Hammer thrower from Turkmenistan Mergen Mammedov won gold at the IV Open Championship of Central Asia in athletics in Samarkand.
Today Mammedov sent a projectile at 69,10 meters in his best attempt. Uzbek athlete Suhrob Khodjaev (67,63) won silver, his compatriot Ayubkhon Fayozov (66,82) won the bronze medal.
In June 2013, at competitions in Almaty (Kazakhstan), Mergen Mammedov set the current national record of Turkmenistan in the hammer throw – 74,01 meters.
The IV Open Championship of Central Asia in Athletics started on September 24 in Samarkand. Within the framework of international competitions, 56 sets of awards in 41 athletics disciplines will be played. Samarkand for the first time became the venue for the open championship of Central Asia in athletics. More than 300 athletes arrived in Uzbekistan to participate in international competitions.