25 january

2016 Rio Olympics' silver medalist Adilbek Niyazymbetov named a captain of Kazakhstan national boxing team

Astana (Republic of Kazakhstan); January 25, 2017: The Kazakhstan national boxing team has chosen the captain. The title was given to double silver medalist of the Olympic Games Adilbek Niyazymbetov, reports Kazakhstan's Boxing Federation.

Adilbek Niyazymbetov will succeed Daniyar Yeleussinov Rio-de-Janeiro Olympic Champion, who earlier decided to continue in professional boxing. The new captain of the team is one of the highly awarded boxers of Kazakhstan. Other than two silver awards he is also the winner of championships of Asia and Asian Games.

"Niyazymbetov fits this role best. He is experienced, most decorated and highly respected member of the team. I am sure he will do well in his role and will be the leader till the Olympiad in Tokyo", said Myrzagali Aitzhanov, the coach of the team.