Asian Games in Hangzhou-2023: Kazakh flag officially raised in Olympic Village
A solemn ceremony of raising the flag of Kazakhstan was held in Hangzhou. This means the official arrival of the Kazakh sports delegation to the Asian Games, El.kz reports with reference to the press service of the Committee for Sports and Physical Culture of the Ministry of Sports and Physical Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
- Organization of competitions at a high level, no worse than the Olympic Games. Part of the delegation of Kazakhstan has already arrived in China and settled in the athletic village. As you know, the Asian Games are very important for our team. Because not only medals will be played here, but also Olympic licenses in several sports. We hope for a good performance of our athletes," Elsiyar Kanagatov said after the official ceremony.
Oralbay Zhaksymbetov, Head of the Sports Development Directorate of the Committee for Sports and Physical Culture of the Ministry of Sports and Physical Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, also wished good luck to the athletes, noting that they were all provided with everything necessary for high-quality preparation for continental competitions.
- The Asian Games are the continental Olympics. The best athletes of the yellow continent gather here. We live together with the athletes in the village and personally make sure that they do not need anything. The national team was fully equipped. Preparation for the games went as we planned. No breakdowns. I wish our team good luck and resounding victories," Oralbay Zhaksymbetov said.
The solemn ceremony was attended by one of the leaders of the Kazakhstan boxing team Saken Bibosynov. The athlete promised to do everything possible to raise the flag again, but during the awarding ceremony.
- For me, this is the first Asian Games. In our sport, Olympic licenses will be played. They will be given only to the finalists. Therefore, the competition will be very high. I am focused only on the maximum result. And all our boxers came here only for a victory and a license. We believe that we will succeed," the athlete said.