Kickboxing Federation of Turkmenistan
Turkmen kickboxers win 11 medals at tournament in Helsinki
22 February, 2017
In major international competitions, Turkmen kickboxing masters have achieved another great success. This time they distinguished themselves at the competition in Helsinki (Finland) and won 11 medals. Seven of them are gold, one is silver and three are bronze. Four gold medals were won by students of the National Institute of Sports and Tourism Charygylych Tagangulydzhov (weight category up to 60 kg), Mukhammet Altybaev (up to 63.5 kg), Shohrat Halliev (up to 67 kg) and Shohrat Yagmyrov (up to 75 kg). Two government officials Gochmyrat Jumaniyazov (up to 71 kg) and Azamat Jumakuliyev (up to 81 kg) added two gold medals to the sporting achievements of Turkmenistan. Another place was taken by Azat Annayev (up to 91 kg), coach of the sports school in Turkmenbashi (Balkan region). Shohrat Pirimanov, a representative of the kickboxing federation (up to 86 kg), climbed to the second step of the podium. Bronze medals were won by the coach of the sports school of Turkmenabat (Lebap velayat) Nariman Aydogdyev (up to 60 kg), students of the Institute of Sports and Tourism Merdan Mamedov (67 kg) and Seyitmukhammet Charyev (75 kg). Our kickboxers were trained by Alexander Snagovsky, Honored Trainer of Turkmenistan, head coach of the national team. Now the athletes of the city sports committee, which is part of the Ashgabat general education sports school, will have to intensively prepare for the next major international tournament. The tournament is planned to be held in April on the territory of the capital's Olympic village. These competitions will give our athletes the opportunity not only to explore, but also to try out new sports grounds. In September this year, the V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games will be held at the venues. The final composition of the national kickboxing team of Turkmenistan will be determined based on the results of the competition in Ashgabat in April. The capital of Thailand also hosts international Grand Slam jiu-jitsu competitions and world championships for juniors and adults. The performances of our compatriots were successful: the achievements of our country in sports were supplemented by 44 medals, of which 11 are gold, 18 are silver and 15 are bronze. This figure puts the national team of Turkmenistan in second place in the overall standings.