KASKABAYEV Erik (KAZ) – PVAO – International Player for twenty years, Coach since 2010 and a national referee. Role model in KAZ.



Erik started playing sitting volleyball in 2002 and then internationally in 2006 at the Asian Para Games in Malaysia. Kulushov Nuraly has been the person he has credited as having the greatest influence on his development in the sport.

Event involvement:

2006 Malaysia – Asian Para Games
2007 Brazil – Youth World Championships – Best Player Award
2009 Iran – Junior World Championships
2010 Edmond, USA – World Championships (Division B – Gold Medal)
2014 Incheon, Korea – Asian Para Games – 4th Place
2017 Hangzhou, China – Asian Zonal Championships
2018 Indonesia – Asian Para Games – Bronze Medla
2019 Thailand – Asian Zonal Championships – Bronze Medal

Erik Kaskabayev is an International Level Master of Sport in Kazakhstan and has also worked in the fields on coaching (2010 – present) and as a national referee (2016 – present). His regional team became champions of Kazakhstan and winners of the KAZ Paralympic Games (2021). A talented player and experienced coach, he is seen as a role model for athletes of the Kyzylorda Region and of the nation.