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. More than 4000 athletes from 12 nations in 27 sport types will test their powers.
On May 17, a special game of junior and young basketball players was held at the central square of the Complex. Firstly, bilateral games took place in the event, attended by members of the Azerbaijan team of U-18, as well as basketball players from Georgia and Uzbekistan. The audience accompanied the shootings, passes, and single-handed fighting of the players with applauses. The leaders of the Azerbaijan Basketball Federation and AAAF Holding were among the bystanders.
This game occurred within the framework of the 7th “Zirve International Children’s Games”. More than 30 teams from four states participate in the Games. Basketball competitions will terminate on the 19th of May.
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.