Three Turkmen sportsmen will take part in weightlifting event (reclining position) at the World Summer Paralympic Games in Beijing from September 6 to 17. Some 4 thousand athletes from 145 countries will compete for medals in 20 sports in sport facilities that were used during recent 29th Summer Olympic Games.
Turkmen sportsmen have already arrived in Beijing, the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent has learned from the National Paralympic Committee of Turkmenistan. One of them is Ovez Orjiyev from Mary sport club for disabled, who is trained by the honored coach of Turkmenistan, Oleg Korostylev. Ovez Orjiyev was among top 10 sportsmen at the last Paralympic Games in Athens.
The Turkmen team also includes Mayagozel Pekiyeva and Valenitna Simakova trained by the chief weightlifting coach of the Turkmen Paralympic Committee, Gajimet Ramazanov. The Paralympic Games in Beijing will be their first Paralympics.