Ashgabat hosted for the first time an international street basketball tournament. Teams in the tournament play three-on-three on the court with one basket. The court size is less than half of the standard one.
The tournament brought together 16 teams, including six from Turkmenistan. Other teams represented the Russian Federation, Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The tournament has been a test event for the arena that will host the V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games next year.
The home team prevailed markedly over other teams in the course of the tournament. Turkmenistan’s men team won gold and silver medals, while the women team of Turkmenistan won gold medals.