More than a hundred participants from different countries gathered in a tournament honoring Kazhymukan Munaitpasov in Turkey

December 31, 2021 11:38 PM


More than a hundred participants from different countries gathered in a tournament honoring Kazhymukan Munaitpasov in Turkey

ANKARA. KAZINFORM Ankara hosted an international wrestling tournament dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Kazakh baluan Kazhymukan Munaitpasov, reports the Kazinform correspondent.

The grand event was organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Turkey with the support of the Turkish Wrestling Federation.

The tournament was attended by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Turkey, Abzal Saparbekuly, the President of the Wrestling Federation Sheref Eroglu, honorary athletes, young athletes and simply lovers of wrestling.

Fighting is not an easy sport, here you must be extremely focused throughout the fight, the slightest relaxation can lead to loss of points and instant defeat, and this should never be forgotten. With those thoughts and a fighting spirit, our athletes attended a sporting event in Turkey.

To the tournament, in honor of the anniversary of his great-grandfather-fighter Kazhymukan Munaitpasov, young Kazakhs flew from Nur-Sultan in a composition of four people. The Kazakhstan honor was defended by Abitaev Nartai, Tashtanbek Zhandaulet, Seytakhmet Imangali and Mukhamedin Abdurokhman with coach Abirov Zhanbyl Elamanuly.

As a result, the athletes of Kazakhstan had 4 medals in their piggy bank: 1 gold and 3 bronze. In the team event, the Kazakh wrestlers took third place.

In the weight category up to 41-45 kg with bronze, Mukhamedin Abdurokhman and Seytakhmet Imangali return home. In addition, the youngest participant from Kazakhstan, Seytakhmet Imangali, won an award in the category “Wrestler Gentleman”. In addition, in the weight category up to 80 kg, Nartai Abitaev ranked third.

The Kazakh medalist’s technique was followed by a coach from Germany, who carefully observed and recorded the technical and interesting moments that they found to be. Tashtanbek Zhandaulet, a student at the Republican Olympic Reserve Specialized Boarding School for Gifted Children in Sports named after K. Munaitpasov, won the title. A well deserved “trophy” in the form of a gold medal and the 1st place of the champion in the hands of our athlete in the most prestigious weight up to 71 kg.

“I was confident in my abilities. In the next fight, I decided to take a chance and control the German opponent, but he jumped out of his hands. Therefore, I gave him the opportunity to earn some points. But then I took control of the situation and tied the score. The fighter from Germany is a worthy athlete, it is clear that he is well prepared. However, in the last ten seconds, I snatched the victory with a trick called “python”. It wasn’t difficult, but it wasn’t easy either, ”said a talented fighter from Kazakhstan Zh. Tashtanbek after another victory.

International competitions dedicated to the first Kazakh professional wrestler are held for the first time in the vastness of Turkey. More than 100 athletes ages 13 to 17 participated in the competition. Among them were teams from Turkey, Germany and Bulgaria. The wrestlers competed in 10 weight classes.

“Your values ​​are our values, your champion is our champion! We do not divide the fraternal people! So today we start for the first time. However, in the future we intend to run similar tournaments at a higher level. By joining together, we can bring these competitions to a global format. I believe that the Kazakh wrestlers will show the skill of their training, ”said the president of the Turkish Wrestling Federation, Sh. Eroglu.

Let us remind you that Kazhymukan Munaitpasov was born in 1871. Kazhymukan Munaitpasov’s father and grandfather possessed incredible physical abilities for which they were called “Baluans”. Kazhymukan wasn’t even 17 years old as they started talking about him as a strong fighter who had many victories to his account.

The professional wrestler went to Istanbul in 1911. At that time, Turkish wrestlers were considered unique in the world. Therefore, no one could oppose his athletes. Hearing this, the Kazakh Baluan Kazhymukan went to the big city and defeated the strongest Turkish fighter. Impressed by his incredible strength, the Istanbul fighter took him to Mecca. From that moment on, Mukan changed his name to Kazhymukan. Perhaps that is why the Kazakh baluan is so close to the Turkish people.

“However, people in Turkey know practically nothing about him. On the one hand it was an excellent end of the year for Kazakhstan and on the other hand it was a great first for the sports fans in Turkey. The Turkish Wrestling Federation was invited to hold a similar tournament traditionally every year. They, in turn, happily agreed, pointing out that Kazhymukan Munaitpasov is not only a Kazakh fighter, but also a great personality from the Turkish world, “added Kazakh Ambassador A. Saparbekuly.

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