ASBC President Mr. Anas Alotaiba sends his best wishes to the Turkmenistan Boxing Federation on their Independence Day

The President of the Asian Boxing Confederation Mr. Anas Alotaiba, furthermore the whole ASBC management are sending their best wishes to the Turkmenistan Boxing Federation on their official Independence Day. 

The Turkmenistan Independence Day is officially celebrated on September 27 every year as national holiday commemorating the country’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 on this day. The Independence Day celebrates in all cities and regions in Turkmenistan with flag parades, cultural events, social programs and patriotic songs.

The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 and Turkmenistan could join to the boxing events after that in the early years of the 1990s. Their boxers competed first at the 1994 Asian Boxing Championships in Tehran and at the Hiroshima 1994 Asian Games. Turkmenistan’s boxers claimed medals on both of the Asian events and their Shokhrat Kurbanov became their first Olympian in Atlanta in 1996.

Turkmenistan achieved its first ever gold medal in the continental level at the Zhuhai 2009 ASBC Asian Men’s Elite Boxing Championships when Serdar Hudayberdiyev achieved the title of the lightweight (60kg) in China. The best boxers from Turkmenistan has qualified boxers to Olympic Games in 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Their London 2012 Olympian Nursahat Pazzyyev achieved bronze medal at the Bangkok 2019 ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships in the middleweight (75kg). Turkmenistan competed first at the 1997 AIBA World Boxing Championships and also attended in the last edition in 2019.

Turkmenistan showed its amazing grassroots level in the Kuwait City 2019 ASBC Asian Schoolboys Boxing Championships where the country ranked No.5 and achieved two silver and two bronze medals. Talented 14-year-old Alisher Orazbayev and Dovlet Nurmuradov were their silver medallists while Daniyar Rozmetov and Bogdan Konstantinov earned bronze medals in Kuwait City.

The ASBC management wishes all the best to the Turkmen Boxing Family and great prosperity to achieve even better results in the upcoming international events. Turkmenistan progressed in the recent one decade and the number of the boxers are increased in all age groups in the Central Asian country. Turkmenistan could host its national events in 2020 but they are still waiting for the chance to return to the international stage during the Covid-19 period.

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