Ashgabat Young Jigits Succeed in World Cup in Bucharest

Ashgabat Young Jigits Succeed in World Cup in Bucharest

Today, on September 15, in Bucharest, the Ju-Jitsu World Cup among boys and girls of different age categories ended. Almost one thousand three hundred fighters of “soft power against hard” from about three dozen countries gathered in the capital of Romania.

This ancient struggle, born in the Land of the Rising Sun, five centuries ago, in Turkmenistan, along with other martial arts, has received some development in recent years.

Five young Turkmen wrestlers represented the country in Bucharest, of which two became the owners of a silver and bronze medal. They are, respectively, M. Gurbanov (weight category up to 37 kg) and M. Kasymov (up to 34 kg).

Both young athletes are students in grades 6. Their desire to “improve their spirit and body” based on the art of “soft power” was stimulated by the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which took place in Ashgabat in 2017.