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Asian Weightlifting Championship postponed in Tashkent

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has decided to postpone the Asian Weightlifting Championship in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) for an indefinite period.

The tournament, scheduled to be held from April 16 to 25, will not take place at the scheduled time due to an outbreak of coronavirus. Earlier, on February 17, the IWF had already moved the championship from Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan.

The last competition for Turkmen weightlifters was the International Solidarity Championship held in early February in Tashkent. Khojamukhammet Toichiyev, a native of Mary province, won three gold medals there.

At present, the national weightlifting team of Turkmenistan under the guidance of coaches Ikram Matkarimov, Umurbek Bazarov and Mered Sakhetmuradov are on a training camp in the National tourist zone Avaza.

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