Date
11 December 2017
Local comics artist Cuson Lo (right) takes a selfie with Sabina at Olympian City. Sabina in action (left). Photos: Facebook, internet
Local comics artist Cuson Lo (right) takes a selfie with Sabina at Olympian City. Sabina in action (left). Photos: Facebook, internet

Forget the looks, Kazakh volleyball star is all about her sport

She has been described as an on-court distraction but Sabina Altynbekova couldn’t care less.

Altynbekova, 17, is drop dead gorgeous but on a volleyball court, she sees herself as just one of 12 players trying to do their best.

That she is gifted with impossibly long legs, a tiny waistline, a pretty face and flowing black hair is secondary.

In fact, she has decided to make a career out of volleyball, not modelling or something of the kind.

Still, it was not surprising that Hong Kong people were drawn to her good looks more than her skills during a recent visit.

The popular mainstay of Kazakhstan’s women’s national volleyball team showed up in a volleyball track suit at a sponsored event on Sunday, obliging fans who thronged her with requests for selfies, Apple Daily reported Monday.  

In return, they showered her with gifts.

Altynbekova said she wants to be a professional athlete.

When asked if she would give up volleyball for a career in entertainment, she said she would have to ask her mother if a job offer came along.

Altynbekova is single and travels with her mother and a coach.

Her Hong Kong trip was delayed by a day because she forgot to bring her passport. She took to Instagram to apologize to her fans. 

[Go to Sabina's Instagram page]

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Sabina received a sketch from her fans. She posts her own pictures on the internet. Photo: Instagram, Facebook


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