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An inspiring event

Ilyas Demirci, the Secretary General of the Union of Engineers and Architects of the Turkic World, arrived in Turkmenistan to participate in the celebrations on the occasion of the opening of the city of Arkadag, and presented the President of Turkmenistan with the medal ‘For outstanding services to the Turkic world’. This event inspired the Turkmen people. It should be noted that the work initiated by our Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is implemented by the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov. The medal ‘For outstanding services to the Turkic world’ awarded to the President of Turkmenistan confirms his personal contribution to the unique image of Turkmenistan on the path of modern harmonious development.

Sunny days of summer

People know from childhood that there is no life without the Sun. A sunny day brightens the mood, increases activity, and metabolism in the body. However, the high temperature affects the human health. Excessive ultraviolet rays can cause irreparable damage to the body. Sunburn not only affects the outer layer of the body, but also damages the eyes. The risk of sunstroke increases in the summer. Thus, physicians advise everyone not to walk during the day between 09:00 and 18:00.

The first football match took place in the new city of Arkadag

«7/24 tm» № 28 (163) 10.07.2023 Today, on the occasion of the opening of the city of Arkadag, the first ever football match was held at the stadium put into operation here, in which the local team of the same name met with the current champion of Turkmenistan «Ahal». The game, although it had the status of a friendly, aroused increased interest among football fans, who filled the stands of the 10,000-seat arena to capacity.

Sports infrastructure of the city of Arkadag

«7/24 tm» № 28 (163) 10.07.2023 A sports infrastructure has been created in Arkadag, Turkmenistan’s first «smart» city that promotes healthy lifestyle principles in society.

In England, for the first time a football referee used a whistle

«7/24 tm» № 28 (163) 10.07.2023 No one knows exactly when this game appeared. Historians found the first mention of football as «the ball game with feets» in Chinese sources dating back to the second millennium BC. In its modern form, football began to be cultivated in the early 19th century in privileged educational institutions in England, as a useful activity for young people.

World Sambo Cup to be held in Kyrgyzstan

«7/24 tm» № 28 (163) 10.07.2023 The World Sambo Cup will be held in Kyrgyzstan on August 22-23. The tournament in Sport and Combat SAMBO among men and women will be held in the city of Cholpon-Ata. After the end of the competition, a seminar for referees and a sports camp for coaches and athletes will be held.

The home of a happy childhood

Representatives of the younger generations in Turkmenistan receive all-round support in the revival of the new epoch of the powerful state. It should be noted that impressive work is underway in our country to bring up the healthy, hard-working, patriotic younger generations, to educate children from an early age, to strengthen their physical and mental health, to develop personal skills, and to improve the work of educational institutions in accordance with the modern requirements. In this context, our compatriots contribute to the programmatic and integrated approach in this field. On these historic and joyful days, the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov signed the Decree on the National Action Plan for the Realization of Children's Rights in Turkmenistan for 2023–2028. The document ensures the rights and well-being of children in our historical period of progress and transformations, creates conditions aimed at protecting and systematically improving the rights of children in the social, political, socio-economic, and cultural systems, and improves the social and living conditions of the younger generations, the quality of education and preparing children for life.

Cyclists are riding towards health

«7/24 tm» № 27 (162) 03.07.2023 Three cyclists from Lebap velayat set off on a trip around Turkmenistan. They dedicate their trip to the 300th birth anniversary of Magtymguly Fraghi.

Turkey amends law on legionnaires

«7/24 tm» № 27 (162) 03.07.2023 Football players from Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are no longer considered legionnaires in the Turkish championships, a Mir 24 sports columnist Givi Tvaltvadze reports on the new law.

Successful performance

The city of Krasnodar (the Russian Federation) hosted the International Grand Prix in sambo and combat sambo on June 24–25. Over 100 athletes from 7 countries, namely, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, took part in the tournament. Our compatriots won four bronze medals in the close competition. 7 sambo wrestlers represented the national team of Turkmenistan headed by Nurmammet Tekaev. Four of them took the third place of the podium in the combat sambo events.

Medals at the international tournament

Our compatriots successfully competed in the 8th WKF Karate Championship of Central Asia held in Bishkek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic. Over 200 athletes took part in the Championship, and 24 karatekas represented Turkmenistan. Our compatriots won 11 medals at the Championship of Central Asia, namely, two gold medals, one silver medal, and eight bronze medals. Yslam Annaorazov, a 10-grader at the specialized secondary school 1 in Gokdepe Etrap, Ahal Velayat, competed in the kata event for 16-17-year-old athletes and earned a gold medal. Gurbannazar Gurbannazarov, a 10-grader at the secondary school 20 in Bayramaly, Mary Velayat, achieved the highest result in the 63-kilogramme weight class event (kumite) for 14-15-year-old athletes.

