The meeting was attended by T.Kulibayev, President of the National Olympic Committee, S.Sapiyev, Chairman of the Sports and Physical Culture Committee, Y.Galyshev, honored master of sports in mogul freestyle, S.Akhmedov, professional boxer, E .Tursynbayeva, master of sports of international class in figure skating, and S.Tkachenko, a world-class athlete in ski jumping.
The Head of State highlighted the achievements and contribution of young masters in national sport growth and promotion of Kazakhstan’s image in the international sports arena.
- I am happy to meet you. This year has been declared the Year of Youth in our country. And sport is mainly a matter of the young. The government pays close attention to the progress of this sphere. Looking at you, young people join the sport and a healthy lifestyle. Your achievements contribute to strengthening the prestige of the country, the President of Kazakhstan said.
In turn, the young masters of sports shared their impressions of performing at international competitions and talked about future plans.
- I always call on Kazakhstani youth to play sports. In all the regions we have created, a modern sports infrastructure: stadiums have been built, and covered complexes have been erected. After all, sport is a guarantee of health and longevity, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The Head of State pointed to the prospects for further professional growth of young athletes.
- I see that everything is still ahead of you. Winning a medal at the world competition is not so easy. I want the youth to look up to you, grow healthy and strong, the President of Kazakhstan said.
In conclusion, Nursultan Nazarbayev urged athletes not to stop at what has been accomplished and achieve new successes.
During the meeting, young athletes were presented with memorable gifts on behalf of the President of Kazakhstan.