The State Museum of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan invites those who wishes to the exhibition named “Turkmen melons paradise delicacy”, devoted to the Day of Turkmen melon, which will be held on the 13th of September 2017 at 15:00 .


Sport – source of health


“We must show all the world through the V Asian games noble traditions, unbreakable unanimity and hospitality of our courageous people, high spirit of patriotism, all-round development and assured movement forward”.

President of Turkmenistan

Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov:


Today all our people and the fans all over the world wait for the day of opening of V Asian indoor sports and martial arts games, which will be carried out in Ashgabat, with impatience. Carrying out of such grandiose sports forum is a result of care of the honourable President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov of the people and their health. These games become the real examination for Turkmen sportsmen. We are deeply convinced that they will win these competitions. The history of Turkmen sport, achievements of Turkmen sportsmen strengthen this belief. . Exhibition named “Sport – source of health”, which is organized at the State museum of the State cultural centre of Turkmenistan on the threshold of the V Asian indoor sports and martial arts games, also tells about the history of history of Turkmen sport.
The glory of Turkmen chess player Abubekir as-Suly as-Satranji, who lived in X century, was spread all over the world. Nobody could beat him beginning from 905 and up to 946 (that is, to his death) and he has been awarded an honourary title “As-Satranji” (“the great chess player”, "grand master").
Turkmen national wrestling has arisen in ancient days. In the past nobody could overcome such masters, as Gysyremen palvan, Annadurdy Yagsogan, Nepes Chakan, Yazly palwan, Buzly palvan, Mojun palvan, Bahbit palvan. Hudayberdi Paltayev is the first master of sports in Turkmen national wrestling and honoured coach. Мurad Saparov in due time was the 21-fold champion of Turkmenistan, 12 times won an honourary title strong among the strongest.
During the XVII Olympic Games, which were carried out in 1960, Маrаt Niyazov was awarded silver medal in shooting. He is 14-fold champion of the USSR, sevenfold champion of the world and threefold champion of Europe. He is a holder of two world and eleven European records.
When we say about weightlifting, we cannot but say about Altymurad Orazdurdyyev (1969 - 1997), who represented the green flag of our independent state, showed our people all over the world, Honoured Master of Sports, threefold champion of the world.
At the exhibition it is possible to see photos of the world famous sportsmen who have been brought up in the Turkmen land, when we see the medals won by them, revive glorious pages of Turkmen sports. The special place is occupied here by documents from museum fund of written sources, which tell us about the events connected with history of Turkmen sports and personalities.