Kazakhstan Has Won Eight Gold Medals at the Asian Karate-Do Championship
The continental karate-do championship among juniors and adults has been completed in Astana. The national team of Kazakhstan has finished the tournament in the top three, as informed by the media center of the Mayor’s Office of the capital.
The Kazakhstani team has 8 gold, 6 silver and 13 bronze medals. Sophya Galimzyanova (up to 54 kg), Assel Kanai (up to 59 kg), Sofya Berulttseva (over 59 kg), Dulat Mamyr (up to 70 kg) and Nurtles Tynysbek (76 kg) have won the championship among juniors.
Moldir Zhanbyrbai has won in the category under 21.
Among adults, the gold medal for Kazakhstan was won by the main contender from our country to participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo-2020, Andrei Aktauov from Aktobe, gold medalist of the Asian Games. In the final fight (weight of up to 55 kg), the Aktobe resident won based on points against the Iranian karateka Hassanniadelami Majid.
The highest rating karateka of Kazakhstan Rinat Sagyndykov was not able confirm the champion status. In the finals, he lost to a rival from Saudi Arabia and took silver for the team.
Another leader of the national team of Kazakhstan was not able to win the championship gold. Daniyar Yuldashev gave way to a Japanese Iizuka Masai in the fight for the title of the Asian Champion in weight of up to 84 kg in the finals and was content with silver.
Leaders of the same Asian championship were karatekas from Iran: they have 19 gold awards. The second team place with 16 gold medals was awarded to the national team of Japan.
It should be recalled that the International Olympic Committee has added karate-do to the program of the Olympics-2020 in 2016. The points scored in the championship will be counted when the athletes will be receiving a license for the Games of the four-year period.
Source: Akimat of Astana