The name Sabina Altynbekova was omnipresent in the media and on all social media platforms during and after the Asian U19 Women’s Volleyball Championship 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan, not because of bad performances or serious injuries at the championship, but because she was just too beautiful to play volleyball, can you imagine?
The teenage volleyball player from Kazakhstan was accused of distracting the crowds at the tournament with her perfect looks, figure and stunning facial features, which led many to really learn more about this heavenly beauty, here are all the details about her.
Who Is Sabina Altynbekova?
The volleyball beauty was born on November 5, 1996, in Aktobe, Kazakhstan, as the daughter of Abay Altynbekov and Nuripa Altynbekova. She attended a boarding school for highly gifted children.
Her parents wanted her to study law at the Kazakh University of Humanities and Law, but Sabina decided to pursue a career as a volleyball player.
Although there are no details as to whether she played volleyball during her junior and high school years, it is on record that Altynbekova has also loved sports since childhood. In 2014, she was given the opportunity to be part of the team representing her country at the 2014 Asian Junior Women’s Volleyball Championship in Taipei, Taiwan.
Despite the fact that her team did not win the championship (she finished 7th). This tournament changed the young player’s life, she got so much attention, and thanks to the tournament she still enjoys the fame and popularity she gained by traveling to Taiwan this year.
Interestingly, it wasn’t Sabina’s skills that brought her the fame she still enjoys today, but her looks. Everyone talked about her beauty, which became a distraction for many at the tournament, and even her coach Nurlan Sadikov was almost frustrated with the attention Sabina Altynbekova attracted at the tournament when he was quoted as saying the team had been “handicapped” by Altynbekova. “The crowd behaves as if there is only one player in the championship,” he added.
Within a few days, it had fans all over the Asian continent and then around the world, with people rushing to the Internet to learn more about the stunning beauty. YouTube videos of her training sessions, showing her warming up, clapping with her teammates, or just standing around, were all over the internet and millions watched, liked, and eventually shared them.
Even the Straits-Times reported that Taiwanese fans were seen everywhere with Kazakh flags and arrived almost an hour before the start of the match, just to take a look at Sabina Altynbekova.
All the media attention and the paparazzi soon began to get on the nerves of the beauty, which led her to finally ask the fans to stop building social media sites about her as she wants to focus on volleyball and be famous for it and nothing else.
Her explanation was necessary at the time because so many social media accounts were set up in her name by many who claim to be associated with her, there was even a Twitter account with more than 22,000 followers in her name that she didn’t know about.
Sabina Altynbekova’s parents – Abay Altynbekov and Nuripa Altynbekova were both athletes in their youth. Her father was a skier and her mother an athlete. This clearly explains Sabina’s love and interest in sports from childhood on.
Height And Other Facts
Apart from their beauty, their size is one of the characteristics that distinguish them among their teammates. The Kazakh beauty stands at a height of 1.82m (6 feet) and weighs 59kg (130lbs).
The first video of her to circulate on the internet was entitled “Beautiful Asian Women Volleyball Player Kazakhstan U19” and was viewed over 1.15 million times in less than a week.
After her celebrity in social media, model agencies flocked to her front door, but her parents fiercely opposed her. Her mother emphatically stated in an interview that her daughter would not work as a model.
Sabina has over 600,000 followers on Instagram. She is also represented on Facebook and Twitter. Her fans and followers come mainly from Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea, the Philippines, and Japan.
She plays for GSS Sunbeams – a Japanese volleyball team. Sabina is considered one of the most beautiful volleyball players in the world.