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Kenges Rakishev sums up Kazakhstan national boxing team performance, shares the plans

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President of the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation Kenges Rakishev summed up the results of the 2021 World Championship, where the national team won five medals . He noted that the formation of the national team, which underwent changes after the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, will still continue.

How would you personally assess the performance of the national team at the World Cup?

Kenges Rakishev : The results of the performance for us as a federation are very good. As you know, we took the second team place after Cuba – two gold, two silver medals and a bronze. I think this is a very high result for our national team.

I would like to emphasize that there is a great continuity that existed even before I myself became president of the federation. In 2009 Timur Askarovich headed the federation, I was its vice-president. And then all these tasks that have been set to date, we are moving and executing according to this action plan.

I believe that the victories that we had before – both at the Olympic Games and at the World Championships – we tried not to let down and show this result. But I personally believe that the new team, the coaching staff, the head coach can show even better results. Therefore, let’s hope that everything will continue to move.

In your opinion, will this squad, which was updated after the Tokyo Olympics, become the main one for the Paris Games?

Kenges Rakishev: think this process will continue. As you can see, there is a lot of groundwork in light weights, and they show good results. As for the larger weights, I think there will be even higher competition. This process is permanent. I think there may be changes in other international competitions in the near future. But in fact, so far we are satisfied with this composition.

It should be recalled that Temirtas Zhusupov and Saken Bibosynov became world champions at the tournament in Serbia, Mahmud Sabyrkhan and Serik Temirzhanov won silver, and Abylaikhan Zhusupov won bronze.

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