Berdimuhamedov congratulates the national team of Turkmenistan on a successful performance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo
21 August
Berdimuhamedov congratulates the national team of Turkmenistan on a successful performance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo

Members of the sports delegation of Turkmenistan!

Dear athletes!

I cordially congratulate you on a significant event that testifies to the growth of the authority of independent neutral Turkmenistan in the international sports space - with the first Olympic medal in the history of Turkmen sports won at the XXXII Summer Olympic Games held in Tokyo, Japan.

This significant event, which became an excellent result of hard training, regular training, a symbol of great will and great love for the Motherland, caused a feeling of immeasurable pride among happy athletes, inspired youth, and among the whole people.

The national team of Turkmenistan, which took part in the XXXII Summer Olympic Games, returned home with an excellent achievement. This success is primarily the result of state policy aimed at creating wide opportunities in the country for training young Olympians.

The conquest of the medal of the XXXII Summer Olympic Games by our compatriot Polina Gurieva became a triumph of the glorious history of Turkmen sports. This good news of success is the best gift for the 30th anniversary of the country's sacred independence.

The ascent to the podium of the athlete of the national weightlifting team of Turkmenistan Polina Guryeva, who won a landslide victory in the Olympic Games held in Tokyo, and the raising of the State flag - our national pride - increased the world fame, prestige and authority of the sovereign Fatherland, the Turkmen people.

In our country, large-scale work is underway to create a developed national sports infrastructure, develop the Olympic movement and elite sports, and strengthen international cooperation in this area.

In accordance with the adopted programs for the development of the sports sector, in a short time in all regions of the Fatherland, sports and equestrian sports complexes, stadiums, and specialized sports schools that meet international standards have been built. In the capital, the city of Ashgabat, an Olympic village has been erected, equipped in accordance with the requirements of the International Olympic Committee and including numerous buildings for various sports, as well as a golf complex - in order to popularize the widespread game of golf in the world, a modern sports infrastructure has been created.

Sport is a movement towards peace, friendship and heights of progress. As in all times, today sport brings peoples closer together and strengthens the world. In this regard, we attach great importance to expanding cooperation with the International Olympic Committee, the Asian Olympic Council, the United Nations International Bureau on Sport for Development and Peace, the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee on Physical Culture and Sports, the World Health Organization, international and regional sports organizations.

Members of the sports delegation of Turkmenistan!

Dear athletes!

The participation of our athletes in major world tournaments and the successes achieved, as well as the steady increase in the country's prestige in the international sports arena, is a vivid evidence of the close attention paid in our independent state to the development of mass physical education and the Olympic movement.

We will continue to develop mass physical culture and sports in the country, successfully implement national programs and comprehensive reforms in this area. We must adequately continue the original traditions of the people, in particular, in the upbringing of a physically strong and spiritually rich generation.

Once again, I sincerely congratulate you on the remarkable success at the XXXII Summer Olympic Games, achieved on the eve of the national holiday of Turkmenistan - the 30th anniversary of independence! I wish you good health, prosperous and happy life, new successes in enhancing the international sports authority of the Motherland!

May the State flag of our independent neutral Motherland continue to fly high in the international sports space!


President of Turkmenistan
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.