Kickboxing Federation of Turkmenistan
The national kickboxing team of Turkmenistan won 12 medals at the Finnish Open Championship
29 January, 2018
Since the beginning of the year, our athletes have been successfully performing at prestigious international competitions and winning medals of various levels. Our national kickboxing team took part in the Finnish Open Championship in Helsinki. More than a hundred athletes competed for the prizes, including athletes from Sweden, Lithuania, Estonia and other countries. In total, our athletes won 12 medals at this competition. Five of them are gold, three are silver and four are bronze. Twelve of our athletes represented the Turkmen team at the K-1 kickboxing competition, and all of them won medals. In the men's 60 kg category the performances were especially successful. The first place was taken by Pygy Sylabov (silver medalist of the 2017 Ashgabat Games), silver - Yazberdi Payanov, bronze - Khudayguly Komekov. Our men's team managed to win four more gold medals at this championship. In the final, Muhammad Gurbanov (75 kg) confidently beat the Finnish athlete. The race to take first place in the 71kg weight class was even more controversial. In it, Akmurat Akiev managed to beat an athlete from Estonia. Two more gold medals were won by Gadam Abdyev (67 kg) and Yusup Akhmetjanov (51 kg). In the final among kickboxers from Finland, Charygylych Tagangylydzhov (63.5 kg) and Aygozel Gurbangeldieva (52 kg) came out on top and won silver medals. Azamat Dzhumakuliev (81 kg) and Gulzada Dzhorakulieva (70 kg), silver medalist of the Ashgabat-2017 Games, and Sayara Bahramova (56 kg), bronze medalists of the V Asian Games, reached the third stage of the podium. Dovletmyrat Orazgylydzhov, a fourth-year student at the National Institute of Sports and Tourism of Turkmenistan, in those days won a bronze medal at the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix in freestyle wrestling in Krasnoyarsk (Russian Federation). Our athlete, who defeated his opponent from the USA 13: 0, had to face individually Hetik Sabolov from Russia, the main strong athlete of the competition in the quarterfinals. Then our athlete lost to the future Grand Prix winner. In the match for the bronze, D. Orazgylydzhov met with an athlete from Mongolia. When the score is 9: 0 in our favor, the rival stops the competition.