The head of the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation, Kenes Rakishev, promises to pay substantial prize money to the medalists of the Asian Games, which will be held from September 23 to October 8 in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Bizmedia.kz reports this.
Boxers who become medalists of the Asian Games will receive generous cash bonuses from the head of the Kazakh Boxing Federation Kenes Rakishev.
The Kazakhstan women’s boxing team, coordinated by head coach Shamil Safiulin, is one of the first to travel to China. Before the start of the Summer Asian Games in Hangzhou, the athletes will conduct final training with their colleagues from Tajikistan and local boxers.
Kenes Rakishev, head of the Kazakh Boxing Federation, met with his players at Almaty airport and wished them success. In his opinion, the most important goal is to showcase Kazakh boxing in all its glory, as well as secure medal places and qualifying licenses for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
The prize fund promised from the personal funds of the head of the KSE will be as follows. Boxers will receive $50,000 for gold, $30,000 for silver, and $10,000 for bronze.
The following weight categories will compete in Hangzhou:
50 kg. Nazim Kyzaybay
54 kg. Zhaina Shekerbekova
57 kg. Karina Ibragimova
60 kg. Rimma Volosenko
66 kg. Natalia Bogdanova
75 kg. Valentina Khalzova
The 19th Summer Asian Games will be held from September 23 to October 8 in Hangzhou. Kazakhstan will be represented by more than 500 athletes in 33 disciplines. This will be the first time Olympic qualifying licenses will be awarded at these games.