24 January, 2022 1146

It is known who will carry the flag of Kazakhstan at the opening of the 2022 Olympiad in Beijing?

Ekaterina Aidova, a speed skater from Karaganda, was honored to carry the country's flag at the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. Abzal Azhgaliyev, the leader of the Kazakh short track team, also became the standard-bearer.

The athletes were presented with the flag of Kazakhstan by the President of the country Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Future participants of the Olympiad took the oath. “I am very proud to be the first Kazakh woman to carry the flag of the country at the opening of the Winter Olympics. For many, these Olympic Games will be the first in their careers, someone already had experience playing at major competitions. But I can say that the feelings always remain the same - pride and great responsibility. In Beijing, we will make every effort to justify the hopes of our native country,” said Ekaterina Aidova. Ekaterina Aidova is the champion of four continents. In the career of a 30-year-old athlete, this is the fourth Olympic Games. Her Olympic debut took place in 2010 in Vancouver. In 2014, she participated in the Sochi Olympics, in 2018 in Pyongan.



To participate in the XXIV Winter Olympic Games, Ekaterina Aidova won three licenses in speed skating at distances of 500, 1,000, 1,500 meters. Recall that at the Olympics in Beijing, another athlete will represent the Karaganda region - 21-year-old biathlete Vladislav Kireev. He is a graduate of the regional school of the Olympic reserve in winter sports, a master of sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and a champion of Kazakhstan and Asia among youth. The opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games will take place on February 4 at the National Stadium in Beijing.

Новостной портал – ATPress