When he was taken away: Kazakhstan’s deep sorrow

21 July, 2018, 15:10 615
When he was taken away: Kazakhstan’s deep sorrow

A civil funeral for the deceased was held at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty and at the Barys Arena ice palace in Astana. People carry flowers to the embassies of Kazakhstan around the world.

Today July 21, 2018, Kazakhstan mourns Kazakhstan mourns the sudden death of the legendary figure skater, Merited Master of Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, champion of four continents, champion of the Asian Games, bronze medalist of the Sochi Olympics Denis Ten, BNews.kz reports.

Denis Ten is the first and the only in the history of Independent Kazakhstan who won medals in the Olympics, World Championships, Continental Championship, Winter Universiade, Winter Asiad and other international tournaments.

The life of the 25-year-old skater broke off on July 19 in Almaty due to stab wounds, which he received in a fight with the car thieves trying to remove mirrors from his car.

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed to take the case of the murder of the figure skater under the personal control of the Prosecutor General and the Minister of Internal Affairs.

Another legendary athlete from Kazakhstan - Gennady Golovkin arrived in Almaty to the funeral. "I'm flying to my brother," wrote Gennady before the flight on his Instagram. During the funeral, Golovkin sat next to Denis's mother. On the face of Gennady was anger, which he repeatedly demonstrated in the ring, thereby letting the opponent know that he is ready to break it.

Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, speaking before the assembled citizens (more than 10 thousand people) noted that today the country lost not just a great athlete, but a great citizen and patriot of his country.

"Today we lost not only the son of Kazakhstan, we lost a friend, he was very sensitive to close people.  Today with us Gennady Golovkin, he specially flew to pay tribute to the memory of his friend. Denis did a lot not only in sports, but he was also an excellent organizer. We lost a man who had many ideas," the Minister of Sport and Culture said.

The soldiers of the National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan, where Denis Ten held military service, also bid farewell to the champion. He is an officer of the National Guard and promoted to the rank of lieutenant.  In addition, people carry flowers to the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Moscow to honor the memory of Denis Ten.

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"We all deeply mourn the death of an outstanding athlete, it is unbelievably unfortunate when such legendary persons leave, but in our hearts remains gratitude for being with us, for the good things that he did in life! We sincerely wish the families and friends of the fortress spirit and fortitude during this tragic hour, " the message from the colleagues and the leadership of the National Guard reads.

It was the soldiers of the National Guard who took their comrade on his last journey, Ten went off to a standing ovation, as he did in Sochi, Almaty after the triumph, and in Pyeongchang, after failure and defeat, to standing ovations of the overcrowded Baluan Sholak Sports Palace. People shouted "Bravo Denis". And here I wanted to ask - "Give another 25 years as an encore."

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To catch the criminals who deprived Kazakhstan of their golden boy and national champion, the best operatives of the southern capital were thrown. Within 24 hours the criminals were detained and made confessions.

Nuraly Kiyasov and Arman Kudaibergenov - two petty thieves - recidivists, both of whom were repeatedly tried by the court to various types of responsibility.

Denis Ten will be buried at Kensai Cemetery next to his grandmother.

It should be noted, the people of Kazakhstan, proposes to create a memorial on the Medeo skating rink whose leadership does not mind but asks to coordinate actions with the Mayor’s Office of Almaty.

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