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 competitors have been the children who engaged in athletics.
Children’s entertaining athletics competitions were arranged with the joint organization of “Zirve” International Sport Clubs, Azerbaijan Athletics Federation and European Athletics Association at the central playground of AAAF Park. The tournament attended by children from various regions and cities of the country, was accompanied by a very interesting and cheerful mood. Participants enjoyed a good time and had a fun along with medal struggle in the competitions of more than 60 children. Generally, the object of organizing children’s athletics competitions is to involve children into sports and to present sport as an entertainment. Successful children in these competitions are ready for any type of training. Physical qualities, such as speed, power training, endurance, quickness and agility are being developed in children. According to the rules, children’s athletics is held between 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 years old.
In competitions where 10 teams struggled, children tried to distinguish themselves according to the program in the types of throwing ball, spear and rope, cross jump. The 30-meter running competitions were carefully monitored. Here, Zahra Haydarli earned the gold medal in the girls’ competitions. Silver medal went to Roya Guliyeva, while Semiha Gurbana was bronze medalist. Among boys, Amin Yagubov triumphed at this distance. The next places were occupied by Matlab Imanov and Khayal Gadimov respectively. In the team-standings, Nizami district № 251 school was awarded the gold medal. The second place was taken by “Champions” and the third place was “Mubarizler”. The winners were awarded medals, diplomas and memorial 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.