Uzbek athletes win gold, silver medals at World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships

09 Oct 2017

medal“My warmest congratulations to Uzbek athletes Pavel Umurzakov, Mikhail Volynkin and Yelena Nurayeva for their success at this year’s World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships, which is taking place in Ulaanbaatar from 3 to 9 October. This high-profile sports event features more than 400 athletes from 33 nations.

Uzbek athlete Mikhail Volynkin came first in the over 100 kg weight class, and Yelena Nurayeva won gold in “Women’s Athletic -Physique”, while Pavel Umurzakov powered past 18 of his opponents to take silver in the “Men’s Master Bodybuilding”.

I am delighted that our athletes are enjoying such resounding successes at international sports tournaments. Additionally, I would like to dedicate this accomplishment to my husband, Timur Tillyaev and thank him for the moral and financial support of a sport that previously wasn’t represented by our country.

We are very proud of our athletes’ excellent achievements and wish them every success in their future sporting endeavours!”

Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva