International Triumph of Our Athletes

26 August 2022
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The Turkmenistan national team made happy sports fans in our country with a great number of medals of the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games, which were held in Konya, Türkiye. The Games illustrated the high level of the development of Turkmen sports. Our team ranked 12th in the standings of the Games, at which more than 4,000 athletes from 56 countries performed. The Turkmen athletes won 23 medals (4 gold, 6 silver and 13 bronze medals). It should be noted that the Turkmenistan national team won 13 medals (2 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze medals) at the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, which were held in Baku in 2017. This progress testifies to the successful sport policy, initiated by the Hero-Arkadag and worthily continued by Arkadagly Serdar.

It was Ziyamuhammet Saparov (a bronze medal in the under 125 kg category of the freestyle wrestling tournament) and Yulduz Jumabayeva (weightlifting) who won the first medals for the Turkmenistan team. Yu. Jumabayeva is the medallist and record holder of the World Championships, which were held in the capital of Turkmenistan in 2018. Our compatriot, a coach at sports school 1 in Gurbansoltan eje etrap, Dashoguz velayat, performed in the under 49 kg category. She lifted 74 kg in the snatch, 93 kg in the clean and jerk and 167 kg in the combined event, which brought the talented athlete three bronze medals. Duygu Alici and Sazie Erdogan from Türkiye took the first and second places respectively.

Vagif SAMEDOV,
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