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Chinese-born Weightlifters Win Gold for Kazakhstan

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Citizen Media, Sport

Two female weightlifters have won [1] gold medals for Kazakhstan at the London Olympics. On Registan.net, Matthew Kupfer writes [2] that the two athletes “are actually from China and … this isn't a big secret in Kazakhstan.” The blogger adds: “But it doesn't change what they have accomplished. [The athletes] were not champions in China. Kazakhstan apparently found them, trained them, and made them champions.”