From the 5th to 28th of May, the 7th “Zirve Children’s Games”, dedicated to the 96th anniversary of National Leader Heydar Aliyev, held in the AAAF Park Residential, Recreation and Entertainment Complexes located in Khirdalan and Astara, kick off with weightlifting competitions. More than 4000 athletes from 12 nations test their powers in 27 sport types.
In the tournament, attended by approximately 200 athletes from 7 nations-Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova and Ukraine, the boys under 30kg have boarded the platform.
Shamakhi athlete Khayyam Allahverdiyev triumphed with a total of 74 kg (31+43). The next places were taken by Ali Mammadov with 71 kg (32+39) and Nihat Zairov with 67 kg (29+38) result.
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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.