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International Athletics Tournament has completed with the victory of Turkmenistan sportsmen in the team event

25 September, 2016 (12:57)
Source: State News Agency of Turkmenistan
Tags: Indoor Athletics, Turkmenistan

The indoor track and field competition, held in the capital city of the Olympic Complex of Turkmenistan 44 medals were being won - 15 gold, 13 silver and 16 bronze. The advantage of our compatriots was undeniable: on the asset side of the opponent is the Uzbekistan national team, runner-up; there are total six awards, two of which are gold.

International competitions gathered about 150 athletes from Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and others., who played for 19 sets of medals in a few sprint races, including hurdles competition at medium distances, long jump, triple jump, shot put, women's pentathlon and high jump. The national team of Turkmenistan includes about 80 of the best athletes from all regions and Ashgabat, having demonstrated leadership quality on the first day of the tournament: the sporting achievements of our country enriched with 23 medals, nine of which are gold. 

First of all, let’s celebrate the victory of Irina Velikhanova, who was out of the competition in the pentathlon, achieved here a new national record, improving her previous achievement at the 2016 Asian Championships in almost 100 points.

As noted, the technical representative of the Athletics Federation of Asian Airat Nigmatov: Turkmenistan has achieved unprecedented progress in the sphere of sports in recent years. This is evidenced by the magnificent, sports complexes that meet international standards. Real masterpiece can be called the Ashgabat Olympic Complex . Having assessed the quality of the indoor complex for athletics, the foreign specialist stresses that this is one of the best arenas in the world. 

Now, our athletes are to be preparing for the championship of Central Asia, scheduled for February next year in the same indoor arena of the Olympic Complex of the Turkmen capital.

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