It should be reminded that torchbearers can be students aged 17 to 28 years who have achieved success in the fields of science, culture and sports.
The first selection phase started on September 1 and seized all the high schools of the republic. The universities applied on the basis of an internal competition. The regional headquarters, responsible for implementing relay in the regional centers, joined the procedures in the second stage. The challenge headquarters to monitor the overall selection of torchbearers and watch out for really important and interesting contenders in the process of competition. In addition, the second phase was to determine the composition of stellar participants – winners of the previous Universiade, sports stars, science and culture.
In the third stage, everyone can fill out a form and submit a request to participate in the torch relay torchbearer status on www.torchrelay.kz website. Thus it is planned to fill the remaining vacancy. The organizers do not rule out that this stage will bring new names project – students in the project whose progress may not be as visible and obvious as, for example, Dmitry Balandin, who became the first torchbearer. But these stories are no less exciting and motivate Kazakh youth for new challenges. For example, education teacher from Kostanay region who saved a child from drowning was selected to beat the torch at the 7th Winter Asian Games in 2010 during the final stage of the selection process. This is one example of how sport could change not only the life of one person, but to literally save the life of another.
The selection of torchbearers will end on 16 December. After the approval of the Republican Commission, the lists will be published on the website www.torchrelay.kz