Altynbekova was then lambasted by her coach for being too distracting to compete. Her coach Nurlan Sadikov told Tengrin News: “It’s impossible to work like this. The crowd behaves like there is only one player at the championship.”
As a result of the overwhelming amount of fake Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts set up dedicated to her, she had to issue a comment on her Instagram clarifying what accounts were the real ones for her fans to follow.
What does that last one even mean?
On Twitter, people started using the #LoveSabinaltynbekova hashtag to make declarations of love and tweet marriage proposals. Here are just a handful of the comments she receives on a daily basis:
- Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency a week after a deadly terror attack on a beach hotel.
- Some 150 migrants stranded in the French city of Calais stormed the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to make it to British territory.
- Matt Stonie won the 2015 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest, beating 8-time champion Joey Chestnut ☀️??