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President of Turkmenistan and the head of the IWF exchanged views on the prospects for cooperation
9 Nov
President of Turkmenistan and the head of the IWF exchanged views on the prospects for cooperation

On November 8, 2018, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Tamas Ayan.

During the conversation, the Turkmen leader and Tamas Ayan discussed the preliminary results of the 2018 World Cup, in which representatives from about a hundred countries — Africa, Europe, Asia, America and Oceania take part. Five countries claimed the right to host the tournament, but the IWF decided to organize it in Turkmenistan, which today achieved impressive achievements in all spheres, including sports.

The current Championship, thanks to the modern sports infrastructure formed in Turkmenistan and the positive national experience in holding various competitions, has become a truly memorable event and has even more raised the country's international authority, the head of IWF said.

Noting that Turkmenistan received applications for holding in the near future world-class competitions on the cycle track, sambo, boxing, and the Asian Beach Games, the head of state expressed readiness to consider the possibility of accepting weightlifting tournaments in our country in the future.

Expressing gratitude to the head of state for the proposal, Tamas Ayan stressed that the federation headed by him will continue to provide full support to the further development of the Turkmen school of weightlifting.

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