Berdymukhamedov presented the weightlifter with a car for the gold medal won in 2018

On March 10, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the capital's Olympic town, where he presented awards to athlete Yulduz Jumabayeva .

In January, it became known that Dzhumabayeva received a gold medal after the re-distribution of awards at the World Weightlifting Championship, which was held in November 2018 in Ashgabat.

The event with the participation of members of the government and the Security Council, heads of ministries and industry departments, public organizations, athletes and the media was held at the Complex of Martial Arts, the TDH state news agency reported .

The head of state recalled at the celebration that Yulduz Dzhumabayeva was awarded two gold medals in the competition and set a world record in this sport.

Then Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov presented the athlete with gold medals to the sound of the anthem.

The online ceremony participants were congratulated by the President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Michael Irani and the Secretary General of the International Weightlifting Federation, the First Vice-President of the Asian Weightlifting Federation Mohammed Jalud .

On the same day, the ceremony of awarding Yulduz Dzhumabayeva, as well as her coach and head of the Weightlifting Federation of Turkmenistan, was held at the Sport hotel in the capital's Olympic town.

An exhibition of the achievements of domestic athletes was organized in the hotel lobby, the state information agency TDH reports .

During the ceremony, the decree of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on awarding Yulduz Jumabayeva with the medal "Watana bolan söýgüsi üçin" ("For love of the motherland") was read out. She was also presented with a white Lexus LX570 Sport Plus, produced in 2020.

Her coach Meretguly Syakhetmyradov received the same medal and keys to a three-room apartment on the first floor of house No. 4 of the Olympic town of Ashgabat .

During the event, a decree was also read out on awarding the "Gaýrat" (Diligence) medal of Turkmenistan to the country's Deputy Foreign Minister Berdiniyaz Myatiev "for great labor success in state and public activities." According to Turkmenportal, the official is the chairman of the Weightlifting Federation on a voluntary basis.

Recall that following the results of the Championship, Turkmenistan took 16th place . Only one athlete from Turkmenistan, 21-year-old Yulduz Dzhumabayeva, won three medals in the weight category up to 45 kg - two silver and one bronze. After the competition, the head of state expressed dissatisfaction with the results of his team.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan