Asian Games: Kazakhs Lords of the Ring With Six Golds

Of Kazakhstan's seven finalists in boxing, only Birzhan Zhakypov (light fly) was beaten, by South Korea's Shin Jong-Hun as the hosts got off to a flying start by winning the first gold medal of the day at the Asian Games on Friday.

updated: October 03, 2014 17:19 IST
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Referee Kheira Hammadi Sidi Yakoub (C) declares Kazakhstan's Ilyas Suleimenov (L) the winner over Uzbekistan's Shakhobidin Zoirov (R) in the men's flyweight (52kg) final boxing match during the 17th Asian Games at the Seonhak Gymnasium in Incheon on October 3, 2014.


Incheon: Kazakhstan packed a huge punch and became the new boxing power in Asia by sweeping six of the 10 gold medals on offer at the Incheon Games on Friday.

Ilyas Suleimenov (flyweight), Daniyar Yeleussinov (welter), Zhanibek Alimkhanuly (middle), Adilbek Niyazymbetov (light heavy), Anton Pinchuk (heavy) and Ivan Dychko (super heavy) completed the roll of honour on a historic afternoon for the central Asian republic at Seonhak Gymnasium.

"To think we have six gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the end of this great celebration of boxing is really unbelievable," superheavyweight Dychko told reporters.

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