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PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
August 31, 2016
OLYMPIC WINNERS HAVE BEEN AWARDED
Athletes of Uzbekistan have duly presented the country and won 4 gold, 2 silver and 7 bronze medals at the XXXI Olympic Games, held on 5-21 August 2016 in Rio (Brazil).

In accordance with the decree of President Islam Karimov on 23 August, the Olympic winners were rewarded with cash prizes.

On 29 August an awards ceremony of victors of the Olympic Games was held at the Museum of Olympic glory.

It was noted that wide-scale reforms, carried out under the leadership of the President of our country, serve as an important factor of ensuring free, peaceful, happy and prosperous life of people, upbringing our children as a harmoniously development individuals.

These days, when the greatest, the dearest holiday- the 25th anniversary of the independence of our Homeland is widely celebrated all over the country, our hearts are filled with the feeling of gratitude for great virtues, presented by the independence.

The Motherland is sacred and itís the greatest happiness to add a worthy contribution to improving its authority in the international community. Atheletes of Uzbekistan, successfully partaking at the XXXI Summer Olympic Games, have demonstrated to the whole world that they are commendable successors of our great ancestors have justified the trust of the people and the President of our country and have provided a worthy present to the greatest, the dearest holiday of the Motherland.

Representatives of the Uzbek boxing school at the Rio Olympics have proved to the whole world that they donít have equals in the mastery, power, potential and endeavour for victory. The first gold medal to the medal tally of our delegation was provided by Hasanboy Dusmatov in menís boxing lightflyweight (49kg). He was awarded Val Barker trophy for outstanding male boxer of the Rio Olympics.

- We express gratitude to our people and President of the country, who have supported and trusted us, Ė says Hasanboy Dusmatov.Ė This trust led us to the victory, strengthened us. I would like to dedicate the gold medal to the greatest and dearest holiday- the 25th anniversary of the independence of our Motherland.

Fazliddin Gaibnazarov became Olympic champion in menís boxing light-welter weight (64kg), and Shakhobidin Zoirov won menís boxing flyweight gold (52 kg).

Ė I wished about the Olympic gold, Ė says Shakobidin Zoirov. Ė I am very pleased that I have achieved my goal, I was honoured to raise the flag our Homeland. All our achievement is a result of huge attention and care, support of the youth, provided under the guidance of President of our.

Boxers Bektemir Melikuziev and Shakhram Giyasov won silver, Rustam Tulaganov and Murodjon Ahmadaliev receive bronze medals.

One of the important events of the XXXI Summer Olympic Games took place at the weightlifting competitions. Our weightlifter Ruslan Nurudinov not only secured an Olympic gold, but also renewed the Olympic record and once more demonstrated the potential of the Uzbek youth.

Our sportspeople have successfully competed in judo, wrestling and Greco-roman wrestling as well. Diyorbek Urozboev, Rishod Sobirov, Elmurat Tasmuradov, Ikhtiyor Navruzov and Magomed Ibrahimov contributed bronze medals to the medals tally of Uzbekistan delegation.

In accordance with the order of the President of our country our athletes have been rewarded with cash prizes in the amount of US$200,000 each for Olympic champions, US$100,000 for silver medalists, and US$75,000 for bronze medal winners. The winners of the Olympic Games have also been awarded Malibu cars.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan A.Ikramov spoke at the event.

(Source: UzA)


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