Events of the past week will be remembered to the students, teachers and the staff of L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian national university for a long time.
On the 16th of August our higher education institution was visited by the glorified Kazakhstan bicycle racer, the champion of Summer Olympic Games in London of 2012 Alexander Vinokurov.
And already next day all Olympians met with the "Eurasians". Olympic champions - bicycle racer Alexander Vinokurov, Zulfiya Chinshanlo, Maiya Maneza, Svetlana Podobedova, Ilya Ilyin, athlete Olga Rypakova and boxer Serik Sapiyev, the owner of a silver medal boxer Adilbek Niyazymbetov and bronze medalists - fighters of freestyle Gyuzel Manyurova and Akzhurek Tanatarov, the fighter of the Greek-Roman style Danial Gadzhiev, boxers Ivan Dychko and Marina Volnova, and also coaches of the national team of Kazakhstan passed on a red path in crowd of the fans and admirers of sport.
Students and teachers asked the questions that they were interested in to their favourites. So, Ilya Ilyin told that he plans to the next Olympic Games which will pass in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, to move to other weight category. Ivan Dychko shared the impressions about the most difficult fights on the Olympic Games. And Alexander Vinokurov opened a secret –he started a Master’s degree at the Eurasian national university!
After the termination of an official part of celebration of the heroes of the Olympic Games-2012, athletes and coaches gave autographs and were photographed for memory with the fans.
Earlier, the same day, the group of teachers and employees of L.N.Gumiyov ENU took part in grand celebration of winners of an Olympic team of Kazakhstan with participation of the President of the country Nursultan Nazarbayev in a capital Palace of Independence.« Victories of Kazakhstan citizens on the Olympic Games in London - the direct proof of that Kazakhstan not casually achieves the right for carrying out the world championships and sports», - the head of state in the performance noted. He emphasized that« … an Olympic team of Kazakhstan became the real sports assembly of the people. Among our Olympians, champions, prize-winners - Kazakhstan citizens, representatives of six ethnoses of the country. All of them live in nine areas, in the cities of Almaty, Astana. Our team performed in London as a uniform family. The multinational coaches’ structure of an Olympic team of the country, a victory of the Kazakhstan Olympians even more rallied our people and showed force of patriotism, our unity, equality, a brotherhood, all those who live in our general house in the Republic of Kazakhstan».
Let's remind, following the results of Olympic Games the national team of Kazakhstan took the 12th place in world offset, having won 13 medals, among which - seven gold, one silver and five bronze. Last Summer Olympic Games became the most successful for Kazakhstan.