Kazakhstan got its first-ever Olympic medal in figure skating, with Denis Ten taking the bronze in Sochi today. Ten finished third in men's figure skating, behind Patrick Chan of Canada and Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan. With this bronze, Kazakhstan has become the first Central Asian nation to win a medal at the Sochi Olympics so far.
Here are some of the initial reactions to Ten's medal on Twitter:
Gold medal in the men’s free skate goes to Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), silver- Patrick Chan (CAN) & bronze- Denis Ten (KAZ)! pic.twitter.com/kPumL0Yabn
— Sochi 2014 (@Sochi2014) February 14, 2014
— Nick McCarvel (@NickMcCarvel) February 14, 2014
Урааааа! Поздравляю @Tenis_Den и весь Казахстан с бронзой!
— Assel Krykbayeva (@Amica_twi) February 14, 2014
Hooray! Congratulations to @Tenis_Den and the entire Kazakhstan on this bronze!
Kazakhstan won the bronze!!!!! Wowoweewow — Erika Esola (@emesola) February 14, 2014
Ten! Our first medal! Hooray!
Денис!!!! Казахстан!!!! )))))) умничка!!! Слов нет. — Anastassia (@anastassia_i) February 14, 2014
Denis!!!! Kazakhstan!!!! )))))) Well-done!!! I am wordless.
Kazakhstan is triumphant! Finally! #patriot #Kazakhstan
— Jane Kelaman (@JKelaman) February 14, 2014
We are proud of Denis Ten) Thanks a lot! We believe that only gold [medals] will come in future. Go Kazakhstan!
Денис Тэн, ты молодец, Казахстан гордится тобой!!!! — Yelena Kirillova (@elena9kir) February 14, 2014
Well-done, Denis Ten. Kazakhstan is proud of you!!!
Congratulations on your big victory! Third place is a big victory. Thanks from all of Kazakhstan.
Казахстан взял бронзу по фигурному катанию!!! Таааак радуюсь, аж сама удивлена))) Вот что значит Родина!)
— Natalya) (@fisherlady_nata) February 14, 2014
Kazakhstan took bronze in figure skating!!! I am sooo happy that I can't believe myself))) This is what the Motherland means!)
Denis Ten is about to become the King of Kazakhstan. 20 years old and just earned the country its only medal. Well done! #Sochi
— Pia Catton (@PiaCatton) February 14, 2014
Итак, первая медаль есть! Кто дальше? #Алга#Казахстан — Kuanova Madina (@Madina_Kuan) February 14, 2014
So, we have the first medal! Who comes next? #GoKazakhstan
Поздравляю Казахстан с первой медалью.. Молочина Денис.. Мы верили в тебя)))))) — Махмутова Назугум (@NmNazugum) February 14, 2014
Congratulations to Kazakhstan on its first medal… Well-done, Denis… We believed in you))))
Казахстан не спит! Казахстан ликует и празднует! Хорошо что завтра суббота! — Kayrat A. (@kayrat1976) February 14, 2014
Kazakhstan is not sleeping! Kazakhstan is celebrating and feeling triumphant! Good that it is Saturday tomorrow.
— Madina Idrissova (@MadinaPVL) February 14, 2014
I didn't watch [Ten's] victory today, but thanks to Instagram and Twitter, I can feel the happiness that has united all of Kazakhstan.
Borats country, Kazakhstan just medaled for the first time…in men's figure skating, figures.
— Aidan Fitzsimon (@AidanFitzsimon) February 14, 2014
— Jenny Bray (@jenny_bray) February 14, 2014
— Rich D Johnson III (@rdj3video) February 14, 2014
Kazakhstan medals in men's figure skating. The country's motto has already changed to “We're not just Borat anymore!”
— Dan Trainor (@dantrainor1) February 14, 2014