One of the most ancient sports enjoys popularity not only in Kazakhstan today. UNESCO added qazaq kuresi into a representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of mankind in 2016. This year, qazaq kuresi entered the program of the Asian Games for the first time. Qazaq Kuresi World Championship 2017 is meant to be another step in the popularization of the national sport. Wrestlers competed for the victory in 8 categories. Sportsmen weighing 55, 82, 90, 100, 100+ kg competed on 28 October; 60, 66, 74 kg and the absolute category competed on 29 October.
The organizer of large-scale competitions is the Association of Legal Entities in the form of the association "International Federation Qazaq Kuresi".