The President of Turkmenistan, the head of the NOC of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the Olympic town of Ashgabat, where he took part in the celebration of the 2018 world weightlifting champion Yulduz Jumabayeva.
The International Weightlifting Federation announced the Turkmen athlete Yulduz Dzhumabayeva the winner in the up to 45 kg weight category at the 2018 World Championships in Ashgabat. Due to an anti-doping rule violation, the Thai athlete, who then received a gold medal, was disqualified, and as a result of the redistribution of medals, runner-up Dzhumabayeva was declared champion.
Speaking at the ceremony, the President of Turkmenistan noted that this victory is the result of state policy aimed at developing mass physical education in the country and promoting the principles of a healthy lifestyle.
The ceremony was also attended by President of the International Weightlifting Federation Michael Irani and Secretary General of the Federation Mohammed Jalud.