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July 29, 2015

Tourism… 2

Over 2m foreign tourists visit Uzbekistan annually. 2

sport.. 2

Uzbekistan’s Chess Federation has 1700 members. 2

National team of Uzbekistan takes first place at world boxing tournament 2



Over 2m foreign tourists visit Uzbekistan annually

Over 2 million foreign tourists from 70 countries pay visit to Uzbekistan annually, according to the press service of national company Uzbektourism.

The volume of export of tourism services makes up over US$615 million, while share of tourism in the structure of the GDP – over 2%.

According to the company, Uzbekistan can offer over 7,000 monuments of various epochs, 110 international tourism routes (65 routes on historic-cultural heritage objects, 30 – natural-recreation, and 15 ecologic routes with elements of rehabilitation tourism).

Over 550 tour operators work in Uzbekistan. There are over 500 hotels, motels and camping sites with over 50,000 places. About 11 international airports link Uzbekistan with over 50 cities of Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America.

Over 200,000 people work in tourism industry of Uzbekistan, Uzbektourism said.



Uzbekistan’s Chess Federation has 1700 members

 Chess was always a popular game in Uzbekistan, and our players have won different awards. Nowadays out of the 1700 members, there are a lot of players who represent our country at various international tournaments. 14 of our compatriots have been awarded the Grand Master rank by the international federation.

One of the biggest achievements was the world championship won by Rustam Kasymdjanov in 2004. He was also awarded several medals and prizes at different high level tournaments. He became an International Grand Master at 18 and now is among the 50 top chess players in the world.

Anton Filippov is a three times Asian Champion among juniors and has won several Central Asian tournaments organized by FIDE. He also won a silver medal at the Chess Olympics in 2012. Among other great chess players of Uzbekistan are Yulduz Hamraqulova, Nafisa Muminova, Saidali Yuldashev, Nodira Nodirjanova, Andrey Kwon, Sarvinoz Qurbonboyeva and many others.

Nafisa Muminova has become the first female chess player from Uzbekistan to reach the International Grand Master rank.

In 2015 our players are continuing to show great results on the international arena. For example Marat Jumayev has won a silver medal in India. At the same time our students won 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals at the School Students Chess Championship in Singapore.

The youth Chess School is one of the main catalysts of the increasing results of our players. The E-Chess Boards installed in each classroom are helping the youth comprehend this difficult game. The facilities of the school allow hosting 100 chess players at a time. And in the IT rooms the students can play online chess with people from all over the world.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

National team of Uzbekistan takes first place at world boxing tournament

The final fights of the 42nd International Boxing Tournament, which saw 95 strongest boxers from 15 countries of the world, ended July 24 in the German city of Halle.

The National Team of Uzbekistan has excellently performed at the tournament. Dusmatov Khasanbay (under 49 kg) triumphed over the representative of Mongolia Gankhuyag Gan-Erdene; Kadirov Abrorjon (under 52 kg) outfought Elie Konki from France, and Jalolov Bakhodir  (over 91 kg) beat Max Keller of Germany in a technical knockout. The boxers collected gold medals and became the winners of the tournament.

Apart from that, Akhmadaliev Murodjon (under 56 kg) lost to Sharaf Raman from Germany, and Khodjibaev Burgut (under 60 kg) suffered a defeat from Enrico La Cruz from Holland. The two boxers became the silver medalists of the tournament.

Thus, the National Team of Uzbekistan took the first place in the overall standings, with three gold, two silver and two bronze medals. The German team took the second place, while the team of Mongolia finished in the third.


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