The Kazakhstan Women’s chess team won two gold medals of the V Asian Games in closed premises, which are held in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan).
Team Gold to our country was brought by the strongest chess players of the Republic – Zhansaya Abdumalik and Dinara Saduakasova. In the final match in the discipline of rapid, they outranked the athletes from China in a stubborn struggle (1,5 : 0,5). In blitz chess, duet of Dinara and Zhansaya won bronze, losing in the semifinals to the Iranian national team. Moreover, Dinara Saduakasova climbed to the third stage of the Winners’ podium in the personal standings of the Asian Games in classical chess.
— Gold! — Coach of the Women’s national team (Rustam Khusnutdinov) comments the success of his wards. — Before that, only 2 silver and 2 bronze medals of the Asian Games were active in the Kazakh chess team. There was no Gold. Now it is, and that’s it.
Within the framework of the Women’s team, the country’s honor at the 5th Asian Games was represented not only by Abdumalik and Saduakasova, but also by Guliskhan Nakhbaeva and Sholpan Zhylkaidarova.
As part of our Men’s team, the following athletes competed in the capital of Turkmenistan: Rinat Dzhumabaev (№1 in the Kazakhstan rating), Murtas Kazhgaleev (№2) and young – Denis Makhnev and Zhanat Sain. Unfortunately, the Men’s team performed weaker than women: in the individual standings of the Asian Games Murtas Kazhgaleev was on the 7th place, and Rinat Dzhumabaev — on 15-th. However, it should be noted that this male duet passed the athletes from Kyrgyzstan, sharing the third team place in blitz chess with the representatives of India.