The third gold again went to Turkish Aladdin Sayin!


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, are proceeding. In the competitions, attended by more than 4000 athletes from 12 nations in 27 sport types, the winners in weightlifting are determined.

On the second day of the competition, attended by approximately 200 athletes from 7 nations-Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova and Ukraine, the boys of 61 kg competed.

Turkish athlete Aladdin Sayin swiped gold medal with 176 kg (78+98). This was the third success of the fraternal country representatives. All three Turkish athletes participating in the competition were able to climb to the highest level of honorary chair. Iranian Abolfaz Hajipur seized silver with lifts totaling 169 kg (76+93), while 142 kg (64+78) was enough to give Lankaran athlete Huseyn Heydarov his third bronze.

61 kg

 N     Name Year Country/City Club Weight Snatch Clean and Jerk Total
1. Aladdin Sayın 2005 Turkey Zirve 56.3 78 98 176
2. Hajipor Abolfazl 2006 İran Zirve 60.4 76 93 169
3. Heydarov Huseyn 2008 Lankaran Zirve 59.8 64 78 142
4. Gulalıyev Baloghlan 2005 Gobustan Zirve 57.6 60 75 135
5. Alirzayev Magsad 2005 Gazakh Zirve 58.3 52 67 119
6. Huseynov İsmail 2006 Lankaran Zirve 59.0 53 60 113
7. İbrahimov Subhan 2005 Gazakh Zirve 57.1 50 55 105
8. Babayev Khayal 2007 Baku Tahsil 59.0 45 55 100
9. Mukhtarlı Javidan 2006 Sumgait Zirve 60.5 42 53 95
10. Shahverdiyev Ramin 2006 Lerik Zirve 60.0 40 52 92


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.