Interview with Kazakhstan’s youth head coach Mr. Galymbek Kenzhebayev
Kazakhstan’s youth head coach Mr. Galymbek Kenzhebayev joined to the national youth team in 2013 and since then his efforts delivered top places for his country in the recent ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships.
Mr. Kenzhebayev’s teams achieved 4 gold medals in Subic Bay in 2013, further four titles in Bangkok in 2014 and six top positions in the last edition in Pavlodar one year ago. Their head coach is hoping the current youth Kazakh squad will be enough strong to be ranked No.1 in the current event in Thailand.
“I think the organization is really good in this ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Thailand where we are satisfied with the accommodation, the meals, the transportation, the training venue and luckily many Asian countries arrived to Bangkok to compete in the championship.
We want to challenge our young athletes in this important youth age group to compete as many events as possible to raise the boxers’ experiences in the international level. We are managing 2-3 youth boxers in all weight classes to find the best options to each main international event.
We have selected our current national team in this age group based on the results of the international tournaments and the Kazakhstan Youth National Games which was held in Shuchinsk on May.
There are different boxers in the squad now in comparison to the last edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Pavlodar. We have got mainly younger hopes in the squad now and three experienced talents who competed already in the ASBC and AIBA levels in 2016.
We have to keep our eyes also on the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games and its qualification event and half of our team could be there in the next year’s youth events including Timur Kabdeshov, Aibek Dossanov, Children of Asia Games winner Yermakhan Zhakpekov and strong Ayat Marzhikpayev. This event is a big step for them in the road to the preparations to the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
All of our current youth team members could be enough strong in the future to represent Kazakhstan also in the elite events but they have to work hard to reach their goals,” said Kazakhstan’s youth head coach Mr. Galymbek Kenzhebayev.