Trees planted to honour Kazakhstan´s Paralympic medallists

As part of an eco-initiative, a total of 29 trees were planted at the ‘Park of Lovers’ in Astana to honour the 17 Olympic and the two Paralympic medallists from Rio 2016. 15 Oct 2016
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Gold medalist Zulfiya Gabidullina of Kazakhstan celebrates on the podium at the medal ceremony for the women's 100m freestyle S3 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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By NPC Kazakhstan

An alley of 29 spruces has been planted at the ‘Park of Lovers’, located in Kazakhstan´s capital city, Astana, in recognition of the country´s 17 Olympic and two Paralympic medallists from the Rio 2016 Games.

September´s Paralympic Games saw Kazakhstan winning their first gold medal ever through swimmer Zulfiya Gabidullina, who won the women´s 100m freestyle S3 with a world record time of 1:30.07.

The country´s second Paralympic medal at Rio 2016 was a silver, sealed by powerlifter Raushan Koishibayeva in the women´s up to 67kg.

At August´s Olympic Games, Kazakhstan claimed three golds, five silvers and nine bronzes.

More information can be found on NPC Kazakhstan´s website.