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World Wrestling Champion Aisuluu Tynybekova visits UCA’s Naryn Campus

Community Engagement Kyrgyzstan
17 November 2023

The University of Central Asia (UCA) hosted Aisuluu Tynybekova, a Kyrgyz national and a three time freestyle wrestling World Champion, at its campus in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan on 2 November.

Altynbek Ergeshov, Governor of Naryn Oblast, Nurbek Satarov, Deputy Governor of Naryn Oblast, Nuridin Madimarov, Head of Naryn District and Ermek Baibagyshev, Rector of Naryn State University accompanied her during the visit.

Aisuluu Tynybekova, who grew up in the Naryn Oblast, interacted with the students and faculty of UCA and toured the University facilities. She expressed her admiration for the facilities of the University and its work for the development of mountain communities. She said, “I am pleased at such an excellent University located in rural Naryn. This campus makes me want to study here at this University.” Ms Tnybekova further expressed hope that the students of UCA will one day “…conquer the world and make a significant contribution to the future of Kyrgyzstan.”

In her interactions with the students, she encouraged them to follow a healthy lifestyle and pursue their dreams. “I urge every student here to get high education to achieve your goals.

I come from a village, and conquering any World Championship is possible only through continuous, daily effort as well as hard work and dedication.”

Dr Soheil Ashrafi, Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at UCA’s Naryn campus, highlighted that sports is central in UCA’s educational approach which emphasises all-round development of students.
He also emphasised the University's close links with the local community. “As a university receiving 70% of its students from rural areas in Central Asia, UCA has always been open to sharing its sports facilities with the Naryn community for events and tournaments” - Dr Ashrafi said.

Governor Ergeshov expressed his gratitude to the leadership of UCA for hosting such a well-organised event.

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