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 next champions in taekwondo have been determined.
More than 300 young boy and girl athletes, representing the clubs of “Hadaf Olympic”, “Shamakhi”, “Lankaran”, “Sumgait-Tahsil”, “Absheron”, “Gomrukchu”, “Feraset”, “Mubariz”, “Neftchi”, “Zenit”, “Umid”, “Alpman”, “Bakılı”, “Bilesuvar”, “Masallı”, “Olympic 2016”, “Sahil”, “Javidan”, “Kovsar” and “Zirve”, born in 2008-2009 and 2005-2007 years, competed. The audience gathered in the tribune witnessed lots of interesting fights throughout the day. The perseverance of young taekwondo athletes was met with applause. The winners and medalists were awarded with medals, diplomas and certificates, as well as memorable gifts. Niyamaddin Pashayev, the well-known taekwondo player, world and European champion, participant of the Olympic Games, vice-president of Azerbaijan Taekwondo Federation was among those who awarded them. He wished success to the young athletes.
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.
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.