International Day Against Nuclear Tests

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s national postal carrier KazPost and Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced on August 28 a postage stamp commemorating the United Nations International Day Against Nuclear Tests, which takes place annually around the world on August 29. The UN International Day Against Nuclear Tests was established in recognition of the closing of the Semipalatinsk…

Olympic Training Centre Construction Begins in Pavlodar

ASTANA – Construction officially began on Aug. 22 in Pavlodar on the Sports City Olympic Village, which will serve as a centre for the preparation and training of Kazakhstan’s Olympic athletes. The village will include an athletics arena, a palace of martial arts, an indoor soccer arena for 5,000 spectators, a 50-metre pool with diving…