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Kazakhstan wins third gold at London Olympics

Kazakhstan Materials 1 August 2012 09:55
Kazakh athlete Maya Maneza won a gold medal in weightlifting in the weight to 63 kg. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram to the Kazakh athlete, congratulating her on her victory and establishing a new Olympic record in London, Kazakh Presidential press service reported.
Kazakhstan wins third gold at London Olympics

Kazakhstan, Astana, Aug.1 / Trend, D.Mukhtarov /

Kazakh athlete Maya Maneza won a gold medal in weightlifting in the weight to 63 kg. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram to the Kazakh athlete, congratulating her on her victory and establishing a new Olympic record in London, Kazakh Presidential press service reported.

"Congratulations on a brilliant and very convincing victory in the competition in weightlifting at the XXX Olympic Games in London. Winning a gold medal, you have once again proved to everyone that you are one of the best athletes in the world. With your skill, purposefulness and the will to win, you deserved great respect of opponents, admiration and support of millions of fans. I wish you further gladden Kazakhs with your vivid sports achievements," the congratulatory telegram says.

Maneza lifted 245 kg (100 135 kg) in sum in the clean and jerk combination, setting an Olympic record.

This is the third gold medal of Kazakhstan at the London Olympics. Earlier, racing cyclist Alexander Vinokourov and weightlifter Zulfiya Chinshanlo won gold.

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