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Volleyball player slammed for being 'too attractive'

Yahoo7 Sport July 27, 2014, 1:22 pm

Kazakhstan volleyball player Sabina Altynbekova is starting to develop quite a following in her home country and on the internet.

Playing in the Asian Under-19 Championships, her good looks and long limbs have captivated fans and the media alike, but it seems her teammates aren’t too happy about it.

The attention has left members of her own team slightly peeved, and now media in her homeland have slammed the obsession with her.

“Fans just stare at her and they are not following the championship any more,” reported Vesti, a daily newspaper in Kazakhstan.

Her coach Nurlan Sadikov says people just stare at Sabina and pay no attention to the actual game.

"It is impossible to work like this," he said.

"The crowd behaves like there is only one player at the championship."

Sabina herself has expressed embarrassment about the situation.

"I was flattered at first but it's all getting a little bit much," she said.

"I want to concentrate on playing volleyball and to be famous for that, not anything else."

We are not sure whether or not she is any good at volleyball.

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  1. Peter Hanley07:32pm Sunday 03rd August 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    What championship?

  2. Drakanne03:17am Saturday 02nd August 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    six feet tall...wow

  3. Steve09:24am Friday 01st August 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    Who voted for this ? she is attractive but there is others out there that look even more attractive.

  4. Mark09:41am Thursday 31st July 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    If you have---its not illegal to flaunt it.

  5. Mark09:40am Thursday 31st July 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    Some girls just have it all.

  6. allen07:56am Thursday 31st July 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    So we you have to choose, either take care of yourself and be lovely, or be athletic, but your country says your only allowed to be one of those at one time, not both.

  7. Weatherman12:34am Thursday 31st July 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    #$%$ #$%$ #$%$. GO KHAZAKHSTAN!!! #$%$ #$%$ #$%$...Just keep Borat away for now.

  8. Garrie05:34pm Wednesday 30th July 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    She looks like one of those Chinese robot-Human things

  9. Fasces03:25pm Wednesday 30th July 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    What a bjtch, where does she get off looking so good!

  10. L02:53am Wednesday 30th July 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    GO KAZAKHSTAN!!! It's a wonderful opportunity to educate people about Kazakhstan and my talented compatriots. So proud!!!! Speaking of gender bias – no one ever said that David Beckham is too attractive to play European football. Go figure!