“Zirve Games” kick off with weightlifting competitions


From the 5th to 28th of May, the 7th “Zirve Children’s Games”, dedicated to the 96th anniversary of National Leader Heydar Aliyev, to be held in the AAAF Park Residential, Recreation and Entertainment Complexes located in Khirdalan and Astara, kick off with weightlifting competitions tomorrow.

Approximately 200 children from eight countries – Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova and Ukraine will compete. The competition is organized by “Zirve” International Sport Clubs LLC. The holding of competitions are entrusted to the referees of the sport types. In the competitions, Zirve International Sport Clubs LLC will provide the athletes and teams, captured the first three places in each age group, bodyweight category, as well as on the type of sport, with the medals and diplomas.

More than 4000 athletes from 12 nations will test their powers in 27 sport types. In this year’s competitions, athletes will compete in weightlifting, equestrian, shooting, basketball, boxing, judo, football and beach football, artistic and sporting gymnastics, wrestling (free-style, Greco-Roman), karate, carting, kickboxing, fencing, archery, powerlifting, chess, taekwondo, tennis and table-tennis, swimming, beach volleyball and volleyball, badminton and athletics.

The Games, organized by the “Zirve” International Sport Clubs, are becoming a great tradition. The object of the “Zirve Games” is the preservation of the heritage of genius leader, to bring his work to our future generations, at the same time, propagation and development of sport types, strengthen friendly relations between athletes and coaches, improvement of athletes’ skill levels, perfection of competition practices and evaluation of the work done by coaches.