Kazakh world silver medalist becomes part of online Olympic workout

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Kazakh world silver medalist becomes part of online Olympic workout

Elizabeth literally held a joint training session for the whole world, becoming part of a historic event and a large-scale celebration of Olympic Day.

 
By Ilyas Omarov
 
NUR SULTAN (Kazahkstan), July 18, 2020: Silver medallist of the 2019 World Championships in figure skating, Elizabet Tursynbayeva, became a part of the world’s largest 24-hour digital Olympic workout. 
In honour of the Olympic Day, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) brings together Olympians, devoted fans and active sports fans in a global online project. Athletes from all over the world will conduct training sessions in digital format, which will be in air nonstop in the IOC @Olympics Instagram account. A total of 22 athletes will take part in the online session.
Athletes from around the world will lead live workouts at 11 am local time across 20 time zones. Thus, the marathon will be broadcast throughout the International Olympic Day. 
The world’s largest 24-hour digital Olympic workout is going under the #StayStrong campaign. “Celebrating Olympic Day may feel very different from all previous years, but at the same time, on this Olympic Day, our message of the power of sport to bring hope and optimism to everyone resonates even stronger,” said IOC President Thomas Bach.
“Let us join together to use this power of sport to prepare the postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 as a moment of solidarity and resilience of humankind,” said the IOC president.
Elizabet literally held a joint training session for the whole world, becoming part of a historic event and a large-scale celebration of Olympic Day.  
“First of all, I would like to thank the IOC for its trust and opportunity to be part of a global event that is supported by athletes around the world. I was very happy to represent Kazakhstan on a unique project and to have a special training session. 
The most important thing is that this project showed that sport continues to unite us in spite of everything. This is one of the main values of sport, our Olympic movement, which these days especially supports all of us - athletes and fans.  
I would also like to thank our NOC for the unusual online programme that was held all week in honour of the Olympic Day and allowed us all to be together these days. Let each of you have only victories in life,” she said.
Kazakhstan is celebrating the event for the 27th time.