Kazakhstan at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Kazakhstan at the
2018 Winter Olympics
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
IOC codeKAZ
NOCNational Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Websitewww.olympic.kz (in Kazakh)
in PyeongChang, South Korea
9–25 February 2018
Competitors46 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Abzal Azhgaliyev (opening)[1]
Medals
Ranked 28th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)

Kazakhstan competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018.

On January 9, 2018, short track speed skater Abzal Azhgaliyev was named as the country's flag bearer during the opening ceremony.[2][3][4]

Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 1 1 2
Biathlon 5 5 10
Cross-country skiing 4 3 7
Figure skating 1 2 3
Freestyle skiing 3 6 9
Luge 1 0 1
Short track speed skating 5 2 7
Ski jumping 1 0 1
Speed skating 5 1 6
Total 26 20 46

Alpine skiing[edit]

Kazakhstan qualified one male and one female athlete.[5]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Igor Zakurdayev Men's downhill N/A 1:45.01 39
Men's super-G N/A 1:29.96 41
Men's combined 1:22.29 42 53.18 32 2:15.47 31
Men's giant slalom 1:18.78 62 1:16.29 46 2:35.07 51
Men's slalom DNF
Mariya Grigorova Women's giant slalom 1:22.42 57 1:18.77 51 2:41.19 51
Women's slalom 1:02.49 54 1:01.88 51 2:04.37 51

Biathlon[edit]

Based on their Nations Cup rankings in the 2016–17 Biathlon World Cup, Kazakhstan qualified a team of 5 men and 5 women.[6][7]

Men
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Maxim Braun Sprint 27:46.7 4 (3+1) 85
Individual 53:50.7 2 (0+1+0+1) 61
Timur Khamitgatin Individual 54:52.7 2 (0+2+0+0) 72
Vassiliy Podkorytov Sprint 26:34.7 1 (1+0) 80
Individual 53:52.5 2 (1+0+1+0) 62
Vladislav Vitenko Sprint 26:32.7 4 (2+2) 79
Individual 57:11.3 7 (2+2+1+2) 83
Roman Yeremin Sprint 25:21.9 2 (1+1) 43
Pursuit 38:51.1 8 (2+1+2+3) 52
Maxim Braun
Vassiliy Podkorytov
Vladislav Vitenko
Roman Yeremin
Team relay LAP 12 (5+7) 17
Women
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Darya Klimina Sprint 23:47.7 3 (2+1) 58
Pursuit 38:00.0 8 (1+1+3+3) 57
Individual 46:44.4 3 (2+0+1+0) 51
Olga Poltoranina Sprint 23:59.6 2 (0+2) 63
Individual 46:36.5 2 (0+0+1+1) 46
Alina Raikova Sprint 24:33.8 3 (0+3) 71
Individual 46:37.4 3 (0+1+0+2) 47
Galina Vishnevskaya Sprint 22:52.2 2 (2+0) 30
Pursuit 33:05.9 1 (0+0+1+0) 20
Individual 46:23.4 3 (0+2+1+0) 45
Darya Klimina
Olga Poltoranina
Alina Raikova
Galina Vishnevskaya
Team relay 1:14:18.0 10 (2+8) 14
Mixed
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Maxim Braun
Roman Yeremin
Alina Raikova
Galina Vishnevskaya
Team relay 1:14:13.7 10 (7+3) 18

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Kazakhstan qualified a total of 6 male and female athletes for cross-country skiing and received one additional quota place based on the reallocation process.[8] Four male and three female competitors were announced on January 29.[9]

Distance
Men
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Alexey Poltoranin 50 km classical N/A 2:13:37.1 +5:15.0 15
Vitaliy Pukhalo 15 km freestyle N/A 36:57.4 +3:13.5 54
30 km skiathlon 42:27.0 40 36:45.9 30 1:19:46.7 +3:26.7 34
50 km classical N/A 2:27:10.6 +18:48.5 52
Yevgeniy Velichko 15 km freestyle N/A 37:28.6 +3:44.7 61
30 km skiathlon 41:47.4 33 38:44.4 51 1:21:03.9 +4:43.9 43
50 km classical N/A 2:21:43.2 +13:21.1 39
Denis Volotka 15 km freestyle N/A 37:39.8 +3:55.9 64
50 km classical N/A DNS
Alexey Poltoranin
Vitaliy Pukhalo
Yevgeniy Velichko
Denis Volotka
4×10 km relay N/A 1:36:36.3 +3:31.4 8
Women
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Yelena Kolomina 10 km freestyle N/A 29:13.0 +4:12.5 63
15 km skiathlon 24:12.1 56 21:38.6 54 46:28.5 +5:43.6 54
30 km classical N/A 1:35:38.4 +13:20.8 33
Anna Shevchenko 10 km freestyle N/A 28:56.9 +3:56.4 56
15 km skiathlon 22:52.3 32 20:59.9 39 44:25.1 +3:40.2 36
30 km classical N/A 1:35:36.1 +13:18.5 31
Valeriya Tyuleneva 10 km freestyle N/A 28:20.7 +3:20.2 47
15 km skiathlon 23.41.6 47 DNF
30 km classical N/A 1:35:38.0 +13:20.4 32
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alexey Poltoranin Men's sprint 3:14.43 13 Q 3:12.60 4 Did not advance
Denis Volotka 3:22.52 51 Did not advance
Alexey Poltoranin
Denis Volotka
Men's team sprint N/A 16:30.10 8 Did not advance
Yelena Kolomina Women's sprint 3:39.22 55 Did not advance
Anna Shevchenko 3:23.27 27 Q 3:23.56 6 Did not advance
Anna Shevchenko
Valeriya Tyuleneva
Women's team sprint N/A 17:57.04 10 Did not advance

