Mangistau jitsers won three medals at the international tournament in Paris

Photo by the press service of the department

About 250 athletes from 23 countries took part in the tournament, which took place on April 23-25.

Gaukhar Zhanabergenova, Dana Bekturova and Zhanibek Abu-Bakir replenished the piggy bank of the Kazakhstan national team. He shared his impressions.

– Competitions in Paris were held at a high level both in terms of organization and composition of participants. In the weight category up to 62 kilograms, in which I competed, there were many strong opponents. First, an athlete from Austria came out against me, with whom I coped, then there were rivals from Denmark and Italy, from whom I snatched the victory. The fight with the French was a draw, but, having received a warning, I was defeated. And then, in the fight for third place, he won against the representative of Germany, – shared the bronze medalist Zhanibek Abu-Bakir.

The athlete sets a goal to become a prize-winner of the XI World Games, which will be held from July 7 to 17 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Further, he intends to fight for the “gold” of the international sports competition, which takes place every 4 years, and then get the title of world champion in jiu-jitsu – these competitions are scheduled for the end of the year in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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