Turkmenistan national team confidently leads the team overall at the Games

Turkmen team continues the fight for awards at the V Asian indoor and martial arts games. This day also pleased with successful performances and regular medals, won by our athletes. Performances in competitions on wrestling on belts, Thai boxing, billiards, track and field athletics, wrestling “kurash” brought places on the pedestal of honor to the Turkmen.

On the fifth day of the Games, our national team's asset was increased by 38 medals, including 10 gold medals. Turkmenistan consolidates its leadership in the general-medal test with each new victory. According to the results of all the game days there are 127 medals are on the national team's account: 53 of them are of the highest standard, 37 - of silver denomination, 37 - bronze medals.

Today the 36th session of the General Assembly and the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Olympic Council of Asia was held in Ashgabat. Speaking at the assembly, OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah noted the excellent organization of the Games “Ashgabat 2017” is being held in these days in the capital of Turkmenistan, a high level of sports facilities of the Olympic town. It was stressed that the holding of a large-scale sporting event, which gathered representatives of Asia and Oceania in Ashgabat, became proclaimer of constructive partnership, goodwill and good-neighborliness.

The representatives of the National Olympic Committees of Asia and Oceania, participating in the meeting, reported on the results of the work on popularization and development of sports in their countries. The meeting also hosted presentations of the Asian Games scheduled for the coming years in various countries.

Competitions in wrestling on the belts, where there are fights in the classical style continue. Our athletes demonstrate high results in this sport. 14 Turkmen wrestlers reached the finals and only our compatriots took part in two games at once.

As a result, Seydi Batyrov in the weight category up to 100 kg, Medet Hallygurbanov (60 kg), Agamyrat Orazsakhedov (65 kg) were awarded gold medals on wrestling on belts in the classic style.

Among the women Maksuda Egemberdieva (over 70 kg), Lachin Badaglyeva (50 kg), Zarina Abdyrahmanova (55 kg), Zukhra Madraimova (60 kg), Gulnar Hayytbaeva (65 kg), Nasiba Surkieva (70 kg) rose on the first step of the podium.

Silver medals were won by Akhal Ballarov (over 100 kg), Sapa Jumaev (55 kg), Rustemgeldy Agageldiyev (65 kg), Khangeldy Allakov (70 kg), among women - Jahan Mukhamedova (over 70 kg).

Myratkhan Azadov (55 kg), Agajan Tachmuhammedov (60 kg), Orazmyrat Orazmyradov (70 kg), Gulfia Jumaeva (55 kg), Rosa Tashpulatova (60 kg), Dinara Khallyeva ( 65 kg) have won "bronze" in the classical style on wrestling on belts.

A “kurash” wrestling competition, which is another kind of martial arts has started, where the Turkmen team has good potential. Today, medals were played in a number of weight categories. Turkmen wrestler Erkin Omurzakov (60 kg), among women Anna Dmitrieva (over 87 kg) and Shirin Kubaeva (87 kg) were awarded silver medals, "Bronze" - on the account of Shohrat Khallyev (60 kg) and Leila Aliyeva (over 87 kg).

Semi-final matches took place in Thai boxing. Their winners will continue the fight for gold tomorrow - these are Turkmen boxers Mustafa Saparmyradov (67 kg), Yanyl Kavisova (54 kg), Jennet Ainazarova (57 kg). And the losers have already become bronze medalists: our compatriots Rustem Bayramdurdiev (57 kg), Adylbek Nurmetov (60 kg), Nurgeldy Atayev (63.5 kg), Yusup Byashimov (75 kg), Dovletmyrat Guijov (81 kg) as well as Selbi Djumaeva (51 kg), Gulshat Gylyjeva (57 kg), Enejan Velmuradova (60 kg).

Today the first medals among the masters of billiards were played. In the discipline of the "Russian pyramid" in a free style, our athletes took almost the entire pedestal of honor, having taken one "gold" and two "bronzes". In the match for the gold medal, Ibabekir Bekdurdiev confidently outplayed the representative of Kazakhstan Yernar Chimbayev with a score of 5: 1. "Bronze" was won by Turkmen citizens Begench Aydogdyev and Annamamed Annamamedov. Ahead competitions are waiting us in other disciplines of this sport.

Athletics competitions are over. Today the Turkmen team won a "bronze medal" in the women's relay race 4 for 400 meters. Also medals were played on high jump, heptathlon, shot throwing, in 1500, 800 and 400 meters.

Weightlifters competitions continue. Only two kilograms were not enough for our weightlifter Tolkunbek Khudaibergenov in the weight category of 69 kg in the sum of a spurt and to get on the podium. In the weight category of 58 kg Turkmen athlete Byagul Berdyeva became the seventh and Nilufar Jumabaeva - the tenth.

In competitions of the first round in the "mix" discipline among tennis pairs, Turkmen sportsmen Anastasia Prenko and Isa Mammetguliyev in the dual meets with Gavin Jacopo and Sainty Moloti from Tuvalu confidently lead in two sets with a score of 6: 0, 6: 1.

Men's and women's pairs will also come out tomorrow on the court, among whom there are representatives of the Games’ hosts. In the second round, rivals of our tennis players will be: Wong Hong Keith (Hong Kong) at Isa Mammetgulyev, and at Bayramova Jahan - Beatrice Gumula (Indonesia).

The futsal matches continue. Here the women's national team of Turkmenistan finished the fight for medals, losing in the last match to the Japan team - the leader of the group "A". Japan team has to play with futsalists from Iran; the team of Thailand will meet with the Chinese team.

Men's national team of Turkmenistan ahead of schedule guaranteed its way to the quarter final with a confident score 5: 1, having beaten the team of Chinese Taipei, having scored the maximum 9 points.

In group "B", the Afghan team defeated Uzbek footballers 4: 2 and won the first place here. In the second match of this group, the Chinese team beat the Maldives 9: 3 team.

Men's national team of Turkmenistan joined the fight in the 3x3 basketball competition. In the first match, our basketball team lost to the team of Lebanon 11:17, but in the second - left no chance to Tajik basketball players, having beaten them with a score of 22: 4. Our team retains the chances of reaching the quarterfinals, but for this we need a victory in the next match with the leader of the group "B" - the team of Iraq.

In taekwondo the names of winners among men in weight categories up to 58 and 80 kilograms, for women - up to 49 and 62 kilograms became known. From the Turkmen, the fighter Yusup Annayev (80 kg) reached the quarterfinals, where he lost to the athlete from Jordan and could not continue the fight.

Today, races in the men's and women's sprint took place in the framework of the race track competitions.