Turkmen athletes are ready for the World Universiade

First sportsmen representing Turkmenistan national judo team came to Italian Napoli. These are five young men and women who won the right to represent the country at the XXX World Summer Universiade. In addition, the team is accompanied by two coaches.

Sportsmen have difficult task it is necessary to get acclimatized and hold final trainings as the first fights are starting on July 4.

It is worth reminding that 9,000 athletes from 127 countries participate in the World Summer Universiade, the right to host which was given to Napoli. The programme of the competitions includes 18 sports.

Turkmen student sportsmen will contest in archery, fencing, athletics, judo and swimming.

Official opening ceremony of the Universiade will be held at Sao Paolo Stadium today at 21:00 local time. 1,500 people with tale part in feeric show with modern special effects.

Qualification competitions in water polo, water jumping and football have been started. Swimmers and fencers take the baton on July 4 together with judo wrestlers. Qualification tennis matches start on July 5. Our country is represented by Hajimurat Chariyev in this sport.

Athletics competitions start on July 8. Decathlete Irina Velikhanov will contest for the medals in this sport. Archery masters will join the competitions on July 9. In this disciple, Turkmenistan is represented by two sportsmen.

222 medal will be contested all together. The medal will find their winners less than in two weeks. Closing ceremony of XXX World Summer Universiade in Napoli will be held on July 14.

Source: Turkmenistan State News AgencyTDH