Fighting for clean sport

«Türkmenistan Sport», № 3 (15), 2022 The National Anti-Doping Agency of Turkmenistan takes effective steps to prevent and combat doping in the sport of our country in accordance with the Law of Turkmenistan On Doping in Sports, the Code of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Standard for Education (ISE). The National Anti-Doping Agency of Turkmenistan conducts educational seminars for athletes, coaches and sports experts to explain the dangers of doping for health, the rights and obligations of athletes, the list of substances and methods prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the anti-doping rules and the doping control procedure.

Korean sambist proves that sambo is stronger than any other martial arts kaleidoscope

«Türkmenistan Sport», № 3 (15), 2022 The Republic of Korea hosted the Best Martial Arts 2022 sports tournament, which was attended by representatives of 12 sports. The main goal of the competition was to determine the strongest martial art. Following the results of several rounds of the tournament, a Korean sambist Jaehee Jang won.

Pan American Sambo Union admitted to Association of Pan American Sports Confederations

«Türkmenistan Sport», № 3 (15), 2022 The Pan American Sambo Union (UPASA) was admitted to the Association of Pan American Sports Confederations (ACODEPA). This decision was adopted at the ACODEPA Congress, which was held in Santiago, Chile on September 1.

Cameroonian sambists receive state orders from President

«Türkmenistan Sport», № 3 (15), 2022 The solemn ceremony in honour of the Cameroon national sambo team and the National Sambo League took place in Yaounde. The reason for the event was the success of the African Championships, which was held in July this year, and the achievements of the Cameroonian sambists in the international arena.

European Sambo championships have ended

«Türkmenistan Sport», № 3 (15), 2022 The European SAMBO Championships was held in the Serbian city of Novi Sad. From September 15 to 18, first youths, then juniors, and subsequently adult sambists from 25 countries of the European continent fought for the opportunity to climb the podium. In total, about 400 athletes took part in the main continental SAMBO tournament.

Independence is our happiness

On September 27, the Turkmen people have solemnly celebrated a major holiday – the 31st anniversary of independence of Turkmenistan. According to the cherished tradition, the main events of the holiday were held on the square in front of the State Tribune, which welcomed numerous guests in festive dress. The car platform of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Policy accompanied with numerous columns of masters of different sports, winners of international and national competitions, and their skilled trainers and coaches took part in the parade. Turkmenistan is recognized as the home of wellness and inspiration. Our country improves the national legislature in this area, adopts and successfully implements programmes within the framework of state support for physical education and high-level sports. The transformations implemented in the national sports system have resulted in formation of new generations of the talented young people, who glorify our country with their achievements and make a worthy contribution to the international sports prestige of our Motherland.

Regulations and prize fund of the World Sambo Championships in Bishkek published

«7/24. tm», № 40 (123), 03.10. 2022 The World Sambo Championships will be held in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, from 11 to 13 November. The best sambists of the planet will take part in the competition in 21 weight categories: 7 for men, 7 for women, and 7 for Combat SAMBO among men. The winners of the tournament will compete for a prize fund of 231 thousand US dollars. The general partner of the World Championships is Rosneft oil company.

Success of the sports policy

Permanently neutral Turkmenistan has been internationally recognized as a sports power in the years of independence. This recognition is due to the great work of our Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov implemented during these glorious years. The President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted, ‘The great initiatives started by our Hero-Arkadag have resulted in the high international sports prestige of our country. Different tournaments, including in international events, held in our Motherland, which is recognized as a country capable of hosting large global sports forums, is an excellent embodiment of our national sports strategy’.

Boxing rules in brief

Young boxing fans do not clearly understand the difference between the terms ‘knockdown’ and ‘knockout’. A knockdown occurs when a fighter touches the floor of the ring with any part of the body other than the feet following a hit, but is able to rise back up and continue fighting. A knockdown triggers a count by the referee. There should be one second between the verbal command ‘Stop Punching’ and the count. If a boxer goes down there is a mandatory 8 count. That means that even if the boxer rises to his feet the referee must continue the count up to 8 and then say ‘Box’. If the boxer is not able to rise back up and continue fighting even after the count of 8, the referee says ‘9, 10’ and adds ‘out’ after it. If the fighter fails the count, then the fight is ended as a knockout. At the children’s, youth and amateur events, the fight ends after the first knockdown. The professional boxing match continues until the third knockdown. Besides, a boxer who has been knocked out must rest for at least three months (if the blow was landed to the head) and must undergo medical attendance. The ringside physician immediately examines the beaten boxer. The boxer’s corner acts on the physician's instructions.

The pride of the Turkmen people

Ahalteke horses are an integral part of the national cultural heritage. From ancient times to the present day, representatives of various arts sing in their works love for the horse, its loyalty, grace, intelligence and racing virtues and also immortalise the talent of the people, because such a perfect breed is a result of creativity, knowledge, patience and inexhaustible creative possibilities of many generations. Nowadays Turkmen specialists aim their work at expanding the scientific basis of horse breeding activities using modern methods, promoting equestrian sports in the country and fostering international cooperation in this sphere. However, the main aspect of this work is to preserve the continuity of horse breeding traditions. This baton of glory was passed on from century to century, from one generation to another, and today, in the digital age, it is important that young people continue to revere and cherish the heritage of the nation, which determined their historical destiny.