Turkmen weightlifters win the gold and bronze at IV Islamic Solidarity Games
Polina Guryeva, competing in weight category up to 63 kg, won gold medal. In snatch, our compatriot easily lifted 88 kg and fixed 105 kg above he head in jerk, having scored 193 kg in total. The advantage of the foster of the Honoured coach of Turkmenistan Ahmed Sariyev was overwhelming – the nearest competitor was left behind by six kg.
The silver prize was won by Gulnabat Kadyrova (up to 69 kg). The participant 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with total count of clean and jerk 224 kg and 99 kg in snatch made new national records exceeding her previous one for 4 kg. in jerk, Turkmen weightlifter managed 115 kg.
On the day before, judo wrestler Maria Lohova won the bronze in weigth category up to 70 kg. Our compatriot won the representative of Morocco team Hafsa Yateem on the second minute in the fight for the bronze.
Tennis women team – Jahan Bayramova, Anastasia Prenko and Guljan Muhammedkuliyeva won the stubborn matches with Azerbaijan (2:1) and Pakistan (3:0) and got bronze medal.
Merdan Atayev distinguished himself I swimming. The foster of Honoured Coach of Turkmenistan Sergey Epifanov became the vice-champion in backstroke final.
Taking into account today’s achievements, Turkmenistan national team has five medals – one gold, two silver and two bronze, what placed our sportsmen in the top ten.
On May 14, another Turkmen boxer Horasan Imamkuliyev, competing in the weight category up to 60 kg, confidently held two wins and entered the semi-final.