The Turkmen athletes achieved great success in July this year, which is being held under the motto ‘the Era of the People with Arkadag’. About 1500 athletes from 22 countries took part in the International Kickboxing Tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The Turkmen kickboxers won impressive victories in close competition. Gochmyrat Jumanyyazov competed in the 75-kilogramme weight class event (K1) and defeated all his opponents. Thus, the talented Turkmen kickboxer triumphed at the international tournament. Akmyrat Akyev, a member of the national team of Turkmenistan, competed in the 75-kilogramme weight class event (full contact) and defeated the Uzbek athletes in the first and second rounds. In the final, our compatriot lost to the Kyrgyz athlete and won a silver medal. Gulzada Jorakuliyeva, a student of Turkmen State Institute of Physical Education and Sports, competed in the 65-kilogramme weight class event (full contact) and defeated the athletes from Iran and Uzbekistan. Our compatriot lost to the Uzbek athlete in the final and won a silver medal. Yazberdi Payanov, a student of Turkmen State Institute of Physical Education and Sports, achieved success in the 60-kilogramme weight class event. He took the third place of the podium. Hajymyrat Geldimammedov, a coach at the sports school 1 of the Ashgabat Main Department on Sports and Youth Policy, won a bronze medal in the 86-kilogramme weight class event (full contact).