11 capital athletes will perform at the Asian Paralympics
According to official website of capital akimat, from 6 to 13 October 2018, the Paralympic team of Kazakhstan will take part in the Asian Paralympics, which will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Paragliding is an opportunity for athletes to enter the international classification for the first time. Competitions also give a chance to athletes to fulfill the qualification standards for the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020. The main hopes are laid on athletes who already have high professional achievements. Among them - Zulfiya Gabidullina, Raushan Koishybaeva, Anuar Akhmetov (swimming, powerlifting). But our hope is and our young athletes.
93 athletes will take part in competitions from Kazakhstan, 11 of them from Astana, in 9 sports, such as athletics, swimming, volleyball sitting, shooting, archery, table tennis, swimming and others. This year the national team has a record number of athletes (82 people in 9 sports participated in the last Paralympic games). This indicates the growing popularization of Paralympic events in the country and the involvement of people with disabilities in sports. «At the last Games the national team of Kazakhstan won 7 gold medals. This time, every effort will be made to improve the results compared to the previous Asian games (Kazakhstan took 11th team place at the Last Asian games). The main goal is not only winning medals. It is worth noting that in the Asian paralympic team qualification requirements are traditionally low, which allows a wider number of athletes to participate in Games where there is high competition. It is a great experience, the opportunity to qualify and to qualify for the Paralympic games in Tokyo 2020,» said state coach in wheelchair sports Aydin Anapen.
The prize for the medalists will be $ 10,000 – for the first place,$ 5,000 – for the second and$ 3,000-for the third place. It should be noted that athletes fly at the expense of the Republican and regional budgets.
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