Last Thursday, the Kazakhstan Powerlifting Open concluded in Taldykorgan with a number of new national records having been set.
On the men’s side Dzhanet Zhakien set a national record of 170 kg in the 88kg weight class. In the 80kg weight class, Hamrullaev Nodarzhan set a new national record with a lift of 175kg. In the 72kg weight class, Hama Rahmetzhan set a new record with a lift of 165 kgs. 2014 Asian Para Games competitor Serik Spatilov set a new national record in the 97 kg class with a 155kg lift. This was 10 kg more than they lifted at the Asian Para Games. Spatilov is currently ranked 17th in the world in the Men’s Up to 97.00kg class. Ernat Kasmuhanov competed in the 49kg weight class, where he lifted 105 kg.
In the junior men’s category, Nurzhan Moldan set record with a lift of 95kg in the 59 kg weight class. Zharylgapov Akzhol also set a junior record, lifting 97 kg in the 54kg weight class.
Among the women, Raushan Koishybayev set a national record with a 100 kg lift in the 67kg class. Askarov Kabir, who has been actively competing at the national level since 2007, lifted 83kg to set a new national record in the 50kg weight class. Gulbanu Abdyhalykova also set a new national record. Competing in the 55 kg class, she lifted 87 kg.