Martial Arts Sport Complex of the Olympic village is one of the popular facilities built for Asian Games – 2017
Built with full compliance with technical regulations of International Olympic Committee and the Asian Olympic Council, it attracted immediate attention of society of many countries. In the beginning of April 2015, Ashgabat hosted delegation of Asian Sambo Union (ASU). Asian Games – 2017 and role of Turkmenistan in development of world sport became the main subjects of the conference held in new sport complex.
In the first day of Asian Sambo Championship - 2016, when everything was ready for competitions, the congress of Asian Sambo Union was held at conference-hall of Martial Arts Sport Complex of the Olympic village in Ashgabat. Delegates from 20 countries took part in the session. High level of development of sambo in Turkmenistan was mentioned during the conference. Turkmen athletes participate in World and Asian chamionships and other competitions. As for today, our sportsmen are among five strongest team in the world and among three in Asia. It was mentioned that presence of modern sport infrastructure in the country and creation of conditions for improvement of skills of our athletes favoured their successful performance at World championships and other prestigious international tournaments. In 2015, Turkmen sportsmen participated in 162 international sport competitions and won 411 medals (138 gold, 98 silver and 179 bronze). There 74 prizes of international level competitions and 58 – Asian among them.
The result of such fruitful work is great respect of sambo in the country. For seven years, Sambo Federation is recognized as on of the best federations in the country. Turkmen sambo wrestlers proved their high status during home Asian Sambo Championship – 2016, having won 13 gold medals and taken first place in total count. Totally, collection of Turkmen National team counts 66 prizes where besides gold medals, there are 26 silver and 19 bronze.
Martial Arts Sport Complex can host five thousands spectators. Many types of martial arts and sports as sport wrestling, boxing, taekwondo, powerlifting are able to be held there. Sizes of the main hall (52 x 30 metres) allow placing of three tatamis simultaneously. Project and construction of this sport facility as well as other facilities of the Olympic village was carried out I full compliance with technical specifications of International Olympic Committee and Asian Olympic Council. They meet the highest international standards.
All necessary conditions for sportsmen and gusts like locker rooms, more than 30 shower cabins, steam bath and sauna are made there. Dining halls for 448 people are located at first and second stores of the building. Press-centre equipped with advanced technologies and provided with high-speed internet connection as well as conference hall are made for the mass media. Several medical points, provided with modern equipment necessary for endering of specialized medical aid, work in the sport complex.
Strict adherence to international standards is compulsory condition for high level competitions. Every action of the Olympic village utility service is planned and coordinated, what excludes deviation from existing standards and regulations. Test status of Asian Sambo Championship confirmed the readiness for Asian Games – 2017.
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