The Turkmen delegation took part in the opening of the Olympic Games
25.07.2021. During the visit of representative Turkmen delegation at the head of Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet S.Berdimuhamedov to the capital of Japan according to the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan for participation in the official opening ceremony of XXXII Summer Olympic Games, a number of important bilateral meetings on discussion of issues of interstate cooperation took place.
Fulfilling commissions of head of the state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the head of delegation of our country held important bilateral meetings in the course of which they considered the present state and prospects of development of Turkmen-Japanese interaction on the most significant directions, first of all in political -diplomatic, trade and economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres.
Besides, the delegation of our country led by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet, honoured coach of Turkmenistan S.Berdimuhamedov according to the commission of the leader of the nation took part in the official opening ceremony of the ХХХII Summer Olympic Games.
The opening ceremony at the Olympic stadium of Tokyo started with the parade of athletes in which course participants of the Games passed through the stadium, carrying flags of their countries with proud. Among the strongest sportsmen of the world under the Fatherland’s banner members of the national team, in which structure nine young athletes acting in four sports, also passed.
In the Olympic Games passing in Tokyo, the most titled sportsmen of Turkmenistan - Hojamuhammet Toichiev, Ovez Ovezov, Rejepbay Rejepov, Polina Guryeva, Christina Shermetova, Merdan Atayev, Darya Semyonova, Gulbadam Babamuratova and Mergen Mammedov take part.
Experts – specialists and coaches - will be close to sportsmen. Among them the head coach of the national teams in swimming, honoured coach of Turkmenistan S.Epifanov, master of sports in track and field athletics H.Rahmanov, judo coach Ch.Geldibaeva judo, honoured coaches of the country in weightlifting I.Matkarimov and head coach of the national team A.Emiryan, and also the master of sports of international class, quadruple participant of the Olympic Games U.Bazarbaev.
It is necessary to note that the XXXII summer Olympic Games will last more than two weeks. This time it will feature 339 events across 33 sports. In the program of the present Games there will be at once four new sports: karate, rock-climbing, surfing and skateboarding, and also after a small break baseball and softball were included in it. Besides, the program of the Games will include mixed relay races in swimming and track and field athletics. Competitions in new sports increase number of played medals. So, as compared with the Games which were held in Rio 5 years ago, in Tokyo 33 medals more will be played.
By means of regular exchange of experience with the foreign colleagues Turkmen trainers constantly raise professionalism and skill in various sports. Thus, everything is made so that our sportsmen adequately represent our Fatherland on world sports arena and achieve good results.