Today in the conference hall of the Sport Hotel in the Olympic Village a media forum was held dedicated to the results of the event that ended the day before XIV World Kurash Wrestling Championship.
The event was attended by leaders of the International Kurash Association (IKA), African Union (AUC) and European confederation of this type of wrestling (EKC), State Committee for physical culture and sports, National Olympic Committee, Federation of Kurash of Turkmenistan, State Committee of the country for television, radio broadcasting and cinematography of Turkmenistan, media representatives.
Opening the media forum, President of the International Kurash Association (IKA) Haidar Farman congratulated the audience on the successful completion World Championship in Ashgabat, 15 sets of medals competed by 181 athletes from 45 countries on four continents, and in IKA congress, held during the 2023 World Cup, adopted participation of delegates from 53 countries from Asia, Africa, Europe, as well as South and North America.
The head of the International Kurash Association noted that the 2023 World Cup was an outstanding success, expressing special gratitude To President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Hero-Arkadag for his great contribution to the success of this grandiose event, which became a new platform for future dialogue and further cooperation.
As emphasized, at the XIV World Kurash Championship, unlike all previous services worked at the highest level. And this not surprising. Turkmenistan pays great attention to development of sports, expansion of international relations in this area.
Having initiated a number of large-scale sports projects such as national and international significance, Hero-Arkadag and the President of Turkmenistan made sport a national idea and an active diplomatic channel, thanks to which our country often becomes the venue for major competitions.
Thus, in 2017, Ashgabat hosted the V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, bringing together more than 5,000 of the strongest athletes from 62 countries, including Oceania, and in 2018 – the International Rally “Amul-Khazar” 2018", the route of which ran along the route of the historical The Great Silk Road, and the World Weightlifting Championships.
And now another world war has ended in the white marble capital Kurash wrestling championship, becoming a clear evidence of recognition Turkmenistan as a sports power. Two-day competition
held at the Olympic Martial Arts Sports Complex town, ended triumphantly for the Turkmenistan team, whose athletes in 15 weight categories won 15 medals, five of which are gold, six are silver and four are bronze.
With these in terms of performance, our wrestlers were significantly ahead of the overall the number of medals the rest of the teams lost in the team competition the number of gold medals only for the Uzbekistan national team, in the asset which has 7 gold and 1 silver and 1 bronze award. Closed the top three winners were the Kazakhstan team, whose kurashists won one gold, two silver and three bronze medals. In total for Ashgabat World Kurash Championship athletes from 16 countries out of 45 climbed to the podium.
“I am confident that Turkmenistan will achieve even greater results,” stated, speaking at the media forum, the Secretary General International Kurash Association Reza Nassiri. – Turkmenistan – a country that develops sports and promotes a healthy lifestyle. Here you can see sports complexes everywhere, created excellent conditions for people to exercise and drive healthy lifestyle. And this is wonderful!
It was also noted at the media forum that the Ashgabat World Championship Kurashu has attracted great interest in the international media. World Cup matches 2023 via satellite TürkmenÄlem 52 o E broadcast live on the TV channels “Turkmenistan Sport”, “Ýaşlyk”, “Varzish” of the Republic Tajikistan, “Sport” of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as on the Internet.
Separate programs and videos dedicated to this tournament, broadcast on TV channels “Mir 24”, “TRT Avaz”, “CCTV” and "EURONEWS" and were also covered by broadcasters’ news group of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Association "Asiavision" and the Interstate Information Pool. Besides
Therefore, materials about the World Kurash Championship were published in publications of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) and Asian Sports Press Union (ASPU). Great work on coverage of the 2023 World Cup was also carried out by those accredited in Turkmenistan journalists from foreign countries whose materials noted high level of organization of the largest sporting event in Ashgabat.
The participants of the current event visited the city of Arkadag, where, having examined the sports facilities, we were amazed at their level equipment.
President of the International Kurash Association, expressing deep gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan and Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Hero-Arkadag for the creation of the Turkmen party to the most favorable conditions for this tournament, as well as for exemplary work in the development of physical education and sports, the Olympic movement, strengthening peace and mutual understanding, gave them sports equipment and relevant certificates.