Almaty. July 12. Information Center - Ahead
of the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics, the Kazakh National Olympic Team consisting
of 95 athletes is predicted to have an upper hand in martial arts, combat
sports, including boxing and judo, cycling and swimming, reported The Astana
Times referring to the press service of the Kazakh National Olympic Committee.
we have always placed our bets on martial arts and combat sports. Now at the
Olympic Games in Tokyo, the priorities have shifted as new types of sports are
represented by athletes. Therefore, we can talk about medals in boxing, judo,
cycling, weightlifting, and swimming. These are the main priority types in
which we expect a good performance of the athletes,” said General Secretary of
the Kazakh National Olympic Committee Andrey Kryukov.
95 athletes of the national team won 96 Olympic licenses in 27 sports.
athletes Olga Rypakova, Olympic triple jump champion who won Olympic medals at
all four games she competed at, Dmitry Balandin, Olympic swimming champion, and
Kamshybek Kunkabayev, the silver medalist of the World Boxing Championship, are
all considered to have high chances of winning a medal in Tokyo.
the previous Olympics in Rio, the Kazakh National Olympic Team has received
fewer licenses to compete in weightlifting, boxing, rowing and canoeing, relay
sports, track and field. The disciplines where the team has been able to gain
more licenses compared to 2016 include cycling, tennis, table tennis, artistic
gymnastics, archery and karate.
new Olympic categories, this year Kazakhstan will perform for the first time in
rock climbing and karate.
men’s water polo team is the only one to compete in team sports from the
country in Tokyo. It will perform at the Olympics after an eight-year break.
track cyclists won three licenses in sprint, omnium and keirin marking the
first time Kazakh athletes will be set to compete in the sprint cycling
category at the Olympics.
National Olympic Team met with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on July 2 ahead of its departure for Tokyo on July
Olympics will begin on July 23 and last until August 8.