China News Service, Beijing, July 23. During the admission session of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games on the evening of the 23rd, the appearance of Olga Repakova, the flag bearer of the Kazakhstan delegation, attracted the attention of Chinese netizens.
Olga Repakova is 36 years old and won the runner-up of the women's triple jump in the Beijing Olympics and the champion of the event in the London Olympics.
Olga Repakova's children also embarked on the road of practicing track and field under her influence.
Repakova began to participate in track and field at the age of 8, and in 2007 began to participate in the high jump competition.
At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, she won a bronze medal in the triple jump competition, which made her the first athlete to represent Kazakhstan to win three Olympic medals after winning gold and silver medals in the 2012 Olympics and 2008 Olympics respectively. .
She is also the first athlete to represent Kazakhstan to win more than one Olympic medal.
Earlier, at the 2007 World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand, Repakova won the gold medal in the long jump, becoming the first Kazakhstan athlete to win the track and field gold medal at the World University Games.
It is worth mentioning that Denis Lipakov, Repakova’s husband, also represented Kazakhstan in track and field competitions and won the silver medal in the 400m competition at the 2003 Daegu Universiade in South Korea.
Her daughter Anastasia participated in the national youth track and field competition in Kazakhstan.
"I really like my sports. Sports is my life, I like the feeling of competition." Repakova once said in an interview with the media.