News 19 september 2017
Now, they are well-known public figures, promoters and ambassadors of sport, who carry out their diplomatic mission in various countries. V. Tretiak and I. Rodnina have found a big number of sincere friends and fans in Turkmenistan. Along with the participation of the in the distinguished ice stars in the 2017 Asian Games opening ceremony, their visit to the capital also included meetings with Turkmen sportsmen and their coaches.
Belt wrestling competitions have been started. Turkmen team has very good promises in this sports what was proven on the first day of the tournament when the fights in classic discipline have taken place. Fifteen Turkmen wrestlers were in the final back then and four matches were held only between the representatives of Turkmen tea, what guaranteed both gold and silver medals.
- The whole history of the Turkmen nation has been inseparably linked with Alkhalteke horses. The Turkmen say: “My horse is my wings”. The Akhalteke horse is the wings of the Turkmen, the treasured possession that rapidly accelerated the march of history. This explains why the Ashgabat 2017 Games opening ceremony as well as the Games-related events are closely associated with the horse.
Contest for the awards in Ne-wasa discipline has been held today. Women final in weight category above 70 kg was entirely between Turkmen wrestlers. Aysoltan Garchovova took over her teammate Sabina Agajanova who became silver medal winner.
Former Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Turkmenistan Vahdat Sultan-zade shares his impressions on sport festival
- The period of diplomatic mission in Turkmenistan left a big trace in my memory and enriched my awareness, - Vahdat Mamedovich said in the conversation. - I was lucky to witness historical processes of generation of social and political, social and economic progress of the country.