Kazakhstan sweeps 11 medals at IMMAF Youth World Championships

World Championship in mixed martial arts MMA among the age categories of 14-15 years and 16-17 years finished n Abu Dhabi
Фото: kazmma.kz 23.08.2022 175

he 2022 IMMAF World Youth MMA Championships for 14-15 and 16-17-year-olds wrapped up in Abu-Dhabi, the UAE, Kazinform cites the press service of the MMA Kazakhstan Unified Federation.

The event gathered 479 athletes from 42 countries. The Kazakhstani national team was made up of 20 athletes.

Chingiz Zhussupov of Kazakhstan won all his bouts to claim the world champion title.

"For me, these were the first international MMA competitions, and I am very glad that I was able to raise our flag, represent Kazakhstan and win gold. My coach Marat Alippaev and I were preparing in Kostanay. Unfortunately, the fees were canceled. But I am glad that I was able to win anyway," Zhusupov shared his impressions of the tournament.

Kazakhstani Ayazhan Yergentai, Samat Tulegenov, Pavel Karabanov, and Dmitriy Zhizhin took home silver medals.

Zhaniya Tuleubayeva, Shyngyskhan Tursunkhanov, and Ayaulym Aubakir settled for bronze.

Kazakhstan was put eight in the medal standing of the 2022 IMMAF World Youth MMA Championships.

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