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 karate have been determined.
A spectacular karate competition with about 400 athletes representing more than 30 clubs from all regions of Azerbaijan was also worth watching. The president of Azerbaijan Karate Federation Yashar Bashirov was among the guests of the competition. He watched the fight and took part in the medal ceremony. Bashirov pointed out the high level organization of competitions and the importance of participation of promising karate players in such tournaments.
It should be noted that karate competitions were held at various bodyweight categories at the ages of 5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. The winners and awarders were given medals, diplomas and special gifts.
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.