Swimmers bring two 'gold' for Kazakhstan at 2018 Asian Paralympics

10 October, 2018, 09:23 550
Swimmers bring two 'gold' for Kazakhstan at 2018 Asian Paralympics

In addition to 'silver' and 'bronze' medals won on the third day of the Games. 


Kazakhstan's national team has gained two gold medals in swimming at the Asian Paralympic Games taking place in Indonesia, Vesti.kz reports. 

Siyazbek Daliyev was the first who brought 'gold' for Kazakhstan with a record result of the Asian Paralympics. He showed a result of 37.40 seconds in the 50m butterfly, ahead of athletes from Vietnam and Malaysia. 

The second 'gold' was won by Yerzhan Salimgereyev after he overcame a 100-meter distance freestyle within one minute and 12.22 seconds, beating athletes from China and the Philippine. 

Kazakhstan's athletes also won 'silver' and 'bronze' on the Games' third day. Weightlifter Raushan Koishibayeva was second in the weight category up to 67kg with the result of 114kg. She fell behind the Chinese athlete who lifted 140kg. 

Judo athlete Daulet Temirzhan won 'bronze' at the competitions. He won over Mongolian athlete fighting for the third place in the category up to 73kg. Other Kazakhstan's athletes Yergali Shamey (up to 73kg) and Temirbolat Tashekenov (up to 81kg) were fourth in the competitions. 

So, Kazakhstan's national team has won 13 medals at the 2018 Asian Paralympic Games so far: two gold, five silver and six bronze medals, taking the 12th place among all participating states. 

Chinese athletes top the table of medals by having 116 medals (63 gold, 28 silver and 25 bronze medals). South Korea is second with 49 medals (22-18-9), and Uzbekistan is third - 25 (15-7-3). 

91 athletes in 10 sports, such as table tennis, judo, swimming, shooting, weightlifting, archery, chess, athletics and sitting volleyball, represent Kazakhstan at these Asian Paralympics, which is a record number for the country. 

More than three thousand athletes from 43 states take part in the Games. 

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