Denis Leshkov, International Master of Sports

In the capital's sports complex "Daulet" the Adult World Championship and the Asian Championship among youth Wrestling. The competition was attended by around 300 athletes from 30 countries.

Astana hosted the first world championship in belt wrestling, and this fact - the recognition of the authority of the Federation of the Republic on the sport internationally.

In Kazakhstan, belt wrestling has been gaining in popularity: in 2005, the Republican Federation was created, successfully operating branches in 10 regions, opening offices in sports schools.

We have prospects for the development of the sport, - said Kazakh State coach belt wrestling and fighting Imanzaib Satybaldina. - In the national team has a silver and bronze medalist of the world and Asia. Russians are traditionally strong in this form of martial arts, but they have successfully competed with both wrestlers, as well as representatives of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia and other countries.

For the first time in the history of our country in the freestyle gold medal in the weight category up to 68 kg was won by Pavlodar resident and student of InEU Denis Leshkov. Thus winning the title of International Master of Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Congratulations and wishes for your further success!