The calendar year of the sports calendar, the Turkmen Paralympians began with a confident performance at the World Cup competitions held in the city of Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
In the women's para-powerlifting competitions in the weight category up to 79 kg among eight participants, only one step separated the representative of Turkmenistan, the master of sports of international class Mayagozel Ekeeva from the top podium. The two-time winner of the Asian Paralympic Games (2010, 2014) managed to fix the weight of 106 kg and won the prestigious "silver".
In the men's competition powerlifters in weight up to 72 kg among 15 participants the third result (175 kg) was shown by the master of sports of international class from Turkmenistan Sergey Meladze. The three-time winner of the Asian Paralympic Games (2010, 2014, 2018) lost only to athletes from Egypt and Iraq and once again confirmed his high sporting class, receiving a bronze medal in prestigious competitions.