Turkmen athletes won six medals at the European Open Para Powerlifting Championship, held in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.
The competition is the second qualifying round of the Paralympic Games 2024 in Paris. Wards of honored coach of Turkmenistan Tahir Shorakhanov returned from this prestigious competition with 3 gold, 2 silver and one bronze medal.
Sergey Meladze performed in the weight category of up to 72 kilograms and lifted 480 kilograms, and won a bronze medal.
Mayagozel Ekaeva, who took part in the open European Championship in the weight category of 79 kg (individual figure - 106 kg, total - 208 kg), won two silver medals.
Thus Sergey Meladze and Mayagozel Ekaev gained the right to participate in the third qualifying round of the road to Paris. The next competition will be held next year. It should be noted that in order to participate in the Paralympic Games athletes need to pass four such qualifying rounds.
Ainur Orazova, 15, who is participating in international competitions for the first time, won a gold medal in the junior competition in the weight category up to 55 kg. Bairamgeldy Saparov, 50, won two gold medals in the 80-kilogram weight category among veterans. His personal score was 160 and his total reached 465 kilograms.