On August 3, in the tourist zone «Avaza» (the western part of Turkmenistan), an official ceremony of presenting gifts to athletes who won prizes in the «Silk Way Rally» (Russia) and the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships (Uzbekistan) took place. It was reported by the news agency «Turkmenistan today».
On behalf of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, race car drivers were presented with a Nissan Pathfinder SUV. The winner of the motor race in the T2 category Merdan Toyliyev and his co-driver, navigator Shohrat Toyliyev, drove one of the parts of the route of the international rally «Amul-Khazar», which took place in Turkmenistan in 2018, in a new car.
Weightlifters Medine Amanova (a 10th-grade student), who won 3 gold medals in Tashkent, and Saparly Mukhiyev (an 11th-grade student), who won three gold medals in the capital of Uzbekistan, also received valuable gifts. All athletes were given TV sets, vouchers for «Avaza», as well as special outfits.
On the same day, an honoring ceremony for Turkmen athletes, who took second and third place in the relevant international tournaments, took place.