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Denis Ten to participate in 2018 Winter Olympics. The names of other participants revealed.

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Denis Ten to participate in 2018 Winter Olympics. The names of other participants revealed.

To date, Kazakhstani sportsmen gained 57 Olympic licenses in 9 types of sport.

Kazakhstani biathletes are the first who will accommodate the Olympic village, BNews.kz reports with the reference to the site of the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan.

The most of Kazakhstani athletes will perform in biathlon – 10 (5 men and 5 women). The national team includes Vasiliy Podkorytov, Maksim Braun, Vladislav Vitenko, Timur Khamitgatin, Roman Yeremin, Alina Raikova, Darya Klimina, Galina Vishnevskaya, Olga Poltoranina and Elizaveta Belchenko. The programme of the Winter Games in biathlon includes a spring, a pursuit race, an individual race, a mass-start, a mixed relay and a relay race. The participation of Kazakhstani sportsmen in all types is expected.

Free-style is the second by the number of athletes – 9 (three men and six women). The following mogul skiers will protect the honor of the country at the Olympics games: Dmitriy Reiherd, Pavel Kolmakov, Yuliya Galysheva and Ayaulym Amrenova. Marzhan Akzhigit, Zhanbota Aldabergenova, Ayana Zholdas, Akmarzhan Kalmurzayeva and Ildar Badrutdinov will perform in acrobatics.

Seven athletes will perform in skiing (4 men and 3 women). Aleksey Poltoranin, Denis Volotka, Evgeni Velichko, Vitaly Pukhkalo, Valeriya Tuleneva, Anna Shevchenko and Elena Kolomina will perform in Pyeongchang.

According to the NOC of Kazakhstan, seven short-track players will perform from Kazakhstan (5 men and 2 women). The following athletes participate in these competitions: Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev, Abzal Azhgaliyev, Denis Nikisha, Yerkebulan Shamukhanov and Mersaid Zhaksybayev, Anastaiya Krestova and A. Yong Kim.

In speed skating, six our sportsmen will perform (5 men and 1 woman). This kind of sport will be presented by Roman Krech (500, 1000 m.), Stanislav Palkin (500, 1000, 1500 m.), Artem Krikunov (500 m.), Fedor Mezentsev (1000, 1500 m. and in a mass-start), Denis Kuzin (1000, 1500 m.) and Ekaterina Aidova (500, 1000, 1500 m.).

In figure skating, Kazakhstan will be presented by three athletes (1 man and 2 women). They are Denis Ten, Elizabet Tursynbayeva and Aiza Imambek.

Two participants from Kazakhstan will perform in mountain skiing (a man and a women). Igor Zakurdaev and Maria Grigoreva will participate in the games in Pyeongchang-2018.

One athlete in luge sport and one athlete in ski jumping from a springboard will participate in the games. Nikita Kopyrenko (luge sport) and Sergei Tkachenko (jumping from the springboard) will perform from Kazakhstan in these competitions.

We remind, the Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang will be held from February 9 to 25. The standard bearer of the national team of Kazakhstan is short-track player Abzal Azhgaliyev.

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