On the eve of the regional event

The draw of the 2024 AFC Futsal Asian Cup qualification has been held at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur. According to the draw, the national team of Turkmenistan will play in the Group A. Besides the national team of Turkmenistan, this Group includes the teams of Thailand, Hong Kong and China. The national teams were divided into 8 groups. The matches of the qualification will be played in a centralized format in Thailand, Bahrain, the Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

FIAS invites sambists to summer ITA webinar series

«7/24 tm» № 26 (161) 26.06.2023 International SAMBO Federation invites sambists to join webinar series of the International Testing Agency (ITA) in July and August

4,000 Kilometres are Ahead to Ride

Three cyclists from the Lebap velayat set off on a trip around Turkmenistan. They dedicate their trip to the 300th birth anniversary of Magtymguly Pyragy. The initiator and organiser of the tour is a famous traveller and photographer Batyr Abdullayev, who resides in the Parahat village of the Dyanev etrap. He has made several hiking and cycling trips across the country, travelling each time from 700 to 1,800 kilometres. His new trip is the ninth in a row. This time, Hudayberen Saparov from the town of Seydi and a primary school teacher from school 31 in the Koytendag etrap Gulruh Jumayeva set off with him. This is Hudayberen’s third cycling trip. He intends to ride to Ashgabat and then return. Previously, he has travelled twice on a two-wheeled transport to Turkmenbashi. Gulruh, who will accompany the travellers on the road, surprised everyone. It was before the trip that she learned to ride a bicycle and was not afraid to go on such a long journey. The teacher decided that she would tell her students about her journey. Together with Batyr, she will run along the entire route – to Bekdash through Turkmenabat, Mary, Ashgabat and Turkmenbashi and back to Ashgabat, from where they will head towards Dashoguz, and they will ride to Gazojak from the administrative centre of the northern region. After reaching the town of Seydi, they will move to the right bank of the Amudarya River,

Turkmenistan is the country of sports

The teams of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan competed not only for prizes, but also for qualification for the final stage of the Asian Championships at the U12 Central Asian Tennis tournament, which was held at the Tennis Complex of the Olympic Village in Ashgabat on June 5–9. The results and winners of the tournament were announced on the final day of the competition. The women’s national tennis team of Turkmenistan won the bronze medals at the tournament. The men’s national tennis team of Turkmenistan earned the silver medals and qualified for the final stage of the Asian Championships. As is known, the Turkmen wrestlers successfully compete in the international events. Thus, our athletes won medals at the regional and world championships held in the Turkmen national wrestling, alysh wrestling, kurash wrestling, sambo wrestling and other modes of sports.

President of Turkmenistan takes part in opening ceremony of new equestrian sports complex and festive events

«Türkmenistan Sport», № 2 (18), 2023 urkmenistan solemnly and widely celebrated the Turkmen Horse Day on the last Sunday of April. The opening ceremony of the equestrian sports complex of military and law enforcement agencies in Ak Bugday etrap and the award ceremony of the Ýylyň Iň Owadan Ahalteke Bedewi International Contest and the contest among cultural workers took place to mark this significant date of the national calendar. President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov attended the festive events.

President of Turkmenistan meets with President of International federation of association footbal

«Türkmenistan Sport», № 2 (18), 2023 On May 4, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov met with President of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Gianni Infantino at the Olympic Stadium in the Ashgabat Olympic Town.

Mass bike ride held

«Türkmenistan Sport», № 2 (18), 2023 On April 7, mass bike rides entitled «Arkadag Serdarly bagtyýar ýaşlar - sport, sagdyn durmuş baş ýörelgämiz» took place to mark World Health Day.

Celebrations in honour of turkmen athletes

«Türkmenistan Sport», № 2 (18), 2023 In the era of the Revival of the new epoch of the powerful state, the promotion of the large-scale physical culture and health improvement movement and sports of the highest achievements is the focus of attention of the President of Turkmenistan. Huge state support enables Turkmenistan to stage international tournaments and Turkmen athletes to perform at international competitions, whose victories raise the authority of our country as a sports power.

World Bicycle Day celebration

«Türkmenistan Sport», № 2 (18), 2023 On June 3, a large-scale bike ride marking World Bicycle Day took place in the capital city. President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took part in the action.