Bicycle —a means of healthy life

The word «Bicycle» was derived from the conjunction of Latin words «velox» — fast and «pes» — foot. As is known from its name, in this type of sport knee and foot parts of a leg are mostly active. Doctors have noted that as a result of continual daily cycling in fresh air, there is a very low level of possibility for developing exhaustion, anxiety and distress in a human body. Moreover, it contributes to keep metabolism in stability and eliminate excess fats. The effect of physical conditions occurring during cycling extends to 2-3 hours after stopping it. Nowadays, a bicycle is considered to be the most widespread means of transport. Its cheap price, light weight, small size, no fuel consumption and its safety increase the attraction of this type of transport. Cycling as a sport is especially popular in our country. At present construction of modern cycle tracks and other sport complexes, the wonderful tradition of our National Leader holding regular cycling marches uniting thousands of population of Turkmenistan gave a powerful impetus to developing cycling sport.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov takes part in honoring of the world champion

President of Turkmenistan, President of National Olympic Committee of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has visited the capital’s Olympic village where took part in the event on occasion of the honoring of Turkmen sportswoman Yulduz Jumabayeva – the winner of gold medals of the World Weightlifting Championship held in Ashgabat in November 2018. Members of the Government and State Security Council, heads of ministries and profile departments, public organizations, mass media, directors of universities and Turkmen sportsmen took part in the ceremony, which was held in the Martial Arts Complex of the Olympic village. Representatives of diplomatic corps have also attended the ceremony.

Preparing for Important Exams

(Part 2. See Part 1 in the March 6 issue) Returning to the draft Cycling Promotion Programme of Turkmenistan in 2021–2025, we should note that after commenting on the report at the sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave specific recommendations to involve citizens of the country in cycling. In particular, the leader of the nation underscored the importance of building bicycle parks, specialised stores, workshops, parking areas at shopping centres and bike trails, training bicycle mechanics, opening bicycle rental points for adults and children and laying bike paths in parks.

Preparing for Important Exams

At the recent meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was informed of the draft Cycling Promotion Programme of Turkmenistan for 2021–2025 and the draft Action Plan to the Programme. Speaking about the timeliness of promoting the large-scale physical culture and sports movement in our country, the leader of the nation emphasised sport was a crucial factor contributing to peace and friendly relations among states and nations. Sports diplomacy that has a profound impact on the foreign policy of our state enables Turkmenistan to more often host major international tournaments, including cycling competitions. This is illustrated by the World Track Cycling Championships to be held in Ashgabat this autumn. The Turkmen leader highlighted the importance of bringing the draft Programme in line with modern requirements, in particular, the adoption of measures to build up material and technical resources necessary to promote cycling in the country. An important step towards this goal was made in 2013, when the National Cycling Technical Centre of Turkmenistan was established on the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov (the Cycling Promotion Programme for 2013–2017 was approved the same year) that profoundly facilitated the work of the National Cycling Federation. Along with building up the material and technical base, the new sports

Forward - to New Victories!

The sports movement of our country in the Era of Might and Happiness has gained unprecedented development. And not only on the national, but also on a global scale. Turkmenistan is increasingly becoming the centre of major planetary and regional competitions, bringing together thousands of professional athletes from all continents under the banner of the sport – the main envoy of peace and friendship. Such active development, of course, has influenced the growth of the skills of the Turkmen athletes, who achieve impressive successes in most kinds of sports. And all this is directly connected with the name of our President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov – an active adherent to a healthy lifestyle, whose initiatives in a relatively short period of time have elevated Turkmenistan to the rank of one of the world’s leading sports powers. The leader of the nation himself sets an example for our youth, finding in his busy schedule time for hiking and horse riding in mountainous areas, cycling and car racing. Such actions inspire young people for doing sports, and all the necessary conditions have been created for this.

Nation’s healthy lifestyle

Concern for improving the welfare of the people and strengthening the health of the Turkmen people has been elevated by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the rank of the most important state tasks. The national leader says, “The duty of the state is to take care of the health of its citizens, for this is a guarantee of the intensive socioeconomic development of any country.” Thus, over the years of the implementation of the Saglyk State Programme and radical reforms in the healthcare sector, a great work has been done, due to which the average life expectancy of the population, who have received access to high-quality medical services at modern medical institutions equipped with the latest technology, has increased, morbidity level has decreased, and also large-scale measures have been taken to develop the domestic pharmaceutical industry and to increase the production of medicines. Special attention is paid to training specialists, improving their qualifications and developing medical science. The improved legislative framework has become a reliable basis for the successful implementation of reforms and large-scale transformations in the healthcare sector.

To the Glory of Turkmenistan

Training sessions of Turkmen weightlifters from the men and women’s national teams, who are preparing for the qualifying competitions of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan) postponed to 2021, resumed in the last days of December last year. Our weightlifters improve their skills at the Ashgabat Olympic Complex that offers the conditions conducive to training. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made sure of that during his recent visit to the main sports facility of Turkmenistan. The ambitious Olympic Complex project was initiated and approved by the leader of the nation, who adheres to a healthy lifestyle and makes regular hiking, horse riding and cycling tours at the foothills, setting a good example for talented Turkmen youth. With putting into operation the sports facility, which has no analogue in Central Asia, Ashgabat became one of the most popular cities in the world to host major international tournaments. This inspired our athletes to much better performance at sports competitions, which profoundly contributed to their outstanding results.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visits the capital’s Olympic village

On January 20, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has visited the capital’s Olympic village and inspected the preparation to coming big international tournaments in our country and training of sportsmen. Upon arrival in the Olympic village, the President of Turkmenistan has been met by the Vice-premier who supervises health protection sphere and public and sport organizations as well as the head of Ashgabat’s administration, heads of certain ministries and profile departments.

Arts Glorifying Sport

Sport is an indisputable social phenomenon of our time. Indeed, it permeates all layers of society and culture, involving education, politics, economy, science, art, media and international diplomatic relations in its orbit… In the Era of Might and Happiness, sport is one of the crucial spheres of self-realisation and self-assertion of an individual in our country. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov says, “Sport as a social institution has a very high social status, it is intended to contribute to raising our patriotic spirit and building a great personality in terms of physical perfection.” Sport is a special kind of social production that “produces” a winner, a victory. Participants in competitions can experience the joy of victory achieved through their will, work and talent, and moreover, make better and excel themselves. Art is an appeal to the soul, morality. It is a mistake to think that sports contribute to physical perfection only. For example, many students at the State Academy of Arts of Turkmenistan practice sports, and it helps them develop a sense of beauty in themselves.

Advantages of Table Tennis

In connection with the situation and medical norms doing sports at home is necessary, especially for professional athletes who must constantly keep a sports form in a certain state. For many athletes, home conditions are quite acceptable and even more in demand. But how can table tennis masters train at home? After all, not everyone has their own spacious hall with a bulk inventory. It turns out that for them an effective lesson plan without a specialised table for the game is also developed, which is aimed not only at maintaining proper sports form, but also for improving game skills. In the same conditions, Turkmen followers of this Olympic sport, including young athletes who especially need such training, exercise. Firstly, let’s talk about physical exercises that can help improve professional skills. This is primarily a load on the leg muscles, which are the main driving force when playing table tennis. The main factor is the ability to move with lightning speed in your area along the table. For the development of these qualities it is necessary to apply speed races (sprint) for short distances (10, 20, 30 and 40 metres). The area around the house can be a running field.