Kazakhstan has stepped back from organizing the Asian Water Polo Championship that would have been next month, 12-16 February.
As known, more and more countries get ready to prevent the quick spreading of the coronavirus, and Kazakhstan did not do anything differently either. To do so, the Kazakh authorities have decided to step back from the Asian tournament.
At the event, for both men and women, a Tokyo Olympic qualification was the bet. This Kazakh decision was so sudden that it is in question what will happen with the qualification tournament.
In Tokyo, the men’s teams of Japan, Serbia, Spain, Italy, USA, Australia and Hungary will be there. For women, it is Japan, USA, Spain, Australia and Russia that have qualified so far.
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