Kickboxing competition of 2017 Ashgabat 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games ended with great success after 4 days competition at the Muaythai Kickboxing Arena from Saturday 23 September to Tuesday 26 September.
Turkmen Merdan Mamedow, (Kick Light -69kg), Muhammet Altybayew (Low Kick -63.5kg), H Geldimammedow (Kick Light -74kg) and Gocmyrat Jumanyyazow (Low Kick -71kg) were the success stories.
There were mixed emotions for Mamedow, who beat close friend and countryman Sanzarbek Sapayew in the final of the men’s Kick Light -69kg on Monday 25 September.
“This medal means more to me than all the other things I have won because this is my country and this is my dream,” Mamedow said.
“I’m really happy but I can’t feel my face at all. It is hurting me to smile. I am so happy to have this medal and for my friend to have the gold,” Sapayew said.
While Iran finished top of the rankings with five gold medals, Turkmenistan’s overall medal count in the Kickboxing competition was 14, two better than their rivals.
There were 15 gold medals available in 11 categories for men and four for women. With Turkmenistan and Iran dominating, the other six gold medals were spread between Kazakhstan – who won two – and Tajikistan, Iraq, China and Kyrgyzstan.
Mr. Nassiri, President of Asian Kickboxing Confederation (WAKO ASIA) declared: We are glad and satisfy with our achievement and participation of teams representing 18 National Olympic Committee with historical participation China National Olympic Committee presenting Kickboxing team.
Nassiri added: We have worked for preparation of the competition for more than 2 years and I would like to use this opportunity to thanks, Olympic Council of Asia management for their support, Executive Committee of preparation of 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games, Sport Committee of Turkmenistan, our International Technical Official, and National Technical Official for participation and collaboration.
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