The 2022 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships was held in Tashkent, the Republic of Uzbekistan. Over 260 athletes from 21 countries of the region took part in the competition. The youth and junior national weightlifting teams of Turkmenistan competed in the Championships. The Turkmen delegation included 24 members, namely, 16 athletes, 4 coaches, and 2 referees, the team leader and a special representative.
It should be noted that the Turkmen athletes started the Asian Youth and Junior Championships with outstanding results. In the first days of the tournament, our compatriot Perhat Bagtyyarov competed in the junior 55-kilogramme weight class event, lifted 125 kilogrammes in clean and jerk and won a bronze medal. The talented young athlete lifted 102 kilogrammes in snatch and 227 kilogrammes in total to occupy the fifth place. Perhat is a 10th grader at the Olymp secondary sports school.