For the first time in history Kazakhstan has no "gold" in boxing at the Olympics
For the first time in history, the Kazakhstan national boxing team did not win "gold" at the Olympic Games, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to Vesti.kz.
This happened after Saken Bibosynov, performing in the weight category up to 52 kilograms, lost in the semifinals of the 2020 Games and got a bronze medal. He was the last hope of Kazakhstan for "gold" in Tokyo.
The rest of the Kazakhstani boxers did not reach the medals, and the captain of the national team Kamshybek Kunkabaev also lost in the semifinals and became the bronze medalist.
Before Tokyo-2020, Kazakhstan regularly took "gold" in boxing at the Games, starting in 1996. Olympic champions are:
Atlanta 1996 - Vasily Zhirov (up to 81 kg) and Val Barker Cup;
Sydney 2000 - Bekzat Sattarkhanov (57) and Ermakhan Ibraimov (71);
Athens - 2004 - Bakhtiyar Artayev (69) and Val Barker Cup;
Beijing 2008 - Bakyt Sarsekbayev (69);
London 2012 - Serik Sapiev (69) and Val Barker Cup;
Rio 2016 - Daniyar Eleusinov (69).