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Turkmen weightlifters won 11 medals at the Asian Championships
25 July, 2022

Turkmen weightlifters won 11 medals at the junior (under 17) and (under 21) youth Asian Championship held in Tashkent.

Medine Amanova, a 10th-grade student of secondary school 104 in Ashgabat, who competed in the 64-kilogram weight class, brought five medals to the Turkmenistan team. Four athletes competed in the girls’ competition of the same age group (under 17). Medina won three gold medals. She showed the best results in the deadlift (85 kg), the push (104 kg) and the total of both events (189 kg). In the youth competition with the participation of nine athletes, Medine won the fifth place in the push and pull, the bronze medal in the deadlift and the bronze medals of the Asian Championship in both events.

Saparly Mukhyev, an 11th-grade student of the 20th secondary school in Ashgabat, became the center of attention with his excellent performance at the Asian Junior (under 17) Championship. In the six-man 89-kilogram event, he successfully completed five of his six attempts and won all three gold medals. His best results in deadlift (135 kg), deadlift (165 kg) and combined weightlifting (300 kg) made him the champion of Asia among juniors.

Gulalek Kakamyradova brought two bronze medals of the Asian championship held in Tashkent to the prize fund of the country. Five athletes participated in the 59 kg weight category competition for girls under 17 years of age. Shee placed fourth in the snatch (77 kg). Shee took the third place in the C&J (93 kg) and in the total of two types (170 kg).

One of the small bronze medals was won by Perhat Bakhtiyaov in the weightlifting (125 kg). The 9th grade student of «Olymp» secondary sports school achieved this victory in the junior (up to 17 years) 55 kg weight class competition, which was attended by 11 athletes from 9 countries.

Perhat, who turned 16 on October 8, successfully completed five of six attempts and broke Turkmenistan’s junior record in the clean and jerk (102 kg) and in overall (227 kg).

In his final attempt, P.Bakhtiyov tried to overcome the weight of 127 kg, which would have brought him a bronze medal in both categories. This attempt failed. Thus, Boris Gulamov’s student took the fifth place with a result that was only 1 kg less than Kazakhstan’s Yerassil Umarov, who won the bronze medal.

Perhad’s performance was sixth in the youth competition, which was held with eight athletes.

The performances of two of our compatriots - Gaygysyz Toraev and Bektimur Reyimov in the youth competition were recorded as the fourth and sixth results. Torayev lifted a total of 306 kg (135+171), while Reyimov managed to lift 296 kg (134+162).

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