THE ROAD TO OLYMPIC MEDALS
“Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov East Kazakhstan regional specialized children and youth sports school of Olympic reserve № 1 in Semey with the order of the East Kazakhstan regional akimat No. 80 dated October 17, 2001 has been working since October 2001 on the basis of the reorganization of the regional integrated sports school of the Olympic reserve. Victories and achievements raised the sports school first to the level of the specialized sports reserve, and then to the level of the Olympic reserve.
Initially, the educational process at the sports school was conducted in 4 sports: Sambo, Kazakh kuresi, togyzkumalak and equestrian sports. In July 2002, the kickboxing department was opened in the sports school, and in January 2006, the judo wrestling department started to work. In January 2009, kettlebell lifting was added to the school.
The municipal state institution “East Kazakhstan regional specialized children’s and youth sports school No. 1 in Semey” of the Department of physical culture and sports of the East Kazakhstan region was renamed by the resolution of the East Kazakhstan regional akimat No. 1 of January 5, 2015.
The decision of East Kazakhstan regional akimat from April 14, 2016 No. 105 renamed municipal public institution “East Kazakhstan regional specialized children and youth sports school of Olympic reserve №1 in Semey” .
Nowadays, the school has all the conditions for 10 sports (Greco-Roman, judo, freestyle wrestling, Boxing, Cycling, volleyball, Taekwondo, Sambo, Kazakh kuresi, Equestrian sports). Today, about 1,500 athletes are engaged in sports school.
In the spring of 2015, on behalf of the akim of the East Kazakhstan region decided to build a 200-seat dormitory and a wrestling hall for children gifted in sports in Semey. For this purpose, the East Kazakhstan regional specialized children’s and youth sports school of the Olympic reserve No. 1 in Semey was worthy from all sides. A year and a half later, on December 16, 2016, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the country’s independence, the Grand opening of the hostel and the wrestling hall took place. At this historic moment, everyone supported the proposal of Danial Akhmetov to rename the sports school “Semey sports Academy“. All dormitories have almost no such conditions in the country. In the year of its opening, students of hostel were engaged in four sports: Greco-Roman, freestyle, Judo and Sambo. After as part of the сomprehensive plan for the development of volleyball in the East Kazakhstan region for 2017, the athletes of the volleyball department also started to live in the hostel. With the support of the head of the region, at the initiative of The Department of physical culture and sports of the East Kazakhstan region, Sae Ishida from Japan worked as a volleyball and Heshikbayar Buveibatyr from Mongolia worked as judo coach. The system of training in the hostel in the advanced form. Athletes are educated in the city’s schools,train at the school (Academy). The hostel has a library. Book collection is rich. Starting with fiction, scientific works about sports can be found without difficulty. There is also an Internet connection. Athletes eat 6 times per one day, and train twice a week. Teachers of dormitories organize various cultural and educational events on holidays and leisure time of athletes. All the property of the hostel is modern and of the latest design. Every year, talented children in sports from all districts and cities of the East Kazakhstan region are selected for the hostel.
In December 2017, the sports school opened physical therapy rooms to restore the health of athletes. Physiotherapy consists of 4 modern rooms: magnetic therapy, massage, paraffin therapy, physiotherapy and electronic cabinet. Special doctors work in physiotherapy rooms.
The sports school was awarded the national certificate of the international rating Union for economic activity in the field of sports in the category “State enterprise of 2015″.
Athletes of the East Kazakhstan regional specialized children’s and youth sports school of the Olympic reserve No. 1 in Semey named after Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov showed high results in national and international competitions, the school’s coaches and teachers were assigned qualification categories. Honored coach of the Republic of Kazakhstan, awarded the sign” excellent worker of education of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, a coach who can bring their students to the international arena, the Deputy of the East Kazakhstan regional maslikhat Koskinov Meregaly since his leadership from 2002, 9 coaches of the school were awarded the title” Honored coach of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, 36-were awarded the title” Trainer of the highest category”. In addition, to date, 37 athletes have been awarded the title of master of sports of international class, 175 athletes-master of sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 525 athletes-candidate for master of sports.
School sports and recreation camp” Dostyk ” is open in the summer. In ten sports in June, July, and August, about 500 athletes rest from the districts of the region To the sports school on 18 September 2019 “Kazakhstannyn Enbek ERI”, the first Olympic and world champion in Greco-Roman wrestling, three-time USSR champion, world Cup winner, honored master of sports of the USSR, honored coach of Kazakhstan, holder of the order “FILA silver”, “FILA Gold”, the order “Kurmet” National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, order “Barys” I degree, inducted into the Hall of fame of the International Federation United world wrestling (UWW), Honorary citizen of Almaty, Semey,Taraz, Almaty and Zhambyl, the name of the famous wrestler Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov was given in a solemn ceremony.