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Turkmen taekwondo - in the top three Asian teams
30 March, 2016 (18:31)
In Almaty finished VIII Asian Championship in taekwondo (version ITF) Juniors and adults, where our athletes have once again demonstrated great skill, winning 20 medals - 4 gold, 6 silver and 10 bronze. This success has provided the national team of Turkmenistan in third place in the team event.
About 1,500 athletes from 17 countries participated in the competition. In order to promote and develop taekwondo among the young followers of the Korean martial art, the organizers of the current Asian championship for the first time included in the program of the age group of 11-13 years, whereas previously were allowed to compete only with the juniors 14 years. Also, innovations were made and the number of participants in weight classes. From now on, each of them may be part of two athletes from the same team.
As part of the Turkmen taekwondo, it is worth noting achievements member junior team Orazmyrat Charyeva of Mary. Our compatriot was fighting for medals in five disciplines, each of which successfully - with the release of the final competition. As a result, O.Charyev won 3 gold and 2 silver medals - the best result among all participants in the Asian Championship.
The owner of another gold medal in the team of Turkmenistan became R.Atanyyazov (up to 45 kg). Much of the credit in the augmentation of the Turkmen-winning team at the Asian Championship belongs to Myakhri Agayeva, won four medals, two of which are silver and two bronze.
According to Chairman of the National Federation of Taekwondo ITF M.Rozyeva, competition in Kazakhstan revealed a significant increase in the skills of our athletes. At the previous Asian Championship in Nepal Turkmen taekwondo won 15 medals in contrast to the current 20 awards.
Now, our taekwondo sportsmen are preparing for the world championship among juniors and veterans of this type of martial arts, which will be held in August in Italy. Preliminary national team will be formed based on the results of the national championship, which will take place in mid-April in the administrative center of Balkan province.
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