Sport commentators summarize the results of the competitions of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, noting the tremendous success of Turkmen athletes with a total of 245 awards, including 89 gold, 70 silver and 86 bronze medals.
The national team of China is in the second place with a total of 97 medals, including 42 gold, 32 silver, 23 bronze medals. In third place is Iran, which has 118 awards: 36 gold, 23 silver, 59 bronze medals.
On the final day of the competition the champions of the 5th Asian Games were determined in chess, tennis and bowling.
The best tennis player in singles was Sumit Nagal from India, who defeated his countryman Vijay Natarajan with a score of 2: 0 in the final match.
Gold in bowling among men was awarded to the team of Chinese Taipei, among women the first place was won by a team from the Republic of Korea.
In the chess tournament today our countrymen Myakhri Geldiyeva and Khurma Veliyeva received bronze in the discipline of the team blitz, losing in the semifinals to stronger rivals from Vietnam.
In the team blitz to 23 years among women the team of Iran, which included Sarasadat Khademalsharieh and Mobina Alinasab, won the first place. In the same discipline among men, the chess players from China, Wei Yi and Lu Shanglei, were the strongest.
In the regular team blitz among men, the winners were Le Quang Liem and Ngoc Truong Son Nguyen from Vietnam, and among women – Zhongyi Tang and Lei Tingjie from China.
The final day of the competition was not full, most of the competitions ended on September 26th. Turkmenistan is a flawless winner of the 5th Asian Games. The national team had gone to great distance from its competitors due to the brilliant performance of our athletes, first of all, in the Turkmen national wrestling and struggle on the belts.
Thus, the 5th Asian Games “Ashgabat 2017” provided new impetus to the development of these martial arts, demonstrated their color to the wide audience.
It is notable that a lot of our athletes have won several awards in various sports disciplines and styles of the 5th Asian Games. Among them – Seydi Batyrov, Zukhra Madraimova, Nasiba Surkieva and other athletes, courageously fighting for the first places and bringing to Turkmenistan a whole bunch of medals of different dignity.
The 5th Asian Games “Ashgabat 2017” opened up new talents, presented invaluable experience to our and foreign athletes and brought unforgettable pleasure to the audience, which will be remembered for many years.