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On September 28, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov commended the titles “Honoured Coach of Turkmenistan” and “Honoured Master of Sports of Turkmenistan” to the coaches and sportsmen, members of National team who made special contribution to the victory at V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. There are 245 prizes where 89 gold, 70 silver and 86 bronze medals in the collection of Turkmen sportsmen!

The Chairperson of the Mejlis, Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, leaders of military and law enforcement agencies, relative ministries and departments, non-government organizations, political scientists, coaches and famous sportsmen took part in the official ceremony in the Centre of Non-governmental Organizations. 

The participants of the ceremony welcomed Turkmen leader in the conference hall of the Centre of Non-governmental Organizations. 

Speaking to the participants, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that it was decided to award the sportsmen and coaches of national team of our country who successfully performed at V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in solemn atmosphere. 

Our athletes performed with the triumph at the Asian Games and won 89 gold, 70 silver and 86 bronze, all together 245 medals, having demonstrated rapid development of the sports in independent Turkmenistan to the world, - the Head of the State said. 

The competitions revealed colossal sport potential of the country, head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said, having highlighted that victories of our sportsmen have brought V Asian Games to higher level. 

Having addressed sincere wishes to continue deservingly representing independent neutral Turkmenistan in international regional and world level sports competition to the sportsmen and the coaches, the President also call upon the participants of the ceremony to put all efforts for the development of the Olympic movement, consolidation of peace and understanding between the nations of the planet. 

Later in the official ceremony, the President of Turkmenistan has signed the Decrees of conferment of the titles “Honoured Coach of Turkmenistan” and “Honoured Master of Sports of Turkmenistan” to the coaches and the sportsmen of national team of the country. 

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Minister S. Toyliyev read out the Decree. 

In solemn atmosphere, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov presented the coaches with commemorative golden badges and certificates of Honoured Coach of Turkmenistan to the coaches. 

There are famous coaches from Germany, Turkish Republic, the Republic of Uzbekistan and Japan, who made great contribution to the achievements of the best result in show jumping, powerlifting, kurash, futsal by our sportsmen, among those conferred with high state award of Turkmenistan. 

Having expressed deep gratitude to the Head of Turkmenistan for award of the title “Honoured Coach of Turkmenistan”, Director of equestrian company «Jeýkob Ferdezuçt GBR» from Germany Catherine-Irene Anna-Margaret Jacob Geb Schreiner noted that this date became one of unforgettable events in her life. 

She also made special mention of the importance of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games held in Turkmenistan on September 17 – 27 by the initiative of Turkmen Leader in Ashgabat with participation of famous sports masters and coaches in the atmosphere of high spirit. This international sport event brought wide response around the world, Catherine Jacob has said. 

Having noted the scale of works performed in our country under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the development of Turkmen sports including the equestrian, German coach expressed her admiration of the Olympic village built in white-marble Ashgabat and which facilities were included to the Guinness World Records Book by right. 

The guest said that the Olympic village built according to the traditions of national architecture and embodying the transformation of the country to prosperous region has impressed the whole world. Having noted high development rates of Turkmenistan and successes achieved in all spheres, Catherin Jacob highlighted that V Asian Games have played large role in improvemtn of international authority of the country. 

“Participation as a coach in sport competitions and training of Turkmen show jumping jockeys as well as high award received from President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is stirring big emotional feelings”, - German coach has said. 

Having expressed again the gratitude for high appreciation of her work, Catherine Jacob wished strong health and long life to the Head of Turkmenistan and peace and prosperity to Turkmen people. 

Having congratulated the coaches of national team on the award of honoured title, the President of the country expressed the confidence that they would continue improving the prestige of Turkmen sports. 

After, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov presented Turkmen sportsmen who won gold medals of Ashgabat 2017 Games with commemorative golden badges and certificates of Honoured Master of Sports of Turkmenistan. 

On behalf of the sportsmen of the country participating in V Asian Games, S. Batyrov, the winner of 6 gold medals in Turkmen national wrestling Gyoresh and belt wrestling, has expressed cordial gratitude to Turkmen leader for such high award. Having noted that this is great honour for him to represent the country together with other national team members, he highlighted that the success of Turkmenistan team is the result of the great attention of the President of the country to the development of physical training movement and sports of high achievement as well as hard training in modern sport complexes with advanced equipment including in the Olympic village. 

On behalf of the coaches and the sportsmen, S. Batyrov presented the Head of the State with the bicycle. 

Turkmen leader has said that he would give this valuable gift to the museum. 

The Head of the State also informed that the sportsmen with special achievements are presented with the apartments in comfortable houses. 

At the end of the award ceremony, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, having again congratulated the sportsmen of Turkmenistan who achieved high result, wished everybody strong health, prosperous and happy life and new successes. 

Having made joint photo for the memory with the participants of the award ceremony by their request, the Head of Turkmenistan left the place of the event.

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At the same day, the award ceremony of the sportsmen, the winners of silver and bronze medals of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games as well as presentation of valuable gifts on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan to these sportsmen took place in the capital.

State News Agency of Turkmenistan