Hadzhymyrat Charyyev is hoping that home-team advantage will help him win a medal when he steps onto the Tennis courts at the Ashgabat 2017 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

The 17-year-old hopeful will be trying to replicate the form that won him the Turkmenistan National under 18 singles title in 2014.

Being one of the youngest on the team, Charyyev said he's learned a lot from the older players since his win three years ago.

“I'm really excited to play on the national team with more experienced guys than me.” he said. “They've taught me how to focus on the match, concentrate in and out of the match and they've helped me with a lot of technical things as well.”

Although he is only entered in men's singles at Ashgabat 2017, Charyyev has also been successful playing doubles. He and his Tennis partner, Arslan Orashev, won an International Tennis Federation tournament in Ashgabat last year.

The teenager, who graduated from high school in June, has also spent six months training in Nice.

“France was good,” he said. “I played with some professional Tennis players there who are competing at ATP levels.”

Hosts Turkmenistan have been drawn to play Vietnam, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China and the Soloman Islands in Group A of the Futsal competition which is set to be one of the most eagerly anticipated events at the upcoming 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.
And in the women’s competition, the host nation will play Thailand and Palestine in Group A following the draw that was carried out at the Games headquarters in the presence of officials from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
In the men's event, 18 teams were divided into two groups of five teams and two groups of four with the winners and runners-up from each group qualifying for the quarter-finals. The four winners of the quarter-finals will advance to the semi-finals and the winner of those will play for the gold and silver medals, while the two losing teams will play for bronze.
The men’s seeding was based on their final rankings at the AFC Futsal Championship Uzbekistan 2016. Group B will include Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates and the Maldives while Group C includes Thailand, Japan, Lebanon and Indonesia. Group D will consist of Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan and Tahiti.
On the women's side, nine teams were divided into three groups of three. The winners from each group plus the best second-placed team of all three groups will advance to the semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals will play for the gold and silver medals, while the two losing teams will play for bronze.
The women's teams were seeded based on the final rankings at the AFC Women's Futsal Championship Malaysia 2015. Group B will include Iran, Hong Kong China and Indonesia, and Group C will consist of Japan, China and Vietnam.

17.08.2017. Having visited the Olympic village, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov familiarized himself with “Dishes of 2017 Asian Games” exhibition timed to 30-day countdown until the beginning of the Games.

The Chairperson of the Mejlis, members of the Government, leaders of military and law enforcement agencies, representatives of diplomatic missions accredited In Turkmenistan, public and mass media as well as numerous guests including foreign reporters have met President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived in the Olympic Complex.

Turkmen leader stooped for usual talk with foreign diplomats and shared the opinions on the importance of the current events. Continuing the conversation along the way, the Head of the State told to the ambassadors on the conditions made in the Olympic village to have Ashgabat 2017 Games on high level. In return, the dean of diplomatic corps in Turkmenistan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates Hasan Abdullah Al Adab Al Zarouni noted that every country choose its own model of the state development and Turkmenistan, having entered the way of independent development, not only proved the viability of its model but also demonstrates its growing effectiveness.

This is seen on the example of preparation of Ashgabat Asian Games. According to the Ambassador, he visited many countries but he never met such level of responsibility Turkmenistan attaches to the Games. He also highlighted that V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games will be grandiose event of sports diplomacy, having united record number of the athletes and delegations including the refugees team.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov laid special emphasis that tukmenistan as a neutral state is open for constructive cooperation with all interested parties.

17.08.2017. A dazzling concert by our country’s and foreign performing artists has topped off the eventful day, which marks one month until the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games begin. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov was a guest of honor at the spectacular event.

For the first time ever, Turkmenistan hosts the mega sporting event. It is a great honor and enormous responsibility. At present, the people of Turkmenistan are closely united by the spirit of sport that is also displayed in preparations of the upcoming Games’ cultural events.

Sport is movement and life! Sport is a direct path towards friendship, health and beauty! In the run up to the Games, the theme is dominant in local performing artists’ creative work. It was also the centerpiece in the program of the festive concert in the Olympic Complex organized on the open-air stage with modern graphic design.

The concert boasted the wide application of innovative technologies that enable to make the most of the combination of lighting, sounds and colors. Video clips and graphics shown on giant on-stage video screens created greater spatial dimension, and gave a feeling of greater audience engagement in the festivity. A laser light show added an air of solemnity and luster to the event.

The concert was opened by a song and dance composition, “Geliň, dostlar Aziada!” performed by pop singers, the State Choir, and joint musical bands and groups. Then, flags of the countries participating in the Ashgabat 2017 Games appeared on stage. The colorful performance featured sporting spectacles and elements of the Latin American dances included in the official sporting program at the Games. By changing their places, the performers were forming different words of greeting on stage and welcomed everyone to the Ashgabat 2017 Games in Turkmenistan.

Nine medals - such is the result of performance of our national team in the youth kurash championship of Asia held in Iran. For the superiority of the Asian part of the continent 110 best wrestlers from 11 countries gathered. Nevertheless, Turkmen athletes, having shown a great skill, won gold, silver and seven bronze medals. In addition - the third total team place among such strong countries in martial arts as the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, India, Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and others.
A solemn melody of the national anthem of Turkmenistan, sounded in honour of our compatriot Shamuhammed Kurbanov, marked his sports triumph. Shamuhammed who performed in a weight category of 60 kg returned home with "a gold" and high rank of the champion of Asia.
Atabeg Begmyradov who acted in the same weight rose to the second pedestal of the podium, having received a silver medal.
Bronze awards were been handed solemnly to Merdan Hamraev (73 kg), Eziz Amanov (81 kg), Myrat Karaev (81 kg), Ulugbek Kurbanov (90 kg), Sylap Rozyveliev (90 kg), Arzuv Hallyev (100 kg) and Mehmetkerim Nazarov (+100 kg).
Results of the youth team, an immediate reserve of the national kurash team, testify to good prospects of further development of this sport which is included in the program of the Ashgabat 2017.


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