Turkmenistan at the
Olympics
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IOC codeTKM
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan
Medals
Ranked 134th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer appearances
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)

Turkmenistan has competed in seven Games of the Olympiad, first appearing in 1996. They have never competed in the Olympic Winter Games and are the only post-Soviet state not to have competed in them. Turkmenistan is also the northernmost country in the world to have never competed in the Winter Olympics. Turkmen athletes previously competed with the Soviet Union team and, in 1992, as part of the Unified Team.

On July 27, 2021, Turkmenistan won its first ever medal as an independent nation at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, with Polina Guryeva winning the silver medal in the women's 59 kg event in Weightlifting.

Other Turkmens who won Olympic medals include late seven-time world champion Marat Nyýazow (representing USSR during the Olympics in Rome in 1960) and Daniyar İsmayilov (currently representing Turkey).[1] Notably, in 1992, 3-time European weightlifting champion Altymyrat Orazdurdyýew was a member of the Unified Team at the Olympic Games in Barcelona. However, head coach Vasily Alexeev did not allow him to compete.

Turkmenistan's capital, Ashgabat, has an Olympic Park,[2] which, in 2017, hosted Asian Olympic Council’s Asian Indoor & Martial Arts games that included participation from Australia and wider Oceania.[3] It also hosted the 2018 World Weightlifting Championships.

The National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan was formed in 1990.

Medal tables

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table

Medals by Summer Games

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1900–1912 as part of  Russian Empire (RU1)
1952–1988 as part of  Soviet Union (URS)
Spain 1992 Barcelona as part of  Unified Team (EUN)
United States 1996 Atlanta 7 0 0 0 0 -
Australia 2000 Sydney 8 0 0 0 0 -
Greece 2004 Athens 9 0 0 0 0 -
China 2008 Beijing 10 0 0 0 0 -
United Kingdom 2012 London 10 0 0 0 0 -
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 9 0 0 0 0 -
Japan 2020 Tokyo 9 0 1 0 1 77
France 2024 Paris future event
United States 2028 Los Angeles
Australia 2032 Brisbane
Total 0 1 0 1 132

Medals by Summer sport

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Weightlifting0101
Totals (1 entries)0101

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event Date
 Silver Polina Guryeva Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Weightlifting
Women's 59 kg 7027 July 2021

See also

References

  1. ^ "Marat Niyazov". olympics.com.
  2. ^ "Olympic Complex". polimeks.com.
  3. ^ "Ashgabat 2017". ocasia.org.