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.