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, badminton players have joined the struggle.
Another type of sports in the games was badminton. This type, which has an ancient history and has been included in the Olympics Games since 1992, is selected to be quite interesting. There are many promising young people in badminton, which is also widespread in Azerbaijan. Many of them were able to perform in the “Zirve Games” and got opportunity to gain the experience for other international competitions. Girls and boys defined the winners dividing into two groups. Ali Gozalov and Intizar Mustafayeva surpassed all their opponents and pinched gold medals. At the end of the event, medals, diplomas and memorial gifts were presented to them and other triumphants.
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.
- Ali Gozalov
- İlham Hajıyev
- İsrahil Safarov
- İntizar Mustafayeva
- Nazrin Aghamuradova
- Ayshen Karimova