The last day of the World Kurash Championship in Istanbul (Turkey) brought another two medals to Turkmenistan National team.
Traditionally, the medals in heavy and super heavy weight categories were contested in the end of the tournament.
Our wrestlers entered the number of the prize-winners of the competitions. Student of National Institute of Sports and Tourism Dayanch Omirov was one step from the gold in the 81 kg weight category and won silver medal.
Student of the same university Hudayberdy Jumayev won the bronze in the 100 kg weight category.
Totally, our sportsmen won 9 prizes during this championship – two silver and seven bronze medals, six in men’s and three in women’s competitions.
It is worth mentioning that the first days of the last month of the Year of Health and Inspiration were very successful for Turkmen sportsmen who were participating in three prestigious competitions. Besides the World Kurash tournament, our compatriots took part in the VII International Martial Arts Games in Minsk and in the World Powerlifting Championship in American Anaheim. Our sportsmen stepped to the winner podium more than once in each of these tournaments.
Thus, student of National Institute of Sports and Tourism Kristina Shermetova won the medals of the World Championship for the first time in the history of Turkmen women powerlifting. 24-year old debutant of the World tournament, the foster of Honoured Coach of Turkmenistan Ahmed Sariyev won three medals – two bronze in clean-and-jerk and snatch and one silver in total count, in 53 kg weight category where 23 athletes contested for the prizes.
On the next day, the victorious mood of our sportsmen was continued by 25-year old Honoured Master of Sports, Champion of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Rejepbay Rejepov who won three silver medals in clean-and-jerk, snatch and total count in 77 kg weight category. Totally, Turkmen powerlifters won 4 silver and two bronze medals at the World tournament.
Turkmen master of non-Olympic taekwondo (ITF) won the same number of medals at the VII International Martial Arts Games in the capital of Belarus. However, here our sportsmen wonone gold and five bronze medals. Goshaniyaz Durdiyev (up to 64 kg weight category) won the gold, Abdyrahman Hasanov who won skilled Russian fighter, Myahri Agayeva (up to 51 kg), Orazmyrat Chariyev in tuli discipline (complex exercise) won the bronze. Another two bronze medals were won by Turkmenistan team comprising of Goshaniyaz Durdiyev, Orazmyrat CHariyev, Gaygysyz Atabayev and Serdar Hydyrov in team complex exercise (tuli) competitions and team sparring.
Thus, Turkmen sportsmen won 21 medals for only four days of three large international tournaments.
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