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Turkmenistan, China and Iran among top three of medal standings

Today, in the framework of the 5th Asian Games, competitions were held in 11 sports, six of them are sambo, kickboxing, freestyle wrestling, weightlifting, billiards, sports dances. Our countryman won 23 medals, including 6 gold medals.

At the moment the team of Turkmenistan is an unprecedented leader in the overall ranking of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, with a total of 229 awards, including 85 gold, 65 silver and 79 bronze medals.

The closest pursuer in the medal standings is the national team of the People’s Republic of China with 78 awards, including 34 gold, 24 silver and 20 bronze medals. In the third place are athletes from Iran, who in total have 102 medals, but only 26 gold medals (according to which they are registered), 18 silver and 58 bronze medals.

Success was accompanied by Turkmen sportsmen in sambo competitions, where they became holders of medals of different dignity. Zafar Madaminov in the weight category over 100 kilograms, Kerimberdi Dovletov (62 kg), Javlanbek Madaminov (82 kg), among the women - Gulbadam Babamuratova (52) rose to the highest place of the podium. Silver medal is with of Zyba Orunova (64 kg). Kasym Populov (74 kg), Elgun Soltanov (82 kg), Khurma Abdyeva (52 kg) are among the bronze medalists.

The national team of Turkmenistan has passed the competitions on kickboxing with the same success. Gold medals have been got by Muhammet Altybaev in the weight category 63.5 kg in the discipline “low-kick”, as well as Merdan Mamedov (up to 69 kg) in the discipline "light kick", whose opponent was a team-mate Sanjarbek Sapaev, who has won the silver medal.

The second place on the podium of kickboxers was also awarded to Pygy Sylabov (57 kg) in the discipline "full contact", Gulzada Dzhorakuliyeva (60 kg) in the discipline "light kick" among women. The third place on the podium was awarded to Said Fakirov (74 kg) in the discipline "light kick", Shokhrat Yagmyrov (71 kg) in the discipline "low kick", Shatlyk Allakov (79 kg) in the discipline "point-fighting", Sayyara Bakhramova (52 kg) in the discipline "low-kick" among women.

In freestyle wrestling competitions Saparmyrat Muradov (61 kg) and Batyr Orazgylydzhov (70 kg) won silver medals, Mekan Orazov (61 kg) brought to the national team bronzes. Turkmen weightlifter Khojamuhammet Toichiev received a silver medal in the weight category over 105 kilograms, gaining a total of a jerk and a snatch of 239 kilograms and yielding 4 kilograms to Rustam Jangbaev from Uzbekistan.

In billiards in the discipline "Russian pyramid" in the combined style Ibabekir Bekdurdyev, losing in the semi-final to Izatbek Ratbekov from Kyrgyzstan with a score of 5:2, became a bronze medalist.

Today in the struggle for the awards of the 5th Asian Games "Ashgabat 2017" dancers entered. Our countrymen Alexander Sisekin and Valeria Nepomnyashchaya won a bronze medal in salsa. The first and second places in this sport dance discipline were won by the pairs from Vietnam and Hong Kong respectively. In the Viennese waltz, the citizens of Turkmenistan Meilis Atamuradov and Lidia Gogoleva reached the final, but could not get close to the podium. The first place here is with dancers from Japan.

Team competitions in chess in the rapid movement discipline started. Our men's team, having scored 7 points, is in the lead. Matches in this discipline will continue tomorrow, when semifinal and final matches will be held after the round-robin competitions.

There were competitions of male and female bowling teams. The results of our athletes in this discipline did not allow them to enter the semifinal, scheduled for September 26.

Short course swimming competitions finished with swimming brace, combined and freestyle, men's and women's relay races were held 4x100 meters.

Futsal tournament among women was finished. In the match for the first place the team of Thailand won the team of Japan. The ball in this match was scored only in the 14th minute and it was made by Thai futsal players. Five minutes before the end of the match, the Japanese team equalized, but then again allowed the opponent to come forward. When the fifth Japanese player went out on the field it did not help the team, but, on the contrary, it was a third goal of opponents into the empty net. So, the winner is the Thai team with a score of 3:1. In the match for "bronze" the Iranian team confidently defeated the Chinese team with a score of 5:1.

Today the first champions of the 5th Asian Games for the court tennis were determined. In the final mixed doubles, Nuttanon Kadchapanan and Nicha Lertpitaksinchai from Thailand scored a stubborn three-set fight (5:7, 6:4, 6:2) and won Jagadeesan Vishnuvardhana and Prarthana Thombare from India.

The second finalist in the men's singles, Vijay Natarajan, was determined, and in the finals he will meet Sumit Nagal, both members of the Indian team. Finalists in doubles were also announced. Men will be defeated by Kazakh and Indian tennis players for gold, and in women's pairs the athletes from India will play with representatives of Thailand. Final matches will be held on September 26th and 27th.