September 16, 2017

64 countries in Ashgabat for 5th Asian Games

64 countries in Ashgabat for 5th Asian Games

Athletes from 64 countries will be participating in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games which gets underway on Sunday and ends on Sept. 27 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

The Games holding in the Turkmenistan capital city has athletes featuring in 21 sports events, with about 6,000 athletes and officials already in the country for the event.

The first edition of the Games was held in Bangkok, Thailand while the second was hosted by Macau, China.

Hanoi, Vietnam staged the third edition, while the fourth edition was held in the city of Incheon, South Korea.

This event is the biggest sports event the country is hosting, with state-of-the-art facilities capable of hosting the Olympic Games in place.

Sports events listed to feature in the Games include kickboxing, track cycling, Bowling, kurash, sambo, muaythai, ju jitsu, billard sports and short course swimming.

Others are futsal, traditional wrestling, dance sport, 3×3 basketball, indoor tennis, equestrian jumping, wrestling, chess, indoor athletics, weightlifting and belt wrestling.