Kazakh athletes improved individual results at the World Winter Universiade
Y. Kanagatov said that before each sporting competition, particularly in such large event as the World Winter Universiade, the task is to improve the result, which has been showed in previous competitions.
He recalled that the Kazakh athletes won 5 gold and 6 silver medals, a total of 11 medals; the team placed third in team evaluation in 2015.
“The task was to improve this result. And thanks to the great work that has been carried out before the Universiade in Almaty with the support of the National Olympic Committee, sports federations and training system for athletes, which is available in our country, we have achieved such success. Of course, the interest in sport in our country will increase through carrying out a successful Universiade,” Y. Kanagatov said.
He also noted that systematic work is conducted in Kazakhstan for the development of sports, and in his letters, the Head of State suggests that a mass sport should be developed in the first place. Also, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan set out the task to achieve a 30% employment rate among the population in sports by 2020.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan