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Arkadag FC wins the title

Arkadag FC, established in the spring this year, became the champion of Turkmenistan in its first season. The team with the same name as the first smart city in the country achieved this success four fixtures before the end of the season. In the 23rd fixture of the Football Championship of Turkmenistan, the team won Altyn Asyr FC with a score of 4:0 and earned its first title after this victory. Thus, Altyn Asyr FC is 16 points behind the leader in the standings. Having played 19 matches in the 23rd fixture, the ‘signalmen’ would score only 15 points if they win all the upcoming matches.

The glory of the Turkmen sports

The National Leader of the Turkmen people, our Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has initiated great work to promote the principles of a healthy lifestyle in our society, and to educate the physically and spiritually healthy, broad-minded, and smart younger generations. This ambitious work is underway by the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov in the revival of the new epoch of the powerful state. To date, the Turkmen youth take the leading positions in international sports, win events and competitions, lift the national flag highly, glorify our Motherland and provoke the pride of our people. Since the beginning of this year, the Turkmen athletes have competed in over 240 international tournaments and won 700 medals, including in 200 gold medals. This is a wonderful result of the great initiatives of the National Leader of the Turkmen people and the concern of the President of Turkmenistan for the development of high-level sports, for the promotion of the Olympic movement, and for the excellent conditions and wide opportunities for athletes in the country.

The home of health

Impressive work is underway to promote the principles of a healthy lifestyle, to prepare the younger generations according to modern educational programmes, and to educate them in the spirit of patriotism and hard work in our country under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov. Special importance is attached to the development of mass physical culture and sports, because they represent the main conditions for being healthy. Besides, health is the source of a happy life. It inspires creative thinking, motivates to work diligently and to follow vocation in life. Physical activity and sports strengthen the immune system of people. They are the main means to prevent and control diseases.

Sports prestige of the country

The physical culture, health and sports movement gained a wide scope in our country in the revival of the new epoch of the powerful state. It has become a noble tradition to host the sports events that gather thousands of people from around the globe. The XIV World Kurash Championship held in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat on November 23–28, 2023, demonstrated the growing prestige of Turkmenistan in the world of sports. In this context, an international media forum ‘XIV World Kurash Championship on International Media’ was held on the eve of the tournament. The officials of the International Kurash Association, the State Committee on Physical Culture and Sports of Turkmenistan, the National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan, representatives of the foreign and domestic mass media took part in the forum. A rich cultural programme was prepared for the guests before the Championship.

Intensive training sessions

On December 4, the national judo team of Turkmenistan started the training sessions in Tokyo, Japan. The Turkmen delegation that participated in the Tokyo Grand Slam 2023 attended the training sessions. It should be noted that the Turkmen athlete Hekim Agamammedov won a medal in the prestigious tournament that gathered 506 athletes from 84 countries.

Medal at the prestigious tournament

The Tokyo Grand Slam 2023, which is considered one of the most prestigious judo tournaments, concluded in Japan on December 3. 506 athletes from 84 countries took part in the two-day international tournament. 8 athletes represented the national team of Turkmenistan at the Grand Slam. Thus, the Turkmen judoka Hekim Agamammedov competed in the 66-kilogramme weight class event and won a bronze medal of the tournament. The private of the military unit 1001 named after Malikguly Berdimuhamedov of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan defeated A.Berliner (USA), Y.Najafov (Azerbaijan) and R.Izvoreanu (Moldova) on the way to the bronze medal. Moreover, the Turkmen judoka won W.Lima (Brazil) and E.Battogtokh (Mongolia). Impressive performance brought the Turkmen athlete to the third place on the podium.

Success of the young chess players

The Turkmen chess players won one silver medal and one bronze medal on the first match day of the 2023 Western Asian Juniors & Girls Chess Championships in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Vepaly Halyniyazov, a student of Turkmen State Architecture and Construction Institute, scored 5.5 points out of 7 and took the second place. Harshavardhan, an international master from India, scored the same number of points and triumphed at the tournament thanks to the additional indicators.

Turkmen wrestlers secured 15 medals in the world kurash championship

«7/24. tm» № 49 (184) 04.12.2023 28.11.2023. Today, the 14th World Kurash Championship, which brought together representatives from four continents of the planet - Asia, Africa, Europe as well as South and North America, was completed in triumph at the Martial Arts Sports Complex of the Olympic village of the capital city.

A new page in history of sports

«7/24. tm» № 49 (184) 04.12.2023 During his visit to the Multidisciplinary Sports Complex in Arkadag City, President of the International Kurash Association Haider Farman presented a special set of kurash sports uniforms and certificates for Hero-Arkadag and Arkadagly Hero Serdar as a sign of profound respect for their efforts to comprehensively develop sports and the Olympic movement in Turkmenistan and create conditions conducive to staging and hosting world competitions in Ashgabat at the state level. This shows that the Turkmen state attaches great importance to promoting the martial arts in the country, in particular the Olympic movement. The sports equipment and certificates were accepted with gratitude.

Representative of Turkmenistan heads Statistics Committee of International Kurash Federation

«7/24. tm» № 49 (184) 04.12.2023 Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sports, Head of the Kurash Federation of Turkmenistan Serdar Ataev headed the Statistics Committee of the International Kurash Association (IKA). 53 delegates of the IKA Congress, which was held in the conference hall of the Sport Hotel in the Olympic Town, unanimously supported his candidacy.

Concern for the younger generations

The bright future of the country depends on the concern for the younger generations. Thus, thanks to the state policy of the President of Turkmenistan, excellent conditions are created to ensure a prosperous and happy life for the young Turkmen people and their personal development, and to reveal their potential. The results of the educational transformations implemented by the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and our Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov are seen at every turn. To date, schools, kindergartens, educational and creative centres that meet the modern requirements are built and put into operation in the Turkmen capital, regional centres, and towns. They are equipped with modern educational technologies and interactive multimedia products. 6 kindergartens and 18 secondary schools were opened and put into operation in all regions of the country on the beginning of the 2023/2024 academic year. Laptop computers were presented to the first graders on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan and the National Leader of the Turkmen people.

Another Triumph of Domestic Sports

Turkmen Wrestlers Win 15 Medals at the World Kurash Championships The XIV World Kurash Championships, which brought together representatives from four continents of the planet – Asia, Europe, Africa and South and North Americas, triumphantly ended at the Martial Arts Sports Complex of the Olympic Village in the capital city.

Interesting trips

A trip to museums in the Turkmen capital was organized for foreign guests who came to Turkmenistan to take part in the 2023 World Kurash Wrestling Championship. They visited the State Museum of the State Cultural Centre of Turkmenistan and the Museum of Fine Arts of Turkmenistan. At the museums, the guests got acquainted with the exhibits that represent different periods of our history. They were excited to start the World Championship with such an interesting trip.

An ancient form of martial arts

Kurash wrestling is a form of ancient and traditional martial arts of the Turkic peoples. This wrestling was considered as the decoration of national holidays and festive events of many peoples. According to historical sources, it originated in Central Asia about 3.5 thousand years ago. In the Alpamysh epic, kurash wrestling is described as one of the most popular and favourite martial arts. The ancient Greek philosopher Herodotus mentioned kurash wrestling in his work ‘History’ and emphasized its importance in the traditions of ancient nomadic peoples. UNESCO has included kurash wrestling on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2016, recognizing that it promotes kindness and compassion and has a great impact on the wellbeing of society. The discipline, philosophy, techniques and traditions of kurash wrestling have been passed down from generation to generation over centuries. No one thought of combining them into a unified system, because every family member knew all the traditions of this wrestling. Moreover, kurash wrestling did not spread outside Central Asia. Only in 1980, Komil Yusupov, a master of kurash wrestling, judo and sambo, started conducting research. After 10 years, the rules of this wrestling were established. Based on historical traditions, these rules determine weight classes, actions and holds, duration of a round

A sports power

Impressive work is underway to promote physical culture, sports, and the principles of a healthy lifestyle, to attract the younger generations to sports, and to enhance the international sports prestige of our country under the wise leadership of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov in the revival of the new epoch of the powerful state. The holding of the 2024 World Kurash Wrestling Championship and the 2025 World Sambo Championship in Ashgabat demonstrates this fact. The Turkmen people witness the international success of our country and the development in the field of sports. They use the multipurpose stadiums, sports schools, physical culture and health facilities and other sports complexes, built and put into operation all over the country. The President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted, ‘Physical culture and sports are the main sources of health and strength that encourage creative initiatives and determination to implement them’. The President of Turkmenistan promotes the prestige of our beloved country as a home of health, inspiration and sports.

The World Kurash Championships

The physical and spiritual development and education of the younger generation is one of the main directions of the policy of the respected President Serdar Berdimuhamedov. The personal example of Arkadagly Hero Serdar, who is an Honoured Coach of Turkmenistan and the President of the National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan and his regular participation in mass sports events, organised in our country, inspires the country’s youth to do sports and to follow a healthy lifestyle. As part of his working visit to Budapest (Hungary) in August of the current year, the distinguished President took part in the ceremonial events of the World Athletics Championships, which is a clear indication of the commitment of the head of state to a healthy lifestyle and the development of international cooperation in the field of sports. This area of partnership is a subject of interested discussion during foreign visits of the President of Turkmenistan. In this context, the improvement of the sphere of physical culture and sports and the development of the principles of a healthy lifestyle are reflected in the national legislation of Turkmenistan, which is based on the Constitution of Turkmenistan. Article 15 of the Basic Law stipulates that the state promotes the development of international relations in the fields of science, culture, education, sports and tourism. The legislation of T

Kurash is an Ancient Form of Wrestling

Today, the Kurash that has attracted the attention of the whole world has gained great popularity and fame, and this Kurash has deep historical roots. Wrestling   which was one of the forms of martial arts, originated in ancient times in Central Asia. As a result of historical findings discovered by historians and archaeologists, it was confirmed that the age of this type of sport is about 2.5-3 thousand years. If we mention the findings that scientifically prove the history of the battle, that is, the statues of two wrestlers found in Gonurdepe  (2nd millennium BC), the image of two  wrestlers in the wall paintings (pictures) found in Penjikent, the artworks depicting the images of two wrestlers   in ceramic pots found in Ancient Bactria, this is all that has been said confirms Turkmen wrestling was a wrestling held in almost all the villages on the banks of the Amudayara River in Lebap Velayat, during weddings and large ceremonial events. In the 14th century, the world-famous commander Teymurleng (Tamerlan) forced them to engage in wrestling in order to physically strengthen his army. Since the 20th century, great attention has been paid to Kurash in Uzbekistan.

New FC Arkadag logotip

«7/24. tm» № 48 (183) 20.11.2023 The National Leader of the Turkmen people reviewed the draft designs of the logo of Arkadag Football Club during his recent working trip to Arkadag City. The Hero-Arkadag noted that the football club logo should reflect the development of national sports, in particular the involvement of youth in sports of high achievements and be the pride of Turkmen athletes.

Kurash — a sport that unites peoples

«7/24. tm» № 48 (183) 20.11.2023 Currently, the preparations for the World Kurash Championships, which will be held at the martial arts complex of the Ashgabat Olympic Town on November 23–28, 2023, are nearing completion. Turkmenistan has extensive experience in staging major international sports forums.

Kurash wrestling is an ancient sport

Kurash wrestling is a mode of sports that combines the wrestling arts of the Turkic peoples. According to the historical sources, this wrestling has been established on the Uzbek soil several millennia ago. The ancient Greek philosopher Herodotus mentioned kurash wrestling in his works. Avicenna noted in his writings that this wrestling is beneficial for health. He emphasized that kurash wrestling is of great importance for the physical and mental health.