Joe Ward

Joe Ward


Kazakhstan, who join Ireland and India at the Institute of Sport in Abbotstown tomorrow, will be using their entire (male) Rio 2016 fleet at a world class IABA hosted training camp in Dublin.

All ten Kazakhs attending the training camp, which will also include Great Britain and Germany, have qualified for Rio.

Kazakhstan finished in No. 1 position in the medals table at the 2013 AIBA World Men’s Elite Championships in Kazakhstan and in 8th position in the medals table, four places behind Ireland, at the 2015 World Men’s Elite Championships in Qatar.

Ireland and Kazakhstan finished in joint 5th spot in the medals table at the London 2012 Olympics after claiming one gold, one silver and two bronze apiece.

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have the most boxers qualified for Rio 2016 so far with eleven athletes apiece through to the 31st Olympiad.

Kazakhstan have also qualified one female boxer for Rio.

Kazakhstan Squad for Abbotstown Training Camp

49kg Birzhan Zhakypov
52kg Olzhas Sattibayev
56kg Kairat Yeraliyev
60kg Berik Abdrakhmanov
64kg Ablaikhan Zhussupov
69kg Daniyar Yeleussinov
75kg Zhanibek Alimkhanuly
81kg Adilbek Niyazymbetov
91kg Vassiliy Levit
91+kg Ivan Dychko