Officially, the development of weightlifting in Kazakhstan begins with 1935. Two years later, the first championship of the Republic. And in 1954 became the starting point for Kazakh weightlifters in the direction of establishing global and all-Union records.
For example , S. Ulyanov in 1958 and became the champion of the USSR in 1960 , setting world records . Keep up with him and world record holders and all-Union A. Block, P. Kim , W. Drexler , A. and S. Filimonov Khrapaty .
After winning Zaitseva , this category was considered traditional " Kazakh ". Two years later, at the Olympics in Montreal, he repeated his success by taking the "gold". And at the Moscow Olympics in 1980 in the footsteps of illustrious countryman went to 26 -year-old Victor Mazin , who became the Olympic champion and world.
After another four years at the European Championship bronze medal won weightlifter from Kazakhstan Anatoly Khrapaty . After this victory, until the end of the 80's and 90 kg category , Anatoly had no equal in the world. Already in 1995, he became the world champion in Södertälje (Sweden ) in 1986 - in Sofia in 1987 - Ostrava (Czech Republic ), in 1989 - in Athens and in 1990 in Budapest.
1988 left the sport without a world championship in weightlifting , but then Khrapaty well proved itself by winning the Olympics in Seoul (South Korea). Even after the collapse of the Soviet Union was the first athlete to independent Kazakhstan gold medal world championship in weightlifting.
Another athlete from Kazakhstan S. Filimonov won the "silver" in the Olympic Games in Athens. A year later 17 -year-old Ilya Ilyin of KyzylordaHotels at the World Championships in Doha (Qatar ) sensationally defeated in weight up to 85 kg , having made a splash . A year later , clicking the category up to 94 kg, Ilya became a two-time world champion , and in 2008 won the Olympic Games in Beijing (China) .
The surprises from the Kazakh weightlifters were not over. In 2009 at the World Weightlifting Championships in Goyang City ( South Korea) Kazakhstan team in this sport has won four gold medals and the second place team . Among them - the two girls , who won "gold". This is a 16 -year-old Zulfiya Chinshanlo and Svetlana Podobedov . Zulfiyya hit the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest world champion.
To continue to achieve the same success in weightlifting , you need a base for the preparation of future champions. To date, the sport is growing in 13 provinces and two cities of the Republic of Kazakhstan . Total in the country more than 2,200 weight-lifters involved in 43 offices .
Central area for athletes training for various international competitions in weightlifting can be called Almaty . There are 13 qualified coaches in three offices, where more than 350 athletes. There are five training rooms , two in Taldykorgan , two in Ushtobe and one in Tekeli , which is the main training center for the national team of the country.
In Astana, the three branches of weightlifting involved more than 50 athletes under the guidance of three coaches .
Despite the successes of Kazakhstan's weightlifting team and the dedicated work of coaches, it should be noted that not all regions of Kazakhstan have enough coaching staff and sports equipment for quality training of the various competitions .
In the main part of the national team of Kazakhstan - 45 athletes from nine regions of the country. In the youth national team of the country's team enrolled 38 athletes from 11 regions of the country. In the youth - 34 athletes from nine regions.
Weight lifting is one of the most popular sports in Kazakhstan, and there is every reason to believe that new competitors will also successfully defend the honor of the country .