Sport in Uzbekistan


Many new state provided stadiums, sport complexes, pools, sports clubs, and private fitness clubs cater to the great demand for physical exercise. "Sportsman" is a widely used term here. Uzbekistan has produced Olympic champions in kickboxing, boxing, wrestling, gymnastics, and chess, who have brought home medals from Atlanta, Sydney, and Lillehammer.

Dilshod Aripov - world champion wrestler

Mahamadkodir Abdullaev, Sergey Mikhailov, Rustam Saidov, Ruslan Chagaev, Artur Grigoryan Olympic and World champions in boxing

Iroda Tuliaganova - WTA tennis champion

Oksana Chusovitina - World champion gymnast

The President's Cup, an international tennis tournament, draws WTC star players

Tashkent golf club, the only 18-hole venue in Central Asia, complete with guest rooms, will host international tournaments in the future.