About 80 athletes from different countries will take part in the Asian championship in Kazakh kuresi
Competitions will start on August 26 in the sports complex «Daulet», as the official website of the capital akimat reports.
The sports event will be attended by about 80 athletes from 10 countries.
To date, the best athletes from Japan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Iran, Pakistan, India have confirmed their participation.
«The main task of the international Federation of Kazakh sports is to unite all athletes, specialists and fans of the sport to achieve the highest sports results and the development of this sport not only in our country but also abroad. In just one year we have already held the international world championship in Kazakh kuresi, which was attended by wrestlers from 40 countries. Also recently, the European championship in Kazakh kuresi was organized in Batumi. On August 26, we plan to hold the Asian championship here in Astana, « said Advisor to the Secretary General of the international Federation Ulan Ryskul.
Competitions will be held in eight weight categories, as well as the absolute weight category.
Kazakh kuresi is one of the ancient sports and is very popular in modern Kazakhstan. Since 2016, UNESCO has included it in the representative list of intangible cultural heritage of mankind.
The organizers of this event were the «international Federation of Kazakh kures».
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