Kazakhstan wins another license for Tokyo Olympics 2020
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Kazakhstan climbing team member Rishat Khaibullin has fulfilled the standard for participation in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the NOC of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Quotas were played within the framework of the World Championship, which is taking place in Hachioji (Japan). In the qualification dispute, 20 athletes participated, who showed the highest results in the qualification. The seven best athletes will receive licenses for the Olympic Games 2020 at the end of the World Cup.
Rishat set a new record for Kazakhstan in the speed - 5.863 seconds, which allowed him to take a leading position. In further disciplines - “bouldering” and “difficulty” - Rishat became the 17th and 16th respectively. He scored enough points to get into the top eight and reach the final, said head coach of Kazakhstan team Saule Yskakova.
The final in this type of competition program will be held on August 21. Kazakhstan athletes, in addition to the World Cup, will be able to fulfill the Olympic standard at the Asian Championships in November, which will be held in Indonesia.
It is worth noting that climbing for the first time will be included in the Olympic program.
To date, the #TEAMKZ holds 11 licenses. In addition to Khaibullin, the standards were met by Dmitry Balandin (100, 200 meters breaststroke), athletes Olga Rypakova and Georgy Sheiko, Yevgeny Gidich in cycling on the highway, the men's classic archery team, whose representatives will also perform in personal competitions (Denis Gankin, Ilfat Abdullin, Sanzhar Musaev) and swimmer Vitaliy Khudyakov (swimming in open water).