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The 5th Asian Games in closed spa­ces and in martial arts ended the day be­fore yes­ter­day in Ash­ga­bat. Uzbek­istan with 24 gold, 33 sil­ver and 67 bronze medals took the fifth po­si­tion in the team stand­ings.

The last news that came from Ash­ga­bat was that our fut­sal team be­came the vicecham­pi­ons. In the fi­nals, they op­posed the four-time win­ners of the tournament, the team of Iran. The match ended with a score of 7: 1 in fa­vor of the op­po­nent.

Also pleas­ing for the fans were the fe­male bas­ket­ball play­ers of Uzbek­istan - in the most dif­fi­cult fi­nal match against the team of Thai­land, they lost with a score of 20:22 and se­cured sil­ver medals. Note that rep­re­sen­ta­tives of this sport for a long time did not please com­pa­tri­ots with medals from in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ments.

And ten­nis play­ers could have per­formed bet­ter... Far­rukh Dus­tov and San­jar Faiziyev be­came bronze medal win­ners. In the pair matches, Far­rukh Dus­tov and Arina Foltz also came third.

Nine medals of the high­est test in the trea­sury team were earned by our kurashists. They were won by Mukhsin Hi­so­mid­di­nov (100 kg), Il­hom Ju­rayev (100 kg), Davlat Abrayev (73 kg), Kamolid­din Ra­sulov (81 kg), Shuhratjon Arslanov (90 kg), Gul­nor Su­laimanova (52 kg), Dil­dora Sher­me­tova (57 kg) , Ku­mush Yul­da­sheva (78 kg) and Rahim Yul­doshov (87 kg). And Gavhar Khu­daykulova (70 kg) was awarded the bronze. It should be noted that the kurash in the pro­gram of these games was in­cluded for the first time.

In wrestling com­pe­ti­tions, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Uzbek­istan re­ceived 34 medals - four gold, 12 sil­ver and 18 bronze, fin­ish­ing third in the team event. The first place went to Turk­menistan (39-23-23), the sec­ond was claimed by Kyr­gyzs­tan (5-9-13).

In the com­pe­ti­tion for the na­tional Turk­men wrestling, the coin box of the Uzbek­istan na­tional team was re­plen­ished with two gold, four sil­ver and 17 bronze medals - the sec­ond team place.

In freestyle wrestling, Mah­mud­jon Shavka­tov (57 kg) and Bek­zod Mab­du­rakhmanov (74 kg) won two gold medals, Daulet­bike Yak­shimu­ra­tova earned the bronze.

Uzbek­istan’s ath­let­ics team won four awards and en­tered the top ten teams of the tournament for this sport. Nadiya Du­sanova (gold) showed the best re­sult in high jump, ahead of her com­pa­triot Safin Sadul­layev (sil­ver). Elena Smolyanova pushed the core at 17.68 m and be­came vice-cham­pion of the Asian Games. Marat Khaidarov was awarded a bronze in the hep­tathlon.

Surkhrob Us­manov (77 kg) and Ravshankhon Hu­sanov (+94 kg) won bronze medals in ju­jitsu. While Hu­moyun Far­monov (69 kg) got a bronze medal in the kick­box­ing matches, Ub­biniz Tureniya­zov (81 kg) won a sim­i­lar medal in Muaythai com­pe­ti­tions.

Sambo fight­ers Sar­ban Er­nazarov (68 kg) and Nea­mat Yokubov (90 kg) be­came cham­pi­ons of games. Rakhman­tjon Ahme­dov (57 kg) was given the sta­tus of vice-cham­pion. Bronze awards went to Is­lomjon Az­i­mov (100 kg), Lut­fil Say­dam­a­tov (57 kg), Is­tam Ku­dra­tov (74 kg), Nodira Gulova (48 kg) and Gul­noza Ziyaeva (60 kg).

Khur­shid­jon Tur­sunov won sil­ver in swim­ming in short wa­ter with freestyle, Artem Ko­z­lyuk - two bronzes with a but­ter­fly on the 50 and 100 m re­lay races. In the team com­pe­ti­tions, Uzbek­istan re­ceived two more bronze medals at the 4x50 and 4x100 m dis­tances.

The weightlifter Ivan Efre­mov in the weight cat­e­gory up to 105 kg showed the best re­sult, gain­ing in the sum of a dou­ble event 411 kg - 190 kg in a dash and 221 kg in a jerk. Dos­ton Yokubov (316 kg), Shah­zod Khu­daiberganov (342 kg), Ulug­bek Alimov (364 kg), Farhod­bek So­birov (94 kg), Mu­at­tar Nabiyeva (212 kg) and Omadoy Otaky­dyeva (231 kg) be­came the tournament vice cham­pi­ons, Dol­era Davronova 210 kg) took the third place.

The team of Uzbek­istan in taek­wondo en­riched the box with five medals Svet­lana Osipova (73 kg) brought sil­ver, Valentin He­gai (54 kg), Niyaz Pu­la­tov (58 kg), Shuhrat Salayev (68 kg) and Di­narakhon Ma­madi­brag­i­mova (53 kg) the bronze.

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