The national team of Turkmenistan is the second in the team standings in the World Youth Belt Wrestling Championship
Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan hosts World Belt Wrestling Championship among young people born between in 1999-2001, where our athletes have achieved another major success, by winning 13 medals three of which are gold, five are silver and as many as bronze. This provides the national team the second place in the team standings.
The competition is attended by several hundred athletes from 15 countries - Russia, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, etc. The winning awards of the highest standards of the team of our country are conferred to: Khekim Kakalyev (the weight category up to 45 kg), Tagantach Guchmammedov (up to 55 kg), and also Palvan Djumakov (up to 50 kg). They have gained three victories on the way to the "gold".
The vice-champion title in their asset is given to Ilyas Rakhmanov (up to 50 kg), Mekan Bekmuradov (up to 55 kg), Palvan Gurbangeldiyev (up to 60 kg), Atageldi Tagandurdyev (up to 65 kg) and Ali Meredov (up to 95 kg). The third place of the podium is given to Agadjan Tachmuhammedov (up to 65 kg), Khakberdi Islamov (up to 71 kg), Yazmammet Atayev, Nurberdi Nurberdiyev (both in the category up to 85 kg) and Jemal Ovlyakuliyeva (up to 63 kg).
A debut in the international sports arena has become the performance of many young Turkmen wrestlers at the World Cup in Astana. As evidenced the results, they have coped brilliantly with the first competition opening the great prospects.
As is known, belt wrestling is included in the program of V Asian Indoor Games and Martial Arts, the start of which remains at least 11 months. Currently, male and female national teams are intensified training preparation to these major competitions. In the remaining time before the 2017 Asian Games our fighters is expected to perform in the matches of international tournaments, including the World Championships and the World Cup Tournament, which will be the most important stage on the way to successful performance in the complex competitions at the continental level in Ashgabat.