NEWS AND EVENTS
December 13, 2013
Uzbekistan Athletes Champions of Asia
The karate national team of Uzbekistan has proved triumphant at the Asian Championship held in the United Arab Emirates among adults and juniors.
As a result of the enormous attention paid under the leadership of President Islam Karimov to the promotion of sports, the talented youth have been expanding in their number with regard to the achievement of remarkable victories in international competitions. That has been confirmed also at the Asian Championship in the city of Dubai that welcomed more than 500 athletes from 32 nations of the Asian continent.
Sadriddin Saimatov in his weight category beat the representatives of Sri Lanka, India, Kuwait, and became the champion of Asia by having defeated an Iranian athlete in a decisive fight.
In contests among women, the Asian Games prize winner Barno Mirzaeva, by having proven victorious over sporting women of India, Jordan, the Chinese Taipei and Kazakhstan, also rose to the highest podium of honor.
Another two athletes from Uzbekistan – Behzod Tuygunov and Abdulaziz Otaboev – won silver medals.
(Source: Uzbekistan National news agency UzA)