The names of the Turkmen athletes who will perform at the XXXII Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan have been announced. According to the National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan, 9 athletes will represent our country at the prestigious tournament. Thus, our skilful athlete Gulbadam Babamuratova will compete in the judo event. At her second Olympics (the first one was the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro), Gulbadam will compete in the 52-kilogramme weight class event.
Hojamuhammet Toychyyev (+109 kg), Ovez Ovezov (109 kg), Rejepbay Rejepov (81 kg), Polina Guryeva (59 kg) and Kristina Shermetova (55 kg) will demonstrate their skills in the weightlifting events. Mergen Mammedov will compete in track and field athletics, namely, hammer throwing event. Darya Semyonova (100-metre breaststroke) and Merdan Atayev (100 and 200-metre backstroke) will perform at the swimming events.