In his Address “Growing Welfare of Kazakh Citizens: Increase in Incomes and Quality of Life,” the Head of State set the task to increase the availability of mass sports and physical education.
“Where there is a massive sport, there is a result. I am sure that the steps we are now taking in the near future will bear fruit. The national teams played successfully at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018. Kazakhstan did not attract athletes from the outside, our policy is to nurture our own champions. Of course, this requires a certain time, but we are moving in the right direction,” said Mukhamediuly.
It should be noted that Kazakhstan was the only one among the CIS and Baltic countries at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang that won 57 licenses. Yulia Galysheva won a bronze medal in freestyle skiing and Kazakhstan took 28th place in the team rating), XII Paralympic Winter Games (Alexander Kolyadin won the gold medal in cross-country skiing and took 20th place in the team rating), III Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (Argentina), where our athletes won 10 medals of various denominations (4 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze), thus taking 14th place in the unofficial medal standings.
The minister also noted that world-class professional boxing is being actively replenished by Kazakhstani pupils.
According to the ministry, over 11,000 sports facilities operate in the republic. Statistics indicate that every third Kazakhstani is systematically engaged in physical culture, over half a million of them are children and teenagers. Since 2017, 98% of secondary schools have introduced 3-hour classes in physical culture and sports.
In addition, Mukhamediuly, taking the opportunity, invited everyone to take part in the New Year's race, which will be held 11 p.m. Dec. 31 from the Baiterek monument to the Khan Shatyr shopping and entertainment complex.