In the 5th Asian indoor and martial arts games competitions in 12 sports which have brought to our sportsmen 18 more medals, including 8 gold ones, were held. The national team of Turkmenistan takes first place in the total medal standing, having by the results of the past competitions a total of 193 awards, from which 77 - gold, 54 - silver and 62 – bronze medals.
The last day of belt wrestling athletes competed in in duels in discipline «alysh» in classical style. Our sportsmen finished the final day in this sport on the positive note, having shown good results and in final duels at once there appeared 10 Turkmen fighters on the mat.
The gold" was given in our national team to Jepbar Atamammedov (over 100 kg), Seydi Batyrov (100 kg), Medet Hallygurbanov (60 kg), Mekangeldi Berdiyev (70 kg), Gylych Jumayev (90 kg). Among women on the first step of the podium ascended Leyli Durnazarova (over 75 kg), Zuhra Madraimova (60 kg), Dinara Hallyeva (65 kg). Silver medals for the national team were secured by Guvanch Yagmurov (80 kg), Hanmuhammet Patdyev (90 kg), among women – Rano Uzakova (70 kg).
Bronze awards were given to Kerim Gurbanov (weight category under 100 kg) and Seytmurat Ataev (60 kg) and among women - Maksuda Egemberdieva in the weight category over 75 kg, Lachin Badaglyeva – under 55 kg, Hesel Bekieva (55 kg), Zarina Abdyrahmanova (60 kg), Jahan Muhamedova (75 kg).
In billiards following the results of the sets which took place today in discipline «Russian pyramid» in the combined style at once four Turkmen nationals - Ibabekir Bekdurdyev, Annamamed Annamamedov, Begench Jumagylyjov, Shamuhammmet Tashliev made the way to the quarterfinals planned for September 24.
Fights took a start in kickboxing in the men’s and female categories. The first Turkmen sportsmen who passed semi-finals are already known. They are Farida Kutlimuradova (56 kg) in discipline "full-contact" and Gulzada Jorakulyeva (60 kg) in discipline "light -kick", who overcame in quarterfinals accordingly Samar Abdullah from Syria and Sabine Kim from Uzbekistan. Tomorrow quarter final duels will proceed and then the first medals in Games in kickboxing will be played.
The female national team of Turkmenistan in basketball 3х3 successfully overcome the stage of quarterfinals, having won the team of IRI. Since first minutes our basketball players broke away and without having allowed recovering competitors, and kept them at a respectful distance. As a result - a confident victory 14:7 was gained. In the semi-final the Turkmen team will meet the national team of Thailand which has not yet learnt bitterness of defeats. Thai basketball players overcame Jordan by 18:4. The second semi-final modular Syria and Uzbekistan made won teams of Chinese Taipei and Indonesia.
The Turkmen men's national team in persistent struggle conceded in the quarterfinal to the team of Qatar with the score 12:14.
Quarterfinals in futsal among men took place. Turkmen players met representatives of Afghanistan. The match was extremely persistent and of rigid character – one and other team exchanged upper hands. Eight minutes before the end of the match our national team conceded 2:4, but could even up scores and get an extra time. But also it did not reveal the winner, contenders hammered each other with a score - 5:5. All were solved by a penalty series in which futsal players of Afghanistan took an upper hand. The national team of Turkmenistan finishes the tournament worthily, there were many attacks but there was no luck for so desired victory.
The Afghani team will play in the semi-final with the national team of Iran which won Thailand with a score 10:4. Two more quarterfinals took place - modular Japan overcame futsal players of Jordan with a score 4:1, and the team of Uzbekistan won the national team of Vietnam with a score 2:0. Winners of these matches will make the second semi-final in men's futsal.
Our sportswomen Jahan Bayramova and Anastasia Prenko in two sets with the score 7:6 6:3 conceded in the quarterfinal to Chang Hsyao-Yun and Wey Ting-Chieh from Chinese Taipei to obtain the right to the semi-final.
In individual scoring in show jumping Turkmen jockey Begli Garajaev on racer Dabaraly became eleventh among 31 participants. Hamad Ali Al-Attiah from Qatar received first place.
Competitions in short course swimming proceeded in butterfly stroke, back stroke, relay races in freestyle for 400 metres for men and women. Our compatriot Merdan Atayev could enter the final for 50 metres and took seventh place.
In bowling passed a draw in doubles category for men. Results of our sportsmen in this discipline did not allow them to reach the quarterfinals. Seon Jong Cho and Hevon Kang from the Republic of Korea received first place.
By the result of three game days Turkmen chess player Meylis Annaberdiyev gained 4 points, Hanjar Odeyev - 3,5 points, in the female category Mahri Geldyeva and Bahar Hallayeva - 3 points. Duels on chessboards in the single category will come to the end tomorrow and following the results of all games and winners in this discipline will be defined. The following days team competitions in rapid and blitz will start.
Weight-lifters in push and jerk and in weight categories under 94 kg for men and under 75 kg for women were determined. Ours weightlifter Ruslan Ramazanov occupied 10th place in group "A", Sohrab Moradi from IRI became winner.
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