Erkinbek Tezekbaev was posthumously awarded the title Excellence in Physical Culture and Sports of the Kyrgyz Republic
On October 16, the director of the State Agency for Youth Affairs, Physical Culture and Sports, Kanat Amankulov, presented a certificate and a badge to the family of the late Erkinbek Tezekbaev.
The director of the department expressed his sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and noted that the Kyrgyz sport suffered a great loss: «Mr. Tezekbaev made a great contribution to the development of Mas-Wrestling in Kyrgyzstan. Under his leadership, the national team of the country participated in major international competitions, where it proved to be one of the strongest teams. He was a wonderful person, a caring father not only for his children, but also for young athletes».
The family of Erkinbek Tezekbaev, as well as the President of the Mas-Wrestling Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic Iskender Alymbekov, expressed gratitude to the State Agency in the person of Kanat Amankulov.
Vice-President of the Mas-Wrestling Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic Erkinbek Tezekbayev, died suddenly in July 2020 at the age of 57 from coronavirus infection.
Erkinbek Tezekbaev was the vice-president of the Mas-Wrestling Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic, international class Mas-Wrestling referee. Master of Sports of the USSR in sambo. In 2013, he fonded the National Mas-Wrestling Federation and began to develop it under the local name tayak-tartysh. At the II and III World Nomad Games, members of his team in Mas-Wrestling were winners and prizewinners of the competitions.
Erkinbek Tezekbayev raised four children - three daughters and a son.