On the penultimate day of the 5th Asian Games, September 26th, competitions were held in 9 sports. In four of them (kickboxing, sambo, wrestling, chess), Turkmenistan was awarded 15 medals, including 4 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals.
The total count of the country is 284 awards, of which 89 gold, 70 silver and 85 bronze.
The second in the list of leaders was China, which has a total of 93 medals (40 gold, 30 silver and 23 bronze).
Third place went to athletes from Iran, who won 115 medals, including 34 gold, 22 silver and 59 bronze medals.
Turkmen athletes, as before, showed themselves best in martial arts. In kickboxing in the weight category 74 kg "light-contact" there were no equals to H.Geldymammadov, and silver in the "full contact" was won by our compatriot Mekan Amanov (67 kg).
In the Sambo competitions today, the Turkmen team has 2 gold, which were brought by Yenish Merdanov (52 kg) and Rusana Nurjanova (56 kg).
The holders of silver medals for this sport are Novruz Ataev (52 kg) and Serdar Khodzhamuradov (90 kg).
Bronze was given to Myakhri Akmyradova (56 kg) and Abdylla Babaev (68 kg).
In the Greco-Roman wrestling, the Turkmen athlete Ali Seikhov (71 kg) won silver, and his teammate Shikhazberdy Ovelekov (85 kg) was awarded bronze.
Today two duets of our chess players Maksat Atabaev and Yusup Atabaev, as well as Meilis Annaberdyev and Saparmyrat Atabaev brought the first 2 medals of bronze dignity to the chess team of Turkmenistan.
The best chess players at the Games of Ashgabat 2017 are the athletes of China, who won 3 gold and 4 silver medals, ahead of Vietnam, who have 2 gold and 2 bronze medals.
In the penultimate day competitions were held in 5 sports disciplines - billiard sports, sports dances, futsal, kickboxing, wrestling and sambo.
The absolute champion in billiards was China, on account of which 5 gold and 3 bronze medals. The PRC also leads in terms of the number of medals in sports dances, having 5 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal.
In the futsal turned the best team was from Iran, which was awarded 1 gold and 1 bronze medal.
Leadership in medals in the wrestling is also occupied by Iran, on account of which 9 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals. It is followed by China, which has 5 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals.
Turkmenistan took only 9th place in the standings, not so much on account of any gold, but possessing 3 silver and 4 bronze awards.
In the standings on sambo, Turkmenistan leads with 8 gold, 6 silver and 9 bronze medals. On the second line is Kazakhstan with 1 gold and 3 bronze medals.
Today the leader in the number of medals in kickboxing was Iran, on account of which 5 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals. Turkmenistan firmly established itself in the second position, yielding to the leader 1 gold medal, but ahead with silver (5 vs. 2).
The final day of the competitions at the 5th Asian Games will define the winners of the chess tournament, as well as the owners of indoor bowling and tennis cups.