Sapiyev leaves post of Sports and Physical Culture Committee head
According to the Ministry, Sapiyev resigned from the post at his own will.
Gold medalist of the London 2012 Summer Olympics Serik Sapiyev took the post of the Chairman of the Committee on Sports and Physical Culture in January 2019. From 2017 to 2019 he was Deputy of the Majilis of the Kazakh Parliament.
Sapiyev began his boxing career in 1998. He is the champion of the 2005 and 2007 world boxing championships, 2007 and 2009 Asian boxing championships, silver medalist of the 2009 and 2011 world boxing championships, and gold medalist of the 2010 Asian Games. He is one of the titled boxers of Kazakhstan.
The boxer was awarded the Vel Barker Trophy after winning gold in the men’s 69kg event at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.