Figure skating[edit]

Kazakhstan qualified one male and two female figure skaters, based on its placement at the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland.[10]

Athlete Event SP FS Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Denis Ten Men's singles 70.12 27 Did not advance
Aiza Mambekova Ladies' singles 44.40 30 Did not advance
Elizabet Tursynbayeva 57.95 15 Q 118.30 13 177.12 12

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Aerials
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ildar Badrutdinov Men's aerials 89.18 19 94.47 15 Did not advance
Marzhan Akzhigit Women's aerials 79.17 14 70.20 12 Did not advance
Zhanbota Aldabergenova 81.07 12 85.36 7 Did not advance
Akhmarzhan Kalmurzayeva 58.58 21 47.32 16 Did not advance
Ayana Zholdas 51.01 23 57.98 18 Did not advance
Moguls
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 1 Run 2 Run 3
Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank
Pavel Kolmakov Men's moguls 13.74 66.24 79.98 7 Q Bye 25.88 64.35 78.22 11 Q 25.39 61.58 76.10 7 Did not advance
Dmitriy Reiherd 25.08 66.30 81.23 3 Q Bye 24.70 64.34 79.77 6 Q 23.85 42.09 58.64 8 Did not advance
Ayaulum Amrenova Women's moguls 35.15 44.39 52.78 26 35.25 30.40 38.68 17 Did not advance
Yuliya Galysheva 30.51 62.74 76.36 7 Q Bye 30.62 61.61 75.10 7 Q 30.65 63.35 76.81 6 Q 30.14 63.37 77.40 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Luge[edit]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nikita Kopyrenko Men's singles 50.147 35 50.327 38 49.244 34 Eliminated 2:29.718 36

Short track speed skating[edit]

According to the ISU Special Olympic Qualification Rankings, Kazakhstan qualified 3 men and 2 women.[11] During reallocation process got 2 additional quotas: 1 quota for 1500 meters men's event and 1 quota for men's relay.[12]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Abzal Azhgaliyev 500 m 43.388 3 ADV 41.616 4 ADV 40.835 5 Did not advance
Denis Nikisha 500 m 41.436 3 ADV 40.806 3 Did not advance
1500 m 2:14.847 4 N/A Did not advance
Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev 500 m 40.748 3 ADV DNF Did not advance
1000 m 1:24.271 4 Did not advance
1500 m DNF N/A Did not advance
Abzal Azhgaliyev
Denis Nikisha
Yerkebulan Shamukhanov
Mersaid Zhaxybayev
Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev
5000 m relay N/A 6:47.727 3 FB 6:52.791 6
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kim Iong-a 1000 m 1:29.703 3 Did not advance
1500 m 2:29.875 4 N/A Did not advance
Anastassiya Krestova 500 m 43.821 4 Did not advance
1000 m 1:31.557 3 Did not advance
1500 m PEN N/A Did not advance

Ski jumping[edit]

Kazakhstan qualified one ski jumper.[13]

Athlete Event Qualification First round Final Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Sergey Tkachenko Men's normal hill 84.0 83.7 51 Did not advance
Men's large hill 111.0 70.9 47 Q 107.5 73.5 49 Did not advance

Speed skating[edit]

Individual
Athlete Event Race
Time Rank
Artyom Krikunov Men's 500 m 35.34 25
Roman Krech 35.92 35
Denis Kuzin Men's 1000 m 1:10.13 27
Men's 1500 m 1:49.14 30
Fyodor Mezentsev Men's 1000 m 1:10.62 33
Men's 1500 m 1:48.23 28
Stanislav Palkin Men's 500 m 35.33 24
Men's 1000 m 1:10.149 29
Yekaterina Aydova Women's 500 m 38.96 21
Women's 1000 m 1:17.09 24
Women's 1500 m 1:59.05 18
Mass start
Athlete Event Semifinal Final
Points Time Rank Points Time Rank
Fyodor Mezentsev Men's mass start 0 8:43.26 11 Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opening Ceremony Flagbearers - Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018" (PDF). olympic.org. International Olympic Committee (IOC). 9 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
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